04-28-2007: Letters to Editor

Support appreciated As we – players on the seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball traveling team – return from the 17th annual spring basketball tournament in Albuquerque, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: The Elks Lodge, Frank Gillard, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, (Lydia Fazekas, Donna Madrid, Rita Pacheco and Mary Marquez), Jerry […]

Ode to women in chaps

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There’s something oh, so charming about girl’s basketball Or lawyers wearing pantyhose or sweethearts with a drawl I like doctors with mascara and with painted fingernails And flirty flight attendants with their pretty ponytails There’s school marms in the classroom, some are nice but some are meanies And hurricanes named […]

Annual Hispanic Scholarships are again a success

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Conchas Dam mother and son Rita and Mark Martinez said they have a few things in common – like being in the same college class during Mark Martinez’ first semester and being recipients of this year’s Hispanic Scholarships from Mesalands Community College. “It was really an honor,” Rita Martinez said of […]

Rita L. Smith, Frankie Joe Padilla

Rita L. Smith Rita L. Smith, 84, died Saturday morning, July 31, 2004 following an extended illness. Rita Smith was born July 15, 1920 at Paducah, Texas. She was a member of the Logan First Baptist Church. She had been a homemaker. She was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband W.J. Smith. She […]