Thomas: Distractions can lead to missed opportunities

I was doing my usual Sunday chores around the house when I looked out the front door to see a stand-off of sorts unfolding on my own porch. At the edge of the porch sat Peaches, a cat, which I've come to call my friend, who was staring intently at the ground. At first I [...]

Lauriault: New covenant lets us re-enter God’s presence

God doesn't treat us as our sins deserve if we strive to maintain our relationship with him as his children (Psalm 103:8-13; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:1-3; 5:1-5). That was the theme of my recent article (Quay County Sun, April 17, 2013), which was based on an incident during which I promised a reward after one [...]

Comments from the canyons: Photos of old homes help record past

Some time ago, several of us began to talk about a few of the earliest homes built in Tucumcari and decided we might try to preserve their pictures in a small album so future generations could admire them as they trace their family histories. In the event you see me driving around in your neighborhood [...]

Birthdays – May 1

Nials Rilee Jo Nials will turn 9 years old on May 6 and will celebrate her birthday with family and friends with a pool party. Rilee is a third grader at Logan Public School. Rilee's parents are Dustin and Relissa Nials. Her grandparents are Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith all [...]

On the shelves - May 1

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295: Fiction "Six Years" by Harlan Coben. Six years after the woman he loved married another man, Jake Fisher discovers that neither she nor their life together were what they seemed, and he sets out to uncover the truth. "The Burgess [...]

State tourism director speaking at chamber banquet

New Mexico Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson is the keynote speaker Friday at the Annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet. "Having the secretary speak at our banquet is a huge honor," said Patsy Gresham, chamber director. Gresham said Jacobson would be discussing the state's latest tourism campaign. She said this topic is relevant [...]

Students awarded for survey returns

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Roberta Segura, principal at Tucumcari Middle School, hands eighth-grader Ryanne Lopez the Android tablet she won on Tuesday. An Android tablet, candy and sodas were recently awarded to Tucumcari Middle School students for a 100 percent return of New Mexico Public Education Department Quality of Education Surveys. All 222 middle school [...]

Letters to the editor - May 1

Earth Day activities good experience Earth Day was a wonderful learning/giving day for our Tucumcari school students. The high school junior class did a major project for the beautification for our town, going in force to the cemetery and doing a massive cleanup. The wind blows and the trash knows no better place to collect. [...]

Lady Longhorns NMPREPS tournament results

Logan Lady Longhorns Varsity Girls Basketball 2012-2013 NMPREPS All Tournament: All District Whitney Cordova Shana Sorrels Brooke Rachor Kippi Webb Honorable Mention Marissa Miller Emily Collins All State First team — Whitney Cordova Second team — Brooke Rachor and Shana Sorrels NMPREPS All Tournament MVP — Whitney Cordova First team — Whitney Cordova and Emily [...]

Cinco de Mayo events planned

Cinco De Mayo Dance 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tucumcari Middle School Cafeteria. Cost is $3 a person or $10 a family at the door. Mesalands Community College's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Live Mariachi music, games and prizes for all ages; [...]