God blesses everyone with success in all things

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Tis the season to be jolly with high school and college graduations and the fact that many people, young and old alike, will embark into a new stage of life. Some will start their careers immediately; others will continue their education. Soon to follow this time of graduation will come […]

Jesus’ trials at crucifixion mirrors our own

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist During the Easter season, many Christians reflect on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection and their commitment to him. There are four places associated with Jesus’ crucifixion that parallel our experiences in life. In Gethsemane, the pressure of making atonement for our sins peaked and Jesus was tempted to avoid the […]

Small-town atmosphere helps create magical Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus For some reason, finding the Christmas spirit was a bit slow this year, but last Wednesday, Nancy Napier and Betty Sanders, two of my classmates, took care of that and made me realize just how important this season is and just how important our lasting friendships are. Nancy invited the two of […]

Holiday more than gifts

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Christmas season has a different feel to it in current times. The country is in an economic recession and unemployment is as high as it has been in many years. It seems like everybody you talk to speaks about how money is tight. It is too easy to get […]

Basketball crowds full of fun

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball season is under way for all high schools in Quay County. I have had a chance to watch the counties’ teams play on more than one occasion. These trips to the gym remind me how fun and exciting the game of basketball can be. Basketball is fast paced […]

Giving thanks where it’s deserved

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family. • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married […]

Basketball season ready to begin for Quay County teams

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Speed will be the name of the game for the Quay County boys basketball teams this season. All four teams in the county will try and get up and down the court quickly — that’s how they’ll make up for a lack of size on the […]

Football season comes to a close for Rattlers

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The season did not end the way the Tucumcari Rattlers football team hoped, but the season was still an overall success in coach Daniel Hutchins’ mind. The Rattlers finished the season 5-6, 0-3 in district, and lost 48-17 in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs to Dexter […]

10-28 Football recap and preview

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari, Logan, House and San Jon have had roller coaster years with big victories and hard upsets. On Friday, Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon will be playing to advance to the postseason. House ended its season 5-4 (0-3 in district play) with a 64-14 loss to Lake Arthur on […]

With age, seasons have different meaning

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As the seasons change, we hear many comments about which is the favorite season and which is not. For some reason, most people with whom I spend a little time seem to prefer fall and go to great lengths to describe it. They usually begin by coming to the coffee […]