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 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

Love for God more than a feeling

Jesus was once asked what the greatest commandment was, from the whole law of God. He answered that the first and great command (primo and mega in...

 

Century later, first Great War not forgotten

Historians estimate more than 115,000 Americans died in the first modern-day Great War we’ve come to call World War I. That casualty list included about 500 in New Mexico; dozens from our part of th...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

A lot happened between WWII and me

Between the end of World War II and my birth date in 1950 lies a period of which I know little. My birth year marked the start of the Korean conflict and another new era. I was able last week to get...

 
 By David Stevens    Opinion    November 7, 2018 

Today our eyes focus on a hero

When the United States entered the Great War against Germany in April 1917, Tucumcari’s Isaac Kirkpatrick was attending law school at Valparaiso, Indiana. He withdrew from school immediately and...

 

It's scary night; be careful out this Halloween

Some special interest groups would have us believe crime increases on Halloween night. This might be true, or not, depending on many factors: the weather, the night of the week, whether communities...

 

Getting a movie is writer's dream

The Public Broadcasting Company last week announced America’s 100 favorite books of all time, at least among readers of today, according to an extensive survey they engineered. I was a little...

 

Older but not necessarily wiser

SANTA ROSA — Getting old sucks. At least that’s what I’ve heard. OK, I’ll admit it. I’m getting there myself. I’m 62 years old — but I’ve always been about 10 years younger, in maturit...

 

All Christians sanctified in Jesus

Tomorrow, Nov. 1, many religious groups will celebrate All Saints’ Day, also called All Hallows Day, which falls in the middle of Allhallowtide, being preceded by Halloween (All Hallows Eve) and fol...

 

Letter to the editor - Oct. 31

Pearce’s stances disqualify him There are multitudes of challenges facing our country today — a congenital liar for a president, a congressional majority that does not have the backbone to stand...

 

Journalists in for fight of our lives

In public relations, our job was to make the company look good, to cast the company in a good light. When I worked for “house organs” — or employee publications — I learned they gave the...

 

The best month of the year? It's October, of course

We don’t often editorialize strongly on behalf of green grass, sunshine or happy faces. Everybody loves those things, so there’s no reason to start a discussion on such topics in hopes of...

 

Do your homework before voting

Here we are, on the verge of one of the most important mid-term elections in American history, and Russian meddling is being charged. Guess it never really stopped. Last week, Elena Alekseevna Khusyay...

 

Tucumcari quakes don't kill people

We don’t know much about Charles Franklin Petitt. He was from Cleveland, Tennessee, he’d apparently gone to Tucumcari, and his mother was worried about him in the fall of 1937. Ray H. Smith was...

 

Exodus conflict continues to rage

In the book of Exodus, we see the clash between the God of the Hebrews, Yahweh, and all the gods of Egypt. God sends Moses as his reluctant spokesman....

 

Bible full of people just like us

Do you ever feel all alone, the only one carrying the load, or that no one else shares your problems or is concerned for you? In James 5:16-18, we see Elijah was a man (person) just like us. While...

 

Reading, thinking key to your vote

Take two people who are decent, long-serving public servants and have them compete for political office, and what do you get? You get two scheming, reprehensible, back-stabbing scoundrels who are...

 

Self-interest isn't best way to choose

SANTA ROSA — The other day I overheard an argument between friends over two particular candidates for the same office. One is the incumbent, so the question was posed, “What’s he done for...

 

Quay could use racino boost

At the risk of alienating real or potential readers in various parts of the state, I am using my space this week to advocate for my home town Tucumcari as the site of the state’s next...

 

Location good argument for Tucumcari track

If crowd size and enthusiasm were determining factors, the New Mexico Racing Commission could have rubber-stamped a horse-racing license to Tucumcari well before the end of Thursday’s hearing. It...

 

Bible speaks to issue of gambling, gaming

It will shock no one to hear that the topic of gambling is a hot item in this region. What does the Bible say about gambling? Is it a sin? If it’s...

 

Set aside differences and unite in God's love

In my last Quay County Sun article (Sept. 19), based on a couple of recent incidents in which my 3-year-old grandson thought our preacher was God, I wrote about how God gives us everything we need...

 

Republicans should reconsider Kavanaugh

It’s funny what can happen after testimony from a credible accuser is weighed against a Supreme Court nominee’s partisan bombast and flat denials of allegations from credible witnesses about some...

 

Editorial: Maybe, baby, Petty studios will live forever

CLOVIS — Music royalty visited Clovis last week. Robert Plant stayed just long enough to remind us we still have one of the most iconic connections to rock and roll history hidden away on West...

 

Hansen: New standards battling old events

Who do you know who is the same person now as he or she was in high school? No one? I think that’s the usual answer. Most of us remember things we did as teenagers — our minds clogged with...

 

State should make sure new tourism branch good investment

New Mexico boasts 9 million acres of national forest land and roughly 13 million acres of land managed by the federal Bureau of Land Management. And our state has multiple ski areas, bike races and...

 

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