Give thanks for vets

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. It wasnt until 1938 that Congress passed a bill making Nov. 11 Armistice Day. But then came World War II and it produced its veterans, who were not recognized by WWI’s Armistice Day. Congress and many people thought we needed a day that would […]

Falling for the season

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun We’ve all got that feelin.’ The reason’s the season. It’s fall. Matter of fact, it’s the season of the autumnal equinox, the official astronomical change-of-the-seasons. We should have felt it yesterday, East coasters had to wait until today. The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. After […]

Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers will have their first football training session at 7:30 a.m. Monday, said Coach Dub Smith. “The boys know what we expect of them,” Smith said. “They know we run a good hard practice and the players enjoy that.” The training will be open to freshman through seniors. A physical […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Ride through the country educational

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie has decided she may not take any more Sunday drives unless I assure her I know where we are going. She tends to get a little excited when I tell her we are hopelessly lost and may not be able to to find our way home before dark. She […]

Life is not all roses

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I came home a few nights ago from scrapbooking with friends and found our goats standing by the driveway. They acted rather surprised to see me […]

School board disagrees on personal days

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A decision on personal leave days created sharp differences in opinion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools board. Many of the items on Tuesday’s agenda were tabled until the next meeting due to the unexpected absence of Superintendent William Reents. Reents missed the meeting after suffering a […]

Post office faster, cheaper in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We are told that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and by the same token we might say that progress is in the same place because it surely isn’t seen the same by many people. Although I came along after the Pony Express, I have seen many changes […]

The slave slithers back home

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While the slave was down south becoming an Ancient Aggie from NM A & MA, I, Dame Agatha Christie, aka Aggie, was suffering in jail for a few days and am still more than a little miffed about being left. Believe me, she has suffered for that kind of mistreatment […]

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 […]