Memorial Day chance to remember loved ones

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons As we approach Memorial Day, we need to recognize what two Quay County natives did recently to be sure that all graves are marked in the Hudson Cemetery. Duane Moore and Marvin Nials took the time to place crosses at all the unmarked graves they were aware of […]

Rancher uses feminine wiles to lure bull

Most inventions or new ideas result from a problem for which there is no commonly prescribed answer. Women often have more need to find an alternative solution because, unlike their macho counterparts, “brute force” is not usually a choice. Which brings me to Kristy and her pet cow Jers. Jers, pronounced Jerz, belonged to Kristy […]

Restaurants also serve ‘Southwestern hospitality’

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Those of us who are proud to call Tucumcari home are pleased many people have little trouble finding good places in which to eat and even food prepared for various eating habits or problems we have developed. As I sat in one of our restaurants Saturday morning, I […]

Friendly service appreciated

By Lynn Moncus Although I always prefer to shop at home, I sometimes can’t find a few things here and am apt to head to Clovis two or three times a year. The drive is usually pleasant, and the change of scene brings back many memories of the times our family used to travel those […]

Christmas a chance to acheive your personal peace

By Debra Whittington Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14 The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is almost past as the year winds down. By the time you read this, most of the preparations for Christmas will be through. However for some, Christmas continues […]

Make most of your God-given abilities

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Spending holiday with good friend leads to many fun events

By Lynn Moncus Since retirement, this woman from Ima has taken very few vacations, but that changed recently when Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson invited me to spend a week with her in Edmond, Oklahoma. Being with such a special friend on Thanksgiving surely made that an outstanding day–a real holiday for a change. She took me […]

NMSU reunion brings back pride of being an Aggie

A trip to New Mexico State University to attend Homecoming was quite an event for this woman from lma.As I wandered around on campus one afternoon, I realized one more time how far over-the-hill I am. While looking at those young people, I really felt my age because I was aware that most of them […]

D.C. Tea Party protesters more normal than not

Freedom New Mexico Some have characterized those attending Tea Party protests recently in Washington, D.C., as a dangerous, violence-prone fringe group of haters. Most (not all) of the “mainstream” media seem to suspect these people have unaccountably come to dislike President Barack Obama and all his works, or have been manipulated by Fox News, and […]

Comments from the canyon: Therapy possible after most recent ‘computer age’ experience

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Life on this corner is never dull, but it is sometimes more frustrating than this woman from Ima can tolerate. Living in the “computer age” is a remarkable experience, one that is indescribable by those of us who were born in another era. Yes, I have been playing with computers […]