Certain livestock may face more TB testing

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By Chelle Delaney: QC Sun staff Mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing is expected to be extended to the whole state starting next week, according to the state veterinarian and officials of the New Mexico Livestock Board. New Mexico is expected to be added to a list of states that have been declared “modified accredited advanced” by […]

Does your name make you rounder than you think?

The things they research these days. Researchers at Miami University think they know why you can remember some people’s names but not others. They think they have shown “quantitatively” (that means by lots of research) that certain names are associated with certain facial features. One example they give is that when people hear the name, […]

Facing the giants who drain joy from our lives

By Debra Whittington And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 I love to watch movies and have a few that I can watch over and over. Each time I see them they are fresh and […]

Early vote totals high

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Tony and Patsy Gresham made a short walk Friday in the Quay County Courthouse. The Greshams thought it was important to have honesty, experience and commitment from their elected officials, and they took advantage of the early voting period to let their voices be heard. More than 400 people […]

Dog toys: You’re on notice

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls, but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled […]

Razor wars are not progess

By Kevin Wilson I have a problem with technology. Or maybe it has a problem with me. I sometimes marvel at just how far we’ve progressed. You could look at the video games we play now, with voice actors and story arcs that are far reaches from Pac-Man and Pong. You could look at our […]

Candidates file for county spots

QCS Staff Three county positions will have some type of competition during the primary stage, as candidates filed for six elected offices Tuesday at the Quay County Courthouse. Ballot positions were drawn at 5 p.m. at the courthouse, with candidates drawing capsules. Each capsule included a number for a place on the ballot. No more […]

Rattlers hope to pull huge upset over Huskies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun As the Tucumcari Rattlers make their first trip to the state basketball tournament in 16 years, they go with the mindset that people don’t expect them to be there very long. Tucumcari (18-11), the Class 2A Region C runner-up, is the last seed of eight in the tournament. The […]

Farming, ranching life about persistence

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Persistence in the face of adversity — a sign of inner strength, a thick skull, or desperation. We were driving back to see the folks in Oklahoma and passed a snapshot of persistence in the face of adversity. A well-used pickup was parked on the edge of a lawn next […]

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 […]