Calling Quay County home

By Lynn Moncus Although each day is special in our county, some are just naturally more outstanding because of friends we have made along the way. When the telephone rang Wednesday morning, one of those outstanding days was under way. Bobbie Nelson Lutz was calling from Oklahoma City to do some visiting and much reminiscing. […]

R.C. Hoiles’ legacy continues

We are privileged to walk in the editorial footsteps of one of America’s remarkable journalists, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, who was born on Nov. 24, 1878 and founded Freedom Communications Inc.. The descendants of R.C., as everybody called him, still own our Irvine, California-based parent company, and maintain his legacy of fiercely defending human liberty. The […]

Helping Hands Hospice hosts annual fundraiser

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By Angela Peacock Joe Cooper said he didn’t mind volunteering Friday evening at the Helping Hands Hospice’s annual enchilada dinner at the Tucumcari Elk’s Lodge Nov. 21. He enjoys being able to help others he said it enriches his life. “It’s the most important cause in town because it cares about a unique moment in […]

Travelers feed homeless

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By Angela Peacock Traveling across America to feed the homeless and spead their love is how members of the self proclaimed business “Yo Mammas Kitchen” spend their days. Erin Rowles, of Illinois, Dale Paulman, of Minnesota, Jade Seitz and Bob Towers, of New York, all travel in a two door Isuzu pickup with a camper […]

Holiday shopping underway

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By Angela Peacock and Ryan Lengerich Perhaps put to sleep by a Thanksgiving feast, Tucumcari shoppers took to local stores early Friday morning on the nation’s biggest shopping day of the year. Tucumcari K-Mart opened at 6 a.m. Friday to kick off the season of Christmas shopping for Tucumcari residents, but was disappointed after learning […]

Appreciate God this Thanksgiving holiday

While many consider Thanksgiving a distinctively American holiday, it also is celebrated in Canada (on 13 October in 2003), as it should be because the initial occurrence happened before there was a United States or Canada. The purpose of Thanksgiving should be the same today as it was 400 years ago. Whatever the re-writers of […]

Learn to make good out of bad

By Debra Whittington In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. Psalms 30:12 O give thanks […]

All-State 6-Man teams announced

QCS Reports Seven Longhorns and three Cowboys received all-state recognition for the 2003 six-man football season. The two teams received recognition at four of the 10 first-team defensive positions. Logan senior Kirk Burns, who earned district player-of-the-year honors one week ago, was named to the all-state first team as a rush end and took second […]

Turkey day safety tips

By Angela Peacock By planning ahead, applying common sense and adhering to a few simple travelers tips, everyone can help to create safer driving conditions on all New Mexico roadways this Thanksgiving, according to state highway officials. “We want everyone traveling New Mexico’s highways to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday,” said New Mexico […]

Suspected killer captured in Texas

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Ryan Lengerich A suspected killer with Quay County ties was captured Sunday after eluding police for more than five weeks. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple in Depew, Okla. on Oct. 18, Creek County (Okla.) police said. According to a police report, Eizember was captured in Lufkin, Texas after an […]