Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Girards celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

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Vernon and Carol Girard of Nara Visa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Dec.18,

Walter Hines

Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Father’s Forge, 624 Lake St., Tucumcari. Walter Hines, 54, died suddenly on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at his residence in Tucumcari. Mr. Hines was born June 22, 1953 in Tucumcari where he grew up and graduated from Tucumcari High School. He later played football at El Dorado Junior College in […]

June 3, 2006 Obituaries

Dean Vernon Services: Have been held. Dean C. Vernon, Sr., 69, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home in Carlsbad. Mr. Vernon was born June 7, 1936, in Caney, Kan., to George W. and Maude Adcock Vernon. His family moved to Tucumcari in 1946, where he graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1955 and […]

Vernon finishes strong at rodeo

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College team roper Colt Vernon continued his string of productive National Intercollegiate Rodeo events by finishing the long round in a tie for 6th place, and taking 3rd place in the short round at Stephenville, Texas last weekend. At the end of the roping Vernon had secured fourth place […]

Mesalands rodeo team ready for fall season

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some Mesalands Community College students don’t stop with hitting the books. They also hit the dirt, the cattle and perhaps their horses’ hindquarters when they do a good job with the college’s rodeo team. Comprised of 19 students and a new coach, this year’s Mesalands rodeo team is gearing up to […]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th […]