New year brings new means to serve

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you […]

Holidays bring trials, blessings

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13-14. The calendar is full with something […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

10/1 Editorial

What would you do if government agents showed up at your door and demanded highly personal information about you and your housemates, and threatened you with up to $5,000 in fines if you didn’t answer or provided incorrect information? It’s an interesting dilemma, and one that American citizens should not have to face if they […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel or thousands of others from sticking around to watch the 13th annual Rotary Air Show at Tucumcari’s Municipal Airport. Tuel said he visits his sister in Tucumcari every year but this time he lucked out when his visit fell at […]

Rattlers stay home to face Wolverines

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff For the first time in two weeks the Tucumcari Rattlers will be playing at home, this time against the Texico Wolverines. The Wolverines, a 3-A district team, are currently 2-2 for the season and Coach Dub Smith calls them a tough tem. The Rattlers are now second place in the […]

Best advice true, but sometimes hurts

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Sometimes the best advice one can get is the least appreciated. I’m reminded of this observation when I hear of the honest, some would say cruel, comments the English judge Simon makes to mediocre contestants on American Idol. But blunt doesn’t necessarily have to be cruel. […]

TV news should broaden its horizons

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun What is news worthy? It’s a question we discussed often in my journalism classes at the University of Georgia. There is not a clear answer, but a spectrum influenced by public opinion and editorial discretion. Recently, we got cable turned on in our office so that we could stay up to […]

Easter reminds of God’s gift

Debra Whittington “The Lord is risen indeed…” Luke 24:34 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, […]

Hands-on learning

Baxter Black There are some things you can only learn by hand. Imagine reading a book with instructions on how to milk a cow: 1) Secure the beast 2) Grasp the teat 3) Squeeze and pull The same instructions (with slight alterations) could apply to picking an orange, lancing a boil, cracking a safe or […]