Show attracts worldwide quilters

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By Angela Peacock Visitors from Ohio, California, Hawaii and even Australia joined area quilt enthusiasts at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday for the 10th annual Route 66 quilt show. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z-Quilters are hosting the event which ends Sunday afternoon. An estimated 300 quilts were donated to the show from area residents and quilt enthusiasts. Shirley […]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet […]

Vandalism surges in city

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By Ryan Lengerich On an evening in Tucumcari, pedestrians might notice the neon lights. But recently, on any afternoon a person would be more likely to notice broken windows. A recent vandalism string of busted windows at local businesses and shattered vehicle glass has left police frustrated and businesses feeling helpless. Three separate reports were […]

Team still smiling

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By Ryan Lengerich As the Rattlers finished sprints Tuesday at practice, the team was tired, but smiling. A far cry from how the despair after a 40-0 blowout loss to Texico at home last Friday. “I just told everybody that everybody loses,” said senior lineman A.J. Molinas. “We just have to come back and play […]

Mesalands rodeo team battles at Alpine

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QCS Reports The Mesalands rodeo team made a strong showing this weekend in Alpine. In Bareback, Clay Houston finished in 11th place overall and was followed by Cody Kersey who finished in 15th place overall. Bull Rider Joshua Nunn took 2nd spot in the long round and finished in 3rd place the average. Freshman Marcus […]

Six-man showdown

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By Ryan Lengerich If there truly is strength in numbers, House could be in trouble this weekend against perennial district powerhouse Logan. The two teams meet in a crucial district matchup 1 p.m. Saturday at House. Logan (3-3) and House (1-3) each have one district win with three district games left to play. Logan blew […]

Don’t get caught up in rules

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church 2Corinthians 6:3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Colossians 2:16-23 (NIV) 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath […]

Ask Jesus into your heart

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place […]

Cancer survivor educates public

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By Angela Peacock October is breast cancer awareness month and the Tucumcari Public Library has set up a booth inside the library to provide local residents with reading material about early detection, support groups and various other topics relating to cancer. Library Director Mary Ann Molinas said the library always tries to keep the public […]

Stitching patterns of lasting friendships

By Angela Peacock The baseball playoffs are in full swing nationally, but Tucumcari’s favorite pastime this weekend is quilting. This weekend’s Tucumcari Route 66 Quilt Show is an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to come together and share hand crafted creations while meeting new friends and fellow quilters. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters, organizers of the event, are […]