Scars mark life of working with animals

I never claimed to be a cowman and I’ve got the scars to prove it! Frostbit fingers, baler twine blisters, and an odd scrape in the side of my head where the hair won’t grow back from when my good ol’ horse slipped down on an ice slick on the calving lot. I went out […]

Even meager contributions make a difference

In Luke 21: 1-4 and Mark 12: 41-44 (NIV), we read where Jesus noticed the widow putting two copper coins into the temple treasury. They were worth less than a penny, which is America’s smallest coin, also made of copper. That has nothing to do with this article except that she had less than two […]

Two Quay County schools miss AYP mark

QCS Staff Tucumcari Public Schools and Logan Middle school failed to make the adequate yearly progress mark for the 2011-2012 school year. The AYP standard guidelined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been the subject of scrutiny by educators as the system does not measure the progress that students or schools makes. […]

Cousin’s visit provides boost for mind

Last Sunday was a special day on this corner when Mark Nixon called to say he would be in town shortly and would buy me a cup of coffee. As many of you know, Mark is cousin Tink Nixon’s son and is thus a special person in my life. Although we rarely see each other, […]

Mark Armenta becomes Eagle Scout

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Mark Armenta, right, of Troop 88 in Parker, Colo., grandson of Tony and Ida Macias of Tucumcari, earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts of Eagle on Dec. 30, 2010. Presenting his Eagle Patch is Joe Skalisky, Scoutmaster of Troop 88. Mark’s Eagle project consisted of coordinating and supervising a drive for the Denver area […]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from […]

Sheriff’s Office seeking drug dog

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is making plans to have its own K-9 unit. “I hope we get one. We’d like to have a dog as soon as we can,” said Sheriff Joe Schallert. Deputy Mark Dahlsten has volunteered to be the K-9 officer, Schallert said. “Mark’s my No. […]

Visit binds old ties

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited a little about Cousin Tink and the great times we had as kids. Because she is now living in Phoenix for a while, we decided we needed to see each other so this woman from lma flew out to visit the girl from Nara Visa. Her son […]

Does it matter how much we do or make?

By Debra Whittington The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:2 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. I Corinthians 1:9 Last week, Mark […]

Keeping inner garden clear of weeks takes daily work

by Debra Whittington But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:13 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein […]