Holiday recollections in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist At this time of year, those of us in the over-the-hill-gang tend to cause the climbers to roll their eyes as we recall our memories of Christmas during our childhood. We merely smile because we feel sure they will do likewise as they age and begin to share their memories. […]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, […]

How a lone cedar tree helps make holidays beautiful

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By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Mrs. Roberta Waterman, a special friend, has struck again and has decorated a lone cedar on Highway 209 so all passersby can see a beautiful Christmas tree against the background of the distant mesas. Although “Bert” doesn’t want a whole lot of recognition for her efforts, she explains she receives […]

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Gift a tree for the holidays The Los Angeles based TreePeople are once again offering their tree dedication program, according to a release from the group. Through their Gift of Life dedication, holiday shoppers can buy a tree to be planted in honor of those on the gift list, the release said. For more information, […]

Submit holiday cheer from the Land of Enchantment

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some use salt shakers. Others have fashioned decorated fish hooks to hang around flour canisters. Still more use ceramic molds or clothespins. Hide-A-Way Ceramic owner Karlene Mowles said she’s seen a wide array of Christmas ornaments in her five years in the art business. Now New Mexicans get a chance to […]

God gives roots that help to stand strong in hard times

By Debra Whittington: Notes from a Church Lady But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. […]

A concept — A holiday tree

TV Hagenah Christmas has come and gone, well sort of gone. Our Christmas Tree is still up and the lights on the house are still there too and if a person listens to my wife they would believe both the tree and the lights will be there until next Christmas. I must say this is […]

Gifts bought for children of inmates

William Thompson Dozens of children in the Quay County area and surrounding counties will be receiving Christmas gifts in the mail from their fathers. The fathers of the children are incarcerated in prisons throughout the U.S. Judy Scott, a volunteer for Prison Fellowship Ministries, said two gifts for each child were purchased by volunteers as […]

Hospice Home Tour set for Sunday

TV Hagenah The homes and businesses that will be featured on the 2004 Helping Hands Hospice Home Tour are in the final stages of preparation for their day of presentation Sunday when those who have paid the $10 for the tour will be able to see the different homes and business specially decorated for the […]

Tucumcari Fire Chief warns of fire dangers

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said Friday that the holidays are a wonderful time but he added that they can also be dangerous because of the extra threats of fires during the holiday season. “We don’t want to frighten people,” said Cherry, “but the Christmas trees and for that matter the season in […]