Relay for Life reaches its $10k goal

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By QCS Staff When they took their first lap there were a few that fell behind during the June 8 Relay for Life to raise money to fight cancer. But when they came around the last corner, the ones in the lead stopped and waited for them to catch up so they could cross the [...]

Stormy weather often leads us to our source of strength

By Debra Whittington I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he [...]

Mesas work their healing powers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie won the battle Sunday and saw that we took a drive into Quay Valley. I’m not too sure which of us was the most excited because we hadn’t been for such a drive this year and really needed to take time to admire the beauty of the mesas and [...]

Ills of winter are cabin fever, yearning for spring

By Aggie Moncus Because the slave is pretending to be ailing, I decided to do the writing in order to prevent your having to hear all the whining I have had to listen to. She really likes to put on a show, but if we just ignore her, she’ll take a nap and stay out [...]

Tucumcarian finds his place on big screen

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With everyone said to have 15 minutes of fame, Michael Pack figures he’s got 14 minutes and 50 seconds left. But Pack, 44, is an aspiring actor hoping for more. Pack got his first flicker of the limelight as an extra in the remake of the classic horror flick, [...]

New Year off to a good start

By Lynn Moncus We certainly began the new year on a very white note and had a community burgeoning with stranded travelers, some of whom were heard to remark that they had other plans for New Year’s Eve and Day but were pleased to have been safely off the highway. Aggie and I decided begin [...]

Thanksgiving a la green chiles

By Ryn Gargulinski While Thanksgiving usually brings to mind canned yams, pilgrim hats and cranberry stains on a white lace tablecloth, things may be celebrated a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. That’s because everything’s done a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. One can start by analyzing the menu, which is sure to contain [...]

Wind brings invasion of tumbleweeds

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Trapped by an ocean of tumbleweeds, little Christian Madden Jr., 2, pushed aside a curtain and peeked out his window. Wide-eyed, he stared as his father stabbed twiney thistles with a rake, hurled them out of his way, and cleared a tenuous path to his front door and his family [...]

Wood burning stove can lead to nightly drama

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I [...]

Texico residents allowed to go back home

By Sharna Johnson More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north State Line Road [...]