Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]

Elderly friends offer life lessons

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Having friends of all ages is a rare privilege, one that we can enjoy in our own hometown and county. Because my first friends in those canyons were my parents and grandparents, I have always enjoyed being around people who are older than I. As a result, I […]

After all Christmas craziness, late gift matters most

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun High anxiety, stress, rushing around like there is no tomorrow and eggnog. It must be Christmas. “’Tis the season to be jolly,” or so the song says. I find myself with a little case of the “humbug.” At first I thought it was the flu. It is not that […]

Spending holiday with good friend leads to many fun events

By Lynn Moncus Since retirement, this woman from Ima has taken very few vacations, but that changed recently when Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson invited me to spend a week with her in Edmond, Oklahoma. Being with such a special friend on Thanksgiving surely made that an outstanding day–a real holiday for a change. She took me […]

Walks are wonderful with warm weather

By Lynn Moncus As the last leaves are blowing off the trees, those of us who are a bit opposed to cold weather are now awaiting the “coming of the green” and return of warm weather. Sunday’s cold north wind really got our attention as Aggie and I took our walk in the country. Neither […]

Burrito addiction hard to beat

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Not at all unlike a den of drug addicts without a fix, the withdrawal symptoms are becoming problematic around the office where I work. Folks aren’t hooked on illicit substances though, just hot burritos, which we normally get delivered to our driveway by a good-natured woman we know as the […]

NMSU reunion brings back pride of being an Aggie

A trip to New Mexico State University to attend Homecoming was quite an event for this woman from lma.As I wandered around on campus one afternoon, I realized one more time how far over-the-hill I am. While looking at those young people, I really felt my age because I was aware that most of them […]

Ranchers dangerous when cornered

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense How do you put your mind around oppression for the common good and eminent domain? The explanation most times is “follow the money.” I lived in Colorado for many years. I have watched it grow from 2.9 million people to 5.1 million people, most of it […]

Quay County Sun becoming weekly

To our readers, This year and last have been the most challenging facing media companies, large and small, around the country.

Closeness part of area heritage

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Last week, during the Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, I was privileged to visit with a number of friends from throughout our county and to note that our heritage of friendliness still remains strong. Watching the people standing around in small groups and visiting was a real pleasure, and listening […]