Railroad work passed down from generation

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Although this woman from lma has rarely written about the railroad heritage in our family we certainly had our share of railroaders. Mother’s father, Frank Clough, was Super-intendent of Bridges, Buildings, and Water-works between here and El Paso when he worked for the El Paso and Northeastern Rail-road […]

Tucumcari High School reverses in-school suspension policy

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari High School has reversed its in-school suspension meal plan after a student’s mother complained. “A child is already being punished by being placed in ISS,” said Peggy Brown, the parent of a student placed in ISS. Brown said food should not be used as a punishment, noting tax […]

Be thankful for friends, family

By Lynn Moncus As usual when we approach a holiday, the thoughts of the woman from Ima return to those days spent in the canyons so very long ago. Of course, Thanksgiving was celebrated even in the sticks, and we all had a great time before, during, and after the day. The work for Mother […]

Senior runs to inspire fellow seniors

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Thomas Garcia A Illinois senior citizen is running the “Old Mother Road” from Chicago to Santa Monica to inspire other senior citizens to live a active and full lifestyle after their retirement. “I was going to be 71 on July 21, 2009 and it seemed like a good idea to run Route 66,” said Emory […]

Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40′s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]

Mother of invention gone wild

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Those of you who watch television appreciate the increasing presence of “hard-sell, direct-buy” commercials on the cable and satellite networks. The pitch involves an inventive but cheaply produced product like squeegees, stick-on light bulbs, sunglasses, vegetable choppers, political promises and collision chasing lawyers. “Only $19.95! It […]

It’s never easy letting go

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Marvin Reese Jr. is growing up. Maybe a little too fast, according to his mother. Mandi Martinez of Logan said it won’t be easy sending her son to preschool for the first time on Monday. “My biggest fear is him not getting along with the other children,” Martinez said. […]

Revving up for Mother Road Rally

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Thomas Garcia Bikers, vendors and patrons of the 6th annual Mother Road Rally began gathering Friday afternoon for this year’s festivities at the Quay County Fair grounds. One of the first bikers in for the rally, Ken Fernandez, looked around the different vendors and visited with fellow bikers. To kick off the first day, the […]

Mother knew how to mete out discipline

By Lynn Moncus The longer I live, the more fortunate I know I am to have had the parents I had. Just by listening to how parents feel they have to be trained today causes me to realize how wise mine were, and they didn’t have to read about “parenting,” listen to tapes about how […]

Mother and daughter charged in connection with theft of gift cards for foster children

By QCS Staff Correction: The suspect in the theft is employed by the Aging and Long Term Care Agency. The suspect’s employer was reported incorrectly in an earlier online version.