Setpuagenarian gets high school diploma

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may have taken 56 years, two wars and five children for him to do it, but Tucumcari resident Joe Valverde finally got his high school diploma — at age 73. “I made the military my career,” Valverde said, “and I never finished high school.” Although one cannot say he did not […]

Maps provide soothing journey to past times

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist When the present becomes a bit too overwhelming, I tend to retreat to quieter times in history in order to relax for a moment and to think about the times that were. By looking at a couple of maps drawn in 1849 by Lt. J.M. Simpson, I was able to […]

Combining recipes make good creations

By Tova Fruchtman My mom never cooked with a cookbook. She always just added a little bit of this or that, tasted it, added a little more of this, tasted it again, added a little more of that. So, with that model I have never been one to follow recipes very well. We have about […]

Iraq war veteran visits Tucumcari students

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Students’ eyes were fixed on the army captain in his desert fatigues as he described a bomb exploding near his Humvee on the streets of Baghdad. Capt. Calvin Kroeger said his driver and gunner were seriously wounded and he took some shrapnel. Kroeger, who returned from a year-long stint […]

Baseball season brings back memories

By Tova Fruchtman: Tova’s Take I’ve never been the most athletic person. I took dance when I was younger, but I just wasn’t very good at other sports. So, I wasn’t that interested in sports either. Except the Braves. I grew up in Atlanta during the “Brave Fever” era, before the Major League Baseball strike, […]

All district team

The 2004-2005 Class A District Four All-District basketball team has been announced. The Logan Longhorns, who made it to the state tournament, had five members of its boys’ team selected: Jake Abercrombie, J. D. Estrada, Josh Franco, Wesley James and Drew Perez. Lady Longhorn Raynee Rachor made the girls’ team. Jarrod Archuleta and Trey Rusk […]

City’s general fund low

By Leslie Radford Marty Garcia gave a presentation from the Finance Department at Thursday night’s City Commissioner’s meeting. The first half of his presentation was on department operations including cash receipts, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and others. The second portion was on the mid-year budget and financial report where he said collections were fairly on target. […]

11 named to All-District squad

William Thompson Eleven players from the Tucumcari High School football team received District 2AA All-District honors recently voted by district coaches other than their own. “Some of the other district coaches said that if our team had been healthy this year, we would have played for the state championship,” said Smith. “These young men are […]

Four Tucumcari Rattlers named to All-District team

TV Hagenah Four girls from the Tucumcari Rattler volleyball team were informed late this week that they had been named to their All-District Volleyball Team. The Four, Amanda Tapia, Jamie Jones, Autumn Moore and Rachel Calbert all said they were elated to have made the team and all credited both of their coaches for their […]

Altrusa makes donations

ALTRUSA International of Tucumcari recently made two philanthropic donation. On May 24 they donated $1,700 to Presbyterian-Trigg Hospital for lighting and baby furniture on that same day they also donated $600 to the City of Tucumcari Fire and EMS for a portable suction unit.