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Lynn Moncus Comments from the Canyons By Lynn Moncus

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 […]

Folks debate weather easily

Lynn Moncus We have arrived at that time of year during which we haven’t a clue as to what type of weather to expect from one day to the next or even from one hour to the next. We tend to be able to enjoy all seasons in one or two days and then to […]

Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

Surprise phone call brings back memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Last week, a call came to this corner from Kathleen McGrady of Kenai, Ak. She began asking questions a little too fast for this slow person, so I asked her to start over. She then asked if I had ever heard of Jess McGrady, and when I said I had […]

October 1963

Bill Speed was student council president for the 1963-1964 academic year at ENMU. …Violet McBryde was named Woman of the year by the Tucumcari Business and Professional Women’s Club. …Thomas B. Hoover, medical advisor for the selective service, received a certificate of appreciation from President Kennedy and Gov. Jack Campbell. …Donna Kinkead, daughter of Lewis […]

Museum getting makeover

TV Hagenah Some Tucumcari Historical Museum displays stored away for years and years will once again see the light of day and others that have been relegated to relatively nondescript locations will be placed in featured positions said Historical Museum Director Bruce Nutt during a reorganization of the Museum’s displays recently. “Bringing new ones out […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]

Helen Dunn served community for more than 50 years

By Angela Peacock An out going, humorous woman who knew the meaning of true friendship is how Lynn Moncus will always remember her close friend Helen Dunn. For more than 50 years Dunn served the citizens of Tucumcari. She started out as a fourth grade school teacher and then worked an estimated 40 years at […]