TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation […]

Cowboy contemplates Christ child’s cattle

Baxter Black Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named […]

Life proves different for lefties

Russell Anglin I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty.

Turning 30 not that terrible

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Milestone birthdays are something that can be dreaded or welcomed. Whether it is turning 18, 21, 40, 50, 60 or whatever it may be, age is something that can get to a person and weigh on a person’s mind. I am facing this problem today. Yep, I am turning […]

Saturday is free fishing day, no license required

Special to the QCS Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, Saturday is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico – no license required, according to a press release from the […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

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Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest we think […]

Cold reminds us of God’s calling

By Leonard Lauriault We’ve done a lot of snow shoveling and frost or ice scraping lately. Recently, while I was scraping my wife’s car windows (good boy that I am), my neighbor came over and said, “I thought you did that yesterday.” I replied, “Yep, but some things are like devotions, needing to be done […]

New times don’t call for new greetings

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, a group of us began to reminisce about other times in our area and where pleased to have so many positive memories about those gracious days. Maybe we were just less hurried and harried then and had the time to use even the simplest social amenities. One of us […]

TV news should broaden its horizons

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun What is news worthy? It’s a question we discussed often in my journalism classes at the University of Georgia. There is not a clear answer, but a spectrum influenced by public opinion and editorial discretion. Recently, we got cable turned on in our office so that we could stay up to […]

‘Ownership’ means taking responsibility

Freedom Newspapers The “Ownership Society” seems poised to make a comeback, just in time for the president’s second term. Some might remember the Ownership Society: It made a brief appearance during last fall’s campaign, as the president and his handlers took a half-hearted stab at what the elder George Bush once called “the vision thing,” […]