Rattlers kick off Aug. 27

By QCS staff In prepartation of their season’s opening game Saturday in Mora, the Tucumcari Rattlers scrimaged in their purple versus gold glory. Head couch Couch Dub Smith said the scrimage, held Aug. 12, has been a tradition for the past five years. Not only does it wrap up the two-a-days in a, shall we […]

Time to reunite with Rattlers

By Lynn Moncus When The Rattler arrives each year, many of us just take the rest of the day off to read it and to look at the many pictures from last year’s Rattler Reunion. From the attractive cover, featuring the Quarles’ murals, to the back cover with a snow-whitened mountain, we savor all 56 […]

Learning to do nothing during summer break takes effort

Helena Rodriguez I’m bored! There’s nothing to do! I miss my friends! When does school start again?” No these are not the words of my teenage daughter less than 24 hours after schools in Portales let out for the summer. These are words I have been biting my tongue over, trying to shake out of […]

From one generation to another

Baxter Black Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds can fly, why […]

Mother’s Day honors memories

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Mother’s Day is one of the most special days of the year because it gives us a chance to honor one of the most special people in our lives. Even though some of us have been without our mothers for many years we still enjoy memories of the […]

Ghost haunts discussion topic

TV Hagenah Many people don’t know that I was in the Peace Corps when I was younger. I sometimes think that Peace Corps itself is somewhat embarrassed by the fact. Personally I don’t feel they should be. After all, most of the things I did were repairable. I bring up my Peace Corps service because […]

A man alone can handle it

TV Hagenah I think I speak for men everywhere when I say, I resent the impression which wives seem to have about husbands – that if they leave us alone in the house for any extended length of time, like, say, a couple of days, we can’t function. We can indeed function…and function quite well, […]

Tucumcari labor office custs hours

William Thompson Due to budget constraints, The New Mexico Department of Labor has cut office hours at the Tucumcari One Stop Career Center at 421 West Route 66 Boulevard. The office, which had previously been open Monday through Friday, is now open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. The office offers free employment services to […]

Candidates look at last four days

TV Hagenah Quay County’s one true contested election for the county commissioner seat for District 3 is entering into the last three days before election day and the two candidates for the position are going into the final stretch in completely different fashions. Incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling said he will be campaigning up until the […]

Thoughts on a moving experience

For those of you contemplating moving in the near future, a word of advice. Don’t! Even if your house is burning down around you and your moustache is getting singed as you stand there (women readers may disregard this last image – well, unless it applies, I suppose). Don’t fall into the moving trap. It […]