Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not [...]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming [...]

Pet Parade provides fair fun

The video moment of the fair will likely be the Pet Parade on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Show Arena hosted by the newest 4-H club in Quay County, the Quay Broncs. Children up to 12 may enter their pets in the parade. Pets range from dogs and cats to more unusual [...]

Middle school football begins

All middle school football players will meet Thursday, Aug. 12 in the middle school gym at 5:30 p.m. Practice starts Monday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m. All physicals must be taken before players will be allowed to practice. For more information call Coach Encinias at 461-2294 or 487-7613 or Coach Dunlap at 461-9898.

Charley Neely, Irene Rush King

Charley Neely Charley Neely, age 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Charley Neely was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Troup County, Georgia, to Emmett Madison and Edna Iola Martin Neely. He married Helen Politiski Nov. 11, 1944, in Moorhead, Minn. As a young man, he served [...]

Commissioners to meet Monday

The Quay County Commissioners have shifted some dates for their meetings during the month of August. The Thursday, Aug. 12 meeting has been moved to Monday, Aug. 9 and the Thursday, Aug. 26 meeting has been moved to Monday, Aug. 23. According to Marissa Gabel of the Quay County Commissioners office, the change was necessary [...]

Football begins practice Aug. 9

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith said his 2004 Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 9 and a time has been scheduled for all players to get their physicals next Wednesday morning at Rattler Gym. “Players can get their physicals from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4,” said Smith. “They will need [...]

Programs begin at Conchas Lake

TV Hagenah On Saturday evening a small group of people gathered near the Conchas Lake Marina for a Native American musical interlude from fishing and cruising the lake with power boats. George Tyler of Las Vegas also known by his Native American name “Dear Tracks” performed for an hour on his speciality, the Native American [...]

August 23, 2003

John Meadows John Meadows 67, died Aug. 21, 2003 at the Crown of Texas Hospice in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 22, 1935 in Nogales, Ariz. Mr. Meadows was a retired Southern Pacific rail road conductor. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Rodeo [...]