Comments from the Canyons: Grandmother knew best

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist On occasion, I have written about Grandmother Moncus and have mentioned how close we were from the time I can remember. She was the one who planted the seed for my becoming a teacher because she so loved teaching. Although I was not privileged to be in one of her […]

Special Olympics will remain Shriver’s legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

Reunion ending, but thoughts already turn to next year

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist By the time this appears in the newspaper, Rattler Reunion will be nearing its conclusion for one more year, and we will all be getting ready to attend the banquet to spend our last few hours together. As I mentioned last week, being a Rattler and also a teacher of […]

Hearing from former students always a joy

by Lynn Moncus Each year as Rattler Reunion approaches, excitement builds in those of us who are proud of our heritage in the Tucumcari Public Schools. Some of us are fortunate enough to be doubly proud because we graduated from T.H.S. and also were privileged to teach there. For some reason, this former teacher has […]

Quay County Sun becoming weekly

To our readers, This year and last have been the most challenging facing media companies, large and small, around the country.

Closeness part of area heritage

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Last week, during the Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, I was privileged to visit with a number of friends from throughout our county and to note that our heritage of friendliness still remains strong. Watching the people standing around in small groups and visiting was a real pleasure, and listening […]

Health council seeking your input

By QCS Staff What is the most important health concern in your life, in

Nikko Nathan is Tucumcari’s most wanted suspect

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said suspect Nikko Nathan is No. 1 on Tucumcari’s most wanted list. Hatcher cited the department’s ongoing search for shooting suspect Nikko Nathan as one way the community may be able to help the police. Nathan is wanted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon […]

Homecoming reminder of good times past

By Lynn Moncus Attending Homecoming at NMSU last week was a major treat for this Aggie who earned her first degree there 53 years ago. Seeing people with whom I had attended the College of New Mexico Agriculture and Mechanic Arts reminded me of the great times we had during those years and of the […]

Pakistan’s political scene even more muddled, unstable

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]