Every vote counts — ask city councilman

Does your vote really matter? It can. The New York Times in 2005 reported the median margin of victory in Congressional elections is 22 percent. That’s what economists Casey Mulligan and Charles Hunter found when they analyzed more than 56,000 Congressional elections dating to 1898. The economists also took a look at more than 40,000 […]

Rattlers sweep East Mountain High

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers swept the East Mountain High Timberwolves Tuesday at Sandia Park. A 39-point run by the Rattlers (8-4) in the third period after a tied first half led to an 89-41 win over the Timbewolves (5-5). The Timberwolves turned the ball over 10 times in the second half which allowed the […]

Words of advice offered in tough times

President Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get […]

Friends one reason to give thanks

As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we might choose to look at many of the reasons we have for being thankful to call New Mexico our home. In order to let you fill in the names of your own friends and relatives, I’m going to write about some of the experiences of last week to […]

Community briefs — Oct. 12

Walk-A-Thon scheduled Tucumcari Elementary School’s Pre-K will be having a Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday. They will be walking at two different times. The AM Pre-K will walk from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the PM Pre-K will walk from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If it is windy or bad weather, students will walk in […]

Tucumcari graduates keep in touch

Through the years, we have written about many of our Rattler Alumni and have mentioned that they are proud to be THS graduates. Last Saturday, David H. Stratton, Ph.D. and Class of 1945 THS graduate, took the time to visit for almost an hour from his home in Pullman, Washington. As a Professor Emeritus from […]

Living through past gives hope

On August 21, the woman from Ima felt compelled to take a short drive to lma to spend some time just scouting around while enjoying moments of the present and of the past. Although I don’t go there very often, I have noticed for some time that few cattle were to be seen along the […]

Keeping word admirable quality even in dreams

Thomas Garcia My dreams have a tendency to be strange, funny and at times scary. Then again that could be the case with most anybody’s dreams. However, one dream has stuck with me, in fact, it has become the subject of this column. Who knows where dreams come from? Can anyone truly answer that question? […]

Listening to child builds self esteem

Today we hear a lot about self esteem as people look at a child or teen who is struggling. It seems to be a common deficiency among kids who are under-achieving or getting in trouble. What can parents do to help their child with esteem issues? Many times we equate self esteem with the ability […]

Cursive resistance shows sign of times

Lynn Moncus