Support your electrical cooperative

By Leonard Laurialt: Church of Christ Enchantment — Farmers’ Rural Electric Edition is a monthly magazine published by the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperatives Association. While reading the October issue, I learned from an article entitled, “7 Principles Guide All Cooperatives,” that, “October was set aside to honor the cooperative movement, which began 161 years [...]

Richardson promises help for schools

Angela Peacock Improving education was the main topic of discussion by Gov. Bill Richardson during Thursday afternoon’s town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Richardson proposed two educational amendments for voters to consider before the September elections. First he wants to establish a new state education position, the Secretary of Education, who will sit [...]

More local news would be welcome

Lynn Moncus Recently, our young editor seemed a bit chagrined because a reader mentioned the lack of local news in our paper. Editor Gragg then listed the local items that appeared in a recent edition and reminded readers that they could bring in or call in items of interest. Yes, many of us would like [...]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement [...]

Arts festival prepares to kick off

By Dave Gragg The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is looking for more artists to join an already impressive lineup during a three-day arts festival. The festival will run Friday, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Tucumcari Convention Center, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday. Middle and high school [...]

What’s in a name?

Dave Gragg I received a plain manila envelope on Friday addressed to “Quay County Sun Paper,” no return address. “Oh, goody,” I giggled. “These can be interesting.” Sometimes a letter with no return address is just another press release from someone who forgot to say who it was from. Sometimes, though, it’s someone complaining about [...]