11/26 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Pancake, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Pepperoni or sausage pizza, green beans, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Nachos with chili, refried beans, cheese sauce, Spanish rice, chips, salsa, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. […]

It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in […]

11/26 Honor roll

Disclosure Statement: The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Honor Roll Tucumcari High School “A” Honor Roll: Seniors: Clay Beevers and Shane Vigil Juniors: None listed. Sophomores: Ariel Crocker, Andre DeBord, Bryce Kirby, […]

Year to end in blaze of creativity

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS January through November Herman Lopez’ tractor is, well, a tractor. But come December, specifically for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce annual Parade of Lights, this Tucumcari man’s tractor is transformed into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer – complete with a red blinking nose. It’s been such a hit, in fact, Lopez […]

Callie’s Christmas looking good

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Callie Rae Frost, age 3, made it home from the hospital in time for Christmas last year – but only by a scant three days. Her weeks leading up to last year’s big holiday were spent in Galveston’s Shriner’s Hospital burn unit after a household accident on Dec. 6. Grandmother Vicki […]

Tucumcari Rattlers football year in review

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Final game score aside, this year’s overall Tucumcari Rattler football season (11-2) was a huge success, said Head Coach Dub Smith. “Our goal was to get to state and we did it,” he said of competing against Hatch in the bid for the state championship title last Saturday. “Our goal was […]

11/26 Calendar

Monday — Tucumcari Recreation Board will meet at the Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Monday-Dec. 3 — Tucumcari Public Library will host its Scholastic Book Fair during library hours from Monday through Saturday beginning Nov. 28. Parents, children, teachers and community are invited to explore books and learning products or to shop for Christmas. Call […]

11/26 Obituaries

Gerald Sonleiter Services: Have been held. Gerald Sonleiter, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Altus, Okla. He was born March 16, 1920, in St. Charles, Mo., to John and Lillie (Meise) Sonleiter. He graduated high school in Cotton Valley, La., and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He married Kay Wilson in March of […]

From outstanding student to outstanding teacher

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Although several of my former high school students have remained in touch through the years, very few college students have chosen to do so, probably because professors don’t have the opportunity to know their students, their parents, and their grandparents as well as do teachers in rural areas. In most […]

Surefire cures for the holiday blahs

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Now it’s official. Halloween candy has hardened and most of us have recovered from eating three times our body weight at Thanksgiving. That means we can gallop onward like a Santa sleigh to the very next step. The big stretch of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza and whatever year-end celebration may abound by […]