If outnumbered, join other team

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand – as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line 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 […]

Cowboys are sacred folk

By Don McAlavy: QCS columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End of the Trail” photo. “End of […]

Power outages shouldn’t make us powerless

By Lynn Moncus We surely become powerless in more ways than one when the electricity goes off. Actually, the outage Friday evening wasn’t very hard on those of us not involved in business because we could amble to a neighbor’s porch to watch the traffic, see the stars clearly and visit quietly. Of course, we […]

Children set example for adults

Debra Whittington: Local columnist At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, […]

No one can make renegaed horses good

By Baxter Black Sometimes a cowboy will ride a good lookin’ bad horse for longer than it makes sense. This flawed thinking may have a more universal application; i.e., hangin’ on to a pickup, dog or girlfriend long after they’ve bit you or conked out. It’s even worse when the injured party thinks he can […]

Cell phones have their place

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Cellular phones are a great invention albeit they have become quite a public nuisance and a major distraction for drivers. Just watching people using them is an entertaining pastime, and listening to the users talk a top voice gives all within earshot an idea of the subject under discussion. Many […]

Buffalo make a tough tradition

By Baxter Black The lure to own something of historical significance is strong — Benjamin Franklin’s signature, an arrowhead, Dale Evans’ Chapstick. This connection to tradition is part of the popularity of raising buffalo, I think. However, putting bison on display on your farm is more complicated than parking an antique tractor in your shed. […]

1/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Jan. 18 • Around 12:30 a.m. a Tucumcari Police Officer found graffiti on the west side of Rhodes Field House, Tucumcari High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. The officer stated the graffiti said “West Side Crips.” The […]

A concept — A holiday tree

TV Hagenah Christmas has come and gone, well sort of gone. Our Christmas Tree is still up and the lights on the house are still there too and if a person listens to my wife they would believe both the tree and the lights will be there until next Christmas. I must say this is […]