Tale of books, toys and socks

TV Hagenah I really think some inanimate things are alive. When I was a child I used to think that the characters in my parents’ books would come out at night when I was asleep or during the day when I was at school and visit each other. To help out, I would put Robinson […]

Aggie takes over column writing

Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, the slave has kept me away from the computer for ages and would keep me away today if she weren’t otherwise occupied. When I say she is occupied, I really mean she is taking a nap and won’t be in here to bother me for the rest of the […]

Graduates to enjoy Elks’ all nighter

William Thompson On May 28 the Tucumcari High School class of 2004 will hold its graduation ceremony and afterwards, nearly fifty seniors will attend an all-night party at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. The party will run from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the Elks Lodge will serve the seniors a hearty […]

What you don’t know about sex

TV Hagenah I was at a county commissioners’ meeting the other day and they were talking about the best way for children to learn about what we used to called, “the birds and the bees.” A couple of people at the meeting were supporters of school-based sex education and some of the others were big […]

Talks more powerful than pamphlet

Lynn Moncus Although my parents and grandparents have been dead for many years, I tend to think of them on a daily basis and frequently wish I could ask just a few more questions even though I think I know some of the answers. I become particularly frustrated while watching or listening to ads telling […]

A modest salute to Baxter Black

TV Hagenah When I was first hired at this paper, my publisher said, “There are only two things you don’t change with this paper, the first is the mast, because the owners want it that way and I’ll fire you if you touch it, and the other is that Baxter Black runs every week. The […]

Crowd enjoys ‘Historical’ gathering

Lynn Moncus During the evening of April 26, around 100 members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute gathered at the Elks Lodge for the annual dinner meeting. Three new board members were elected to replace Joanie Vance, Lala Landess, and Sonny Cast during the business session. They are Lucy Nials, Yetta Bidegain, and Danny Wallace. […]

Lynn Moncus

Quay County – a good place to start Whereas, some people enjoy dropping names of famous people they have met in foreign climes; many of us prefer to talk about people from our own area who have done well and have become famous in their own areas. Since the publication of our book, I have […]

Computers — not for everyone

TV Hagenah I am not good with computers. For heaven’s sake, the only web I know anything about is Charlotte’s. I admit it. I am not computer literate. I’m still trying to figure out how to work the little paddles in Pong. When it comes to using my fingers on a keyboard, my wife says […]

Questions haunt columnist’s mind

Debra Whittington “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do […]