Being teary-eyed has become natural for me

I found myself teary-eyed as Dan Roberts sang “Beaches of Cheyenne,” on Thursday night at the Chamber banquet. So I figure it’s time to come clean, and give readers perhaps the most true glimpse into who I am. That was not the first time I cried because of a song, or for that matter even […]

Zero-tolerance policy is not common sense

We understand the need for rules. We understand the need for discipline and consequences. Having established these things, however, there is a need for common sense to intervene when someone breaks a rule without causing any harm. Zero-tolerance rules seem to block such a common sense approach. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, a zero-tolerance approach to guns […]

Visiting with good friends is great gift

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Recently Janice Howard a high school classmate, ambled in this direction from her home near Texico to spend the day just visiting and sharing ideas. She always surprises me by showing up at the table in Del’s before I arrive so she can be ignored because I rarely recognize her […]

Pets teach lesson about new friendships

By Tova Fruchtman I’ve learned a lot about making friends while moving from place to place of late. I’ve learned about meeting people who are quite different from you and people who are almost the same and how either can end up as your friend. Perhaps I learned the lesson first from my pets — […]

2/26 Editorial

After two years of rough going with our friends in Europe, President Bush’s trip there this week has begun smoothing things over. He doesn’t have the mischievous charm of former President Clinton, but Bush still has impressed Europeans with his own Texas quasi-cowboy persona. These things are not trivial in international relations. On Iraq, events […]

Sunday drive brings back fond childhood memories

Lynn Moncus When almost any of us who have called Quay County home drive around in our county, we recall many memories from the past and often pause toe reflect on the times that were and one our great good fortunes to have grown up in this area. Last Sunday afternoon Aggie and I decided […]

No one can make renegaed horses good

By Baxter Black Sometimes a cowboy will ride a good lookin’ bad horse for longer than it makes sense. This flawed thinking may have a more universal application; i.e., hangin’ on to a pickup, dog or girlfriend long after they’ve bit you or conked out. It’s even worse when the injured party thinks he can […]

Drug suspension policy fair, athletes should learn lesson

Letters to the editor Ben White (Feb. 16 letter to the editor) feels our school’s drug/alcohol policy is unfair. I say those who agree to abide by the policy should accept any resulting consequences. How does White propose to teach that forbidden acts have consequences, and that signed commitments are to be honored? When does […]

Newspapers for truth, community

By Tova Fruchtman: QCS managing editor I am Tova Fruchtman, a Georgia girl who moved to eastern New Mexico about six months ago. I am the new managing editor of the Quay County Sun. I took over Wednesday for Leslie Radford, who had been the interim managing editor. Radford still works for Freedom newspapers, our […]

Taxpayers should lobby for less spending

Freedom Newspapers We would like to say it’s shocking, but it really isn’t. As Brian Riedl, a budget analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said, “Congress’ natural inclination, regardless of party, is to spend money.” Still, it is disheartening that some of the first reactions to President Bush’s budget proposal were Republicans complaining that modest, […]