Thomas: May be tough to choose who to cheer for

Super Bowl Sunday. I can't help but smile when I say those three wonderful words. Sure it would be even better if the Green Bay Packers were one of the two teams playing in the Super Bowl, but alas like many great teams they didn't make the cut. I'm a fan of football and the […]

Menus – Jan. 30

The following are the menus for schools and seniors in Quay County for Jan. 31- Feb. 6: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza Lunch: Corn dog, baked beans, salad with carrot sticks, ranch dressing, fruit, milk Snack: Chex mix, juice Monday Breakfast: Bagel sausage sandwich, fruit, milk Lunch: Lasagna, green beans, garlic roll, spinach, salad, ranch […]

Comments from the canyons: Social standards getting lower

We have been visiting about the joys of life in rural areas and have noted that many of them are unique. Once in a while, those good events are slightly diluted because times have changed and with those changes a few of our standards have been lowered. We also note that these changes are not […]

Websites down on Wednesday morning

Clovis Media Inc. websites will be off line for about two hours Wednesday morning. "The building that has our websites stored in it is having maintenance done on its electrical system," said Digital Web Specialist Philip Hall. Hall said workers anticipate the websites will be unavailable from 7 a.m. until about 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Notes from the church lady: Faith in God can bring about great change

"I can do all things through Christ…" Philippians 4:13 Have you changed in the past 20 years? No, I don't mean physically, but in your spirit. I can see how the Lord took an unsure, untrained woman and turned her into a woman who relies on her savior for strength. This change didn't take place […]

Police blotter – Jan. 30

The following is a sampling of calls received by he central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12.43 a.m., a man reported an open door at a residence on the 1800 block of South Monroe Street. At 4:39 a.m., an alarm was reported at the ethanol plant in […]

Guards injured in Tucumcari escape attempt

Two Quay County Detention Center officers were injured Sunday by an inmate attempting to escape, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose said. Officers B.J. Angel and Anthonette Dabbs were hospitalized for treatment of their injuries and later released, said Don Rich, QCDC administrator. Rich said at 12: 15 p.m., inmate Noel Webb, 31, attempted without […]

God will always lead us to success

Setting up housekeeping is no easy task. But the task on the other end of the journey is harder. Ask anyone who has buried their last parent or whose parents have had to move into a care facility. Sifting through three-quarters of a century's worth of accumulated mounds of paper, pictures, trinkets, and family treasures […]

If everybody had a father like I had a father …

I was bumping up toward my own birthday last week (Jan. 11) when I was reminded that Jan. 9 was the 13th anniversary of my father's death. And then our youngest brother reminded his three brothers, including me, that Tuesday, would have been our dad's 100th birthday! With that in mind, I offer these words […]

How Do You Feel About Growing Older?

January. I think of it as a birthday month. My dad's. My oldest granddaughter's. And mine. Last weekend we helped celebrate that sweet little beauty's sixth birthday. My own 56th was a week earlier. Fifty-six is not all that significant a milestone, though I've noticed that a lot of survey-type forms bump people into another […]