Ideas do not always come easily

Russell Anglin Sometimes inspiration does not come on demand. This is a sad fact that most reporters, authors and artists would like to avoid, but I would be willing to guess that a creative “block” of some sort has affected everybody at some point. The first time I remember it happening to me was in […]

Federal agencies need to work closely together

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

Rattlers heading to Dumas

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its second tournament of the year in Dumas, Texas. A week after their debut at the River Road tournament in Amarillo, Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias is confident this year’s team will go far. “We had a great showing at […]

School menus — Nov. 17

Logan Monday Breakfast: Pancakes, milk, juice. Lunch: Pizza, salad, breadsticks with sauce, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Quesadilla, juice and milk. Lunch: Corn dogs, chips, salad, dessert, milk. Wednesday and Thursday Closed for Thanksgiving.

On the shelves — Nov. 17

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295.

House FFA student competes in national agriscience fair

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Jordan Runyan of Tucumcari recently competed in the National FFA Agriscience Fair. Runyan was awarded with a bronze pin in honor of the project titled “Magnetism’s Effect on Plant Growth.” Runyan was successful at the state level before moving onto the national fair. All 580 participants received their gold, silver, or bronze pins and were […]

House FFA Junior High Creed results

Blake Moon On Oct. 25, House Junior High, after plenty of practice, competed against itself at the House Chapter Creed Contest. After this local competition, the group had the chance to go to Portales on Nov. 1 and compete in the District Creed Contest. The following students competed and placed in the Junior High Creed […]

Letter to the editor: Thanks for hoop house workshop

This is a letter to say thanks to New Mexico State University for having Del Jiminez put on the hoop house building class. We’re new to Tucumcari and enjoyed the class. We also met a lot of our neighbors and made new friends. The university is lucky to have instructors like Del because he is […]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, […]

Community calendar — Nov. 17

Friday • Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. Tuesday • Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Wednesday • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Nov. 26 • City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Service clubs • Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third […]