Visit with former students a treat

Last week, Sonny Conklin of Muleshoe called to invite his old teacher to have lunch with him and his sister, Kay Conklin Hagler, of Clovis. Of course, this teacher accepted the invitation and had a wonderful time visiting with those two former students who had helped me to begin my teaching career 57 years ago […]

Wilson talks issues during Tucumcari visit

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Thomas Garcia Former Republican congresswoman Heather Wilson visited with residents in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday to discuss concerns affecting the region and country. “It’s no big secret, everyone is worried about the economy,” Wilson said. Wilson will be traveling through New Mexico this week as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated […]

Westward expansion focus of book

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QCS Staff A former Logan resident’s book details the expansion westward for two towns a century apart. “It’s a collection of essays detailing two villages triumphs, conflicts, scandals and tragedies as a result of Americans’ westward expansion,” said J.L. Walker, the book’s author. The book “Southeast by Southwest” contains information about the time, people and […]

Rose and Sutherland named as finalist for Lincoln County Mangager

QCS Staff QCS Staff The current city manager, and a former city manager, of Tucumcari are among four finalists to be the next Lincoln County manager. Bobbye Rose and John R. Sutherland Jr. were two of the four candidates selected to be interviewed on Oct. 3 by the Lincoln County Commissioners. “The finalist were selected […]

Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

Former Mesalands student sets rodeo record

Special to the QCS Sydni Blanchard, 22, from Albuquerque, a former member of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team, recently set a record at one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. Blanchard won all four opening elimination rounds of barrel racing, including the semi-final and the championship rounds. […]

Davises escape Missouri tornado

QCSun staff Two former Tucumcari residents can breath a sigh of relief after a tornado tore through their house in Joplin, Mo. Sunday. Connie Davis said she and her husband Vern were barely missed by the tornado. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the tornado claimed at least 117 lives. “It’s a war zone,” Davis […]

Former Tucumcari student gets book published

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QCSun staff Former Tucumcari High School student Max Holman published his first book in April and is currently working on the second of his mutli-trilogy series. “Writing the book was the easy part. Getting published was the painstaking process,” Holman said. Holman’s first book, “The Chronicles of White Raven and the Book of Vanderbolt: The […]

Online program gives second chance

Thomas Garcia Six former students who returned to finish high school will walk across the stage Saturday to receive their diploma because of an online course offered by Logan Schools. “This is one of the best programs I have ever been a part of,” said Logan English teacher Anna Hibner. Hibner said Logan Superintendent Ricky […]

Tucumcari Schools settles out of court

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Public Schools reached an out-of-court settlement with an employee who claimed district employees retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former Tucumcari High School principal David Castillo. School employee Diane Trujillo settled her complaint while four more school employees who filed complaints have yet to resolve their disputes with the […]