Family shares history

Recently, I received a story and pictures from Pat Heasley McDaniel, who now lives in Austin, Texas. The story, entitled “The Family of J.W. Bullington,” was written by her mother, Stella Bullington Heasley in 1977 and was just recently discovered by her younger daughter, Dandy. They are very gracious to share this bit of history […]

God will help untangle our lives

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that …the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7

Dirty Laundry: Off to study raising children in this digital age

Aisha Sultan Recently, my youngest child asked a question about love and God. He quickly realized from my reaction that he must have said something clever. As I reached for my laptop, he said, “Are you going to write what I said on Facebook? Do not write it there!” I was stunned. In fact, I […]

Male mentors step up to fill the hole in children’s’ lives

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Cathy Keen GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher. Today’s high rates of divorce, single parenting and working mothers place a greater premium on men […]

Tucumcari seniors greet future

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Thomas Garcia Prepared to take their first steps in the next chapter of their lives, 73 Tucumcari High School graduates were reminded that they are the future. As the music played, the graduates began to file one by one into the Snake Pit Friday night. Senior Dalton Wood was once again at the end of […]

Davises escape Missouri tornado

QCSun staff Two former Tucumcari residents can breath a sigh of relief after a tornado tore through their house in Joplin, Mo. Sunday. Connie Davis said she and her husband Vern were barely missed by the tornado. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the tornado claimed at least 117 lives. “It’s a war zone,” Davis […]

God’s power alters lives, souls

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Passing through — Dec. 22

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Name: Jim and Cheryl Keys Where we found them: La Cita restaurant on Saturday night Where were they going? Near Lincoln, Neb. where their daughter lives Where did they come from? Corona, Calif.

Comments from the Canyons: Quay tree tradition lives on

Lynn Moncus We have a number of Christmas traditions in our county and can trace many of them back to other countries and times before our county came into being. We also have some more recent traditions and look forward to seeing them age in order to become a part of our celebrations. One of […]

Fear must not consume our everyday lives

Freedom Newspapers The images are still vivid in many Americans’ minds: Planes careening into buildings; New Yorkers staring upward as people launched themselves toward certain death; families grasping photos of the missing, clinging to flimsy hopes; the numerous memorials in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.