Heroes of old still resonate today

Baxter Black There was a horse sold this summer down in Missouri. Probably the most famous horse in the world … Trigger. RFD-TV paid a lot of money to own the mounted figure of this celebrity equine, Roy Rogers’ Paramount Palomino. They also purchased his dog Bullet. They did it for the sentimental value, but […]

Family history repeats itself at home

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Railroad work passed down from generation

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Although this woman from lma has rarely written about the railroad heritage in our family we certainly had our share of railroaders. Mother’s father, Frank Clough, was Super-intendent of Bridges, Buildings, and Water-works between here and El Paso when he worked for the El Paso and Northeastern Rail-road […]

San Jon junior to play in Australian basketball tournament

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Lindsey Jennings, a junior at San Jon high school, said Tuesday she has been invited to represent New Mexico Girls Basketball at the 22nd Annual Down Under Sports Tournaments in Australia. “Not everybody gets an opportunity like this,” Jennings said. Jennings, 16, said she has played basketball since she […]

Police chief vacancy draws 10 applicants

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun City officials are planning to create a committee to review a list of 10 applicants for Tucumcari’s chief of police. City Manager Bobbye Rose said the intent is to narrow the list down to finalists in about a week. Deadline for applications was March 5, said City Clerk Christine […]

City seeks bid to demolish Sands Dorsey

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari city commissioners are debating what to do with the Sands Dorsey building. The debate Thursday is the latest chapter on centered on either tearing down all the building or leaving some portions. It’s a question lingering now two years. “Public safety is the most important,” Commissioner Robert Lumpkin […]

Seek out new holiday friendships

By Debra Whittington Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:1-2 I was preparing to back the car out of the garage when I suddenly saw two sparrows swoop down and land on the edge of the cat’s food bowl. I suppose they thought […]

Dexter knocks Tucumcari out of playoffs

QCS Staff The Tucumcari defense was unable to slow down the Dexter running attack during the Rattlers’ 48-17 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. The 10th-seeded Rattlers (5-6, 0-3) fell behind early and were never really in the game. Tucumcari fumbled the opening kickoff and the No. 7 seed […]

Movies usher in holiday

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer As seasons change and holidays approach I often notice the signs or omens if you will of their arrival. Take Halloween for example. You can drive down the street and notice a few houses with decorations in the lawn or in their front windows. In some office buildings decorations […]

Our job to continue down path of righteousness

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Jesus spent 40 after his resurrection continuing to teach his disciples (Acts 1: 1-14). During that time, he appeared to several people, proving he was who he said he was because he’d foretold his death, burial, and resurrection to the detail of the timeframe (Matthew 16: 21; 27: 62-66; 28: […]