Pets’ quirks make them endearing

Pets can have some pretty strange idiosyncrasies. Some of them become pretty endearing others are just irritating. Take for instance the younger of our two dogs, Ranger. Since the older dog slept on the bed with us, when he moved in he decided he would just sleep under the bed. Never mind that he has […]

Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis […]

Child Sense: When an older sibling is at camp

Priscilla J. Dunstan Parents often underestimate the anxiety and loneliness a younger sibling has when an older sibling goes off to camp. Young children don’t have a concrete understanding of time, and their immaturity makes it hard for them to believe their sibling’s absence is temporary. Keep them busy, do something special, and use this […]

Left-handedness

By Leonard Lauriault From my younger years, I remember hearing, “Right is right and left is wrong.” While I grew up during the Cold War and many communist groups were called, “Leftist,” and many today refer to more liberal, egalitarian philosophies as being to the left, this saying had nothing to do with politics, economics, […]

J. Clint Roberson

Services: Have been held. J. Clint Roberson, 66, died on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the Convenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He was born March 8, 1941 in Northeastern Oklahoma, the son of J. Clint and Thelma Roberson. He attended and was a graduate of Oklahoma State University with Master’s degrees in mechanical and electrical […]

Soldier from Clovis dies in Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis soldier killed Sunday in Afghanistan was helping to rebuild communities in the war-torn country, his father said. Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, 29, died near Larzab in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Army officials said. He was killed when his platoon was attacked by small-arms fire while on patrol, according to […]

Volleyball camp set

TV Hagenah Head Rattler volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo announced recently that she would be conducting a volleyball camp July 19 through the 23 for both boys and girls in the Quay County area. “It’s a good way to start the year off in the right direction,” said Trujillo about the volleyball camp for potential players. […]