Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday […]

Self-doubt helpful with some memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Have you ever noticed that you can be sitting around doing as little as possible and suddenly have memories from the past flash across the mind’s screen? Often those memories have been hidden in the webs for years and for no explainable reason appear as if the events had occurred […]

Churches should reflect Jesus’ ownership

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist I saw a piece of mail recently addressed to “(name withheld to protect the innocent), Owner/Manager, Church of Christi.” My first thought was along the lines of, “Oooh! I thought Jesus was the owner/manager of the church.” After all, he did tell Peter, “I will build my church (Matthew 16: […]

‘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 […]

Fire destroys home on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Priscilla Mirabal had been to Lowe’s for groceries. As she drove down the hill on Highway 104 toward Pajarito Creek she saw the smoke. “I knew it was my house,” she said. Parked on the side of the road, Mirabal watched from her pickup as gray smoke tumbled out the house that […]

Logan woman injured by tornado recovering

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The only Logan resident to be hospitalized after the tornado that hit March 23, Tamie Elam, 42, has a message for everyone: “Take tornado watches and warnings seriously,” she said. “Go somewhere safe.” Elam spoke via telephone from her parents’ home in Liberal, Kan., where she is recovering. “I think […]

Giving credit where it’s due

By Leonard Lauriault Some interesting things happened in our neighborhood during or shortly after the recent snow storms. When I’d finished shoveling off our sidewalk after the first storm, one of my daughters cleaned off some of our neighbors’ walks. She didn’t have a suitable coat for such work so she wore my hooded jacket. […]

Become doers of the word, not just hearers

by Debra Whittington For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous […]

Aggie reunion brings back 50 years

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist For a few weeks, we have been visiting about the past in order to lead into just one more special event in the aging process — that of becoming a Golden Aggie from New Mexico State University. Being inducted into that society takes nothing more than longevity, but to many […]

Star-crossed couple to marry

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Howard Littell said when Michelle Wright passed through town March 6, he knew he wanted to marry her. When Wright saw Littell that day, she felt he was the answer to her prayers. Littell left a sign on his shop window Sunday to let customers know he had important […]