Comments from the Canyons: Small-town living beats life in fast lane

Through the years, we have visited about the joys of living in a small town and have had the pleasure of trying to explain some of those joys to people who cannot imagine life in such a sparsely populated area. Friends from cities still cannot believe I actually chose to return home after retiring, nor [...]

Letter to the editor: More conservative ‘think tanks’ than liberal

Your anti-Affordable Care Act editorial (last week's Quay County Sun) credits the plan to cut health care costs to "a Washington think tank described as an idea factory for President Obama." Here are some "think tanks" funded by and exist for the sole purpose of maintaining the status quo that primarily benefits the 1 percent: [...]

Lauriault: Sometimes relationship with God requires reboot

One of our children is notorious for taking off her shoes and socks in the car although she's been told time and again not to do that. Consequently, wherever we go, we need to include time to put those back on her. Recently, on one such occasion, the thought entered my mind that, "Here I [...]

Two killed in Quay County (updated)

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Quay County teen is in custody after police say he killed his mother and stepsister in their home Monday night outside of Tucumcari. QCS Photo: Thomas GarciaState Police investigators discuss the crime scene of a reported double homicide at a residence on the 4400 block of Quay Road [...]

Our Page: Father daughter graduate

Wade Mathis passed the bar exam the same month his daughter Emily Mathis graduated from High School. Wade Mathis former resident of Tucumcari, passed his bar exam to become a lawyer on the first try. He is the son of the late Pat Mathis who was a registered nurse and was Director of Nursing at [...]

Hospital holds ribbon cutting for senior program

The Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital Thursday celebrating the new program Senior Solutions. QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley More than 40 people attended the open house for the Senior Solutions Thursday at Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital in Tucumcari. An estimated 40 people attended the kickoff. [...]

Animal hospital dedicated

Thursday afternoon Father Hijgenus Anuta dedicated the building for the Tucumcari Animal Hospital with Jean Corey, doctor of veterinary medicine. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley The Tucumcari Animal Hospital was dedicated and blessed on Thursday by Father Hijgenus Anuta, left, while veternarian Jean Corey helps with the ceremony. Corey thanked everyone for showing up to the [...]

Year leaves much to be thankful for

"Rejoice evermore… In every thing give thanks…" 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I have so much to give thanks to the Lord for this holiday season. Does that mean I had a year free of anything bad? No, my year wasn't rosy but I didn't go through it alone. Looking back I can see how the [...]

Menus – Nov. 21

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for November 22 – 28 Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt parfaits, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice and milk Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving Monday Breakfast: French Toast Lunch: Toasted turkey and cheese, vegetable soup Snack: Granola bar and juice Tuesday Breakfast: Homemade muffin [...]

Thanksgiving time to celebrate past, present, future

As always, when we reach this time of the year, we have much for which to be thankful. Yes, Thanksgiving is a most special holiday and very definitely our own American holiday. We may think more about the food than about the day, but most of us are very aware of how fortunate we are [...]