We’ve all got a responsibility to the Constitution

By Lynn Moncus This week, we have been hearing and reading much about the Constitution and how very fortunate we are to have such a document. Many of us can recall memorizing the “Preamble” and the “Bill of Rights,” plus studying the entire document in our public schools and later in college. We can but [...]

Easter a perfect time for a canyon trip

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Correspondent Easter afternoon was perfect time for Aggie and me to drive to “the canyons of home” in order to enjoy some much needed solitude and to appreciate the silence of the llano. Besides, Aggie deserved a smooth ride on pavement for a change after having been bounced all over the [...]

Key to success often doing dirty work

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Say you’re one of many in the fast changing world of Agribusiness where companies, ranches, sales territories and work forces are being bought, sold, traded, merged and split one after another. You are worried, with good reason, because the disposition of employees is always a factor. “Downsized, early retirement, let [...]

Smiles battle prominence of bad news

Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you remember the commentator who used to begin his radio broadcast with “There’s good news tonight.” He would probably be fired today because good news is rarely reported as most members of the media seem to have the notion that listeners want to hear and see bad news only, [...]

Rattler teams lose to Fort Sumner

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys and Girls basketball teams opened their season at Fort Sumner on a losing note. The Fort Sumner boys beat the Rattlers 62-47 and the Ft. Sumner girls beat the Lady Rattlers 61-24. Boys It was a fast-paced Rattler style of game, but the Foxes of Fort Sumner scored [...]

Advocate helps victims face court

William Thompson Donna Townsend, the Quay County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate, helps victims of serious crimes negotiate the legal system. She often finds herself lending support to a victim as a lengthy trials bears down on the victim’s emotions. “Some of the trials are really tough emotionally,” said Townsend, “but I get a good feeling [...]

Community pride can be contagious

Lynn Moncus The Oct. 24 issue of American Profile contained an article, “Tucumcari Gets Its Kicks,” by Sharon Niederman, an Albuquerque writer. That “Hometown Spotlight” has brought us comments from coast to coast and has shown that we still have many friends who like to read about their own hometown. Many of us didn’t realize [...]

Author discusses improving business in city

Lynn Moncus Because many of us have voiced concern about what is happening to businesses in our area. I decided to ask a few questions in order to do a lot of listening and came up with quite a bit of information to share. Just think of your favorite shop of restaurant. I’ll bet it [...]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that [...]

Comments from the Canyons

Lynn Moncus When two country cousins set out to explore areas of the county, citified folks might tend to question our sanity. Yes, last Sunday, Cousin Tink and I made a hasty decision to check out the plains in the southwestern section of the county and set off with some good sandwiches, plenty of water, [...]