Clark is game for hunting

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By Maria Schmitt Tucumcari hunter Wayne Clark doesn’t have to talk about the one that got away. All Clark has to do is show you the walls in his trophy room. On the wall behind his computer is a bear skin, a large fish appoints an archway, and on another hang the heads of mule […]

Vets remember July 4th, every day

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By QCS Staff Hardly a day goes by that Vietnam vet Roger Wakefield doesn’t get a wave,

Building it doesn’t mean they’ll come

By Leonard Lauriault It’s basketball season. A recent article from the University of Kentucky (one of my alma maters where basketball is king and football is a pastime until basketball season) compared attendance at their home basketball games with other schools. The Kentucky Wildcats’ home court is Rupp Arena, which had the largest seating capacity […]

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 […]

Making the best of snow days

By Lynn Moncus When I asked the slave if I could write our essay this week, she said I could if I’d wash the mud off my paws. Now my water dish looks rather murky, but my paws are very clean and won’t cause her to yell at me for a few minutes. Although she […]

Aggie speaks again

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist I, Aggie, have locked all the doors so the slave won’t know I am writing and hope she doesn’t find the keys until we have finished our visit. She has been more selfish than ever by refusing to let me sit at the computer, but she has mentioned that a […]

A dog’s life is quite relaxing

By Aggie Moncus: Tails from the Canyon If all goes well, the wind just blew the slave out of the backyard, and I, Aggie, can visit with you this week. Actually, I think she was looking for me out there, but I am not about to go out when the wind is blowing so hard. […]

Winter memories dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard which would have occurred […]

Why disasters happen

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Several times since shortly after Hurricane Katrina, I’ve heard comments that it and other natural disasters were the hand of God punishing evil men. Even some in the Christian community make such statements whenever natural disasters happen. That’s really sad because it’s faulty theology from a Christian standpoint for a […]

Child burn victim continues progress

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari grandfather John Frost said his two-year old granddaughter, Callie Rae Frost, is making good recovery. Callie Rae was severely burned Dec. 6 by hot cooking oil in an accident at home in Farmington. Callie Rae was transported soon after the accident to the Shriner’s Hospital burn unit in […]