Future remains uncertain

Russell Anglin For once, I am at a loss for conclusions. I spent much of Monday on my computer, reading news articles, political commentators and the rabid prognostication of the online masses on message boards, trying to find out what exactly the consequences of Osama bin Laden’s death will be. Will this provide an endgame […]

Sodas prove difficult to resist

Russell Anglin The bubbliness … the fizziness … and who could forget the oh-so-sweet sweetness coupled with that sugary, caffeinated rush? My lifelong struggle with soda addiction comes screeching back to square one every so often when I consider its incomparable taste and disregard the consequences to my health and well being. Most of the […]

Consequences of health care bill unfolding

During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The Associated Press […]

Officials: Accountability top issue

Thomas Garcia Immediate consequences and strict accountability are needed in the fight against underage drinking in eastern New Mexico, say law enforcement officials across eastern New Mexico. “Teenage drinking is a issue that is very close to home,” said Jimmy Glascock, District 9 commander for the New Mexico State Police. District 9 is based out […]

02-09-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper. The F.B.I. agent Noah Bishop and his special crimes unit join with an unconventional civilian agency to track a killer. Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky. Tensions between two Kansas farm families explode with terrible […]

Watch out, things change faster than you think

I recently remembered an occasion on which I was paddled at school. I’m sure this happened many times; but, frankly, I remember only this one occasion (my parents’ spankings were much more memorable). As best as I can recall, I was just sitting at my desk, minding my own business when my sixth grade teacher […]

Henry “Hank” Dempsey

Services: Will be scheduled at later date. Henry “Hank” Dempsey, 59, of Monahans, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Monahans Managed Care Center. Mr. Dempsey was born Jan. 21, 1948 at Truth or Consequences. He was a retired automotive mechanic. He was also member of the Baptist church. Mr. Dempsey is survived by seven […]

We have the freedom to obey or disobey

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5: 1). Often when we think of Jesus’ purpose in coming to earth, we concentrate on our sin and the freedom we can have from experiencing its eternal consequences (Romans 6: 23; John 3: 16, 17). This is true […]

Drug suspension policy fair, athletes should learn lesson

Letters to the editor Ben White (Feb. 16 letter to the editor) feels our school’s drug/alcohol policy is unfair. I say those who agree to abide by the policy should accept any resulting consequences. How does White propose to teach that forbidden acts have consequences, and that signed commitments are to be honored? When does […]

Hospital gets new top administrator

TV Hagenah As the staff of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital wished good-bye to administrator Hoyt Skabelund Monday afternoon, they also said hello to the interim administrator for the hospital, D. Rush. “Tucumcari is very lucky to get someone of the caliber of D.” said Skabelund about his temporary replacement who will be holding […]