Jane Frost eleced to NCBA position

Dina Reitzel Jane Frost, a commercial cow/calf producer from San Jon, has been elected Region VI vice president for the Federation of State Beef Councils, a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), based in Denver. New Mexico is part of NCBA’s Region VI, which also includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. Frost […]

Cowboy dislikes PETA

Baxter Black I was pondering on the seemingly frivolous tendency of humans to disregard some of the basic accomplishments that brought mankind to our esteemed place on the planet Earth in the 21st Century. For example, in order to move beyond the gathering roots and berries phase, they discovered the life-giving dense protein, meat. In […]

School menus — March 23

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County.

Senior menu — March 23

The following are the lunch menus for March 24 – 30 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Christians must show grace in difficult times

Leonard Lauriault Occasionally, the topic to write about eludes me. So, I resort to opening my Bible and taking the first passage that comes along. This time, after reading Philippians 3: 1-4 and John 10: 7-10, both of which I like, but thought too familiar, I came to Jeremiah 45 (read all three of those […]

Rattlers open weekend tournament with a win

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened its baseball season with a 9-4 win over Questa to open its own tournament. “The team did well today,” said Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “Our pitchers had to adjust quickly this week coming off their state basketball run.” Tucumcari advances to face Santa Rosa 11 a.m. […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team ranked first in nation

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Russell Anglin What happens when a rodeo team tops the national college ranks and exceeds its goal of 5,000 points for a season? According to senior Chase Massengill, sophomore J2 Bridges and freshman Jordan Spears, it sets a new goal. This time the Mesalands Community College men’s team is looking to break 1,000 points at […]

Mascots may determine bracket

Russell Anglin Well, I guess it’s that time again. The coming weeks will bring NCAA March Madness action to our local homes, offices and bars. For the past 21 years of my life, this event has had about as much significance to my world as my morning nose-blowing ritual. But year 22 is different. Freedom […]

Mesalands candidates narrowed to final four

Russell Anglin Last week, four Mesalands Community College presidential finalists visited the college and answered questions from the public during hour-long afternoon forums. Each meeting brought about 20 attendees. Candidates fielded questions about their experience with state legislatures, the future of educational programs at Mesalands, the need for student housing and how the candidates felt […]

Elementary students raise cancer awareness

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Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Tucumcari Elementary hold up the posters their class designed as part of cancer awareness. The posters will be displayed at the Relay for Life on June 3 and 4 at Rattlers Stadium. The posters were a part of an outreach program designed to raise cancer awareness to children. —Submitted […]