Get to know the candidates

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QCS staff Voters will head to the polls on March 2 in Tucumcari. The QCS staff sat down with each candidate. District 4 Thomas Even 1. Why do you feel you are a strong candidate for this office? I believe a city needs to run like a business. I can provide the city with a […]

Don’t get caught up in past

By Debra Whittington For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Small-town atmosphere helps create magical Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus For some reason, finding the Christmas spirit was a bit slow this year, but last Wednesday, Nancy Napier and Betty Sanders, two of my classmates, took care of that and made me realize just how important this season is and just how important our lasting friendships are. Nancy invited the two of […]

Tucumcari wrestling team looks for strong season

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer There was hardly room to stand as 35 Rattlers grappled, tossed and pinned each other during Tuesday’s night wrestling practice. “Man, is it not great seeing this many kids out,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “I would like to keep them all but the work out might be […]

Wardrobe critiquing dangerous

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Being frugal not working out so well

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

Hearing from former students always a joy

by Lynn Moncus Each year as Rattler Reunion approaches, excitement builds in those of us who are proud of our heritage in the Tucumcari Public Schools. Some of us are fortunate enough to be doubly proud because we graduated from T.H.S. and also were privileged to teach there. For some reason, this former teacher has […]

Role models out there who teens can look up to

Whenever possible, we like to recognize graduates of Tucumcari High School and tell a little about their accomplishments. We need to let our new graduates know how far they can go in life should they so choose because they too often tend to believe they can’t do much as graduates of a school located in […]

Take time to be still, hear the small voice

By Debra Whittingon Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Planting time

By Leonard Lauriault Planting time will soon be upon us. I know; lots of things should’ve been planted in February or March, like peas or spring oats. Other things, like wheat and alfalfa, shouldn’t be planted until mid-August in Quay County (and only then if we have a full lake for alfalfa). Alfalfa should be […]