Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the [...]

In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Ben Moffett Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton his brother, Pearl, and former Clovis High and University of New Mexico hoops coach Bill Stockton were members of the 1933 team that defeated Raton, 28-13, for the state [...]

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter [...]

Open door policy fosters friendships

By Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about former students, especially thosefrom Forrest and Tucumcari because many of them have remained in touch or havecontinued to live in the area. Although I see a few students in the county from NMSU, most of those several thousand students have scattered and have rarely [...]

Despite fewer teams, competitive spirit still strong

By Lynn Moncus Recently, some of us were talking about the basketball teams of the past and the great fun we had during the County and District Tournaments in the days when we had many teams in our Quay County. In order to fill in some of the blank spaces in my mind, I had [...]

Community Notes: Forrest Community reunion, Special Lodgers Tax Advisory meeting set for Friday

Forest Community Reunion set for July 5The Forrest Community Reunion will be at 10:30 a.m. on July 5 at the Forrest Community Center. The lunch fee is $8.50 for adults and $5 for children. Checks should be made payable to the Forrest Community Center, and mailed to Mary Sours, 4016 QR AI, McAlister, NM 88427 [...]

April 1955

The County Board of Education and rural school district directors met in Tucumcari to discuss a proposed merger of the Forrest district with the McAlister and Fields schools. … “The Beauties and Cultures of the Iris” was discussed by Lillian McIntosh at the meeting of La Esperanza Club in the home of Mrs. Bennie F. [...]

Margaret Wieland

Services: At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Margaret Wieland, 95, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Tuesday, Oct. 9 2007. following an extended illness.   Mrs. Wieland was born Aug. 27, 1912 at Forrest. She attended and graduated from the Forrest School system.  She went on to attend [...]

When you least expect, God provides

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Forrest Gump, Forrest’s shrimp boat partner, Lewtinint Dan gets mad because they haven’t found any shrimp. Lewtinint Dan begins cursing God and challenging him to show up. Forrest, who’s narrating the story, says, “God showed up,” because at about that time a hurricane struck. Shortly after crossing the Red [...]

Quay County history Lives and endures

Last Saturday, several members of Tucumcari Historical Reserch Institute took a field trip to Forrest Cemetery, and Norton in order to learn more about our history, to have a good lunch, and to enjoy the company of friends. Mary Nancy Sours had arrived early at the Forrest Fire Station in order to turn on the [...]