Our hairs are numbered

During a public prayer recently, the one guiding our thoughts described how great God is in taking care of us, even though the hairs on our head are numbered (Matthew 10:28-31). OK, that’s probably not exactly what he said because he probably didn’t include the word, “though,” and I know that in the context it’s […]

Family shares history

Recently, I received a story and pictures from Pat Heasley McDaniel, who now lives in Austin, Texas. The story, entitled “The Family of J.W. Bullington,” was written by her mother, Stella Bullington Heasley in 1977 and was just recently discovered by her younger daughter, Dandy. They are very gracious to share this bit of history […]

Courteous driver may have learned hard lesson

I was in Albuquerque recently and, while getting onto I-25 during the afternoon rush hour, a car slowed down to the speed limit allowing me to merge, as courteous drivers should do. After I got nestled into an inner lane, the car passed me and I noticed that its rear-end was crunched. While the possibilities […]

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 […]

Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

Xcel donates wind energy scholarship

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College recently received $5,000 from Xcel energy for scholarships, for students pursuing a degree in wind energy technology at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. As the number one provider of wind energy in the United States, Xcel has made it a priority to invest in their communities […]

Biographies reveal proud history

Many of us are interested in the general history of our area and are always eager to gather more. When we have an opportunity to read about individuals who have participated in that history, we feel fortunate because their stories give us personal views of the past. Recently, Linda Moore at Tucumcari Historical Museum handed […]

Police blotter —

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday • At 12:28 a.m., a woman reported a theft at a fuel station on the 2600 block of South First Street. • At 12:32 a.m., a man reported a threat at […]

Police blotter — Aug. 31

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Police blotter — Aug. 10

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 2:02 a.m., an officer advised of two suspicious men on the corner of South College Street and East Laughlin Avenue. The officer advised all was OK. • At 5:37 […]