Sibling rivalry refines with age

Russell Anglin Sunday marked one of those rare instances when my nuclear and extended families could get together and relax for a minute or two. Having somehow awoke at a reasonable time Sunday morning at my grandma’s house, I had the chance to join my step dad, little brother and grandpa as they made their [...]

Cover of darkness not safe from cows

By Baxter Black: On the Edgoe of Common Sense Late-night calls are usually not good news. Especially if it is the police calling to tell you a car has hit a cow on the highway. Jack got the call at 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night. The local police all have his number because he [...]

Friendly service appreciated

By Lynn Moncus Although I always prefer to shop at home, I sometimes can’t find a few things here and am apt to head to Clovis two or three times a year. The drive is usually pleasant, and the change of scene brings back many memories of the times our family used to travel those [...]

Remember: God knows where you live

By Leonard Lauriault As a youth, I had a saying, “I know where you live.” This let offenders know they weren’t safe, because no matter where else they went, eventually they’d have to come home, where I’d be waiting at their door. Over the years, my attitude has changed. I’m leaving vengeance to God, also [...]

An Aggie in need is a friend indeed

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist For many years, Debbie Widger, currently Gift Planning Officer at New Mexico State University, has been coming to Tucumcari at this time of year and has rarely been here when we weren’t having a snow storm. We were both delighted when we saw flakes falling because we had feared she [...]

Key to success often doing dirty work

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Say you’re one of many in the fast changing world of Agribusiness where companies, ranches, sales territories and work forces are being bought, sold, traded, merged and split one after another. You are worried, with good reason, because the disposition of employees is always a factor. “Downsized, early retirement, let [...]

Radio: Theater of the imagination

Lynn Moncus Bill Stratton, a good friend, knows me rather well and frequently provides columns by Delbert Trew for me to read because he knows I will understand both the language and the subjects. In other words, Bill knows my country ways and knows I’ve been around for a year or two. This week, Mr. [...]