California man traveling across country on horseback

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Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until […]

Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Children at risk for obesity

Tom Morris Current research indicates that over 20 percent of all children in the United States have two or more risk factors for coronary artery disease. Two or more risk factors place a child at a “moderate” risk level for future coronary artery disease. One of the most common risk factors in children is obesity. […]

Tree of LIfe to help in the fight against cancer

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Thomas Garcia Members of the Quay County Relay For Life and Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca unveiled the “Tree of Life” Thursday afternoon at City Hall. “This is a good way to make people aware that this disease is affecting people in Quay County,” Apodaca said. “Cancer is a dreadful disease that can strike anyone. This […]

Planning helps officials to combat potential agroterrorism

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Chelle Delaney They picked a worse case scenario. A FAD, or foreign animal disease, that could possibly be introduced into the U.S. and more specifically into Quay County. They were the local, state and neighboring livestock, law enforcement and emergency responders who might be called into action if a FAD such as foot and mouth, […]

Smoking, dipping something never cool

It’s taken some time to discover those dangers. Or, perhaps we should say that smoking has taken some time to develop them. Fact: Before World War I, when lung cancer was considered to be a rare disease, an American doctor, Isaac Adler, MD. was first to suggest that lung cancer is related to smoking. Today, […]

Vet stresses testing for ‘trich’ in cattle

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Bovine trichomoniasis has infected some cattle in Quay County, said John C. Wenzel extension veterinarian for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. “It’s in pretty much an issue in most counties in the the state right now … there have been some diagnosed in this area,” Wenzel said. […]

Do you think with your mind or soul?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What does it take to “make up your mind?” Making up your mind takes thinking, doesn’t it? And you do your thinking with that mass of jelly between your ears, right? You know, your brain. Your physical brain. That’s what runs your body, that’s what you ponder with, create […]

Inoculate yourself from sins

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Ah, the joys of summertime. Recently, I felt an itch on the back of my arm, which I ignored at first because, after all, it was just an itch and I could stand it. But as the little itch continued, I got concerned that a disease-carrying mosquito was biting […]