Deeds may come and go, canyons never let go

By Lynn Moncus At long last, Aggie and I found the courage and the energy to take a trip out home in order to renew our inner selves and to spend a few hours amid the spirits of the past and the beauty of the present. To do that fairly safely, we put the old […]

Kids catch on fast at fishing clinic

By Robert Ciolli There was at least one catfish for every kid on Saturday at a free fishing clinic in Tucumcari. Testing their new found fishing skills, some of the kids reeled in several catches. “I’ve caught three or four,” said Billy Sandoval, 9. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocked an outdoor […]

New shade of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or the blood blister […]

To sleep, perchance to eat Twinkies

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What do we all want, need and cannot live without? No, it’s not the $84 fuzzy shearling slippers from the latest Cabelas catalog. It’s our dear friend sleep. Studies have shown normal adults need at least eight hours of sleep per day. When we say “normal” we mean those […]

Treasure hunting at garage sales

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Tucumcari resident Mary Ann Molinas laughs when she admits it, but, yes, she once bought a bed pan at a garage sale. “It was made out of that blue and white speckled tin like they used in old dishes,” she said of her 50-cent purchase. “I was going to […]

Israel, Palestine have opportunity for some peace

Freedom Newspapers Recently we have been skeptical of the prospect — trumpeted in some quarters — that the death of Yasser Arafat and the election of his longtime aide Mahmoud Abbas was likely to create a significant opportunity for a useful Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” to begin. Well, when it comes to this issue skepticism is […]

Mesalands honor society inducts 18

Mesalands Community College released a list of 18 new members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who have been inducted in a recent ceremony held by the Beta Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa at the college. According to John Yearout, a spokesman for the college, the purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage […]

Learn to control normal human emotion, anger

By Lendy Borden: Abundant Life Church You know everybody gets angry from time to time. There are a lot of reasons for our anger: somebody says or does something to hurt or offend us, an injustice is done, or sometimes it’s just plain old stupidity. Whatever the reason for our anger, we need to understand […]