Now that it’s Leap Year, what will you do with extra day?

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Let’s not forget that this year, 2008, is Leap Year.  Unlike common years, which have 365 days, a Leap Year has 366 days. The added day is added to the month of February – Feb. 29. That’s so the calendar remains in alignment with the passage of earth around […]

Scholarhsips donated, birthday, retirement and VFW Valentine queen

Donor provides for scholarships Because of the very positive image presented at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum, an anonymous donor has given a $20,000 donation to be used for scholarships. The donor, a geologist living in the Midwest, wanted to make a contribution that would help students at Mesalands for years to come. The funds […]

Valentine queen, holiday closings, write-in candidate deadline, voter registration for city elections

Valentine queen… A Valentine Queen Bingo fundraiser is at 2 p.m. today. Eighteen games will be played. The bingo packs for the games will cost $8 and the special games will be sold for a $1 each. No cash prizes will be given.  Item prizes will be given to each winner, per bingo game.  All […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]

2007 Basketball homecoming queen to be selected Thursday

The student body of Tucumcari High School will vote for the 2007 Basketball Homecoming Queen on Thursday. The Quay County Clerk, Ellen White, will conduct the election with the help of her office staff. The students will use real ballots for this election. Homecoming queen candidates are Janna Kirksey and Cydnie Rich. • Janna Kirksey […]

Time coming to enter state fair queen contest

The Eastern New Mexico State Fair Queen contest will be Sept. 30 in Roswell. The application deadline is Sept. 26. The one-day queen contest will challenge the contestants in horsemanship, appearance, personal interview, modeling, public speaking and general knowledge of the ENMSF and agriculture. Eligible contestants must be between the ages of 16 to 23 […]

Queen lives life full of rodeo

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers From the tip of her white, felt cowboy hat to the toes of her navy blue boots, Ashlee Stallings personifies rodeo royalty. On her way to the title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico, the Clovis native braved chilly wind and muddy conditions to compete in the horsemanship portion of the […]

Boxcar crowned ‘Queen’

Winnie Hagenah Ruby Ann Boxcar was crowned Queen of the Tucumcari Route 66 Festival Friday evening, July 9, at the Tucumcari Convention Center in front of a crowd of nearly 200 people. Queen Ruby Ann presented copies of her five books as door prizes along with hugs for the ladies and kisses for all the […]