Rodeo team ends fall season

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team completed the 2003 fall season at Lubbock with room for improvement when the spring season starts. Team Ropers, Reynaldo Maestas and Chance Gainer had a shot at a final placing when they split 5th and 6th place in the long round with a time of 5.9 in of [...]

A sign from above

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may [...]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

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By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the [...]

Mesalands growth spans six years

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College has released the latest numbers showing the enrollment trends at the College since 1997, when the first level of accreditation was granted. Using the state mandated “Third Friday Census” for establishing enrollment for each semester the Fall 2003 numbers are have increased. Headcount shows an increase of 98 percent for [...]

Precious memories of those we love

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, [...]

Stitching patterns of lasting friendships

By Angela Peacock The baseball playoffs are in full swing nationally, but Tucumcari’s favorite pastime this weekend is quilting. This weekend’s Tucumcari Route 66 Quilt Show is an opportunity for quilt enthusiasts to come together and share hand crafted creations while meeting new friends and fellow quilters. Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters, organizers of the event, are [...]

Scared into loving the air show

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By Ryan Lengerich As I sat shotgun in air show pilot Greg Peterson’s Extra 300L Wednesday morning I wasn’t scared of the ride. I really wasn’t. I was scared that I may not receive a 23rd birthday present from my mom this month when she found out what I was doing. Maybe I should have [...]

Pilots make themselves at home in Tucumcari

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By Ryan Lengerich Standing on the wing of a TBM Avenger Navy Bomber, Bob Thompson explained the plane’s history to one wide-eyed child after another. Thompson, a Colonel with the Commemorative Airforce, flew the aircraft into to Tucumcari Tuesday for display at the Rotary Club Air Show as he has done several years past. He [...]

Developer search continues

QCS Reports A candidate for a top position with the Greater Tucucmari Economic Development Corporation withdrew his application last week. Wayne Boling from Lubbock, Texas was being considered for the Economic Development Director position with the GTEDC. He was scheduled to appear at a public meeting Thursday but withdrew his application prior to the engagement. [...]

Seek comfort from Lord in rough times

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die Ecclesiastes 3:1-2. When someone we know is going through a crisis there are times that all we can do is pray for [...]