Reunion brings town together

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons The Village of Forrest really came to life on May 28, thanks to Mary Vance Sours and her helpers. The Forrest Reunion was attended by about 120 former residents. students, and teachers, all there to remember the past, to catch up on the latest news, and to enjoy each […]

Comments from the Canyon 2-12-05

Lynn Moncus Although I’ve been away from campus for many years, I still miss the classroom and the excitement of watching students learn. Fortunately, a few young college students take the time to talk to me a little about their classes and let me know they are still excited about learning. Those visits are most […]

Celebrations create more memories

Lynn Moncus At Christmas time, we are often faced with many emotions, both sad and happy, and we need to consider both without allowing the sad ones to overwhelm the happy ones. That is not always an easy task, but is a necessary one if we want to enjoy the day and to allow those […]

Political posturing becomes tiresome

Lynn Moncus From the beginning of the party conventions to Election Day, we are literally battered by politics — to the point that we might begin to feel more than a little brainwashed if not totally brain dead. If our presidential elections weren’t so serious, they would be laughable because both parties are either braying […]

Rattler alumni share memories

Lynn Moncus Hundreds of Rattler Alumni certainly had the opportunity to amass another collection of memories last weekend during Rattler Reunion. From the opening gathering until the last dance, people just enjoyed being together and recalling earlier times. The Rattler Alumni Board and the Host Class of 1974 are to be commended for seeing that […]

Fair art continues

The Quay County Fair Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of categories for people to let their talents shine. Painting, sculpture, creative writing, photography and music are all areas available for entries. Amateurs, juniors and professionals will be judged separately. This department also has a special division for pre-juniors who are 0 to 10 […]

Blackout highlights needs

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited about our dependence upon utilities and how we didn’t have to worry about them when we had no running water, electricity, or natural gas. We just went on about our business as long as we had carried in enough water, had plenty of coal oil, and had […]

April showers bring spring sights

Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited about the beauty of Quay Valley and the plains after the rain fell, leaving the roaring creek and filled water holes. Now is the perfect time to tour those areas again in order to see the changes. Aggie and I took a most pleasant drive last Sunday afternoon […]

Thoughts on sediment

Lynn Moncus Last Sunday afternoon, Aggie and I finally managed to get outside the city limits without incident and had a most pleasant drive into Quay Valley in order to admire the landscape and the extraordinary cloud formations. We watched one particular formation that appeared to be on the edge of the plains near the […]

Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale. Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season. “We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, […]