Dream highlights days gone by

Thomas Garcia Once again one of my dreams will be the topic of this week’s column. Sometimes I wonder what creates dreams or sparks the unconscious mind to produce said dream. I dreamt I was driving to my parents’ house in Nara Visa. Now I have made this trip many times before. The route seldom […]

Future remains uncertain

Russell Anglin For once, I am at a loss for conclusions. I spent much of Monday on my computer, reading news articles, political commentators and the rabid prognostication of the online masses on message boards, trying to find out what exactly the consequences of Osama bin Laden’s death will be. Will this provide an endgame […]

Tucumcari soldier returns from Afghanistan

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QCSun Staff Army Pfc. Travis Munsell, 19, was considering a trip to the lake with his friends Tuesday morning after returning to Tucumcari from Kabul, Afghanistan Friday. Munsell said he grew up in Tucumcari, moving here from Houston at age four or five. Munsell originally planned to join the United States Coast Guard after high […]

Rising, shining not always so simple

Russell Anglin As I awoke to cars zooming by my intersection, dogs yelping and the sun infiltrating my bedroom window, I realized once again that I am not a huge fan of mornings. Tucumcari certainly is, though. The 8 o’ clock hour seems to be one of the busiest along the major streets, and everybody […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

History preservation important task

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Those of us who are still interested in the history of our area are certainly missing the many sources we once had. When we have questions about the past, we really have to do a lot of searching in order to find someone left who can come up […]

Newspapers were once heartbeat of community

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist We have watched more changes in our newspapers than most of us can even recall, and we always live with the hope that we will be seeing much local news. According to what we are being told, some of that hope just might come to pass, and we need to […]

Ordinary afternoon refreshed when friends appear

By Lynn Moncus Whether we meet total strangers or old friends, we are most fortunate to live in our Quay County because we can share special experiences with each other and can then share memories that have made our lives so pleasant. Once again while having coffee at Del’s, what could have been an ordinary […]

Taking time to know your local retailers

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have called this place home throughout our lives tend to try to shop here as much as possible and to make the best of the changes through which our town has gone. Once upon a time we had several grocery stores and a few meat markets in which […]

Death has many flavors, promises

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I […]