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 […]

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

Baxter Black I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group […]

Sands Dorsey building concerns officials

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Thomas Garcia Three years have passed since the historic Sands Dorsey building was destroyed by fire and city officials are still seeking funding to demolish the remains. “We have not been able to find any funding for the demolition of the Sands Dorsey building at this point,” said city manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said she […]

Cowboys pay price for entertainment

Baxter Black Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. […]

Sibling rivalry refines with age

Russell Anglin Sunday marked one of those rare instances when my nuclear and extended families could get together and relax for a minute or two. Having somehow awoke at a reasonable time Sunday morning at my grandma’s house, I had the chance to join my step dad, little brother and grandpa as they made their […]

Comments from the Canyon: Area’s history worth sharing with friends

Lynn Moncus Our lives along Route 66 are enriched by the many travelers we see and the opportunities they give us to learn about other areas. Many of those travelers are interested in the history of Route 66 and are eager to talk about what life was like during the growth and development of that […]

4-H hosting archery shoot

Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports program is hosting a 3D archery shoot as a fundraiser. The Fall Classic Shoot will be on Route 66 at Five Mile Park on Oct.16, 2010. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for youth age 12 -17, $5 for kids 8-11 years old and […]

Ingram given maximum allowed sentences

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QCSun Staff Judge Albert J. Mitchell of the 10th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday that a Tucumcari man would serve the maximum allowed sentences for a string of felonies. Earl Moses Ingram was sentenced to a total of 31 years, six months in jail to be served consecutively. He was also sentenced to serve two […]

100 years at St. Anne’s

Lucinda C. Nials

Teacher remembered for helping with prank

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Thomas Garcia Memories of years past were shared between Rattler alumni but it was the high jinx of the class of 1980 that stole the show. Over 450 Rattler alumni gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the closing banquet of the Rattler Reunion. “I was very pleased with the turnout this year,” said Pam […]