Gratitude for God brings peace

Leonard Lauriault Thanksgiving is next week. While Thanksgiving and harvest festivals are celebrated at various times during the year throughout the world, you remember the historical basis for this great American holiday — how the Pilgrims in Massachusetts joined with the local Native Americans in thanking their Creator and Provider after the Pilgrims had survived […]

Elections safeguard principles, not parties

Thomas Garcia With the election a week behind us I am still hearing many people talk about the results, but in a way that has me concerned. The day after the election I heard three comments about the candidates from voters who were a few years younger than 30. Now I know this does not […]

Area schools nine-week honor rolls

Local youths celebrate 4-H week

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Wrangler 4-H Club celebrated National 4-H Week Oct. 3. Members gathered at the Travis Nelson Building to hold their annual end of year social and meeting. Oct. 3-9 marks National 4-H Week which is celebrated around the world. This is a time to celebrate, promote and share the 4-H movement. New Mexico is very fortunate […]

Area teams at home this week

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun All four county football teams will use home field advantage to try and improve upon their early season records. Tucumcari (2-3) and Logan (1-3) both suffered losses on Friday while San Jon (3-1) and House (0-3) had bye weeks and have not seen action since Sept. 17. Coyotes head […]

Television changes, stays the same

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Football: Three teams even out

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Thomas Garcia At the end of week two, Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon even out at 1-1 while House is still in the hunt for their win.

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

Rattler reunion keeps alumni ‘forever young’

Lynn Moncus This is a special week for Tucumcari Rattler Alumni and friends because the Rattler Reunion Annual has been mailed. We are in for quite a treat because our annual publication is now in a different format — much like that of The Yucca. Although this issue contains fewer pictures than in the past, […]

Government no good at dealing with catastrophes

The White House was more successful last week forcing a private company — British Petroleum — to set up a $20 billion fund to pay for damage from the oil spill than it has been in stemming the flow of crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico and the coastlines of several states. Chances are BP […]