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Lady Rattlers prepare for district opener

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s volleyball team has a week to prepare for its district opener scheduled Oct. 13 at Santa Rosa. Improving to 10-3 after Saturday’s 3-0 win at the Snake Pit against Penasco, the Lady Rattlers are heading into district competition with confidence, said coachDana Benavidez. “We are going to work […]

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Common Core not making the grade

I have been an advocate, albeit a quiet and obscure one, for the Common Core in education. I might be wrong.   Some recently announced national compilations of results seem to show that test scores for kids steeped in Common Core education since about 2010 are down, compared to results of kids whose education was […]

Government not good at doing its job

We’ve written this editorial before, many times, actually, so please excuse the repetition, but we think it is important: We don’t endorse political candidates. That’s primarily because we seldom see any who reflect our core values of limited government. Those seeking office on Nov. 8 are mostly well-intentioned people. Their hearts are in the right […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Lariault: God is the source of the righteous truth

When I commented to wife recently about a young lady, she asked me if I wasn’t talking about the girl’s sister because they look a lot alike. I said that I didn’t know she had a sister, much less one who could pass as a twin. Upon further investigation, I learned that the young lady […]

Lauriault:Grasshoppers, rainbows, and other reminders

A friend told me about a recent experience during which she opened a metal trash can outside and the grasshoppers in and around the can jumped onto her. She stated that she now knew how Pharaoh must have felt when God sent the plagues as a reminder that he (God) was in charge (Exodus chapters […]