Comments from the canyons: Not sure teachers have a walk

As most of you know, I spend a lot of time these days just loafing, drinking coffee, and visiting with friends. Frequently I also visit with travelers and am eager to share some of our history with them. Last week, I spoke to some visitors as I passed their table on my way to my […]

Death notice: Ralph Joseph Sandoval

Ralph Joseph Sandoval, 63, died Jan. 6  in Logan. He was born April 5, 1950. He was a maintenance supervisor with the New Mexico Highway Dept. in Nara Visa. Survivors include his wife Patricia Sandoval; former wife Veronica Harris; two daughters, Sandi Shaw and Karen Heilman; a brother, Fili Sandoval; a sister, Carmen Chacon; two […]

Lauriault: One must be vigilant to recognize the true Lord

One of our children came to me recently and said she had a bad dream. She told me that Satan came to her and said that he was God. Since then I’ve wondered how she knew it was Satan. Anyway, when she told me that, I responded that the sad truth is that Satan does […]

Death notice: Diana Dominguez

Diana Gene Dominguez, 48, of Tucumcari, died Dec. 22 in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 18, 1965, in Tucumcari. She was a waitress. Survivors include a daughter, Destinee Montaño and a brother, Danny Jiminez. Services: Rosary service will be held on Jan. 16 at St. Anne’s Church in Tucumcari. Funeral services will be held at […]

Comments from the canyons: Much can be taught through history, even pronunciation

Many of us who live in Quay County have retained an avid interest in the history of this area and are always eager to try to track some of it that remains in question. Sometimes, it may be the location of a homestead, a long forgotten community, or the pronunciation of a place name. Whenever […]

Notes from the church lady: Take comfort; with God you are never alone

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. Matthew 28:20 Many people are taking a look back at the year 2013 with both the good and bad news that transpired. Some people I know are glad that Christmas is finally over for another year and they won’t have to deal with […]

Lauriault: Let Christ be born in you, no matter the day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Since the Quay County Sun is a Wednesday paper, today would be Christmas (OK, that wasn’t meant to be a cause-and-effect statement; it’s just that Christmas falls/fell on a Wednesday this year). Because of scheduling changes during the holidays, however, and because many subscribers get their newspaper by mail, […]

Comments from the canyons: Love, friendship truly gifts that keep on giving

By the time most of us receive this paper, we will have already celebrated Christmas and will be reviewing the pleasure we had. By now, we surely have a large volume of memories of the many Christmas celebrations we have had. As we look at the gifts we received, we are reminded of the past […]

Birth announcement: Trinity Gonzales

Trinity Adriana Gonzales

Trinity Adriana Gonzales was born Nov. 9, 2013 in Amarillo, Texas. She weighed five pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Her parents are Patrick and Heather Gonzales.  She has two big brothers, Patrick and Tristan.  Her grandparents are Manuel and Delfinia Preciado  and Richard and Cynthia Acker of Tucumcari, and Richard and Vickie […]

Comments from the canyons: Concentrate on story of Christ’s birth

As we are surrounded by the sound of Christmas music at this time of year, we cannot avoid being much aware of Christmas and its meaning. Naturally, my thoughts return to those canyons at Ima in which we sang the old fashioned Christmas carols at home and at the Christmas Tree at the school. We […]