Penmanship fading art form

No matter how old we get, most of us still appreciate the cards, letters, and calls we receive from friends and relatives during the holidays. For some reason, we don’t communicate with many of them during the year, thus, we really enjoy hearing from them about the year’s happenings. This year, the woman from Ima [...]

Writing something can be simpler than typing it

By Lynn Moncus Although this woman from lma isn’t apt to become comfortable in what we call the “Computer Age,” I hope I can still enjoy the humor, especially when dealing with the sales people in the various computer companies. Last week, for instance, I was trying to order something from one of the well [...]

Farmers Market, Fair and School Registration times

Market bellringer… Hayden Garnett, grandson of Judy Smith, rang in the beginning of sales on Tuesday at the Tucumcari Farmer’s Market at Wailes Park on Route 66. Smith, who is the market coordinator, signals the start of each sale day with a bell. About two dozen prospective customers were lined up behind several pickups whose [...]

Family of four gets loud addition

By Ryn Gargulinski My four goats were on fire. Or dying. Or on fire and dying. There would be no other way to explain the mind-splitting bleats coming from the goat pen that sunny New Mexican afternoon. Being the good goat mom, I immediately ran outside with a bucket of water and that mini fire [...]

It’s best to leave sleeping cows lie

By Baxter Black: QCS columist If ya hang around a sale barn long enough you are bound to see some strange, some would say supernatural or even extraterrestrial happenings — like a cattle buyer actually bidding a penny over the market, or a waiter in a tuxedo at the sale barn café, or what happened [...]

Dog might have taught goat to escape

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor Since our dog kept escaping from his pen, my boyfriend and I brainstormed long for a feasible solution. No, we didn’t leave him tied to that massive chain – frankly, that experiment only lasted half a day as my boyfriend felt guilty. Neither did we sell the dog to [...]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, [...]

Family works to preserve cowboy ways

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Family reunion includes annual branding of local ranch’s calves. Lee and Debbie Tillman, and their son Jason Tillman, had a few extra ranch hands Memorial Day weekend. More than 30 family members and friends converged on their property just south of San Jon. Some came from as far [...]