Parents of special-needs kids must plan for current, future financial demands

Kristin Hinson

Niesha Lofing Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. These neurodevelopmental disorders can make communication and social interaction difficult, sometimes […]

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

Baxter Black I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group […]

Rattlers hit record reunion attendance

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Chelle Delaney Rattlers alumni have another challenge: To beat the attendance record at this year’s Rattler Reunion luncheon and banquet.“It was the best ever,” said Norma Jean Crellin, president of the Rattler Alumni Association. With 169 in attendance at the Golden Rattler Luncheon and 560 at Saturday night’s banquet, Crellin said, “I think this is […]

Awards

QCS Staff The following Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School students were honored at a recent school board meeting. The students were recognized for placement in state competitions. Tucumcari High School Future Farmers of America students David Atwood – Homesite team, third place. Entomology team, sixth place. Chelsea Beall – Floriculture, first place. Entomology […]

Local gladiator wins in California

William Thompson Local martial artist Jason Pacheco said ‘gaidojutsu’ training has changed his life. He recently won a fight on the under card of the Gladiator Challenge at the Colusa Casino outside of Sacramento, Calif. He hopes to fight in a main event bout in the near future. Pacheco began gaidojutsu training two years ago […]

Technology sends four to nationals

TV Hagenah They were the smallest group at the New Mexico State Technology Student Association Competition, but when they came away from the competition all four of the competitors would be heading to the national competition in Nashville in June. “I’m very proud of them,” said sponsor/coach Charles Gallegos who took the group of four […]

School board recognizes achievements

At its meeting Monday, the Tucumcari School Board awarded plaques to Tucumcari students who earned awards in their respective academic and athletic competitions. The following students placed in THS FCCLA State Competition: Teresa Araiza — Silver medal for decorated cake, silver medal for chapter banner Joey Blas — Gold medal for Chapter Creed, silver medal […]