Economy needs permanent tax reforms, cuts

Tax reform is in the air. One proposal floating around is to eliminate or reduce the tax deduction for home mortgage interest. About 35 million homeowners use the deduction to reduce their yearly tax bills. The total deduction amounts to about $131 billion a year. During the recent wrangling in Washington over the the budget […]

Congress at fault for horses’ poor welfare

The road to increased horse abandonment and abuse is paved with good intentions. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has recently finished its report on the current status of horse welfare in the U.S. titled “Action Needed to Address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic Slaughter.” The GAO is the equivalent of the person who inspects […]

Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

On the shelves — Aug. 17

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Devil Colony” by James Rollins. The discovery of a lost colony reveals a conspiracy from the nation’s founding. “A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin. After a colossal battle, the Seven Kingdoms face new threats; Book […]

Important to charge spiritual batteries

“…the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness…” Romans 8:26

Quay County Fair results

Quay County Fair Adult Crafts and Hobbies Results

Pet made special memories

On Sunday, Aug.a 14, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie died at her home on this corner. Fortunately, she had a short illness which began on Thursday evening. She was kept as comfortable as possible during that brief interval. Aggie, part blue heeler and part border collie, became boss on this corner on August 8, 1999, […]

Police blotter — Aug. 17

A sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Maltese dog returns safely to family

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Thomas Garcia The sound of laughter and barking could be heard over the phone as Monica Benson described Ceaser’s homecoming. Benson said Ceaser’s return on Saturday was one of joy and anticipation. “The kids met him at the front porch,” Benson said. “Ceaser saw the kids and ran over and began to lick them.” Ceaser […]

Parents, students cope with first day of school

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Thomas Garcia As the school year begins, some parents are dealing with the emotions of their child starting kindergarten, while others prepare for a senior’s graduation. “It was heartbreaking, but I want him to spread his wings,” said Erin Merrill of Logan. Merill said it was hard to let go and walk away as her […]