Small-town atmosphere helps create magical Christmas spirit

By Lynn Moncus For some reason, finding the Christmas spirit was a bit slow this year, but last Wednesday, Nancy Napier and Betty Sanders, two of my classmates, took care of that and made me realize just how important this season is and just how important our lasting friendships are. Nancy invited the two of […]

Be thankful for friends, family

By Lynn Moncus As usual when we approach a holiday, the thoughts of the woman from Ima return to those days spent in the canyons so very long ago. Of course, Thanksgiving was celebrated even in the sticks, and we all had a great time before, during, and after the day. The work for Mother […]

Ordinary afternoon refreshed when friends appear

By Lynn Moncus Whether we meet total strangers or old friends, we are most fortunate to live in our Quay County because we can share special experiences with each other and can then share memories that have made our lives so pleasant. Once again while having coffee at Del’s, what could have been an ordinary […]

Seredipity: Brings friends together at right time

By Lynn Moncus Being in the right place at just the right time can bring about most pleasant experiences — the kind that really cannot be planned.For instance, a couple of weeks ago, Mrs. Dorothy Randals said she was going to spend part of the day keeping the museum open so the Moores could go […]

Taking the next step

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Thomas Garcia Fifty-five members of the Class of 2009 bid farewell to their days as Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at the Rattler Gym. Parents, family, friends and underclassmen filled the Rattler Gym to watch the graduating class of 2009 one last time. “I was so nervous I did not know what to expect,” said graduate […]

Troubles dismissed when old friends arrive

By Lynn Moncus

Remembering Tink Nixon of Nara Visa

By Lynn Moncus Last Saturday, several hundred friends and relatives gathered in Nara Visa to honor Tink Ward Nixon who had passed away on Feb. 3.As I looked around the auditorium at all those people, I noted that Tink had helped many of them during such sad times and during all sorts of emergencies. She […]

Closeness part of area heritage

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Last week, during the Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, I was privileged to visit with a number of friends from throughout our county and to note that our heritage of friendliness still remains strong. Watching the people standing around in small groups and visiting was a real pleasure, and listening […]

Birthday, marriage announcement, graduation and honors

Just turned one…Kamren Apodaca of Tucumcari celebrated his first birthday Saturday at the Pizza Hut with family and friends. He is the son of April Apodaca and his grandparents are Juan and Susan Apodaca of Tucumcari. Getting married…Mikaela, Jacee, Hannah, Kamber, Ally and Sadie would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their […]

Friends give us new view of relatives

Through the many years we have been visiting, we have mentioned the major privilege of living on one’s home area and knowing several generations of most of the residents. We know we are among friends when they mention having known other generations of our family. Recently, for instance, I had the opportunity to do a […]