Unbeaten Rattlers roll over Texico

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in time to play, and make a marquee defensive play, as the Rattlers rolled 38-6 over visiting Texico to stay perfect on the season. D.J. Martinez and Josh […]

Altrusa picks president as woman of year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Altrusa club, a women’s organization dedicated to community service and charitable causes, recently named Quay County Clerk Ellen White its 2004-2005 woman of the year. White was the club’s president from June 2004 to May 31. Altrusa member Glenda Reid said club members often vote for the […]

Rattlers split two with Clayton

William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School baseball team found it slow going in the first game of a doubleheader against Clayton, losing 5-2 at Rattler Field. In the second game the Rattlers had a little more electricity, winning 9-7 in a game called in the sixth inning due to lightning. Game 1 Clayton […]

Couple jailed with child abuse, drug charges

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Two children are in the custody of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department after Tucumcari police found drug paraphrenalia in one of their bedrooms, according to a police report. Police responded to a call for assistance about 9 a.m. Thursday from an Adult Parole Office (APO) employee at […]

Drug suspension policy fair, athletes should learn lesson

Letters to the editor Ben White (Feb. 16 letter to the editor) feels our school’s drug/alcohol policy is unfair. I say those who agree to abide by the policy should accept any resulting consequences. How does White propose to teach that forbidden acts have consequences, and that signed commitments are to be honored? When does […]

New auto shop to open

By William Thompson Don White, a former service manager at Big Country Ford, said he will open a new full-service auto care shop on Route 66 Boulevard by March 1. D & A Auto Care and will have access to a full-line of NAPA parts and warranties for parts and service. “I worked for 14 […]

Tucumcari girl wins showmanship award

QCS staff Lisa Mitchell of Tucumcari was named the winner of the 2004 New Mexico Junior cattle Growers association Showmanship Award at the recent Joint Stockmen’s Convention in Albuquerque. Kate White of the Junior Cattle Growers Association said the showmanship award is given every year to a member who exhibits cattle in the junior beef […]

New county clerk steps in familiar position

TV Hagenah This is the second of Quay County Sun’s series on first-time elected office holders. Quay County’s new County Clerk is Ellen White who steps into the position with some knowledge of the office having served in the county clerk’s office for seven years and having served as deputy clerk under county clerk Jeannette […]

TES names top students

Tucumcari Elementary School released their honor roll for the first nine weeks recently for the third through fifth grades and 84 students appeared on the list. All “A” honor roll Third grade Phillip Alden, Ashley Apodaca, Amy Baxter, Eliano Chavarria, A.J. Chavez, Merissa Cooper, Vincent Garp, Carlos Marquez, Kambri Martinez, Cody Massey, Brianna Molinas, Destanie […]

George S. Shortle, C.O. Hoskins, Raymond Aguilera, Hayward White

Raymond Aguilera Jr. Raymond Aguilera Jr., 23, formerly of Tucumcari died at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 19, 2004. Raymond Aguilera Jr. was born May 12, 1981 in Roswell. He attended the Tucumcari School Systems. At the time of his death he was residing in Albuquerque. He was preceded […]