Choices: How do you decide what’s next?

By  Leonard Lauriault In the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” there’s a scene, or rather a line I’ll not soon forget. An old knight who’d been guarding the holy grail for several centuries is in a room full of cups when Indiana Jones arrives followed by the bad guys. As they’re wondering which […]

A mother’s loving touch brings thankfulness

By Debra Whittington And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Genesis 3:20 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7   Although Mother’s […]

Community rallies to help robbery victim

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun December didn’t look like a good month for Stephanie Beltran of Tucumcari. It was on Friday, Dec. 1, that Beltran, a manager at Pizza Hut, said she was admitted to Plains Regional Medical Center at Clovis for exploratory surgery. Five minutes into her surgery, Beltran’s heart suddenly stopped. The […]

You’ll never get there on someone else’s coattails

By Leonard Lauriault Both criminals crucified with Jesus had joined the crowd in jeering him (Mark 15: 25-32; Luke 23: 32-43). Eventually, the one widely known as “the thief on the cross” apparently realized his predicament and the true nature of the Messianic kingdom and asked the Messiah, Jesus, to remember him. The other one […]

Being teary-eyed has become natural for me

I found myself teary-eyed as Dan Roberts sang “Beaches of Cheyenne,” on Thursday night at the Chamber banquet. So I figure it’s time to come clean, and give readers perhaps the most true glimpse into who I am. That was not the first time I cried because of a song, or for that matter even […]