Tucumcari High holds its 39th annual Rattler Reunion

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Before Saturday night’s finale at the 39th annual Rattler Reunion banquet, the hatchet had been passed on to the class of 1980.The passing on of the traditional hatchet signaled that preparations were under way by the Tucumcari High School class of 1980 to host the 40th Rattler Reunion in 2010.The […]

Class book priceless gift to former teacher

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist The 2009 Rattler Reunion has taken its place in the 39-year history of the gathering and was just as much fun as that first one so long ago. Of course, as we grow older, each reunion becomes more priceless because we tend to grow closer to each other. We have […]

Reunion ending, but thoughts already turn to next year

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist By the time this appears in the newspaper, Rattler Reunion will be nearing its conclusion for one more year, and we will all be getting ready to attend the banquet to spend our last few hours together. As I mentioned last week, being a Rattler and also a teacher of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seeds of friendship blossom years later

By Lynn Moncus Often we visit about renewing friendships during Rattler Reunion and how very fortunate we are to know so many people of all ages who attended our schools. For some reason this year, I spent much time with members of the Class of ‘45 even though I didn’t graduate until ’52. Obviously, I […]

Rattlers hit record reunion attendance

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Chelle Delaney Rattlers alumni have another challenge: To beat the attendance record at this year’s Rattler Reunion luncheon and banquet.“It was the best ever,” said Norma Jean Crellin, president of the Rattler Alumni Association. With 169 in attendance at the Golden Rattler Luncheon and 560 at Saturday night’s banquet, Crellin said, “I think this is […]

‘Deceased’ classmate found alive at reunion

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Chelle Delaney Many probably thought Eddie Rimel met his demise in a cycling accident four years ago. That’s when he fell in a 150-mile race and ended up with about 200 stitches, mostly from injuries on his right side. “Thanks to a good plastic surgeon,my arm looks normal,” said Rimel who is a triathlete. Or […]

Community Notes: Nara Visa reunion, new regs for at home energy systems to connect to grids, federal loan granted to utility

Nara Visa honoring 8s at reunion on SundayThis year’s celebration will be the 53rd Nara Visa Reunion and Homecoming Sunday.The program will honor those who graduated in the 8s—1928, 1938, 1948 and through the current year. If you are a member of a class that graduated in the 8s, please come and represent your class, […]

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 […]