Area kids shoot hoops

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Participants in the Elks 2011 District Hoop Shoot in Las Vegas. Jaxon Arguello won first place in the 8-9-year-old boys division and will compete in the state hoop shoot in Albuquerque on Saturday. Ashley Shipley won second place in the 8-9-year-old division and John Paul Garcia won second place in the 12-13-year-old boys division. From […]

Pleasant reunion clears slate for 2010

Lynn Moncus Last year ended on a very high note for this woman from Ima. Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson, her son, Jamie, his wife, Susan, and their sons, Bryan and Aaron invited me to spend a few days with them in Edmond, Okla. Being with such good friends was a major privilege. Of course, Kathryn and […]

Changing tides settle into steadfast working rhythm

Thomas Garcia As the year comes to a close, I am filled with a sense of enthusiasm for what the new year will bring.

New year means new chance

Russell Anglin As 2011 creeps ever closer, it’s time for us to draw our lines in the proverbial sand and resolve to improve ourselves. Whether that may be finishing a long-forestalled project, cutting out a bad habit or squeezing in a good habit, goal setting is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life. My little […]

Gift cards ease Christmas panic

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year […]

Residents greet new year in different ways

Lynn Moncus Just as we begin to enjoy one calendar, we have to change in order to keep up with the years. These years seem to speed by, leaving many of us breathless and wondering what has happened. Although this woman from Ima no longer attends New Year’s Eve affairs, I still like to watch […]

Kyle Brockman remembered fondly

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun “Leader,” “hard worker,” “original,” “outgoing,” “goofy,” and “good friend” were a few words Kyle Brockman’s classmates used to describe him. “He was a gift,” Tucumcari High School junior Courtney Sandy said. Brockman, a 16-year-old THS junior, died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover […]

Rattlers pursue continued success

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its third tournament of the year in Los Lunas.“It is going to be great,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias.Encinias said the Los Lunas tournament will give his wrestlers a chance to compete against 4A and 5A programs.“The tougher the […]

Rattlers heading to Dumas

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its second tournament of the year in Dumas, Texas. A week after their debut at the River Road tournament in Amarillo, Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias is confident this year’s team will go far. “We had a great showing at […]

Comments from the Canyons: Cemetery needs our help

Lynn Moncus ‘Tis always good to note that our citizens can still come together when they feel that our traditions are being infringed upon. This past week was an example when a number of individuals appeared at the City Commission meeting to express their concern about the changes at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Many people […]