Don’t be like Seven Dwarfs

By Leonard Lauriault The seven churches of Revelation 1 to 3 could represent the types of good or poor doctrinal health faced by all congregations in every place and time. Jesus’ message to each congregation includes a word of encouragement and either a rebuke or a challenge, showing that whatever we achieve in life, there’s […]

June 25 Obituaries

Thelma Hahn Thelma Hazel Hahn, 83, of Roswell, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 8, 1922, in Forrest, to John and Josie Walker Yeates. She married Kenneth Hahn on Nov. 11, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Roswell in 2003. She was a teacher who taught special education […]

Value of money changes when it’s yours

By Helena Rodriguez My brother-in-law Manuel tried to ask me rather inconspicuously about my daughter the other day. “So what’s Laura been up to this summer?” he asked. “Oh, I’ve been trying to keep her busy,” I responded and just as I was beginning to tell him about our summer routine I stopped short because […]

Four-day school week up for vote

By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education will meet at noon Tuesday to vote on a four-day school week. Superintendent William Reents said by the end of that meeting the school district should know if it will be going to a four-day week this school year. “I don’t know how the board will […]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]

June 25 Around Town

Kyaison Stone of Tucumcari celebrated his fifth birthday Thursday at Ute Lake State Park. He was born June 23, 2000, in Tucumcari. His parents are Dee Stone of Tucumcari and Dusty Stone of San Jon. His brothers are Kaeyson and Jaxtyn. His sister is McKenna. His grandparents are Gayle and Dennis Baxter of Liberal, Kan., […]

Time to reunite with Rattlers

By Lynn Moncus When The Rattler arrives each year, many of us just take the rest of the day off to read it and to look at the many pictures from last year’s Rattler Reunion. From the attractive cover, featuring the Quarles’ murals, to the back cover with a snow-whitened mountain, we savor all 56 […]

June 25 Calendar

Tuesday — The Quay County Democratic Party will meet at El Toro restaurant, noon. Tuesday — The Tucumcari Planning Commission meets at city hall, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday — The Tucumcari schools board of education will hold a special meeting to vote on a four-day school week, administration building conference room, noon. Wednesday — USDA food […]

City to receive grant money

QCS Staff Quay County Manager Terry Turner has nothing but praise for his procurement coordinator, Christine Moriel. Word was received recently that the county will receive $184,800 in grant money thanks to Moriel. Turner said the county had already spent the money on renovations to the Quay Community Center. A deadline had passed to get […]