State well prepared to join union

As we continue to look at our county history during the territorial days and the approaching statehood in 1912, we note that much organization had already taken place. In other words, we had been ready for statehood for several years before the date finally arrived. Because we were one of the newer settlements in the […]

Cousin garners unwanted attention

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Tia Mowry Hardrict says twin Tamera has ‘a special relationship with Cree’

Jenny Schafer Tia Mowry Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley became overnight teen sensations for their hit comedy series “Sister, Sister.” Twelve years after successfully escaping the “child star curse,” the identical twins are ready to show us just how different they really are as they embark on two of the biggest journeys of their lives. The […]

Herding Squirrels: The long dry season

Traci Arbios For those of us in blended-family land, it’s been a long, long summer. I never exactly know how to feel about this particular season. My husband and I are the primary parents to our massive brood of kids; but come summer, visitation schedules change, culling our herd. How would I describe it? By […]

Back-to-back Super Bowl victories hard

Are you ready for some football? I know I am. Since the beginning of the National Football League’s lockout I have been a bundle of nerves. Then came that glorious news, an agreement, and the season will go on as planned. The following days were highlighted with trades, cuts and free agent acquisitions. Now in […]

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 […]

Basketball season ready to begin for Quay County teams

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By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Speed will be the name of the game for the Quay County boys basketball teams this season. All four teams in the county will try and get up and down the court quickly — that’s how they’ll make up for a lack of size on the […]

‘Mansion’ ready when time comes

By Debra Whittington …Great is thy faithfulness…. Lamentations 3:23 I heard about an elderly lady who lamented to a friend about why God is leaving her here on this earth. Since she has numerous health issues and is unable to get out and go do the things she once did. She feels as though her […]

Jamboree set in Floyd

By Clarence Plank For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th Annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club is organizing the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country music, and Sunday […]

Enjoy, then anticipate next Rattler Reunion

By Lynn Moncus Although many of us attend homecomings at universities, none of those can come close to our Rattler Reunion right here in our own home town. Those homecomings are just fine because we get to see a few of the people with whom we attended college and usually know only those who were […]