State class 1A basketball champs get warm welcome home

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Days after winning the Class 1A state basketball title the Logan Longhorns have had time to reflect on a coaching recognition, a win to remember and a dream fulfilled. “I was very fortunate to step into this program,” said Longhorns head coach Arnold Peralez. “Coach Billy Burns had everything in […]

No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

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 […]

DAR celebrates constitution week

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Special to QCS The week of Sept. 17-23 found several busy ladies from the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrating Constitution Week in Tucumcari. On Sept. 16, they were at Mesalands Community College giving a class to students titled, “Fun Facts of the Constitution”. There were many students and faculty attending this class. On Sept. […]

Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

Reunion chance to renew friendships

This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is one of the most special weekends of the year for Tucumcari High School Alumni, our friends, and relatives. Yes, we will be enjoying Rattler Reunion and recalling the great times we had at THS. The Class of 1981 will be hosting the affair and will see that all activities go […]

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

Mesalands graduates record class

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College held its commencement ceremony Friday. This year the college had its largest graduating class with a total of 84 graduates, two of whom were honorary degree recipients. Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, presented David Murphy and Miriam Murphy of Oklahoma City with honorary degrees. The Murphys have […]

Transmission lines, regulation discussed at luncheon

Russell Anglin Class 4 Winds and Renewables advocacy group hosted a networking luncheon at the Tucumcari Convention Center March 31. Class 4 Winds is an organization that promotes wind development, primarily in West Texas as well as in eastern New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. The group’s founding members include Xcel Energy, West Texas A&M […]

Letter reunites teacher, pupil

Lynn Moncus Earlier this month, a former student sent an e-mail to Quay County Sun in an effort to contact her English teacher. Joyce Vines Fisler did not realize that teacher is totally illiterate in the internet world but hoped someone at the newspaper office would know how to reach me. Fortunately, that e-mail was […]