Fears: Stupid is as stupid does

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun I love meeting new people and learning about who they are and where they come from. That could be the very reason I chose this profession. I’m always up for a chat about me, as well. I grew up as redneck as a person can get. But I can’t […]

Johnny Carson treated me with respect

By Baxter Black People sometimes compare me or some of my cowboy poet friends to Will Rogers. I remind them that in the 1930s Will Rogers was the biggest movie star in the world. He was an international celebrity, a man of exorbitant wealth who was loved by the workin’ man. That description also fits […]

Snoring can be a problem (crime?)

TV Hagenah It was a real sonic boom the other night, honest. It was not me. It really wasn’t. This time I have witnesses. OK, OK, I might snore a little bit, although I’m still hesitant to admit I do. Just to be sure, I stayed up all night the other night to see if […]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to […]

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 […]

Because we’re shallow, that’s why

TV Hagenah The other day I was visiting with a woman and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand men. At first I thought I was mumbling again, but then I realized that she wasn’t talking about me specifically but my gender in general. I just shook my head. She is another […]

Blackout highlights needs

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about our dependence upon utilities and how we didn’t have to worry about them when we had no running water, electricity, or natural gas. We just went on about our business as long as we had carried in enough water, had plenty of coal oil, and had […]

Talks more powerful than pamphlet

Lynn Moncus Although my parents and grandparents have been dead for many years, I tend to think of them on a daily basis and frequently wish I could ask just a few more questions even though I think I know some of the answers. I become particularly frustrated while watching or listening to ads telling […]

‘Tis the season for priceless memories

Comments from the Canyon: Lynn Moncus Recently, I was reviewing some of the news items about past Christmas celebrations in our county, and as usual, felt inspired by all that occurred in each community. Neighbors gathered in homes and later in schools and churches to celebrate Christ’s birth and to spend a few hours together […]

New England natives value western America

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By Angela Peacock Bill and MaryAnn McCarthy want to clarify a common misconception they believe some people have about Americans from the east coast. “You always hear people saying the people from the New York area are cold. That’s not true it’s just that there are so many of them if you stop to worry […]