Mesalands wind energy program among award finalists

Special to the Quay County Sun The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College was a finalist for the NAIOP 2011 Awards of Excellence. The New Mexico Chapter of the NAIOP annually recognizes excellence in commercial real estate from around the state in various categories. The new wind center was a […]

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 […]

New dog digs niche in my heart

Priscilla Alden (Prissy for short), a very large black lab, has moved to this corner and says she is going to become my new friend. She landed with a thud on Aug. 27, thanks to Yvette Peacock who was acting in her sister Yvonne Braziel’s behalf. Those two women have come to my rescue more […]

‘Real life’ not seen in games

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I was taught at an early age the difference between fact and fiction. Things reported on the news were fact, but things in a sitcom or drama were fiction. Things you saw on the streets were fact, but things you saw on a movie screen were fiction. And one […]

Words, not pictures, show real person

By Debra Whittington …Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Mark 8:34

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L.J. Knight of San Jon demonstrated that he was one of the nation’s real farmers at Chicago’s International Livestock show. He won the blue ribbon for the best maize exhibited. …W.M. Hedgecoke suddenly dropped dead on a streets in Newkirk. … AJ. Luck began his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church. … Santa Claus landed at […]

Snow comes to party on Main Street

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By QCS Staff It was a beautiful sight, on Friday night … about 40 hardy Christmas-goers welcomed the first real snowfall. They also watched as Christmas lights outlining the roof of the old train station were turned on for the first time. Several sang carols and a Christmas tree was lighted, too. The event was […]

Tucumcari real estate market upbeat

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Residential real estate sales in Tucumcari in 2006 were upbeat, according to the principles of several real estate companies. “It’s been a pretty good year,” said Mickey Trousdale, of Trousdale Real Estate. “It’s been the best year since I’ve been in business for the last four to five years.” […]

Amistad celebrates 100th anniversary

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist Last Saturday, hundreds of people flocked to Amistad to honor the 100th birthday of that village and to spend much quality time just visiting. When the people of that area decide to put on a celebration, they just naturally know what to do and how to do it. […]

What do real New Mexicans eat?

Ryn Gargulinski Real New Mexicans don’t eat green chile quiche, someone recently told me. After thanking the person for the insightful information, I pointed out I never asked in the first place. But it did get me to thinking what real New Mexicans do eat. When I lived in the Land of Enchantment, I ended […]