Life proves different for lefties

Russell Anglin I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty.

Showgoers aim to make bull market

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Chelle Delaney Cattle and genetic specialists have been preparing for the annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale on Friday. The test was completed on March 9, with the 122 bulls on test averaging 4.26 pounds of gain per day over the 112-day test, said Manny Encinias, extension beef cattle specialist at the Clayton Livestock Research Center. […]

Sping tips for a healthy lawn

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Lawn FertilizationFertility should be referenced to a soil test report for your lawn. Contact the Quay County Extension office for a soil test kit. Apply fertilizer every six to eight weeks. To lengthen the greening between fertilizer applications use a

May 1953

City Police Court Judge J. Wylie Parker collected $825 in fines in one week. … The Princess Theatre was showing “Road to Bali” with Bob Hope, and the Canal Drive-in featured “Flying Leathernecks” with John Wayne. … Robbie Wellborn passed the written test and reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. … Seventeen Explorer […]

Bull test sales up despite softer market

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The top-seller at the Tucumcari Bull Test sale on Friday was Charolais 7-1 from Grau Charolais Cattle of Grady. The bull sold for $4,000, said sale organizer Manny Encinias. The buyer was a producer from North Dakota, said Encinias, who is a beef cattle nutritionist for the New Mexico […]

Tucumcari water wins taste test

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How sweet it is. The water, that is, in Tucumcari. Tucumcari’s water was named the grand prize winner for drinking water in a “taste off” this week by the New Mexico Rural Water Association.The city’s water was judged on clarity, bouquet and taste, said Charlie Sandoval, director of the city’s Water Department who brought the […]

Tucumcari Bull Test sale set for Friday

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Producers from New Mexico, including Tucumcari, Texas and Oklahoma will sell 73 performance tested bulls at Friday’s 47th Annual Bull Test. Also on sale will be 59 virgin replacement heifers. The sale takes place at New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station, about three miles east of Tucumcari, beginning […]

Officials to test military for depleted uranium levels

QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Health will test military veterans and active duty personnel who may have been exposed to depleted uranium in the Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan conflict or the current war in Iraq in Quay and surrounding counties the week of Dec. 13, a spokeswoman for the department said. The […]

It’s no bull, time to get out your hat

By John Villalba During this time of year, farmers and ranchers are getting ready to begin another cycle. Most activity is centered around babies on the ground, field preparation, and seedstock sales. Seedstock sales are commonly advertised during the spring, because it is a good time for ranchers to figure out how or where they […]

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