Tax dollars should not fund religious center

Freedom New Mexico Park 51 developers, formerly known as Cordoba House, the group behind what is popularly known as the proposed “ground zero mosque” two blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks, has catapulted its proposed project back into the news spotlight. By applying for a $5 million grant from the Lower Manhattan […]

Old Testament festivals remind of us God’s continuing gift of salvation

by Leonard Lauriault Much of what Israel did in the Old Testament was symbolic of life in the Christian era and eternity (Hebrews 8: 5; 9: 23; 10: 1). One example of that is the annual feasts of Passover, Pentecost (also known as the Feast of Weeks or Harvest), and Feast of Ingathering (a.k.a. Booths […]

Cowboy songs flavor Heritage Dayze festival

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In the same year that Jack Thorp was having his cowboy songs printed in Estancia, Tucucmari was incorporated as a city.The year was 1908. It is not known if Thorp was ever in Tucumcari, but Colorado historian and musician Mark Gardner said Thorp traveled all over the state collecting range ballads. So, it is possible […]

A litte trust in the Lord goes a long way for movie

By Debra Whittington Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to […]

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no […]

Take pride in the flag

By Debra Whittington “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. ”   The calendar indicates that the fourth of July has passed once again as summer marches on. Still I can’t help thinking about that infamous date on the calendar in which we celebrate our […]