Local school wants parents involved

By Angela Peacock Remember one, two and Sept. 23 were the three specific instructions Gov. Bill Richardson gave Tucumcari elementary students for reminding their parents to vote in the upcoming special election. Though the children may not have understood everything Richardson was discussing during Tuesday afternoon’s visit Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar said the governor’s […]

What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one […]

Six-Man Football: Logan defending title, House wants first playoff spot

By Ryan Lengerich The Logan Longhorn football team has only two seniors after graduating five players from last season’s district championship squad. Senior running back and defensive end Kurt Burns is in his fifth year with the team since joining as an eighth grader. The other senior, Brett Sanders is in his third year since […]

Get information while cruising local Blvd.

By Angela Peacock For those who haven’t already noticed there is a new addition to Kvols Park on Tucumcari Blvd. Tucumcari School District in conjunction with the city has purchased a new electronic Tucumcari Rattlers information board in order to keep the community better informed about upcoming school activities. All events ranging from football games […]

Rookie QB ready for first snap

By Ryan Lengerich Last season as wide receiver junior Chris McCasland was the feature target for Rattlers quarterback Sam Nunn. Now as quarterback he assumes a new role — as every opposing defensive player’s feature target. Raised in Tucumcari, McCasland developed as a wide receiver throughout grade school. After a short stint as running back […]

City school snags $26,000 arts grant

By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari public schools received more than $26,000 in grants from the New Mexico State Department of Education on Aug. 13 to benefit elementary arts education for the upcoming school year. The grant was part of the Supplemental General Appropriations Act of 2003 in which elementary art, music, theater and dance education were […]

Two county schools under new leadership

By Angela Peacock Going the extra step to ensure students are developing the skills they need to function in every day life is the main goal for two new superintendents at House and San Jon schools. Art Brokenbek, House superintendent and Joel Henry, San Jon superintendent believe education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. They […]

Trinity gets new pastor

Linda ben Donwerth Fred Caton, a local farmer and rancher and Tucumcari High School graduate, was called by Tucumcari’s Trinity Baptist Church to be their pastor as of June 16. His wife Rita is a school teacher. They have three children: Sam and wife Misty, Nicole and Stephen. At the age of nine, Fred asked […]

Obituaries 6/21

Alice Duba Alice Duba, 78, of Platte, S.D., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at Platte Care Center . She was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Platte, to Albert and Jennie (Luten) DeBoer. She attended grade school in Platte and graduated from Platte High School in 1942. She also was employed at the K&K Store for […]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement […]