11-12-2008: Community Notes

Rattler Reunion sets planning meetThe class of 1979 Rattler Reunion planning meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Elks Club.St. Anne’s to dish out “Pasghetti” dinner SaturdaySt. Anne’s annual “Pasghetti” dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hammond Hall on the corner of Fifth Street and Hancock […]

Rattler discovers he has ’73′ extended family members

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By Maria Schmitt During Tucumcari’s Homecoming game Friday night, Rattler Matt Pacheco was named honorary team captain and all of the coaching staff wore shirts with Pacheco’s number 73. Pacheco, who was playing offensive guard, was injured in the fourth quarter of a football game on Sept. 19 against the captain Tigers. “I am still […]

Enjoy, then anticipate next Rattler Reunion

By Lynn Moncus Although many of us attend homecomings at universities, none of those can come close to our Rattler Reunion right here in our own home town. Those homecomings are just fine because we get to see a few of the people with whom we attended college and usually know only those who were […]

Rattler Reunion warming up to old friends

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By QCS Staff This appears to be the largest ever Rattler Reunion with about 560 people attending Saturday’s dinner. A highlight of the evening was the crowning of Norma Jean Crellin as Rattler Queen with a standing ovation and cheer. “I think this is the biggest one ever,” said Crellin who is the

Rattler football camp starts Monday

Rattler football camp starts MondayA three-day Rattler football camp for all students in 7th through 12th grade will begin Monday, said head football Coach Daniel Hutchins.Registration for the camp will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Rhodes Field House.The camp will be from 6 p.m.

Rattler reunion events set to start Thursday

All events take place at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Route 66 Blvd., unless otherwise noted. Thursday l 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Rattler Mixer – Del’s delicious platters furnished by Alumni Board, cash bar. – Convention Center Patio.Friday l 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Registration, $35 per person – includes banquet, dances, newspaper […]

Forrest reunion brings chance to relive youth

By Lynn Moncus In 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the occasional poem called “The Boys” as a tribute to the Harvard graduates attending their 30th class reunion. “Has there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?If there has, take him out, without making a noise.Hang the Almanac’s cheat and the Catalogue’s spite!Old time is […]

23 Days to Rattler Reunion

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By QCS Staff Only 23 days to the Rattler Reunion points out Norma Jean Crellin, president of the board of the Rattler Alumni Association and Rattler Reunion. The class of 1978 is host this year’s event which will be July 31-Aug. 3. The billboard at Evans Avenue and First Street was donated by Whittco Inc. […]

Last season in classroom for Dub Smith

By QCS Staff Former Rattler footfall coach Dub Smith resigned Monday from his teaching duties at Tucumcari Middle School. “I have taught for 42 years and now I’m going to start a new career,” said Smith on Tuesday. Smith’s contract to be head football coach for the Rattlers was not renewed at the end of […]

Senior Week: Banquet honors athletes, Class of 2008 paints the street

By QCS Staff Rattler athletes on all of the teams were honored Monday night at a banquet sponsored by the Diamondback Booster Club. Parents and family members crowded the Tucumcari Convention Center for the event which recognized coaches and parents as well as athletes.Coach Dub Smith recieved a standing ovation for his contribution over the […]