Personalize your own misery index

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S. it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90’s and ‘0’s it’s been as low as 7. To calculate indexes like this, the conclusion can […]

Be careful to bear fruit of righteousness

Fall is upon us beginning this Friday, Sept. 23. I learned on the Internet that the season is probably called fall because it signals the fall of the year – the end of the year, as indicated by falling temperatures, leaves, and snow. Fall is also called autumn, which is used seven times in the […]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event […]

Healthy diet has guidelines

Tom Morris Nutritionists have developed easy-to-understand guidelines to help us select and consume a more healthful diet. One of the most commonly used guidelines is called the “diet planning principle.” In order to ensure a more healthful diet, we are asked to remember the following: ABCDMV. Adequacy refers to eating foods that provide all the […]

Keeping spirit fit just as important as your body

By Debra Whittington But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day… Hebrews 3:13 Before Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper of “The Biggest Loser” television show by many decades came the original fitness guru, Jack La Lanne. While fitness and health are in the forefront of American society, Jack pursued a healthy lifestyle […]

Sins are weeds that threaten soil of our souls

By Leonard Lauriault Have you noticed there are many more non-grass plants than there used to be along our roadways? Some of these species are invasive (also called noxious because they’re so harmful to the environment and society) and have moved from the roadways into agricultural, recreational, and even wildland areas, reducing the value of […]

Although there are peaks and valleys in nation, God remains steady

By Debra Whittingon If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Guard returns from hurricane duty

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By QCS Staff Men and women from the New Mexico National Guard returned Friday from Louisiana to the National Guard Armory in Tucumcari. The guard was called out on Labor Day to respond to Hurricane Gustav which looked to be bearing down on New Orleans. Alhtough Gustave was not as robust as expected, Tucumcari’s guard […]

Forrest reunion brings chance to relive youth

By Lynn Moncus In 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the occasional poem called “The Boys” as a tribute to the Harvard graduates attending their 30th class reunion. “Has there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?If there has, take him out, without making a noise.Hang the Almanac’s cheat and the Catalogue’s spite!Old time is […]

Firefighters fight brush fire at I-40 and Route 66

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By QCS Staff A grass fire that was started on Interstate 40 was brought under control Monday in about 30 minutes and about 50 yards from a Tucumcari gas dealership, a fire official said. The fire was in a commercial district on East Route 66 at I-40. The fire was reported about 10 a. m. […]