Over-the-hill gang can tell fun tales

Quite often, young people seem to have a hard time believing that any of us in the over-the-hill gang were ever young or ever led very active lives. When questioned, they sometimes admit that their parents don’t talk about their youth and what they did for entertainment, thus leading the youngsters to believe that they [...]

We don’t have to wait for disasters to think of others

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Many of us have been in an emotional turmoil since Katrina ravaged the southern states and have done much serious thinking about the fragility of life and the rapidity with which material possessions can be destroyed. When such a disaster hits so close to home, we are particularly touched because [...]

Teachers should take reins on unruly students

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons columnist After reading a series of articles about students’ behavior in public schools, I have but one question: Where is Mrs. Babcock? Those of us who were privileged to have her as a teacher at Tucumcari High School know that one such person turned loose in each school and [...]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone [...]

Christ’s best Christmas gift

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace [...]

Helen Dunn served community for more than 50 years

By Angela Peacock An out going, humorous woman who knew the meaning of true friendship is how Lynn Moncus will always remember her close friend Helen Dunn. For more than 50 years Dunn served the citizens of Tucumcari. She started out as a fourth grade school teacher and then worked an estimated 40 years at [...]

Thanks for a great visit

My mom and I visited Tucumcari recently and we had a great time. I have never visited such a friendly town. Our family homesteaded in Quay County back in 1906 and mom wanted to see the place again. We had planned to stay two days but extended it to seven. Everyone we talked to was [...]