Don’t let time fly before receiving God’s grace

Wow! This year has flown by. I guess the adage that time flies is correct, although I’m not sure this year was all that fun. I know there were good times, but we tend to focus more on the bad times and wish that we, like time, could fly away from them (Job 9:25-28; Psalm [...]

Christians must show grace in difficult times

Leonard Lauriault Occasionally, the topic to write about eludes me. So, I resort to opening my Bible and taking the first passage that comes along. This time, after reading Philippians 3: 1-4 and John 10: 7-10, both of which I like, but thought too familiar, I came to Jeremiah 45 (read all three of those [...]

Seek righteousness through grace

by Leonard Lauriault In Matthew 25: 31-46, the sheep and goats were separated because of what they had or had not done. In meeting people’s needs, the sheep knew they were doing right because they were following God’s plan (Deuteronomy 15: 11; 14: 28, 29; Leviticus 25: 35). Apparently, they didn’t realize that in serving [...]

IRS extends deadline for tornado victims

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is giving a grace period to tornado victims in Quay and Curry counties. It’s pushing back its April 17 deadline for taxpayers struck by tornadoes on March 23-24 in in New Mexico, where a disasters were declared, according to an IRS press release. “I’m sure it would be [...]

Park dedicated to Madrid

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The city of Tucumcari and residents near Northside Park took time Saturday morning to honor former Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid, dedicating Northside Park in her name. A group of about 30 gathered in the southeast corner of the park, about 100 yards from where Madrid grew up. The [...]

7/30 Library Books

Fiction Sanctuary by Mercedes Lackey. In the third novel of the Dragon Jousters series, Altan serf Vetch must gather a secret army of dragon riders to rid their world of war. Lie By Moonlight by Amanda Quick. In Victorian England, a “private inquiry agent” helps a teacher rescue her pupils from thugs. Non-fiction Lance Armstrong’s [...]

Lopez chosen as new commissioner

By William Thompson Longtime Quay County resident Robert Lopez, 41, was notified Friday by Gov. Bill Richardson that he was chosen to succeed the late Grace Madrid on the Quay County Commission. “I don’t have any political agenda,” Lopez said. “So much of what we know about county government is second hand and I look [...]

City to honor former commissioner

By William Thompson City honors former county commissioner By William Thompson Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a proposal Thursday to designate North Side Park “in memory of Grace Madrid.” Friends and family members of Madrid, the Quay County commissioner who died May 18, had asked the city to rename the park [...]

Grace Madrid

Grace Madrid Grace Ellen Madrid, 54, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on Nov. 27, 1950, in Santa Fe, to Raymond and Lena Borquez. She graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1969. She married Alex Madrid on June 3, 1976, in Amarillo. She worked as a [...]

Don’t get caught up in rules

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church 2Corinthians 6:3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Colossians 2:16-23 (NIV) 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath [...]