Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the [...]

Better to do holiday shopping early

As the holidays are quickly approaching I can’t help but feel Chuck Berry had a good point when he sang “Run Run Rudolph.” It seems like each day despite my best efforts I am running out of time. Every week there are more and more events going to than I have time to deal with. [...]

Directories shed light on past

If we take the time to read some of the early day city directories, we learn a lot about our history. For instance, while reading the 1909-1910 directory, I learned that we already had 5080 residents and were planning for more because of the many opportunities available here. According to the John F. Worley Directory [...]

How a lemonade stand can change your child’s life

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Alison Storm Trying to raise the next Bill Gates or Blake Mycoskie? Some say entrepreneurship starts at a young age. But if your child’s lemonade stand goes bankrupt, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve failed to raise an entrepreneur, according to financial expert Rachel Ramsey Cruze. She’s the daughter of bestselling author and radio talk show [...]

San Jon 19-year-old dies in rollover after chase

Freedom New Mexico A 19-year-old San Jon man died early Saturday in a one-vehicle rollover following a high-speed chase with the Clovis Police Department and the New Mexico State Police.

Christians can please God in various ways

Leonard Lauriault I resolved several years ago to continue my early morning exercise regime even during the holidays when I wouldn’t have to get up for work. I decided it was better to maintain my routine so I wouldn’t have to get back into the swing of exercising and experiencing the associated pain as well [...]

Mesalands dedicating new wind research center

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Russell Anglin Mesalands community College will dedicate its new wind research and training center at a closed ceremony Thursday at 11 a.m. The 26,000 square foot North American Wind Research and Training Center began construction in early 2009 after the college received a $7 million bond to build the center in November 2008. The college [...]

Schools start early registration

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area schools are holding early registration and screening for Kindergarten students for the 2010-2011 school year. Tucumcari and Logan Elementaries will be holding “Child Find” early registration and developmental screenings for children who will turn five years old before Sept. 1. Logan Elementary will hold their “Child Find” registration [...]

Primary voter registration ends May 4

QCS Staff Voter registration for the June 1 primary election ends May 4, the same day absentee and early voting begins. Ballots may be cast at the Quay County Clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said the primary is a closed election. “If your a registered Republican or [...]

God’s love sometimes unnoticed

By Leonard Lauriault I have my devotions early in the morning. I’ve tried doing this in the evening after work, but the clutter of the day always seems to interfere. I’m also much fresher in the morning and open to seeing the great things God has in store for us through his word. But, then [...]