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Kassidy Lynn Quilimaco-DeLeon Kassidy Lynn Quilimaco-DeLeon, an infant, died Sept. 17, 2003. She was born Sept. 17, 2003 to Krystal Quilimaco and Antwan DeLeon. Her grandparents are Jamie DeLeon of Friona, Texas and Harold and Tracy Binkely of Tucumcari. Services were Tuesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Jo Leona Smith Jo Leona Smith, 49, died […]

Seek comfort from Lord in rough times

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die Ecclesiastes 3:1-2. When someone we know is going through a crisis there are times that all we can do is pray for […]

Live free, ask for forgiveness

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church The Blood of Christ covers, nullifies, atones for, does away with, every sin except one and it isn’t yours. 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. [The Greek word used in 1st […]

Penalties doom Mesalands in season’s first rodeo

QCS Reports A field of more than 500 contestants from the region competed at the fall intercollegiate rodeo opener in Portales last weekend. Among them were 38 members of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team. “We had what I call ‘the first rodeo jitters’ that cost us in this first event,” coach Danny Garcia said. […]

Longhorns’ lack experience, not confidence

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan football team is young, but don’t tell head coach Billy Burns his squad is rebuilding. “What I think it is for the younger guys is an experience year, for the older guys this is all they got — this is it,” Burns said. The Longhorns (2-2) take on Melrose at […]

Wounded Rattlers battle NMMI

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers will face the team that could be the best they play all year — and they will do it shorthanded. Junior starting quarterback Chris McCasland and senior running back Rob McClelland are both questionable for Friday night’s game. The Rattlers (4-0) meet Class 3A New Mexico Military Institute (4-0) at […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]

Thunderbirds cancel flight, air show moves on as planned

By Ryan Lengerich The nation’s most elite air show act will reach Tucumcari — but the planes will never leave the runway. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have officially canceled their performance at the Oct. 1 Rotary Club Air Show at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. The Air Force will provide a two-Thunderbird standing display along […]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 […]

Teacher’s-aide says vote ‘yes’ on both amendments

Letter to the editor By now, most citizens of Quay County are aware of the special election coming up on Tuesday. As a teachers-aide of 27 years in Tucumcari and as a grandparent of six grandchildren in the schools, I am asking the voting citizens of our county to please for passage of the two […]