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 […]

Resident keeps smoke shop alive

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An effort to keep business alive in Tucumcari is the reason Roy McKinney said he bought Route 66 Smoke Shack. “I have looked around town and seen so many businesses have closed,” McKinney said. “This town can not afford to lose businesses left and right.” The business, formerly known […]

Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40′s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Four new officers sworn in to serve on police force

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Four new city police officers capped off their first three weeks of training and were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Joe I. Dominguez on Tuesday. Family, friends and fellow officers watched as Robert Vargas, Carlos Gallegos, Christopher Valdez and Lorenzo Emillio recited and signed the Oath of Office […]

Hunger disappears from UDSA’s vocabulary?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Will you be celebrating Thanksgiving? Most Americans will. But those who do celebrate should, perhaps, be conscious that not all Americans have reason to celebrate. For example, the “homeless” – people without a roof over their heads. In cities throughout the country there seem to be a great number […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]