Friend’s snow stories give perspective

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December: Jamestown, N.D., Denver, Colo., Laramie, Wyo. and Springfield, Ohio. I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, Texas, or San Diego, Calif., in the winter? She reminded me she had booked me in Miami last winter. “Yea,” I said, “Miami, Manitoba!” […]

Jesus real reason for being good

Someone recently told me he was most scared of going to jail. When I looked at him incredulously he said, “I know, I should be most scared of hell, but I’ve been to jail.” Apparently, that wasn’t a pleasant experience for him and I think that within humane constraints, jail and prison should not be […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: On the edge of reason It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snow and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the […]

Logan woman injured by tornado recovering

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The only Logan resident to be hospitalized after the tornado that hit March 23, Tamie Elam, 42, has a message for everyone: “Take tornado watches and warnings seriously,” she said. “Go somewhere safe.” Elam spoke via telephone from her parents’ home in Liberal, Kan., where she is recovering. “I think […]

Sunny path, straight paths please Aggie

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Since our last visit, the slave has taken me on several scary rides in the country and has caused me to consider taking driveing lessons in order to be able to go where I want to go and when I want to take a trip. I could then […]

Cars are not always our friends

Lynn Moncus We seem to visit fairly frequently about the attacks of various kinds of gadgets and contraptions. Among the most frustrating attacks are made by our motor vehicles, which tend to blind side us at every turn. I keep threatening to trade my car off for a burro because I could communicate with that […]

Businesses alter policies after sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina After a June 9 tobacco sting operation in which eight Tucumcari area businesses received citations, several local stores are trying to make sure they don’t sell tobacco to minors again. At the Logan Food Market, although clerk Dismas Kreshak said he didn’t check the identification of the 17-year-old girl who bought […]

Trip sends columnist tilting at windmills

Lynn Moncus You have noticed through the years that this country person is just a little slow in accepting the many changes in our way of life. Well, last Sunday, Aggie and I returned to the Ima area in order to confuse me more than ever. I realized I was standing in the past, present, […]