Our page — Oct. 19

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Taylor Mettie Ileena Judd and Sean Jeffrey Taylor of Lubbock, Texas were married Sept. 17, 2011. Sean’s grandparents are James H. “Bud” and Joann Smith of Lake Kiowa, Texas, Phyllis and Charlie Van Dyke of Van Alstyne, Texas, and Thomas and Betty Taylor of Lakeland, Fla. Mettie’s grandparents are Barbara and Leroy Judd of Stratford, […]

School menus — Oct. 19

House Monday Breakfast: Assorted muffins, variety of cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Corn dog, French fries, corn, peaches, peanut butter and jelly, salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancakes, syrup, variety of cereal, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Beef stroganoff, green beans, French fries, hot rolls, pears, peanut butter and jelly, salad bar, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Scrambled […]

Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Cousin garners unwanted attention

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going […]

CLASS act flawed gimmick of Obamacare

One of the significant purported cost-savings of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul was supposed to be the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS, which was to operate like a private insurance program collecting premiums upfront to pay later for long-term care. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced […]

On the shelves — Oct. 19

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

Leaders prepared town to be part of state

As we continue to look back to the years just before New Mexico became a state, we note that in 1910, our city government was well organized as were a number of churches, and organizations. The city government consisted of Mayor J.A. Street, one of the founders of Tucumcari, City Clerk J.R. Daugherty, City Attorney […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday • At 11:09 a.m. a man came into the police station. He said his wife was damaging property and would be heading west on Center Street in a black truck. He […]

Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Rodeo team claims four championships

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed at Dine College in Tsaile, Ariz., Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, where the men’s team brought home four championships and finished in second place. Sophomore Austin Woods of Newberg, Ore., claimed his first championship title in steer wrestling at Dine College. “It felt really […]