Pair go to national competition

Kevin Wilson It’s a first chance for one, and a last chance for another. Two Tucumcari residents are among five members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do squad that leaves Thursday for the country’s International Taekwon-Do Federation world qualifier in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday and Sunday. The qualifier is open to any ITF black belt […]

Olympic fever fans fan’s flame

TV Hagenah With the Olympics approaching in a couple of weeks, I think it is normal with the male of our species (homo-couchitus) to contemplate just what event he would enter if he were called upon to represent the United States in this upcoming international competition to be held in Greece. With me it is […]

Diet books may not be way

TV Hagenah My wife took me to one of those mega-bookstores the other day. You know the ones. They have the coffee bar in the back, and I noticed on my way back to the coffee counter that a lot of people are publishing diet books these days. It occurred to me that maybe I […]

Students to perform melodrama

Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”). Under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800 with most of the action going on in two sweet shops […]

Melodrama scheduled for city

TV Hagenah Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”) under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800s with most of the action going on in two […]

Soldier returns home

TV Hagenah After over a year in Iraq, Eddie Gonzales of Tucumcari is back home and happy about it. “It’s just nice to be able to drive down the street and not be worried about somebody shooting at you,” said Gonzales. The staff sergeant, said he was proud of the work he and the other […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]

House prepares for first playoff game

QCS Reports The Cowboys will make their first playoff appearance in school history Saturday and it’s no reason to be nervous. “I think this is the most relaxed I have ever seen the kids this year,” head coach Justin Foust said. “The pressure is all on Melrose.” House will travel to meet second ranked Melrose […]

Rattlers fall to rival

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari Lady Rattlers went into Thursday’s third district game against Santa Rosa knowing communication at the net and on the floor is what it would take for them to earn a victory against their biggest rival. Mental preparation and the will to beat Santa Rosa just wasn’t enough for the Lady Rattlers […]

Wounded Rattlers battle NMMI

By Ryan Lengerich The Rattlers will face the team that could be the best they play all year — and they will do it shorthanded. Junior starting quarterback Chris McCasland and senior running back Rob McClelland are both questionable for Friday night’s game. The Rattlers (4-0) meet Class 3A New Mexico Military Institute (4-0) at […]