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  • Rattlers baseball team stays unbeaten

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|Apr 23, 2013

    Late inning wins against Santa Rosa and Texico help to keep the Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team unbeaten in district play. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Jordan Walker beats the throw to first base during Friday's 10-9 win over the Santa Rosa Lions. "We need to stay focused in the games," said Tony Alarcon, Rattlers head coach. Alarcon said the team's success this weekend was not without its faults. He said the mental errors allowed teams to overcome their leads or put them in a trailing situation. "We should have had commanding...

  • Officials address Conchas concerns

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|Apr 23, 2013

    linkQCS photo: Thomas Garcia The Big Mesa fire station in Conchas was filled with residents who attended Saturday's meeting with concerns and questions about Conchas Lake water levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Mexico State Parks and Rep. Dennis Roch met Saturday with more than 100 Conchas residents to address low water levels at Conchas Lake. "The Corps is very concerned about the low levels at Conchas Lake," said Carl Martin, the corps' chief of lake operations and assets branch....

  • Senior center volunteers honored

    Jerrene Bradley QCS staff writer|Apr 23, 2013

    QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Robert Lumpkin talks to some of the seniors who came out Friday to recognize volunteers of the senior center. Volunteers at the Senior Citizens Center were honored Friday with a reception thanking them for their service to the community. Jessica Elebario, a city employee, said there are 25 volunteers helping deliver meals, who help clean the center and assist in carrying trays for those who can't do it on their own. Elebario said volunteers help with bingo, making coffee, sending out all kinds of cards, helping with...

  • Mesalands rodeo brings home another championship title

    Special to the QCS|Apr 23, 2013

    The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Women's Team brought home another championship title and three individual titles in weekend competition at Navajo Tech. The Women's Team earned 600 points and is now fifth in the nation. The Men's Team finished in third place with 465 points and won two individual titles. "The Women's Team had a great weekend. We almost had a clean sweep in all of the women's events," said C.J. Aragon, Mesalands intercollegiate rodeo coach said. "We have many individuals on both teams doing very well this season. Right now...

  • Honors - April 24

    Apr 23, 2013

    Pfc. Jacky A. Fang, 19, a 2012 Tucumcari High School graduate, and the son of Sunny and Tammy Fang, graduated from the Marines Company 1026 Bravo Company First Battalion, Honor Company on April 19 in San Diego, Calif. — Submitted by Tammy Fang...

  • Ticket calendar - April 24

    Apr 23, 2013

    The Ticket Calendar is a listing of upcoming events and places of general interest in the area and across the region: Russell's Truck and Travel Center, I-40 at Exit 369 in Glenrio. Russell's 2nd Annual Car Show, May 18 at 10 a.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now for a $500 gift certificate. Russell's houses a car museum and there is the Route 66 Diner. Open seven days a week 24 hours a day. For information call 575-576-8701. Amarillo Baseball Academy, 3010 West Farmers Avenue, Amarillo. The academy has an amusement and water parks for family...

  • Students of the month - April 24

    Apr 23, 2013

    Ashlee Bradley, 15, and Jorge Herrera, 18, are the students of the month at Tucumcari High School. Bradley is the daughter of Lane and Ginger Bradley and is a freshman. She has been active in FFA, 4-H, Spanish Club and the high school rodeo. She has a grade average of A/A+. Bradley's achievements are honor roll student for all of middle school and high school and Top of Class. Bradley hopes to be valedictorian of her graduating class, attend Texas Tech University and become their Masked Rider mascot, majoring in either sports medicine or...

  • Thomas: All actions have consequences

    Apr 23, 2013

    The past couple of weeks I have been irritated by a problem, which was created by my own good nature. I've been feeding a cat named Scruffy who calls my front porch home. That's right, I feed a stray, although I think of him more as a friend. Everything was going all right. I'd leave him food and water out in the morning, a small refill at lunch and dinner as well. From time to time I'd sit on the front porch talking to him as we watched the cars and people passing along the block. As it began to warm up, I started to notice the food was...

  • I'd like to try being spiritual, but not religious

    Curtis K Shelburne Religion columnist|Apr 23, 2013

    I've thought about it, and I'm pretty sure I'd like to join the cool crowd, the growing numbers of folks in our society who are button-bustin' proud of being "spiritual but not religious." A good friend who reads a lot and, consequently, thinks a lot, pointed me to an interesting book the other day. Written by Lillian Daniel, the book is entitled, _When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough: Seeing God in Surprising Places, Even the Church_. It's strange, she says, that folks who are so "spiritual" they can hardly stand themselves, but pr... Full story

  • Notes from the church lady: God can lift your spirit in uncertain times

    Apr 23, 2013

    "...Be strong and of a good courage...for the Lord thy God is with thee..." Joshua 1:9 Discouragement. Despair. Depression. Disbelief. Do one or more of these words describe your countenance over this past month? There were certainly enough things happen in our world this past month to send a person into a state of mind contrary to what the Bible teaches. I think our media added to our state of mind as we heard reports from Boston around the clock. Even though we weren't in the immediate area, we were sucked into the trauma unfolding. No one... Full story

  • Comments from the canyons: Laughter can help us through difficult times

    Apr 23, 2013

    Laughter becomes ever more important when tension needs to be relieved. For many of us, it provides one of the few ways to allow us to relax for a brief period before facing what lies before us. Whenever our family gathered in those canyons at Ima, laughter echoed, whether at the table, in the corral, or in the caves. All ages were involved and most definitely participated in unabashed laughter. No doubt, most of you can remember being told you might have to leave the table if you didn't quit laughing while you were eating. Such a threat was...

  • Police blotter - April 24

    Apr 23, 2013

    The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday - At 1:38 a.m. a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on the 100 block of West Route 66. - At 1:53 a.m. a caller reported a dispute over services on the 2300 block of South First Street. - At 2:07 a.m. a caller reported an erratic driver on Exit 335 on West I-40. - At 2:12 a.m. a caller reported burglary from a vehicle on the 3900 block of South Mountain Road. - At 2:53 a.m. a caller reported a prowler...

  • Menus - April 24

    Apr 23, 2013

    The following are the menus for schools and senior centers in Quay County for April 25 - April 30: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, peanut butter, fruit, milk Lunch: Pizza, spinach salad, baby carrots, sliced cucumbers, dressing, strawberries, milk Snack: Snack mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, Mexicali corn, lettuce, tomatoes, oranges, milk Snack: Crackers, juice Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Turkey and cheese sandwich, chips, fresh vegetables, dip, pineapple, milk... Full story