Community calendar — Oct. 13

Thursday City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Monday Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC. Friday Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. Oct. 22 City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Oct. 26 Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City […]

School menus — Oct. 13

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County.

Nobel winning author breaks mold for once

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

Farmer finds many ways to skin cat

Baxter Black You’ve heard the old adage, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” In northern Indiana there’s more than one way to skin a renegade cow. Farmer Dave had rented pasture from a neighbor. It had a big old deserted barn, complete with hay loft, sliding doors and draft horse stalls. Dave […]

Sibling rivalry refines with age

Russell Anglin Sunday marked one of those rare instances when my nuclear and extended families could get together and relax for a minute or two. Having somehow awoke at a reasonable time Sunday morning at my grandma’s house, I had the chance to join my step dad, little brother and grandpa as they made their […]

Looking back — Oct. 13

October 1968 The board of directors for the Nara Visa community center, Travis Nelson, Robert Burns, Jeff Ward, I.L. McAlister and Junior Rock attended a meeting in Clayton in hopes of saving the school building in Nara Visa which is used by the community for all occasions. The Union County Board of Education shut down […]

Community briefs — Oct. 13

• There will be a benefit dinner for the Family of Frank and Julie Bell on Oct. 21 at 6-8 p.m., at the Logan Civic Center.

Local youths participate in state fair, VCC Expo

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Quay County 4-Hers place at New Mexico State Fair with educational exhibits Junior Katelind Hittson won third place for her leather coin purse Junior Taylor Hayes won first place for her advance braided belt and a 2nd on her angel food cake Novice Regan Runyan won third place for her silhouette photo, third place for […]

I can forecast weather well

Karl Terry Weather prognosticators — they’re a dime a dozen. I predict many of them will be all wet. We’ve all got our favorite TV weather person. We choose them for their banter or their graphics or the way they dress, but chances are they usually don’t predict the weather worth a hoot. They all […]

Comments from the Canyons: State rivalry contests bring back memories

Lynn Moncus A number of us in this area are either Lobo or Aggie fans and have enjoyed the competition through the years. We certainly had to have our senses of humor intact last week when the football game was advertised nationally as a “pillow fight.” Several of us enjoyed some laughter as we talked […]