Cowboy contemplates Christ child’s cattle

Baxter Black Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named […]

Christmas brings Jesus’ good news

Debra Whittington

Mesalands acquires Shanks collection

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Russell Anglin “That one there, that you don’t have a label on, that is autenite,” Hubert Carroll, a retired postal worker and lifelong rock collector from Fort Dodge, Iowa, said Wednesday. He was talking to Mesalands Dinosaur Museum graduate research assistant Gretchen Gurtler about a fluorescent rock display. “Autenite. Oh, OK,” Gurtler responded. Gurtler has […]

GOP appointments reflect party in stasis

Freedom Newspapers The Republicans, having won back control of the House of Representatives with campaigns that suggested they had learned their lessons about extravagant spending during the Bush years, named their committee chairmen last week. The choices signaled for the most part that the Old Bulls and the old ways may be predominant in the […]

FFA kids prove sharper than their herd

Baxter Black My hat is off to parents who have a job in town but insist on raising their kids in a “rural lifestyle.” Fifty or so thousand young people were at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last year. I would bet at least 3.4 of them come from rural lifestyle families.The relationship between […]

People perceive prettiness

Russell Anglin While at a restaurant drive-thru last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment […]

Arturo Grajeda named student of month

Arturo Grajeda has been named Teenager or Student of the Month by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Arturo Grajeda, 16 is the son of Arturo and Alma Grajeda of Tucumcari. He is a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. The Teenager or Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to […]

Rattlers ready to wrestle

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Thomas Garcia After a fifth-place finish in the Capital wrestling tournament in Santa Fe, the Rattlers were hard at it Tuesday preparing for their home tournament Saturday at the Snake Pit. “The guys did great in Capital, but I am pushing, maybe a little to much,” Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias said. Encinias said even […]

Longhorns defend home turf at tourney

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns basketball tournament gave area schools a chance to work out some early-season bugs. “It is good to see pressure this early in the season, especially for the younger players,” said Texico freshman coach Steve Doolittle. The Wolverines freshman started the tournament with a 57-54 loss to the Longhorns. Late in […]

Wheatland Extension Club holds final meeting

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Thomas Garcia Together again for the last time, 11 members of the Wheatland Extension Club met at Del’s for their final official function. “Anyone who has not been part of an extension club does not know how they are missed,” said Maxine Wallace. “We are all going to miss it.” For those unfamiliar with Wheatland, […]