Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Championship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

Leaders prepared town to be part of state

As we continue to look back to the years just before New Mexico became a state, we note that in 1910, our city government was well organized as were a number of churches, and organizations. The city government consisted of Mayor J.A. Street, one of the founders of Tucumcari, City Clerk J.R. Daugherty, City Attorney […]

Christians should be unified in Christ

Leonard Lauriault My wife and I share my hard-covered Bible at church. Recently, I wanted to sit a little closer, but one side of the Bible had fallen down between us, chocking my movement. So I lifted it up, scooted over and rested the side that had fallen on her knee. Believe it or not, […]

Christians need to be ready

Leonard Lauriault While I teach regularly at church, I rarely preach. Recently, our preacher was ill and the men of the congregation scrambled to see who’d teach a class and present two sermons that Sunday. I preached the morning sermon while two others took on the other responsibilities. Without taking anything away from us three […]

Notes from the Church Lady: Forgiveness proves challenging, rewarding

Debra Whittington “If it be possible…, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18

Notes from the Church Lady: God’s love transcends popularity

Debra Whittington

Bike run to benefit Toys for Tots

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Russell Anglin The First Assembly Church of God in Tucumcari will hold its first “Love for the Little Ones” Toys for Tots motorcycle run Saturday. Jaime Olivas, First Assembly congregation member, proposed the bike run as a way for bikers to socialize with one another while contributing to the needs of area children. “The money […]

Focusing on big picture shows possible obstructions

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While driving home from church recently, my co-pilot pointed out the dirty windshield and the torn driver’s side windshield wiper. When I nonchalantly responded that I’d swap it out with the good one on the passenger side, she looked at me incredulously just in time to see an oncoming car […]

Easter tradition continues

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area church will continue an annual tradition Saturday by hiding 12,000 plastic eggs for area youth. The First Assembly of God Church in Tucumcari will hold its fifth annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Dunn Park. “The eggs come to us unassembled,” said Gail Owen, volunteer coordinator. […]

3-3 Obituaries

Burtie J. Gates Burtie J. Gates, 84, died on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Amarillo. She was born on Oct. 28, 1925 in Bard. Survivors include her five sons Hershell Gates of San Jon, Don Whitface, Ben Gates, James Gates and Elvin Gates and her daughters Barbara Crane of San Jon and Roxie Hammer. Services: […]