Mesalands officials aim to boost student involvement with dodgeball event

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than three dozen students at Mesalands Community College competed Tuesday in the first of what is hoped to be an annual dodgeball tournament. “This is one of the first activities planned by the student council,” said Brooke Ramirez, student council president. Ramirez said she was happy with the […]

Paroled man unable to give back to community

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A paroled Tucumcari man was looking for a chance to serve the community but said he was denied that opportunity because of his past. Anthony Gallegos said he applied and was denied a chance to be a volunteer firefighter for the City of Tucumcari. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said […]

Three questions with Christine Dougherty

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After the holiday is the workload heavier then usual? Yes, this year more than last year. We have an election coming up in March and today was candidate filing date.

Giving thanks where it’s deserved

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family. • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married […]

King’s style of government loved by citizens statewide

By Karl Terry As I grew up and came of age it seemed Bruce King had always been governor of New Mexico. With three different terms he was in the governor’s chair a long time. It seemed the man, who passed away Friday at 85, truly loved the job of governor and the people of […]

Have you accepted God’s offer for your salvation

I heard another good sermon recently (I hear lots of those) in which the Parable of the Talents presented in Matthew 25: 14-30 was used for illustration. A man distributed his wealth to his servants, three of whom are mentioned in the parable. Jesus told a similar parable in Luke 19: 11-17, in which the […]

From crazy nights to quality downtime

As I age, I begin to see how short weekends actually are. I can recall when I was younger how Friday hit and I had all three days to sit back, party and have a great time. Friday night was the starter pistol if you will. We were off. Fun made the turn with foolishness […]

Three Question with C.J. Aragon

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Freedom New Mexico C.J. Aragon He’s the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College: 1. What are you thoughts on the team after the season’s home opener?We have a great group of kids. There is a lot of talent out in that arena. This is the best team I have had at Mesalands. They have set […]

Rattlers dealt first loss of season

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QCSun managing editor Tucumcari grabbed an early lead, but dropped its first game of the season Friday night, 42-34, to the Capitan Tigers. The Rattlers (3-1) scored the first 14 points of the game and it looked like another rout was on. Tucumcari had won its first three games by an average […]

Three questions with Larry Moore

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Freedom New Mexico Larry Moore He’s the Quay County road superintendent whose day usually begins with a 6 a.m. meeting with staff. (Editor’s note: Answers have been edited for clarity and space constraints.) 1. What are some of the day-to-day operations you oversee? Roads that need to be worked that county residents have called in […]