Country rocks plant world

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School senior Nikki Harman found southwestern folks aren’t the only ones who thrive on country music. Plants like it, too, she said, as her award-winning science experiment found bushy bean plants subjected to the twangy tunes grew better than those that listened to other types of music. Harman’s other […]

July 2 Obituaries

Lillian Lovvorn Lillian Lovvorn, 91, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005. She was born on July 25, 1913, in Garita. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari. Survivors include two sons, Roy Lovvorn of Stanfield, Ariz., and Ralph Lovvorn of Owassa, Okla.; four daughters, Zillah Watson of Carrizozo, […]

June 25 Obituaries

Thelma Hahn Thelma Hazel Hahn, 83, of Roswell, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 8, 1922, in Forrest, to John and Josie Walker Yeates. She married Kenneth Hahn on Nov. 11, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to Roswell in 2003. She was a teacher who taught special education […]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” […]

Perfect attendance awards

Perfect attendance Here is a partial list of Tucumcari Elementary School students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth nine weeks of the 2004-2005 school year. (Some students are not listed because of parents’ privacy concerns.): Preschool Mrs. Bowen — Cheyenne Horne, Rod Dunlap, Xavier Garcia, Sam Nemrow, Caleb Nemrow, Gavin Pate. Mrs. Buxton — […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Lady Rattlers lose close game to Springer

By William Thompson The Springer Lady Red Devils outlasted Tucumcari 34-30 in Saturday’s game at Rattler Gym. With a minute remaining in the game, Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a free throw to bring Tucumcari within one point, 31-30. The Lady Rattlers let some time run off the clock before fouling a Springer player. The […]

Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

Lady Rattlers win Route 66 Tourney

William Thompson The Tucucmari High School girls basketball team won twice Saturday as they look more and more like a team capable of success this season. Whitney Spinks and Jamie Jones made the all-tournament team Tucumcari vs. Lake Arthur The Lady Rattlers dominated the Lake Arthur girls Saturday morning, 70-28. They had a 30-point lead […]

hundreds view festival show cars

William Thompson The Rotary Club’s Route 66 car show offered a variety of quality cars and trucks for the viewing pleasure of hundreds Saturday afternoon at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The 60 cars and trucks on display spanned generations, from a 1930 Model “A” coupe to a 2004 Chevy SSR convertible truck. Antonio Rodriguez, 10, […]