Role models out there who teens can look up to

Whenever possible, we like to recognize graduates of Tucumcari High School and tell a little about their accomplishments. We need to let our new graduates know how far they can go in life should they so choose because they too often tend to believe they can’t do much as graduates of a school located in [...]

A four-legged view of four wheels

By Aggie Moncus The slave is off to have coffee with friends so I am going to do some writing in order to get this column out of the way before she returns to complain that she doesn’t have a subject this week. If she would let me write more frequently, she wouldn’t have to [...]

Changing attitudes can turn 2009 into a positive year

By Debra Whittington Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one [...]

Stuff can get the way of God

By Debra Whittington And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, [...]

Nature’s glory should be appreciated but respected

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon At long last, I, Aggie, have captured the keyboard and am going to do some visiting with my friends. The slave has been very selfish for some months and hasn’t let me near any of the pens, papers, or even electronic gadgets. She mentioned something about my limited [...]

Market area’s natural assets, leave the headaches and heartaches of casinos alone

By Nancy Hoff I was appalled when I read in the newspaper that over 8,000 signatures have been collected in favor of the proposed racetrack/casino. I wondered where these signatures had come from as there certainly are not 8,000 supporters in Tucumcari. If Clovis and Amarillo want a casino so bad, let them fight for [...]

It’s up to each of us to make the best of 2008

By Lynn Moncus We seem to change calendars all too frequently as the years pass more rapidly than ever. ‘Tis hard to believe that we have really gone through 12 months since we last hung a new calendar, but according to the one on the wall, we have reached the last page. As we look [...]

Looking forward to the cowboy’s play on words

By Lynn Moncus Many of us who read the Quay County Sun look forward to seeing what Baxter Black has to say each week, not only because we speak the same language but because we know him. He has caused many smiles through the years and just keeps writing. When I was teaching “Cowboy Lit” [...]

Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address

Governor Bill Richardson’s 2007 State of the State Address (As prepared for delivery on Jan. 16, 2007) Lt. Governor Denish, Senate Pro-tem Ben Altamirano, and Speaker Ben Lujan; Native American and spiritual leaders; Chief Justices and members of the Judiciary; Democratic and Republican leaders, members of our state House of Representatives and Senate; former Governors, [...]

Canines rule: Pause and be grateful

By Aggie Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Although I wanted to write this column before Thanksgiving, the slave wouldn’t let me use the computer because she said she didn’t want me to lose the story she was working on. Well, I just waited until she had lost it herself and then told her to move [...]