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 […]

With age, seasons have different meaning

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As the seasons change, we hear many comments about which is the favorite season and which is not. For some reason, most people with whom I spend a little time seem to prefer fall and go to great lengths to describe it. They usually begin by coming to the coffee […]

Being frugal not working out so well

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Cheap never seems to work out for me. I should know better than to try and save on eyewear. A little bit of personal history is in order here I think. I’ve been wearing glasses about 38 years now. I first learned my eyesight wasn’t so great after an exam […]

Time most precious gift to fellow man

By Debra Whittington: Local columnist Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. — James […]

Today’s necessities yesterday’s luxuries

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Through the years, we have visited much about the extremes in temperature and the luxuries we now consider to be necessities. We have often agreed the summer heat and the winter cold cause a little too much tension and we would prefer to remain less than 100 degrees and more […]

Reading Bible often leads to explosive truths

by Leonard Lauriault Since before the apostles died, people have been distorting scripture and misleading others (2 Peter 3: 15-18). Some erroneous concepts are of little consequence; others are so critical as to prevent one’s salvation. A basic, open-minded, personal study of God’s word answers all critical questions clearly (at least, it did for me). […]

Learning to do without is one Thanksgiving blessing

By Lynn Moncus Because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year, I was more than a little disgruntled when I overheard some people saying that they surely don’t look forward to it this year because they have so little to be thankful for. They then went on to recount their complaints about […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

Little league advances, Lady Longhorns silver champs, Basketball camp,

Robert Ciolli Little league teams advanceThe Tucumcari Rockies junior little league team split a doubleheader with the Portales Astros Saturday at Jennings Field.The Rockies lost the first game 15-9, but came back to win the second with a score of 13-3.The win puts them in second place among the four-team league that includes two teams […]

Visit binds old ties

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited a little about Cousin Tink and the great times we had as kids. Because she is now living in Phoenix for a while, we decided we needed to see each other so this woman from lma flew out to visit the girl from Nara Visa. Her son […]