Ministry changes its name, not services

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Tucumcari’s neighborhood ministry, La Casa de la Hope, is changing its name. But it’s not changing its methods or its penchant for serving the community, Vice President Mary Ann Garrett said. Newly dubbed The Ministry of Hope, the only thing different at its South First Street location is a new […]

Wind center proposed

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff A new program is blowing in the wind for Mesalands Community College and it has already gathered support throughout the state. The North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) initiative would gear the next generation toward efficient energy production by making electricity through wind power, said Mesalands President Phillip […]

Senior olympics

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Betty Bason’s got a gun — and she sure knows how to use it. So said the folks at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games when they handed her the gold medal in the rifle standing category earlier this month in Albuquerque. Bason, 72, beat out seniors from […]

Sept. game time: sports schedule

Tucumcari Rattlers Varsity Football Friday, 7 p.m. — Crownpoint, home Sept. 9, 7 p.m. — Estancia, home Sept. 16, 7 p.m.— Raton, away Sept. 23, 7 p.m. — Loving, away Sept. 30, 7 p.m. — Texico (homecoming) Tucumcari Rattlers Junior Varsity Football Sept. 10, 11 a.m. — Estancia, away Sept. 17, 10 a.m. — Clovis […]

Knowledge needs wisdom to succeed

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:9-10. Area children are once again in school or […]

8/31 Calendar

Today — Altrusa volunteers will have collation of yearbooks at noon at Glenda Reid’s house. Call 461-2244. Wednesdays and Fridays ongoing — “La Voz” Hispanic radio program airs on KTNM 1400 AM radio on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. Beginning Friday — Thank Goodness It’s Friday (TGIF) will be ongoing on the […]

Rattlers crush Mora

QCS Staff MORA — Three minutes after it started, Tucumcari’s first football game of the season was over. The Rattlers averaged a touchdown a minute to go up 20 points, then cruised to an easy 61-0 victory Saturday over Mora. Coach Dub Smith said the Rattlers’ first-string offense only ran five plays before the game got […]

Dog might have taught goat to escape

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor Since our dog kept escaping from his pen, my boyfriend and I brainstormed long for a feasible solution. No, we didn’t leave him tied to that massive chain – frankly, that experiment only lasted half a day as my boyfriend felt guilty. Neither did we sell the dog to […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Making life bear-able

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff What’s cute and cuddly and rides in a cop car? Although some may be tempted to name their favorite officer, the answer that’s sought is a teddy bear — specifically, the more than 100 bears hand-crafted and sewn by Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters and donated to city and state police during […]