Why avoiding conflict keeps you trapped in it forever

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Lisa McLeod Most people don’t like conflict. It feels risky and time consuming. They’re either afraid of it or they don’t want to expend the energy to deal with it. The problem is, avoiding conflict doesn’t work either. It doesn’t reduce tension, if anything, it escalates it. A reluctance to deal with conflict is hugely […]

Tucson tragedy reminds us to help those in need

Lynn Moncus As we look back on Saturday’s incident in Arizona, we can but wonder what lies ahead. We tend to remain in awe about what goes on in our country and continue to ask what can be done to prevent even one of the atrocities. Because we feel almost as if we are on […]

Ortiz wins award at Nara Visa gathering

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When someone is described as having earned so much respect and admiration through his honesty, hard work and caring of others, you know that person is Carlos Ortiz. He has lived his life by the traditions of the West, caring for the land, livestock, family and friends. Both his paternal and maternal grandparents homesteaded and […]

History preservation important task

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Those of us who are still interested in the history of our area are certainly missing the many sources we once had. When we have questions about the past, we really have to do a lot of searching in order to find someone left who can come up […]

She’s earned speaking privileges at 40th anniversary of grand opening

By Lynn Moncus The farther we get over the hill, the more strange experiences we seem to have. I was asked to give a brief history of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and wondered why someone far more knowledgeable hadn’t received the honor. Well, as I began a bit of research, I realized why I had […]

03-26-2008: Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Fridayl At 12:23 a.m., a male called to report harassing phone calls to a residence on South Second Street. The officer reported that someone claiming […]

How will you be remembered

By Debra Whittington Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of […]

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]

True Valentine’s Day gift is putting others first

By Debra Whittington A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:34-35  As Valentine’s Day draws near, the focus is on […]

Schools seek to combat bullying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Nobody likes a bully, right? The Tucumcari Schools plan to do something about bullying that occurs on the playground as well as in cyberspace. They are developing an anti-bullying policy that’s required by the state’s Public Education and staff will go through 11 weeks of book study that will […]