Cowboy home needs strong freshener

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with a roundup of cowboy friends. (This means that you fed the horses and caked the cows before breakfast). Tales were told, goats were cooked, music was played and it went on for days! But the background in my grand memories of this long weekend was the […]

Jesus real reason for being good

Someone recently told me he was most scared of going to jail. When I looked at him incredulously he said, “I know, I should be most scared of hell, but I’ve been to jail.” Apparently, that wasn’t a pleasant experience for him and I think that within humane constraints, jail and prison should not be […]

Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Hot rods spark chart-topping hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Comments from the Canyons: Woman from Ida enjoys friend’s company

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day pass that this woman from Ima isn’t pleased to be living in Quay County. As usual, Aggie and I took our Sunday afternoon drive and walk in the country. When we were returning to town, we stopped to watch a donkey and horse and to take a few pictures […]

Americans give generously

Baxter Black Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it would only add to their financial loss. They were called stingy and greedy by their detractors and told they should harvest the crop and give it to the […]

Have you accepted God’s offer for your salvation

I heard another good sermon recently (I hear lots of those) in which the Parable of the Talents presented in Matthew 25: 14-30 was used for illustration. A man distributed his wealth to his servants, three of whom are mentioned in the parable. Jesus told a similar parable in Luke 19: 11-17, in which the […]

Yep. Mom really does know best

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I have always been told all things happen for a reason. But when I lost my job at the Rocky Mountain News, I thought there was nothing good to come out of this situation. Sure I was at the bottom of the totem poll of presentation editors and was […]

Youngster loved ranching lifestyle

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

Bee-ware: Taking to the road can have its hazards

By Aggie The slave just left for afternoon coffee and told me I could write this column as it would be the last chance I’d have to write this year and the only chance I’d have to write before Christmas. Well, let’s begin by wishing you an early “Happy Holidays” and then get on with […]