Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans […]

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 […]

Grads go forth

Lynn Moncus This is an exciting time of the year for high school seniors as they end one chapter of their lives and begin another. For twelve years, these young people have been receiving their general education and have been learning to face the future. Despite their remarks, most of them have enjoyed those years […]

Weekend fun brings family pride

Thomas Garcia I know it has been a while since I updated you on what has been going on in the world of Thomas. Well, first off, let me get to the important part. My furry little friend is doing good. The rabbit has been a loyal workout companion and has been there for moral […]

Dirty Laundry: Teaching your child to spot friends among ‘frenemies’

Aisha Sultan It was hard to hear Cameron’s quiet voice in the hotel conference room filled with young girls. She had raised her hand to ask a question to Annie Fox, who was giving a presentation about “Real Friends and the Other Kind.” “What about a friend who acts like a friend half the time, […]

Rilee Jo Nials to turn 7

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Rilee Jo Nials will turn 7 years old on May 6 and will celebrate her birthday with friends on May 7. Rilee’s parents are Dustin and Relissa Nials. Her grandparents are Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith, all of Tucumcari. Her great grandmother is Leona Smith. She has one brother, Payson, […]

Making friends requires friendliness

Lynn Moncus Those of us who count our wealth in friends cherish each friend we make and mourn each friend we lose. We most definitely feel sorry for those who don’t have friends or who don’t know how to make friends. Throughout our lives, we have been told that in order “to have a friend, […]

Miss Maxine Riley touched lives in Tucumcari

Lynn Moncus Last week, Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson of Edmond, Okla. called to report the death of her dear cousin, Miss Maxine Riley, 95 of Brookfield, Mo. Many of you will recall Miss Riley and the many years she worked at City Hall in Tucumcari. She and one or two other people took care of city […]

Letter reunites teacher, pupil

Lynn Moncus Earlier this month, a former student sent an e-mail to Quay County Sun in an effort to contact her English teacher. Joyce Vines Fisler did not realize that teacher is totally illiterate in the internet world but hoped someone at the newspaper office would know how to reach me. Fortunately, that e-mail was […]

Mark Armenta becomes Eagle Scout

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Mark Armenta, right, of Troop 88 in Parker, Colo., grandson of Tony and Ida Macias of Tucumcari, earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts of Eagle on Dec. 30, 2010. Presenting his Eagle Patch is Joe Skalisky, Scoutmaster of Troop 88. Mark’s Eagle project consisted of coordinating and supervising a drive for the Denver area […]