Tucumcari loses to Eunice

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Turnovers doomed Tucumcari in its 48-27 loss against Eunice on Friday night. The visiting Rattlers (4-2) turned the ball over four times, which led to 14 points for the Cardinals. Tucumcari got within eight in the fourth quarter but was never able to get any closer. “That run that […]

Giving comfort to those in need

By Debra Whittington Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 […]

Weigh all sides of issue to determine financial rescue

This is to address your recent editorial “Fed May Not Be Able To ‘Manage An Economic Rescue.”

Mistaken identity causes car to freeze in its tracks

By Lynn Moncus If we are to be able to cope with the many experiences which come our way, we must retain a sense of humor and be able to smile even when we can’t begin to understand what is happening all around us. Obviously, this woman from lma has enjoyed some different experiences of […]

8-23 Sports Briefs

Mandatory meeting to be held MondayThere will be a mandatory meeting at 7 p.m. Monday for the parents and the athletes wanting to participate in fall sports at the Rattler Gymnasium. Tucumcari Athletic Director Wayne Ferguson will discuss with parents the rules and regulation of the New Mexico Activities Association. Parents will be able to […]

11-3-07 Letter to the editor

Festival committee extends thanks The Six Shooter Siding Festival Committee would like to thank our community for all of its help in producing our recent festival here in Tucumcari. We have had help from businesses, civic organizations, the National Guard, VFW, local clubs, extension, our community college, city of Tucumcari and many individuals. Our goal […]

Nothing beats memories of school days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, Bill Stratton gave me a postcard with a picture of the first large high school in our town, located on S. Third Street at the site on which Granger School now stands. His mother, Winnie Stratton, attended school there in 1918 and had saved that card among her treasures. […]

Rattlers upset top-ranked 3A Portales

By Albert Trujillo: QCS Varsity player Nathan McDonald scored 18 points Tuesday, leading the 2A Rattlers in their upset of the top ranked Portales Rams by a final score of 55-48. Action began with the Rams taking an early lead at the end of the first quarter, with 14-12. In the second period the Rattlers […]

Former Rattlers were able to mix, reminisce through golfing, barbecue and dancing.

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By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Tucumcari would have been hard pressed to find an unhappy Rattler this weekend when the 2005 Rattler Reunion came to town. Kicking off on Thursday night, the three-day gala affair was in its 35th year with more than 500 folks in town just to celebrate their high school memories. […]

Hay cutting begins

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Some area farmers say rains have hindered crop. Quay County alfalfa hay farmers began cutting recently, with results varying widely. Donald Carter, who farms about 120 acres of alfalfa 23 miles west of Tucumcari, said he had no luck at all with his alfalfa. He wound up shredding […]