In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Ben Moffett Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton his brother, Pearl, and former Clovis High and University of New Mexico hoops coach Bill Stockton were members of the 1933 team that defeated Raton, 28-13, for the state […]

Class of 1980 set to host Rattler Reunion

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events.

Our page — July 28

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Summer reading program [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The Summer Reading Program Grand Finale was held July 22 at Dunn’s Park. We had a total of 348 children register and 155 of them finished the program. Out of the six-week program, the children read 7,320 books for a total of 1,830 hours of reading.

Commission approves grants

QCS staff Tucumcari City Commission approved the submission of two Tucumcari Community Development grant applications for 2011. The commission approved the grant submission to the New Mexico Energy and Natural Resources Department and the New Mexico Forest Re-Leaf Program for $6,000. The money will be used to plant 60 trees at the city softball fields, […]

God always reliable to give straight answer

My wife often chides me for not giving a straight answer when she asks me what I want for dinner. I don’t tell her what I want for dinner because I don’t know what she has in the pantry and I know that whatever she makes will be good. Our house isn’t a restaurant and […]

Rattler Reunion schedule

QCS Staff The 2010 Rattler Reunion will be held on August 5-7. The Class of 1980 is hosting the event themed “Forever Young, For-ever Rattler.” “We are hoping for a good turnout this year,” said Martin Encinias-Angel, president of the Tucumcari Alumni Association. “Economic-wise, it is hard to determine if that is possible” Encinias-Angel said […]

Fishing report — July 28

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: Clayton Lake: The lake is mossy and rains have kept fishermen away. No report. Conchas Lake: First it was the hot weather, and now the rains have slowed the fishing. Reports are slow for all species. Ute Lake: […]

State 4-H horse show results

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QCS Staff Over 30 youths ventured to Tucumcari to participate Friday and Saturday in the 2010 State 4-H Horse Show. Contestants began the day at 7 a.m., grooming their horses for the show, which featured both Western and English riding events. High Point Winners receiving saddles were Novice Abby Wilton of DeBaca County, Junior Rachel […]

Consequences of health care bill unfolding

During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The Associated Press […]

Environmental activists’ emissions toxic

Many of us use references to help us make decisions, confirm our beliefs, or for inspiration. That means books (or online versions), such as the “Statistical Abstract of the United States,” “The Merck Veterinary Manual,” the Bible, the “Angus Herd Sire Registry” or the “Congressional Directory.” A recent acquisition for my audio parody library is […]