2/11 Notable notes

Annual writer’s seminar The Amarillo chapter of the Inspirational Writers Alive annual seminar will be held on April 22. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Kingwood United Methodist Church, 4801 S. Austin in Amarillo, according to a release from the organization. A preview meet-the-speakers dinner will be held at the same location on April 21. […]

12/10 Editorial

Phil Marquez is the grandson of Tucumcari residents Alfonso and Dorothy Marquez. His parents are Charles and Delia Marquez of Santa Fe. Phil Marquez is a sergeant first class in the Arizona National Guard and is stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, according to his grandmother. His letter was sent to St. Rose of Lima Church in […]

A turkey by any other name just as juicy

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest in the civilized world’s need to right old wrongs is the country of Turkey’s objection to the use of the name turkey to describe a rather intellectually challenged bird with a snood. “It casts us in an unflattering light, offends our ancestors and we are not getting any […]

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 […]

America best place to live

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Although the date on the calendar is past the Fourth of July, the spirit of the holiday needs to be with us each and every day of the year. We live in the greatest country on Earth and yet take it for granted. I pray that all had […]

Mesa Country Club golf results

Mesa Country Club held its annual golf tournament last weekend at Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. Here are the results: 1. Team 3 – Roger Bowe and John L. Frost. 21- under par. 2. (Tie) Team 6 – Ted Woolridge and A. Chavarria. Team 4 – Steve Mills and Jerry Wright. 17- under par. 4. Team […]

UFO Festival events

QCS Staff Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle offer multiple destinations for Quay County residents looking to take a day trip this summer. One getaway spot is even out of this world, sort of. The Roswell UFO Festival is scheduled July 1-4. Promoters claim more than 10,000 people typically sign in to the International […]

‘ Publish or perish’ game brings out the ‘country’ in me

By Lynn Moncus: Comments From the Canyon While playing the game of “publish or perish” for all too many years, guess who was always on the cutting edge of vanishing? Well, this woman from Ima had been hired to teach and had no spare time to research some esoteric, uninteresting subject to try to have […]

Trinity Baptist to hold concert

TV Hagenah Country gospel singer Myra Green will be coming to Trinity Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 3 to perform in a special free concert at the church according to Trinity Baptist representative Linda Danwerth. “She was here a year ago,” said Danwerth, “and it went over very well. It is very inspirational.” Green is a […]

Charity softball on tap

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari Love’s Country Store will be sponsoring their first ever Charity Co-ed Softball Tournament which, according to Love’s Country Store Manager Jamie Shaw, will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Shaw said that the Children’s Miracle Network is a group of hospitals that help children and get ill or injured children in need […]