Few aware of New Mexico’s victims on death march

By Lynn Moncus Two weeks ago, we visited a while about my young friend from New Mexico State University, Debbie Widger, and her kindness in keeping in touch with old Aggies. She knows enough about us to know our habits, likes, and dislikes and often brings a reminder of that favorite campus. Knowing my affinity […]

Right vs. right calls for tough choices

Two newspapers in Seattle were asked by the FBI to publish a photograph of two men “so that the public might help in identifying them.” “These men have been seen aboard Washington State Ferries … and have exhibited unusual behavior, which was reported by passengers,” conceding that the behavior might have been harmless, the FBI […]

Where are the books going, gone?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Book Review sections and book reviews themselves are fading at such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and San Diego Union-Tribune. The Wall Street Journal published a story about the trend, attributing it to the lack of book advertising. There have […]

Library fair begins Friday

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Public Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair beginning Friday through Dec. 8. It will include newly released works, award-winning titles, children’s classics, and current bestsellers. The Fair will be open during regular business hours which are Monday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday […]

Beyond experience or proving grounds

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It seems every governor has to have a book. No, we’re not talking about Gov. Bill Richardson’s “Between Worlds.” We’re talking about a book by Gen. Lewis “Lew” Wallace, who was appointed governor of the Territory of New Mexico by President Rutherford B. Hayes. Wallace came to New Mexico […]

‘Get the gate’ for view for Quay County

By Lynn Moncus Leslie H. (Bob) Mead, one of our own natives of Quay County, recently published “Get That Gate!,” a book containing many of his memories of the good and bad times he has had throughout his life. Joanne M. Mead, his wife, illustrated many of the stories, and his daughter and her husband, […]

Be prepared for code questions

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:4-5 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are […]

History book a family autobiography

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Gene Duke stopped at the coffee table recently to do a little visiting and mentioned that he had just published a book called Thirteen Chapters of Dukes. Naturally, I had to have a copy because I have know the Duke family most of my life and was fascinated when I […]

New shade of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or the blood blister […]

Old-fashioned news remains neighborly

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We haven’t visited about neighborly news in quite some time, so let’s just sit back to think about a few friends we have seen or heard from in the last few days. Two offspring of some early settlers in the Ima area stopped at the coffee table to fill me […]