10/29 Editorial

When is tax reform not a good idea? When it makes the current labyrinthine system even worse. Unfortunately, that’s just what would happen if the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform has its way. What else should one expect from a nine-member panel that includes a former IRS commissioner, Charles O. Rossotti? Appointed in […]

Making a difference from Quay to the Middle East

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Making a difference could be as easy as opening a door or carrying some groceries. Or, as Tucumcari’s Altrusa is planning this year, be as involved as revamping the entire library at the Pioneer Senior Center. These are just some of the ideas for Saturday’s Make a Difference Day, which was […]

Domestic violence hits hard

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Every 15 seconds, another victim of an abusive relationship is battered, according to the Web site WomensLaw.org. This isn’t even counting the seconds in between, ones that may contain psychological, economic or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is so widespread and frequently so subtle, said Mesa Counselor Dave Crane, that often victims […]

Finding the roadmap to life

By By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee (Psalm 143:8). Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine […]

Farming, ranching life about persistence

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Persistence in the face of adversity — a sign of inner strength, a thick skull, or desperation. We were driving back to see the folks in Oklahoma and passed a snapshot of persistence in the face of adversity. A well-used pickup was parked on the edge of a lawn next […]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, […]

Congratulations always worth bringing up

By Lynn Moncus Whenever we receive good news about Tucumcari High graduates, we need to share in order to show how pleased we are with their accomplishments and to let them know that our hometown pride is still alive and well. Margaret Lee Elliott Hoffman received the 2005 Employee of the Year Award for the […]

Louise Stull

Louise Stull, 87, died in the Coon Memorial Nursing Home in Dalhart, Texas on Saturday April 23, 2005 following an extended illness. Stull was born March 21, 1918 in Dalhart. She had been a long time resident of the Nara Visa community. She was a member of the Logan Church of Christ. She was a […]

Combining recipes make good creations

By Tova Fruchtman My mom never cooked with a cookbook. She always just added a little bit of this or that, tasted it, added a little more of this, tasted it again, added a little more of that. So, with that model I have never been one to follow recipes very well. We have about […]

Look, listen, learn for happy 2005

Lynn Moncus Whether or not we are ready to hang new calendars, we might as well face the fact that we are entering a new year and will proceed into 2005. Whereas, some people spend much time and energy making New Year’s resolutions; others of us just face the year head on and take it […]