DAR honors students

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Special to the QCS American History month was celebrated by the Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution with their annual essay awards luncheon. Students from area schools were recognized for their winning essays. The DAR Good Citizen essay was written by a senior, selected by the faculty of their school. The student has two [...]

Candidate profiles: Lieutenant governor

Primary elections are Tuesday in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz Pino [...]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz [...]

A game of cowboy letter association

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist There are globally astute, politically tuned, conscientiously correct people who watch C-Span and write letters to the editor. When the letter “A” is flashed before their eyes they immediately think Ahmadinejad (president of Iran), ambassador or Al Gore. Whereas when I see the letter “A,” my mind brings up anteater, [...]

Bee-ware: Taking to the road can have its hazards

By Aggie The slave just left for afternoon coffee and told me I could write this column as it would be the last chance I’d have to write this year and the only chance I’d have to write before Christmas. Well, let’s begin by wishing you an early “Happy Holidays” and then get on with [...]

Your computer has a long memory

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives we have been told that whenever we utter a word, it can never be withdrawn because it travels on its little sound wave forever. When we toss that word into the sound wave pool, we have created an everlasting wave just as we do when we toss a pebble [...]

District 3 candidate out of race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Write-in candidate, Jerry Dale Williamson, did not qualify for the District 3 municipal race for the Tucumcari City Commission, said city clerk, Jeanette Maddaford. In District 3, James L. Witcher is the only candidate running, and his is the only uncontested race in the City Commission election on March [...]

Patience, practice in short supply

By Lynn Moncus Although Aggie was kind enough to write the column last week, she said she wasn’t about to come to the rescue again any time soon because she doesn’t want anyone to get the notion that she is the slave on this corner. Besides, she is enjoying the warm afternoons and doesn’t want [...]

Let faith lead to the first steps, let the Lord do the rest

By Debra Whittington eek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; 1 Chronicles 16:11-12 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be [...]

Without challengers…

No candidates filed on Wednesday for positions on the Board of Trustees of the Mesalands Community College, according to the Quay County Clerk’s Office. Incumbents up for re-election on the five-member board are Bronson Moore, District 4, and Jimmy Sandoval, District 2. The filing day for write-in candidates is Jan. 30 before 5 p.m. at [...]