Best football nicknames stick in memory

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night while watching the Arizona Cardinals and listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells’ name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was […]

Non-sedentary lifestyle elusive

Russell Anglin As the 2010 Tucumcari Rattlers football, volleyball and cross country seasons loom ever closer, and my colleagues at work and neighbors at home increasingly discuss and debate the finer points of prospective state champions and Super Bowl contenders, I find myself reminiscing more than usual about the days of my youth when I […]

Living an abundant life not a sin

Leonard Lauriault One Sunday many years ago, our songleader came along introducing himself as if he were running for office as “John Doe — Democrat.” He often did fun things like that. As he went by, and keeping in mind that this was at church, I wondered how I’d describe myself religiously. I decided it […]

Dexter knocks Tucumcari out of playoffs

QCS Staff The Tucumcari defense was unable to slow down the Dexter running attack during the Rattlers’ 48-17 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. The 10th-seeded Rattlers (5-6, 0-3) fell behind early and were never really in the game. Tucumcari fumbled the opening kickoff and the No. 7 seed […]

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory […]

Visco shows Rattlers joy of running

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of the Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team added four miles to their weekend total by joining a woman who is running from Boston to San Diego. The Rattlers were in good spirits Sunday morning as they gathered to meet and run with 24-year-old Katie Visco, eight miles northeast […]

Tucumari rolls by Loving

QCS Staff Roundup: Tucumcari got back on the winning track with a 39-7 victory against Loving on Friday night. Logan suffered its first loss of the season, 20-12, to Tatum. House won for the fourth straight time with a 54-6 win against Evangel Christian Academy. San Jon did not play. Stars: Tucumcari running back George […]

Mesalands incumbents keep seats on Board of Trustees

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By QCS Staff All three incumbent candidates running for positions on the Board of Trustees for Mesalands Community College won their elections Tuesday.The only contested race was in District 1 where incumbent James Streetman was challenged by John Villalba. Streetman, who has served on the board for 15 years, won 34 to 16. “I’m glad […]

Presidential race adding to voter interest, registrations

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Chelle Delaney Pat Hunter came running into the Quay County Clerk’s office on Friday afternoon. “Is this where I register to vote,” Hunter asked. A staff member in the Clerk’s Office quickly gave her a form and Hunter just as quickly began writing in the blocks. It was 4:59 p.m. Just one minute before the […]

Democrats take stage in forum

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor Five of the six Democratic candidates running for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s seat made a pitch for votes at a Quay County Democratic candidate forum Tuesday night.Democrats running for national, state and county offices spoke to a crowd of about 75 Tuesday night at the Tucumcari Convention Center.A representative […]