9-30 Who I am

Maureen Orgass of Logan has lived in New Mexico since she was 16. … She has seen the Allman Brothers and Joe Cocker in concert. … She does not like lobster. She grew up on Long Island and has heard them scream when they are put in the pot to boil. … Her idea vacation […]

Change good, as long as message of salvation remains

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8

Budding community garden plans growing

By QCS Staff Quay County SunThe ground under Ed Perea’s feet at Turner and Seventh streets doesn’t look like much. But with a sweep of his hand, Perera points out the long horizontal space on the 100 x 50 foot lot where he envisions lush tomatoes and other vegetables ripening in the sun. “It’ll be […]

You may not have long to earn an eternity in heaven

By Debra Whittington 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 for a […]

New excavator to help rework canal basins

QCS Staff A $150,000 long-reach excavator was the attention-getter at Tuesday’s meeting of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board. After the regular meeting was adjourned, board members went to the Arch Hurley construction yard, where they inspected the track excavator which has a 60 foot reach. “We’ve needed one for a long time,” said board […]

From beans to squash: Tips to harvesting fall produce

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension After gardeners have worked hard and long to grow fresh produce, many are often robbed of their potential goodness because of improper, ill-timed harvesting. To avoid the occurrence of that unfortunate situation again, I have listed a number of the most popular garden vegetables and the harvest procedure for […]

Letter writing: Keeping in touch the old-fashioned way

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, I was sitting in my book room and paging through an old book in order to refresh the memory when a letter from Mother showed up. Although I saved many of her letters, I hadn’t taken time to read one in a number of years and just sat entranced […]

Spring fever nipping at heels

By Aggie Moncus I, Aggie, have captured the computer for the afternoon and plan to do a little visiting with my major fans. The slave has kept me away from my writing chores for so long that I fear some of you may have forgotten me, but she assures me that I am a most […]

04-09-2008: Wedding, birtday and sisters are top piano players

Wedding vows exchangedLewis and Vivian Martinez of Tucumcari announce the marriage of their son, Lewis Jr., to Jacqueline Wong today in Long Beach, Calif. Jacqueline is the daughter of Daniel and Maria Wong of Long Beach. Lewis Martinez Jr. is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School. The newlyweds are both serving in the U.S. […]

Tattoos have mixed, colorful history

By Chelle Delaney The Marine Corps has banned them, particularly “sleeve” tattoos, the “big, garish tattoos” that take up most of an arm. A Marine who gets one risks dishonorable discharge and two years in prison. The other military services also vote against visible tattoos, requiring that they be “small” tattoos. Still, the Army, hungry […]