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QCS staff Registration for the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Light contest has begun. There will be first, second and third place awards for residential and business categories. There is no entry fee and you don’t have to be a chamber member to enter. Return the entry form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. All residences […]

Logan teams post sweep against Hartley

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Thomas Garcia The Longhorns and Lady Longhorns eached earned their first wins of the season against the Tigers of Hartley, Texas. The Longhorns made 9-of-11 free throws to extend their lead back to double digits in the final two minutes of Monday’s 75-61 win over the Tigers, while the girls rode an aggressive offense for […]

Logan Longhorns traveling to Tatum

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Thomas Garcia One team in Quay County will be playing football this week as the San Jon Coyotes lost Saturday in the first round of the six-man state playoff and the Tucumcari Rattlers await the 2A state seeding. The District 1 8-man champions Logan Longhorns will travel Friday to Tatum for the first round in […]

Leaders prepared town to be part of state

As we continue to look back to the years just before New Mexico became a state, we note that in 1910, our city government was well organized as were a number of churches, and organizations. The city government consisted of Mayor J.A. Street, one of the founders of Tucumcari, City Clerk J.R. Daugherty, City Attorney […]

House FFA students top Ag Sales contest

Special to QCS House FFA members Wyatt Bishop, Kayleigh Fury, Summer Huizar and Trenton Lee won first place in recently the State Ag Sales Team Competition. This group went in and competed as seventh-graders and won first place. I’m so proud of these students. Unfortunately, they are too young to compete at nationals this year. […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

Parents, students cope with first day of school

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Thomas Garcia As the school year begins, some parents are dealing with the emotions of their child starting kindergarten, while others prepare for a senior’s graduation. “It was heartbreaking, but I want him to spread his wings,” said Erin Merrill of Logan. Merill said it was hard to let go and walk away as her […]

Fun and Free for Kids: An elementary school teacher shares his top picks

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Tricia Romano In today’s gadget-centric world, entertaining children can become a costly endeavor. But Todd Bohannon, a Seattle kindergarten and first-grade teacher, has a few tricks up his sleeve for engaging youngsters without spending a hefty chunk of change. Many of his recommendations can be done year-round, but parents might find them especially useful during […]

In defense of a crowded closet

Aisha Sultan My ambitious clothing audit began with an impulse to purge. It was getting harder to pull garments in and out of a packed closet, in which tops pressed up against dress shirts, which nudged jackets into a dark corner. I decided to catalogue each item taking up precious space by color, age, style […]

New mommy regrets: Readers talk about what they wish they’d done differently in those first sleep-deprived days

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Caitlin Brody Nobody likes regrets, but when you’re a new mom or dad and every day presents a new challenge, you’re bound to face a few fumbles. Here, users of TheBump.com sound off on the top things they wish they could change about their own parenting (cue Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time”). And […]