Old Route 66 offers relaxing drive

Lynn Moncus The people who live in the San Jon area are undoubtedly pleased to have the new bridge over Revuelto Creek because they no longer have to fight I-40 traffic. Those of us who enjoy Sunday drives are also delighted to be able to head to the state line on Historic Route 66 in […]

A different kind of football

TV Hagenah When they look at me, a lot of people have problems believing I played football both in high school and college. It’s true. I did. Not well, I grant you, but I did play. In high school, I played on perhaps the worst football team in the history of Colorado high school football, […]

Reading, writing, arithmetic – a lost art?

Lynn Moncus Each year as school begins, this retired professor has a few bad moments because I still miss the classroom and the excitement of being around young people, but those moments pass when I listen to some young people and realize I would be most out of place as either a student or a […]

What’s in a name anyway?

TV Hagenah I was reading in a newspaper the other day that the state of North Dakota was thinking about changing its name. Really! In fact, it has even been brought to the floor of the North Dakota state legislature and they have been discussing it. Their argument is that the reason no one goes […]

Aggie takes over keys of computer

Lynn Moncus When the slave squeaked, “Aggie,” I knew she needed something so I ambled in to see what she wanted. Because she was pointing at the computer, I leapt onto the chair to begin writing this column before she could change her mind. She has had what she calls a cold and has been […]

My wife – weather junkie

TV Hagenah I feel that the current rating system that has been created for television (you know the one. It has a “V” for violence, and “N” for nasty, an “RS” for really stupid….At least, I think those are the ratings.) Anyway, I want to add one for my household. I want a “W” for […]

Rattler alumni share memories

Lynn Moncus Hundreds of Rattler Alumni certainly had the opportunity to amass another collection of memories last weekend during Rattler Reunion. From the opening gathering until the last dance, people just enjoyed being together and recalling earlier times. The Rattler Alumni Board and the Host Class of 1974 are to be commended for seeing that […]

School’s not really so awful

TV Hagenah The other day I came out of the Quay County Sun office and found a youth of about 10 years old sitting on the curb clearly dejected about something. I sat down next to him as the cars whizzed by and asked, “What seems to be the problem? Wife kick you out of […]

Reunion time rekindles memories

Lynn Moncus, Comments from the Canyons Last week, we wandered a few miles down Memory Lane in order to give us a little practice for Rattler Reunion and to help us recall some of our favorite events and pastimes. Since then, several people have commented on some of their special memories and suggested that we […]

Letter to editor

Letter to the Editor 8-2-04 In last Saturday’s edition of the Quay County Sun City Commissioner Maestas states and I quote from the article, “City Commissioner Chris Maestas said he and fellow Commissioner Antonio Apodaca voted against the utility rate hikes but were outvoted 3-2 by Commissioners Betty Ditto and Jim Witcher and Mayor Mary […]