At least my moustache is worth trading

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense As medical progress marches on, the use of transplants and body parts has become commonplace. Worldwide, from India to Italy, from Iran to Indiana, the surgeries are routine. According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. alone has 83,000 people on the waiting list for a […]

Opportunities to minister can arise when lease expected

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I strive to read my Bible each […]

Waiting for Harry until stroke of midnight

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Tucumcari residents have been awaiting today’s delivery of the seventh and final book in the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series,“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” At 12:01 a.m. today, Tucumcari Postmaster Robert Roark was to give out the pre-ordered copies of the Harry Potter book from the loading dock of the Tucumcari Post Office. […]

Cowboy boots make the sale

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist These are the boots of a salesman, specifically an ag sales rep. And they’ve taken me a million miles sellin’ to people who feed the world. Which makes me part of somethin’ good, somethin’ bigger than myself. Everybody’s good at somethin’; farmers, vets, cowboys, dairymen — and me. I can […]

Notes from the Church Lady 1-29-05

By Debra Whittington When Mom handed me the phone after finishing her conversation, the voice on the other end didn’t sound familiar to me. Fortunately, that person didn’t seem to notice my hesitation and went on to say it was 30 years since we last spoke or saw each other. I was starting to get […]