Fire destroys Portales business

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze early Friday morning. Portales Fire Department units were dispatched to Pioneer Woodworkers on State Highway 88 — the Arch Highway […]

Carbon: “It’s the duct tape of life”

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Global warming (true or false) has focused everybody’s attention on carbon dioxide. That’s unfair to carbon. After all, a diamond is carbon, pure carbon. Currently we tend to think of the carbon (C) that’s in coal, coke, and charcoal. We forget that non-metallic carbon can also compound with other […]

Gaming authority says it wants level playing field

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Which racetrack and casino proposal will end up with a coveted prize: A site on the heavily trafficked I-40? Now, that Albuquerque Downs racetrack wants to move to Moriarity on I-40, the Quay County Gaming Authority is stepping back a pace, and mounting its own offensive to win approval […]

While some may see business opportunity, others see ruin

By Debra Whittington Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NLT) When God created man, he gave him free will to make choices. Moses received laws to help man to do what was right, but in Judges 17:5-7 it says “but every man […]

04-07-2007: Letters to Editor

Despite tornado, she was tucked safely into bed On Friday, March 23, 2007, a tornado struck Logan where I live at Autumn Blessings Assisted Living. Elderly people in poor health are not easy to take care of in normal times. The staff and owners did an outstanding job. There was some damage to the building […]

Services set for Sci-Fi Grand Master

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Services: at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU. While Portales people knew him as “Jack,” the Eastern New Mexico University professor and all-around nice guy, Jack Williamson cast a large shadow in the science fiction community. Terms and even ideas adopted by science or Hollywood […]

Fire safety for all ages

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Never mind the sirens, the ladder or the fire truck itself, most of the preschoolers outside Tucumcari Elementary at Thursday’s fire department demonstration said they were enamored with the hose. “They like the water,” preschool teacher Sandy Bowen said while kids lined up for a chance to hold and spray the […]

Aggie speaks on parks and photos

By Lynn Moncus I, Aggie, am writing the column this week even though the slave won’t let me use my own byline anymore because she thinks it causes too much confusion and probably because she knows people would rather read what I have to say than to look at her ramblings. She told me she […]

‘James’ about receiving God’s good and perfect gifts

Leonard Lauriault: Church of Christ God gives the crown of eternal life to those that love him only after we’ve stood firm in our earthly life (1: 12, unless otherwise noted, scripture references are from the book of James; Revelation 2: 10). We show our love for God as doers of the word (1: 21-25; […]

Minister defines equality in God’s eyes

By Rev. Jim Witcher “Equal” is defined as: 1. Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another. 2. Mathematics. Being the same or identical to in value. 3.a. Having the same privileges, status, or rights: equal before the law. Many of you know me as Jim Witcher Minister. Others know me as Trooper Witcher […]