Silence teaches us about inner selves

By Lnn Moncus “Silence is golden” is a statement most appreciated by people who have a low tolerance for noise and who like to spend much time in the wide open spaces. Those of us who grew up on the land and knew it before technology came into fashion understand each other when we say […]

Albuquerque man draws top prize

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Two tickets, one owned by Robert Avery of Albuquerque and the other by Rex Maddaford of Tucumcari, were the last two up. Each had a 50-50 shot at the $15,000. It was the reverse draw and Altrusa’s annual fundraiser on Saturday night at the Elks Club. Maddaford had endured the […]

Rivalaries make sports world

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely pay much attention to sports, I decided to watch the Aggie-Lobo game last week because of the rivalry and because other programs were either repeats or weren’t very interesting. Actually, I planned to dip in and out in order to avoid too much boredom but got hooked when the […]

You betcha

Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Columnist Whenever I hear someone say, “You betcha,” I can’t help chuckling because it brings to mind a TV commercial I can identify with. This guy’s reading the paper when his knockout wife appears in the doorway behind him wearing a knockout dress and asks, “Honey, does this make me look […]

Snake stories always worth hearing

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Now that hot weather is blasting the High Plains — as if hot weather isn’t usually blasting the Plains — it’s high time for one of the coolest creatures to come lurking from its hole. Welcome the season of the rattlesnake. Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of my leaving New […]

Tucumcari has always been my home

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon A friend from down south continues to express her amazement that I chose to return to Quay County after retiring from the English department. She was sure that I wouldn’t last a year before returning to live in a place in which I could associate with “degreed” people […]

Cell phones have their place

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Cellular phones are a great invention albeit they have become quite a public nuisance and a major distraction for drivers. Just watching people using them is an entertaining pastime, and listening to the users talk a top voice gives all within earshot an idea of the subject under discussion. Many […]

Spring rains bring flood of memories

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon was a most special time in which to drive to Quay Valley to enjoy the wonderful rain and to admire the greening of the pastures. Natives just automatically head into the countryside to do a lot of checking, more especially after such long periods of drought. Of course, Aggie accompanied […]