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 [...]

King wins attorney general race

Kevin Wilson Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney general. “We’ll have a chance to enjoy the victory tonight, [...]

Being snowed it causes plenty of enjoyable time

By Lynn Moncus How many of us didn’t believe the weather reports last week when the forecasters told us we were going to have a snowstorm? We just thought we were kidding each other when we said we might not be together again until spring. Although we have certainly had deeper drifts in the past, [...]

Yep. Mom really does know best

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I have always been told all things happen for a reason. But when I lost my job at the Rocky Mountain News, I thought there was nothing good to come out of this situation. Sure I was at the bottom of the totem poll of presentation editors and was [...]

Think about what you are doing …

By Leonard Lauriault A few of my recent articles have dealt with our thought processes. We must be careful about what thoughts we entertain because our thoughts can take control of our lives, eventually becoming expressed through actions. Jesus said that evil gets stored up in our hearts (or minds) making us unclean (sinful; Matthew [...]

‘Deceased’ classmate found alive at reunion

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Chelle Delaney Many probably thought Eddie Rimel met his demise in a cycling accident four years ago. That’s when he fell in a 150-mile race and ended up with about 200 stitches, mostly from injuries on his right side. “Thanks to a good plastic surgeon,my arm looks normal,” said Rimel who is a triathlete. Or [...]

Swallowing a large dose of pride help life’s medicine go down

By Lnn Moncus Being without words is a kind of unusual for this woman from Ima, but that is not really any stranger than being introduced to new habits after all these years. Obviously, we must continue learning even though we think we are beyond the age to learn any more. Some of the new [...]

Sense of place comes from within the heart

By Lynn Moncus Last week was very special because I received letters from three former residents of Ima and enjoyed each word because most had to do with descriptions of their lives in that community when they were young. Although none of us lived there after we reached adulthood, all of us have retained our [...]

Money can’t buy sunrises, sunsets

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist If you receive as much junk mail as I, you probably wonder along with me just how many people bother to open it and how many fall into the traps when they read that they could win big money if they will only send a few dollars to [...]

Deciphering the yearbook code

By Kevin Wilson In the last few days, I’ve thought a lot about dishonesty. I’ve thought about unrealistic expectations. I’ve thought about having the wrong priorities. Elected officials, you can relax. I’m talking about my high school yearbook. I was a recent visitor to a high school that had scheduled an afternoon for its yearbook [...]