Our page — June 30

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[image #1, align=right, size= medium] On Thursday, June 24, the Summer Reading Program at Tucumcari Public Library held a magic show featuring the Amazing Bodinni from Albuquerque. We had 207 people attend the program held at the Mesalands Community College. The people in the picture are of course the Amazing Bodinni, Arissa Griego, Thomas Morris, […]

Quay 4-Hers take top awards in district horse show

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Special to the QCS Two Quay County 4-Hers took top awards at the Southeast District 4-H Horse Show The Southeast District 4-H Horse Show was held in Capitan on Saturday. Three 4-Hers showed their Horsemanship Skills at this regional event. In the Novice division Brook Valentine was third overall, placing first in Showmanship at Halter, […]

4-H contest results

QCS Staff Novice and junior Quay County 4-Hers competed in a variety of county contests on May 20 – May 28 to qualify for district said Quay County Extension Home Economist, Brenda Bishop. “These contests are the qualifying events for district and state competitions,” Bishop said. Bishop said novice 4-Hers are 9 to 11 years […]

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 […]

Court decision another blow to Bill of Rights

Americans must be ever-vigilant that, in the name of combating terrorism, we don’t also undermine our vital liberties. That’s why we’re troubled by the U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that upheld banning even clearly nonmaterial support to groups the government considers terrorist organizations. In Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Baxter Black Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a […]

Facebook fad huge time waster

Karl Terry Maybe I’m a little late to the party, but last week I finally dipped my toes in this Facebook fad. I called a lot of other communication technologies fads too. There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs. None of them lasted and I […]

History of Fourth of July important

Thomas Garcia Recently I was buying fireworks for the upcoming celebration of the Fourth of July, our nation’s independence/birthday day. While I was looking over the selection of the artillery cannons I overheard a group of teens who were talking about their plans for the holiday. I turned to them and asked if they would […]

Fishing report — June 30

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: • Clayton Lake: Trout are good from the shore with worms or Power Bait and many limits have been reported. Bass are generally slow with an occasional report of one being caught while fishing for trout. Walleye are […]

Letter to the editor: Weakening government control lead to crises

The recent editorial “Government no good at dealing with catastrophes” is the usual approach used by conservative organizations such as Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and, in New Mexico, the Rio Grande Foundation to promote their ideology in a situation regardless of the facts. The contention is that government can do nothing right […]