Words of advice offered in tough times

President Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get […]

Ornamental grasses low maintenance

By Tom Dominguez A ballet of light and movement is what you’ll get with ornamental grasses. Tough, graceful, shimmery and beautiful are possible ways to describe one of the best-kept secrets of the gardening world. Now is an excellent time to plant some of these beautiful, no-mow grasses. When the topic of ornamental grasses come […]

Right vs. right calls for tough choices

Two newspapers in Seattle were asked by the FBI to publish a photograph of two men “so that the public might help in identifying them.” “These men have been seen aboard Washington State Ferries … and have exhibited unusual behavior, which was reported by passengers,” conceding that the behavior might have been harmless, the FBI […]

Springer takes twin win from Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers dropped two to the Springer Red Devils Friday night at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. “We need to play defense with our feet and not with our hands,” said Tucumcari girls coach Wayne Ferguson. “We got into foul trouble and that sent their players to the […]

Strong different than tough, in varying degrees

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There is a difference between being tough and being strong. A 600-pound roping steer is tough; a 2,000-pound Angus bull is strong. Wrestling calves at a recent spring branding, there were several young men there to help flank calves. They were all good boys and came to lend a hand. […]

Rattlers want to win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Girls’ basketball team had that winning feeling only once last year in a disappointing season. Head Coach Alicia Trujillo said her players are looking to improve this season. “They are at the point where they are tired of losing,” said Trujillo. “I am a lot more excited. They are […]