Cattleman outwits automated urinal

Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers. A life of lifting, riding, shifting and physical exertion often leads them to a long-term relationship with osteopathic surgeons. Last spring, Colorado rancher Evan suffered through the spring branding and the state cattlemen’s meeting before making his doctor appointment. As his wife was checking him […]

Lord helps remove weeds of life

“Thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds … I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw”

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

Attorney recalled for compassion

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Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about our neighbor, we’re in trouble,” said his son, Ken Tharp. “That was really how he lived.” Ken Tharp, born July 31, […]

Sharing memories with long-time friend always pleasant

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day go by without there being pleasant experiences and surprises from friends. Last week, for instance, Roy Penix and his wife Rita were here from Utah and took the time to call to ask me out for dinner and then for breakfast. Roy was one of my brother’s classmates and […]

Living an abundant life not a sin

Leonard Lauriault One Sunday many years ago, our songleader came along introducing himself as if he were running for office as “John Doe — Democrat.” He often did fun things like that. As he went by, and keeping in mind that this was at church, I wondered how I’d describe myself religiously. I decided it […]

Realy for life set for Friday

QCS staff The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser is set for Friday and Saturday at Tucumcari High School. The event, which features volunteers walking around the track for the duration of the event, starts at 5:30 p.m. with a survivor and caregiver reception. The opening ceremony and first lap for survivors is […]

God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come […]

Boulevard brings back memories of youth, mischief

By Susan Reyes: Guest columnist Cruising down the boulevard brings to mind good old memories of small-town life — cruising in classic cars on hot summer nights and nights when there was little else to do. The boulevard promised adventure and mischief at times, but fun all the time. The boulevard holds memories of long […]

Watching nature come to life exciting

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon All that snow melting into the ground surely is giving us a colorful spring. As we drive around town, we can admire various fruit trees in bloom and can really enjoy the lilac bushes. The latter have more clusters of blooms than usual and need to be seen […]