2007:Time to begin inventory of good times

By Lynn Moncus Trying to select a favorite New Year’s Day would be an impossible task for this woman from Ima because very few stand out a clearly as do particular Christmas days. Although we always celebrated that day as a family and ate our black-eyed peas, we rarely did anything spectacular other than being […]

Put an end to policitcal season with smiles, laughter

By Lynn Moncus During the last few weeks, many of us have expressed our displeasure regarding the levels to which some of the politicians in our state and nation sank in order to try to beat their opponents. What kind of examples are such people setting for our youth? What kind of people are trying […]

Canyons comfort recalls peaceful past

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist Aggie finally talked me into driving to the canyons of home so we could enjoy the beauty and solitude as we perched on the rim across from Grandmother’s house. For a short time, we were isolated and insulated from the rest of the world and could think our […]

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 […]

Dry year means rough rides

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Because I had heard colorful descriptions about how rough some of the county roads are, I decided to do a little driving to be sure the people knew the meaning of rough roads. Well, they surely did! Aggie and I spend much time driving on dirt roads every week, and […]

An Aggie in need is a friend indeed

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist For many years, Debbie Widger, currently Gift Planning Officer at New Mexico State University, has been coming to Tucumcari at this time of year and has rarely been here when we weren’t having a snow storm. We were both delighted when we saw flakes falling because we had feared she […]

March 11, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9:12 p.m., a female reported an open door at a restaurant. The building was secured. • At 10:48 p.m., a female reported an injury at Third. Her husband, who was intoxicated, […]

Those were the (school) days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As you are well aware, all this woman from Ima has to do is to hear some conversations about the present and then to head into the past to recall the times that were and to feel ever more privileged to have grown up when and where I did. Recently, […]

Photo competition one sign of season

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Some people look for signs in nature in order to know when autumn is approaching, but others know the season is almost here when Harold and Kathy Nichless return to Iowa after spending the summer here. Of course, a few of us have pointed out that most creatures head south […]

Congratulations always worth bringing up

By Lynn Moncus Whenever we receive good news about Tucumcari High graduates, we need to share in order to show how pleased we are with their accomplishments and to let them know that our hometown pride is still alive and well. Margaret Lee Elliott Hoffman received the 2005 Employee of the Year Award for the […]