Over-the-hill gang can tell fun tales

Quite often, young people seem to have a hard time believing that any of us in the over-the-hill gang were ever young or ever led very active lives. When questioned, they sometimes admit that their parents don’t talk about their youth and what they did for entertainment, thus leading the youngsters to believe that they […]

Sense of place comes from within the heart

By Lynn Moncus Last week was very special because I received letters from three former residents of Ima and enjoyed each word because most had to do with descriptions of their lives in that community when they were young. Although none of us lived there after we reached adulthood, all of us have retained our […]

Good fruit comes from good soil

By Debra Whittington But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 During my morning walks I pause to check out the apple and pear trees. There is nothing like fresh fruit and I am getting anxious to sink my […]

Now, not later, time to reflect

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “Go to now, ye that say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain’: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth […]

8/6 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library – new arrivals Fiction The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov. A flight attendant snares a billionaire divorcee, and is catapulted into the crème de la crème of Park Avenue society. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. Residents of an Edinburgh apartment building are put under the microscope in McCall Smith’s latest […]

Church Lady

Debra Whittington It was originally known as Decoration Day and later called Memorial Day. The date for this day of remembrance was set for May 30 until it was changed in 1971 to the last Monday in May to give people a longer holiday. What was known as a solemn observance was changed into a […]

Mothers know true potential, hope

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Behind those eyes there shines a light That’s guided me from my first step Down life’s highway through thick and thin So I could tell the wrong from right. Behind those eyes there beats a heart That taught me love is what you feel And to […]

Thoughts concerning Christmas

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

D-Day anniversary reaffirms belief in prayer

Debra Whittington “Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Render therefore to all their […]

Lynn Moncus

Quay County – a good place to start Whereas, some people enjoy dropping names of famous people they have met in foreign climes; many of us prefer to talk about people from our own area who have done well and have become famous in their own areas. Since the publication of our book, I have […]