Rattlers come home: Tucumcari High School reunion draws 500 alumni

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion event coordinator Norma Jean Crellin was pleasantly surprised at the number of attendees at this year’s Rattler Reunion. “I thought the numbers were going to be down a lot due to the economy,” Crellin said. Crellin said more than 500 Tucumcari High School graduates attended this weekend’s annual reunion. “It was […]

23 Days to Rattler Reunion

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By QCS Staff Only 23 days to the Rattler Reunion points out Norma Jean Crellin, president of the board of the Rattler Alumni Association and Rattler Reunion. The class of 1978 is host this year’s event which will be July 31-Aug. 3. The billboard at Evans Avenue and First Street was donated by Whittco Inc. […]

District 5 candidates look to give back to home

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Both candidates see the District 5 city council position as their way to connect to the city they call home. District 5 features former school teacher and business owner Norma Jean Crellin running against James Lafferty, a 1978 Tucumcari High graduate who returned to the city two years ago […]

Candidate close-up: Crellin

By Norma Jean Crellin: Guest columnist I came to Tucumcari in 1938 with my parents, Oscar and Nora Redhage, from Kansas City, Mo., entered third grade at Four Points, and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1948. After attending Kansas City Business College, I worked as a legal secretary for Rowley, Breen and Bowen for […]

Rattler reunion rousing success

TV Hagenah An estimated 700 people attended the 2004 edition of Tucumcari’s biggest public event, the Rattler Reunion. “I think it went great,” said co-Rattler Reunion Parade Marshall County Manager Terry Turner. “It’s one of those things that makes Tucumcari very special.” The director of the annual event, Norma Redhage Crellin agreed with Turner as […]