Police: Burglaries on rise

QCS staff Over the past three months there has been a increase of burglaries unusual to Tucumcari, said Deputy Police Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said the department is aware of the issue and is taking steps to address the problem. “Our evening and night shift officers are stopping the people they see out and identifying […]

Forgiveness facilitates salvation

Leonard Lauriault A man in our congregation presented an excellent sermon recently on what Christianity does. With his permission, this article is based on several of his points. Most people know that Christianity should keep one honest, (2 Corinthians 8: 21; Hebrews 13: 18), pure (1 Thessalonians 5: 22; 1 Peter 2: 12; Hebrews 5: […]

Reading Bible often leads to explosive truths

by Leonard Lauriault Since before the apostles died, people have been distorting scripture and misleading others (2 Peter 3: 15-18). Some erroneous concepts are of little consequence; others are so critical as to prevent one’s salvation. A basic, open-minded, personal study of God’s word answers all critical questions clearly (at least, it did for me). […]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they […]

Numbered days don’t necessarily mean doom

By Leonard Lauriault This year has flown past and will soon come to an end – its days are numbered, a term often used to describe impending doom that comes at the end of the measured time (not that doom will come after New Year’s Eve this year). The Babylonian king, Belshazzar, a prideful man […]

Are you made in the spittin’ image?

By Leonard Lauriault Often when a baby is born, people try to connect facial features with the parents or some other close relative. Sometimes that’s easy because the baby is the spittin’ image of her mother. Other times, it’s not so easy and you know there’s a stretch when someone says, “He’s got George’s nose. […]

Stumbling in the dark

By Leonard Lauriault Well, it’s been a couple of days since we confused our internal clocks again by going to Daylight Savings Time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, the past few days haven’t been so pleasant because I’ve revisited some previous experiences related to waking up an hour earlier in a […]

Lord’s time not Daylight Savings Time

By Debra Whittington But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  2 Peter 3:8  With Daylight Saving Time quickly approaching, I decided now was the time to start preparing myself. Every day I plan to get […]

Even some scholars are not paying attention to Bible

By Leonard Lauriault In science and history, we often draw inaccurate conclusions because we don’t have all the facts, or, sometimes, because the facts have been misrepresented. Coming to the wrong conclusions can happen with math as well. If we haven’t studied the techniques to solve difficult problems correctly, in the end, the answer will […]

Construction barriers remind us to stay on right path

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist While approaching the construction site between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, recently, I came upon a flashing sign I’d never seen before. It read something like, “Caution – Moving Wall Barriers Next 8 Miles.” You may have seen it too. My first thoughts were of signs like, “Deer Crossing […]