Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell […]

Martinez pushes license change

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

Teen qualifies for horse show

QCS Staff Rebecca Alden, 16, of Tucumcari, a member of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team, is a qualifier for the 2011 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. Her American Quarter Horses Majors Robin Hood and Hott Flash will be competing in the Ford Youth World Show on Aug. […]

Who I am — May 18

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Shirley Gomez My daughter says I make the best cookies in the world … I’ve lived in Tucumcari for 32 years … I can usually be found at the softball field.

Military mama: Fight will still continue

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The recent news that the U.S. had accomplished a mission nearly a decade in the making brought on an outpouring of support. There were levels of excitement that varied from a calm sense of relief all the way to pure jubilation and parades. I found myself feeling satisfied that a long-time terrorist was officially out […]

Tunisian unrest shows glimmers of hope

Freedom New Mexico One of the world’s more wretched dictators, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, appeared to be losing his grip on power after more than 41 years. A British diplomat said Monday that Gadhafi had fled his strife-torn nation and was headed to Venezuela. A spokesman for the regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied […]

Jesus overcame tribulation, the world

Debra Whittington “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

Gratitude for God brings peace

Leonard Lauriault Thanksgiving is next week. While Thanksgiving and harvest festivals are celebrated at various times during the year throughout the world, you remember the historical basis for this great American holiday — how the Pilgrims in Massachusetts joined with the local Native Americans in thanking their Creator and Provider after the Pilgrims had survived […]

Comments from the Canyons: Holiday catologues were fun to look through

Lynn Moncus No doubt, you have noticed the increase in the number of catalogues you receive each week now that we are supposed to be thinking of the holidays. With each trip to the mailbox, many of us carry an armload of those publications and wonder where we are going to put the latest batch. […]

Cattle industry has emerging ‘saint’

Baxter Black The Vatican has proclaimed Sister Theresa a saint. It was one of those wonderful recognitions that allow Christians in particular, and humanitarians in general, to put aside our differences and appreciate humans who have made the world a better place. As time passes and the erosion of years smooth our memories we can […]