Rain will come sooner or later

Lynn Moncus As we listen to the wind howl and watch the dust blow, we wonder what to expect next. We watch the clouds come and go while hoping that one day they will stop in our area to deposit some moisture. We listen to the people who live on the land as they describe [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Country stores served as town hubs

Lynn Moncus Recently, several of us have recalled our memories of country stores and the importance they played in the rural communities. Of course, the one I remember most vividly is the general store at Ima. It was begun by Grandad Moncus and his brother, Burnace, and later run entirely by Burnace. By the time [...]

Sharing a lesson learned early in life

By Lynn Moncus Money, or the lack thereof, is a frequent topic of conversation these days, giving us one more reason to return to the past and how we were taught to use whatever dimes we were given. As usual, Dad was an outstanding teacher and made me much aware of the importance of learning [...]

Suspect pleads not guilt in Redwood Lodge shooting

Chelle Delaney Robert W. Wynashe, 66, pled not guilty on Thursday to charges stemming from shooting another man in the back of the neck in the parking lot of the Redwood Lodge in Tucumcari on Monday. Howard Russell King, the victim, was transported to Tucumcari Memorial Hospital by relatives about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, according [...]

Not being remembered isn’t so bad

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I’m nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?” became more meaningful than ever recently when I entered the courthouse, had to identify myself, and spell my name. Actually, there really was no reason for me to be surprised that I am no longer known [...]

Bertha Bolin

Services: Will be announced later. Bertha Bolin, 63, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, following an extended illness. Following her wishes, she has been cremated. Arrangements by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari.

Donald Sherman Hammer

Services: Have been held. Donald Sherman Hammer, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007. He was born in Amistad, N.M. to William F. and Myrtle (Fitzgerald) Hammer, and raised in Mosquero, N.M. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 66 years, Edith (Oliver); two daughters, Donna Durnell and husband, [...]

Gloria Belle Ledbetter

Services: Time and date of services at House Cemetery in House will be announced later. Gloria Belle Ledbetter, 75, a resident of Los Lunas, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. She was born in Perry, Okla., in 1931 to Floyd C. Holt and Jesse P. Cross who preceded her in death. Mrs. Ledbetter resided in Tucumcari [...]

Tom E. McCarty

Services: The time and date for a memorial service will announced later. Tom E. McCarty, 68, died suddenly on Monday. Jan. 15, 2007. Mr. McCarty was born Feb. 8, 1938 in Tucumcari. He had lived in Tucumcari for the past 15 years. Mr. McCarty had worked for the federal government as a soil conservationist. He [...]

Play hurt, pain later

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mend now and you’ll probably play later. High school students who participate in athletics may experience a sports-related injury in one of their four years before they graduate. However, playing through the pain, and not recognizing how imporant it is to fully heal, may not equal any gains later, [...]