On the shelves - April 25

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "Chasing Midnight," by Randy Wayne White. Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Or are they thugs hired by the Russian's competitors? "Home Front," by Kristin Hannah. In her bestselling novels Kristin Hannah has plumbed the depths of friendship, [...]

Elders’ stories reflect real history

As we age, many of us tend to enjoy reminiscing about the "dim, distant past." While we are engaged in some of our conversations, we can note that the younger people's eyes glaze over because they are rather bored with our memories and aren't really sure we actually had some of the experiences we discuss. [...]

Letter to the editor: Students deserve pat on back

Earth Day was celebrated by the Tucumcari High School junior class under the direction of Christina Fleming and several other teachers in a great gift to Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Sixty students from that class volunteered services to the cemetery. They donated four hours and painted the posts along the roads a bright yellow. Those [...]

Fair draws more than 600 residents

The support of the community and efforts of volunteers helped make the Quay County Wellness Fair a success, said event coordinators. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crash test dummy Vince walks around the Quay County Wellness fair promoting seat belt safety with local youth Natalie Hayes. Alida Brown, fair coordinator, said more than 600 residents attended [...]

Editorial: Horse slaughter offers solution in tough time

Horses are majestic animals, loyal companions, hard workers, even great exercise. All true. But none of those points offer a reason to block the opening of a proposed equine slaughterhouse in Roswell. Yes, there is national outrage from animal rights activists, even from New Mexico politicians from both major parties, including Republican Gov. Susana Martinez: [...]

It pays to listen to inner feelings before taking action

"Trust in the LORD…He shall direct thy paths". Proverbs 3:5-6 Do you believe in divine intervention or that everything happens by chance? The last time I wrote I described the heroes and villains from the Titanic. What about those who missed being on board for one reason or another. I am sure they were thankful [...]

Loss puts Rattlers in potential three-way tie

A 11-3 loss Tuesday to the Texico Wolverines at Tucumcari placed the Rattlers in a potential three-way tie for first in district. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Wolverines second baseman Justin Lopez is forced to move as Rattlers Jordan Walker steals the base following a wild pass from the third baseman Carlos Silva to first baseman [...]

Excuses won’t expunge sin

Children sometimes say the most interesting things. Their excuses/explanations for disobedience (not doing what they've been told or doing what they've been told not to do) can often turn anger into laughter, which can be good, although the disobedience still has to be dealt with (Proverbs 17:22). Sometimes the excuse comes from innocence. For example, [...]

Tucumcari Police officer resigns

A Tucumcari police officer facing criminal criminal charges resigned last week. Pete Vargas, 32, a 3 1/2-year veteran of the police department, tendered his resignation effective April 19, according to Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. Braziel said he wouldn't comment on the reason for Vargas' resignation. Vargas surrendered Feb. 27 to state police after an [...]

Tucumcari officer resigns

A Tucumcari police officer has resigned in wake of charges of breaking and entering and criminal damage to property filed in the Tenth Judicial District Court. Pete Vargas, 32, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the police department, tendered his resignation effective April 19, Chief Jason Braziel said. He had been on administrative duty following his Feb. [...]