Ultimate valentine comes from God

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved [...]

Whole grain as wholesome choice

The new Food Guide Pyramid encourages consumers to “get half from whole” by consuming whole grains for half of their daily grain intake. Research shows whole-grain foods are associated with lower rates of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers and may help with better weight control. Despite these well-documented health benefits, Americans average less than [...]

Rattler wrestlers get trio of medals in Ruidoso

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Rattler Wrestlers hit the mats at the Sierra Blanca Tournament in Ruidoso last weekend with three Rattlers medaling. “I thought our kids wrestled extremely well,” said coach Eddie Encinias. “We had a great performance from Brian Lopez, Raymond Jimenez and Fernando Ureste.” Lopez came home with the championship, Jimenez with second and Ureste brought home [...]

Candidate close-up

By Keith Hayes I was transplanted to Tucumcari via Swickly, Penn., Fort Bragg, N.C., Morgantown, La., and Miles, Texas. I was born in 1942 and my dad was in the military until we settled here in 1947. I attended the Tucumcari schools for 12 years. I went to first grade at Central School, which now [...]

Rattlers win fifth in a row

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Drew White again leads the Rattlers to their fifth win in a row with 27 points against the Floyd Broncos and final score of 63-56. Starting out slow and down 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Rattlers were able cut the Bronco lead to 21-19 at intermission. Second [...]

At your service

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By Clara Rey: Tucumcari city secretary Water bills are due and payable the first of each month, with a $10 late charge penalty if payment is not received by the 21st. If water service is disconnected, there will be an additional $25 fee to reconnect during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. [...]

Tucumcari history teacher nabs long-awaited honors

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School history instructor Michael Russell likens himself to actress Susan Lucci. Not because he’s starred in soap operas or even teaches acting, but because he’s been up for Teacher of the Year honors for about a decade and never nabbed the title, not unlike Lucci with her daytime Emmy [...]

Tucumcari man left legacy of honesty — and knives, son said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mike Sasser said his father, Jim “Sonny” Sasser, could be summed up in three ways — honest, straightforward and rough around the edges. But that barely scratches the surface, for Jim Sasser, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 70, was also an expert knife maker. With a shop [...]

Art center coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Soon, Quay County artists won’t have to travel to exhibit in a gallery, rent studio space, be counseled in business and marketing advice or even share a cup of coffee with fellow creators. An entire art center — with café — is coming to Tucumcari. “Other communities have turned themselves into [...]

2/1 Calendar

All month: The Bookmobile will not be making any stops in February, but will run again in March, according to a release from Rural Bookmobile East. The service is automating its collection and will have a database that includes all Bookmobile collections and the books-by-mail, the release said. Call 461-1206 for details. Today: Altrusa’s program [...]