Taking time to rest genuine act of faith

News flash: SABBATH-BREAKING HAS NOT BEEN DOWNGRADED TO A MISDEMEANOR. Oh, for years most of us have heard amateur theologians and Bible "pseudo-scholars" asserting with the kind of loud confidence always reserved for the most seriously mistaken, that, of the Ten Big Commandments, we could certainly forget about #4. After all, the "old Law" that […]

Comments from the canyons: Animal antics bring back memories

Some of the commercials on television are much more entertaining than most of the programs. Of course, I am particularly fond of those that include talking animals and their antics. From lizards, to ducks, to dogs and cats, to pigs, to cows, the animals give us something to watch, to smile about, and to enjoy […]

Thomas: Cartoons contain life lessons

I was watching cartoons the other day. Now I know that might make some people shake their head thinking, "I'm too old to be watching cartoons" others will smile and think, "Which cartoons?" I was flipping through the channels when much to my delight I saw Angry Beavers was about to start. It is a […]

Nine wrestlers qualify for state competition

The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling team qualified nine for state competition, four of which are district champions. QCS photos: Thomas Garcia These nine Rattlers wrestlers will be competing at the 3A state wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque. "I am expecting a strong performance from the Rattlers during state competition Friday and Saturday at Albuquerque," […]

Lauriault: Jesus answer to most of our questions

Recently, after reading John 17:17, our Bible class teacher asked, "Who is the truth?" After a brief silence, I answered, "Jesus." Almost immediately, I chuckled to myself as I remembered that when I taught younger children in VBS or at camp or at home, "Jesus" was the pat answer to nearly any question. Maybe you've […]

Calendar – Feb. 20

Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Court House. Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Service clubs […]

Meetings watch: Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education

The following items were before the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education on Monday: Presentation by Gary Montano on the Rattlers Varsity Basketball history the last 10 years. Audit report from J.J. Griego Professional Services. Superintendents report. Quarterly report on fund balances and check listings Travel updates Construction updates; closure of paperwork on the high […]

Gun control, licenses dominate legislative session

Gun control and drivers licenses for illegal immigrants continue dominating the spotlight as the 2013 Legislature's 60-day session passes the midway point. Before the legislators left the floor Friday, bills in both the House and Senate were being considered on issues including heath care, tax, education and public safety. One of the key pieces of […]

County basketball teams looking for strong finish

Quay County high school's basketball teams are looking for a strong finish in their district competition for the regular season. QCS photos: Thomas Garcia Destanie Nathan shoots a layup during Tuesday's practice as they prepare for Friday's district game with the Santa Rosa Lady Lions at the Snake Pit. The (11-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Rattlers will […]

Menus – Feb. 20

The following are the menus for the schools and the senior citizens center in Quay County for Feb. 21- Feb. 27 Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, fruit, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, spinach salad, dressing, carrots, cucumbers, fruit, milk Snack: Chex mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, shredded, cheese, Mexican […]