Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in […]

Local woman gets past first-round cuts of national model search

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari woman advanced to the top 100 in a national model search contest. Cassie Huffman, a mental health counselor who teaches a psychology class at Mesalands Community College, survived the first cut in the Maurice’s Main Street Model Search. “Thank you all,” Huffman said. “Without your votes, I would not have made […]

Top-ranked Eunice eliminates Rattlers

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No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

Fun and Free for Kids: An elementary school teacher shares his top picks

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Tricia Romano In today’s gadget-centric world, entertaining children can become a costly endeavor. But Todd Bohannon, a Seattle kindergarten and first-grade teacher, has a few tricks up his sleeve for engaging youngsters without spending a hefty chunk of change. Many of his recommendations can be done year-round, but parents might find them especially useful during […]

Shoppers brave cold for Black Friday sales

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Russell Anglin A few Tucumcari shoppers braved early hours and cold weather Friday morning in hopes of catching advertised Black Friday discounts. Eight shoppers browsed Radio Shack in Tucumcari when it opened at 5:30 a.m. One of these shoppers, Johnny Anaya, returned to his car empty-handed after finding out he had been beat to a […]

Our page: Quay County youths win buckles

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Four of our Quay County youth competed in The All Breed Horse Show Association (ABHSA) and won top honors.

Former valedictorian earns top academic award

By Thomas Guengerich: New Mexico Tech News Service SOCORRO — A former Tucumcari High School valedictorian won one of the top academic awards at the commencement ceremonies of New Mexico Tech on May 15. Clay Beevers, a 2006 Tucumcari grad, won the Cramer Award, which is given to the top engineering student at the science […]

San Jon teams top robotics competition

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun San Jon’s robotics teams earned first- and second-place finishes at the Inaugural Regional Botball tournament in Las Cruces. Eight teams competed on March 20 in the New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament, including two teams from San Jon High School. San Jon has 11 students on its robotics team, but […]

12-30 Our Page

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Joshua Saville, a 2008 graduate of San Jon High School, has been selected for the Dean’s List of the college of engineering and applied science at the University of Colorado in Boulder in all three semesters that he has attended. He was inducted into the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars for high achieving first […]