District attorney declines re-election

QCS staff QCS staff After 12 years of serving as the Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves, has announced he will not seek re-election as district attorney and will retire at the end of his term in December. “I feel good about my decision to retire, particularly in light of the fact that the District [...]

Visit with former students a treat

Last week, Sonny Conklin of Muleshoe called to invite his old teacher to have lunch with him and his sister, Kay Conklin Hagler, of Clovis. Of course, this teacher accepted the invitation and had a wonderful time visiting with those two former students who had helped me to begin my teaching career 57 years ago [...]

God gives cause to leap for joy

Last Wednesday was leap day. Leap day comes every four years, except for century years not divisible by 400, and was originally added to the calendar by Julius Caesar because the lunar year is actually longer than 364 days. Leap day is a make up day to keep our accounting of time aligned with God’s [...]

Sen. Harden announces plans to retire

Kevin Wilson State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session,” said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His [...]

Courthouse holds memories of home

As most of you know, when I think of the word, “home,” I think of the canyons at lma because they were my first home and because they are the place to which I turn when I need to “feel at home.” Of course, I have had several other places I called home, but I [...]

Friends make life pleasant and enjoyable

Throughout all our years of visiting together, we have spent much time talking about our great good fortune of having so many wonderful friends. They are the people who make this area home and who give us reasons to enjoy each day. Last week, I had the opportunity to have a phone visit with Mrs. [...]

Muddy vehicles point of pride

Through the years, we have noted various status symbols among our farming and ranching citizens. The best horses, the heaviest cattle, the biggest tractor, the fanciest truck, and the list goes on. At the moment, the main symbol seems to be having the muddiest vehicle. Just watching the people as they compare their vehicles is [...]

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 [...]

Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we [...]

Ranchers have streak of bad luck

The Fort Worth Stock Show is a mecca for a lot of purebred breeders. Many, many thousands have made the trip over the years often overcoming daunting obstacles. But Galen’s journey from Illinois takes the cake! He and his cow-partner Dave loaded their prize Hereford bull in Galen’s gooseneck stock trailer (G1), being pulled with [...]