Singing church hymn all about effort

By Karl Terry: Local columnist To the youngster two rows in front of me, it sounded beautiful. To his embarrassed father, it likely sounded like a mad tomcat trapped in a sack. On a recent Sunday morning in church the little guy — probably about 2 and likely not even talking real well — joined […]

Think about what you are doing …

By Leonard Lauriault A few of my recent articles have dealt with our thought processes. We must be careful about what thoughts we entertain because our thoughts can take control of our lives, eventually becoming expressed through actions. Jesus said that evil gets stored up in our hearts (or minds) making us unclean (sinful; Matthew […]

Simple steps help avoid mosquitos

By Tom Dominguez Recent rains have been a blessing to our parched land but have left a buzzing nuisance in the air.

Elm leaf beetle: Best to wait until next year to launch your counter attack

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension In the recent days I have had a flood of calls asking, “Why are the elm trees in Tucumcari all dying out?”

Population stable, unemployment falls

By QCS Staff The population in Quay County has stabilized, according to a labor report presented at a recent Quay County Commission meeting. The Labor Study’s executive summary noted the stabilization is “the estimate of the most recent population projections by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research (UNMBBER).” However, the […]

Recent rains help wheat farmers

William Thompson Quay County wheat farmers are hoping for a bountiful wheat harvest this summer in the aftermath of recent rains in the area. Still, more rain is desired according to agriculture experts. Greg Martin, the acting County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, said that wheat farmers are at a crossroads now. Either […]