Efforts wasted with daylight savings time

Here we go once again trying to adjust to daylight savings time. As we change our clocks and gnash our teeth, we keep wondering why we seem to be forced to do so twice a year. We also wonder about the logic, or lack thereof, regarding the whole idea of “saving time.” At least one […]

Off-Duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering

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QCS Staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Co-worker known for dedication, service

One more day, one more conversation, one more outburst of laughter and even one more time just to argue with you. These are a few things I and many others wish we could have with Catherine Bugg. I’d like one more chance to speak up and let her know just how much she and her […]

Obama plan would prolong housing pain

It was predictable that President Barack Obama would pander again to entitlement sentiments. This time involves the misguided belief that everyone is entitled to homeownership, even at the government’s — the taxpayers’ — expense. But the president’s audacity is a bit much to take, even for an election year. Obama wants to effectively bail out […]

Friends make life pleasant and enjoyable

Throughout all our years of visiting together, we have spent much time talking about our great good fortune of having so many wonderful friends. They are the people who make this area home and who give us reasons to enjoy each day. Last week, I had the opportunity to have a phone visit with Mrs. […]

Quay County Sun sold

Robin Fornoff Freedom Communications has agreed to sell the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune, Quay County Sun and their affiliated publications to Clovis Media Inc., Publisher Ray Sullivan told newspaper employees Tuesday afternoon. All 60 full-time and two part-time associates will retain their jobs in ownership transition, expected to take place before the end of […]

Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis […]

Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Championship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

Celebrations planned for state’s centennial anniversary

On Friday at 11:35 a.m., New Mexico will celebrate her 100th birthday as the 47th state. Celebrations throughout the state are planned as this is a major occasion for those of us who are proud to be natives and residents of this beautiful state. We can but imagine the fun people had at the first […]

Don’t let time fly before receiving God’s grace

Wow! This year has flown by. I guess the adage that time flies is correct, although I’m not sure this year was all that fun. I know there were good times, but we tend to focus more on the bad times and wish that we, like time, could fly away from them (Job 9:25-28; Psalm […]