Uncle imparts life skills

Russell Anglin My family recently had the good fortune of visiting my great uncle, Eddie Manis, after six or seven years of living apart when he moved from Portales to California. Now he lives in Elida. Running into my long-lost uncle after all this time brought back lots of memories. You see, Uncle Eddie is [...]

Cherishing family on Thanksgiving

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Thursday of last week I was planning my vacation and trip to Las Cruces to see my sister for the holidays. I was planning out the stops that my mother, father and I would enjoy. However that all changed Friday morning when I got a call that no [...]

Shooting victim out of intensive care

By QCS Staff Nikko Nathan, 19, is out of intensive care at the Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, said his uncle George Aragon on Friday.Nathan was shot Monday night and transported to Amarillo. The gunshot wound entered his left buttocks and ricocheted into his colon, his uncle said.“He’s been up on a walker,” Aragon said. [...]

Thanksgiving a la green chiles

By Ryn Gargulinski While Thanksgiving usually brings to mind canned yams, pilgrim hats and cranberry stains on a white lace tablecloth, things may be celebrated a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. That’s because everything’s done a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. One can start by analyzing the menu, which is sure to contain [...]

Kids today do not know meaning of work

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Yes, Virginia, things have changed. A 20-something couple I know has occasionally sought my counsel. They are married, both animal science graduates and still seeking direction.  He is a typical ag boy: strong, honest, with a good work ethic and background in purebred cattle. And he can [...]

Grandson of area woman dies in Iraq

TV Hagenah A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of Charlotte Best, formerly [...]