We don’t have to wait for disasters to think of others

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Many of us have been in an emotional turmoil since Katrina ravaged the southern states and have done much serious thinking about the fragility of life and the rapidity with which material possessions can be destroyed. When such a disaster hits so close to home, we are particularly touched because […]

9/7 Letters to the editor

Primarily this letter is being written to share some glowing comments and remarks we heard at the Rattler Reunion at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Numerous people were constantly coming up to tell us how impressed they were seeing the Convention Center. (I wish Lynn Moncus were writing this instead of me. She would do a […]

Tattoo is an art that leaves permanent thrill

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor If you noted the local supermarket is running low on melons, you’ll have to blame me. No, I’m not on the New Mexico Honeydew diet. Nor did I discover a new-fangled melon cookbook at the latest garage sale. I am learning to tattoo. Rather than practice on bananas, grapefruit […]

Key to success often doing dirty work

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Say you’re one of many in the fast changing world of Agribusiness where companies, ranches, sales territories and work forces are being bought, sold, traded, merged and split one after another. You are worried, with good reason, because the disposition of employees is always a factor. “Downsized, early retirement, let […]

Maps provide soothing journey to past times

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist When the present becomes a bit too overwhelming, I tend to retreat to quieter times in history in order to relax for a moment and to think about the times that were. By looking at a couple of maps drawn in 1849 by Lt. J.M. Simpson, I was able to […]

Dog might have taught goat to escape

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor Since our dog kept escaping from his pen, my boyfriend and I brainstormed long for a feasible solution. No, we didn’t leave him tied to that massive chain – frankly, that experiment only lasted half a day as my boyfriend felt guilty. Neither did we sell the dog to […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Improving on my horsemanship skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I consider myself as progressive as any horseman when it comes to considering techniques and devices for improving my horse’s welfare or my horsemanship. Horse magazines are packed with testimonial and advertisements for all manner of horse improvement, supplies, seminars and secrets. As I read the copy including bold print […]

End of summer brings memories of schooldays past

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, the student and teacher in me become more than a little restless because school is starting, thus bringing back many wonderful memories of those years spent in the classroom on one side of the desk or the other. The formal student years began 65 years […]

Intelligence failure not fully explained by 9/11 report

Freedom Newspapers There is probably still more that we don’t know than we do about the likelihood that a military intelligence unit identified 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta a year or so before the World Trade Center was attacked. but didn’t pass on the information to the FBI. What we think we know now is likely […]