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Steve Hansen: Ready for a rowdy rodeo weekend

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor To this transplanted Los Angeles suburbanite, the Eighth Annual Mesalands Fall Rodeo will look like competition in acts of insanity. Do sane people throw a rope at up to 280 pounds of panicked calf while hanging on to a half-ton of horse at full gallop? Would anyone but […]

Steve Hansen: Fired Up! lives up to namesake

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor Saturday’s Fired Up! event marked the fifth anniversary of an extraordinary family oriented grass-roots effort conceived, organized and implemented within Tucumcari. I serve on Tucumcari MainStreet’s promotions committee, which organizes the event, but other committee members have done way more than I have to make this event draw […]

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Whittington: Make an effort to help others

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist When tragedy strikes our youth, all of us are affected whether we knew them or not. Such was the case last week when there was an outpouring of sympathy and support from not only our community, but others as well. It is so easy to get caught up with our […]

Lauriault: We must forgive to be forgiven

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist As mentioned in my previous article last Wednesday, Sept. 23, was the Jewish Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1-34; 23:26-32; Numbers 29:7-11). The purpose of the original Day of Atonement in the Old Testament was forgiveness from God for the penitent; otherwise, equal vengeance was commanded for offenses among men (Exodus […]