FCCLA holds middle school food drive

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The Tucumcari Middle School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has just finished its annual thanksgiving food drive. The middle school FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Lamm, is very proud of how well the students responded, as they brought in 1,057 items to be donated to the Ministry of Hope. The FCCLA chapter runs […]

Letter to the editor: Thanks for hoop house workshop

This is a letter to say thanks to New Mexico State University for having Del Jiminez put on the hoop house building class. We’re new to Tucumcari and enjoyed the class. We also met a lot of our neighbors and made new friends. The university is lucky to have instructors like Del because he is […]

Life proves different for lefties

Russell Anglin I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty.

Middle school students to teach nutrition to third-grade class

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari Middle School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization prepared lesson plans in class Thursday morning to present to Tucumcari third graders next week. The middle school students will teach the elementary school students about proper nutrition and exercise standards as part of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service’s […]

Teacher remembered for helping with prank

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Thomas Garcia Memories of years past were shared between Rattler alumni but it was the high jinx of the class of 1980 that stole the show. Over 450 Rattler alumni gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the closing banquet of the Rattler Reunion. “I was very pleased with the turnout this year,” said Pam […]

County fair nearing

Special to the QCS The Quay County Fair will be here in just one week and now is the time to start preparing your entries for the Home Arts departments. Fair books are available at businesses around the county and at the Quay County Extension Office. The fair has been shortened by one day. We […]

Class of 1980 set to host Rattler Reunion

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion organizers used a technological edge in coordinating and inviting fellow alumni to this year’s events.

Rattler Reunion schedule

QCS Staff The 2010 Rattler Reunion will be held on August 5-7. The Class of 1980 is hosting the event themed “Forever Young, For-ever Rattler.” “We are hoping for a good turnout this year,” said Martin Encinias-Angel, president of the Tucumcari Alumni Association. “Economic-wise, it is hard to determine if that is possible” Encinias-Angel said […]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

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2009 Pecan Treasures Food Show results In the youth categories Ashlee Bradley placed first in the bread class with a zucchini bread, Andy and Crestina Cordova placed first in the candy class with pecan brittle, Taylor Atwood placed first in the cake from scratch class with a toasted butter pecan cake and Taylor Atwood placed […]