Sharing memories with long-time friend always pleasant

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day go by without there being pleasant experiences and surprises from friends. Last week, for instance, Roy Penix and his wife Rita were here from Utah and took the time to call to ask me out for dinner and then for breakfast. Roy was one of my brother’s classmates and [...]

Vietnam war veterans owed apology

By Baxter Black: On the edge of Common Sense This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or [...]

Friend’s spirit felt at cattle drive

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Dear Norm, I just wanted you to know we’re still punchin’ cows here on the S X. Not much has changed. The Beacon well is working again. It’s opened up the west side for us. We’re trying to get the stragglers all into the Kline pasture [...]

Former student’s funeral services part of tradition

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons You have learned that students are among the most special people in my life and that I treasure the bonds that have held us together throughout the years. Of course, the loss of any of them is felt very deeply and makes me more aware than ever of [...]

Comfort more important than fashion

Recently, a friend and I were discussing shopping and fashions. As most of you know, either subject is rarely on my agenda because I don’t really like to shop and because I rarely pay much attention to fashion. She mentioned, however, that she never shops in the “old ladies’ aisles” in the stores because she [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Fond memories of school, teachers

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist A friend asked recently if I still miss teaching and the beginning of school. I had to admit that I do, and apparently always will, but that I am sort of glad I don’t have to prepare any lectures or grade any essays. Actually, I miss the students and the [...]

Friend made deep impact on many lives

By Debra Whittington: QC Sun columnist I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. — Philippians 1:3

Anticipation of history talk evokes rodeo programs

By Lynn Moncus Because we are going to be privileged to hear much about the history of Tucumcarl Monday night when Dr. David Stratton presents the program for Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, I decided to do a little extra reading in order to be slightly prepared for some of the research he plans to present. [...]

College ties bind friends and memories

By Lnn Moncus Last week was made special by a visit from Debbie Widger, Gift Planning Director, and Robert Peterson, Major Gifts Officer, from New Mexico State University. Yes, such titles sound quite impressive and are, but the young people who carry them are the impressive ones. Debbie is probably the best known Aggie in [...]

Remember heroism on Memorial Day

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. Deuteronomy 32:7. A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I sat on our friend’s boat out at Ute Lake spending leisurely day fishing. [...]