Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the […]

Too many people die in wars

Russell Anglin Memorial Day is coming up on Monday. This means a lot of people will not have to work and hamburgers and hot dogs will cover grills across America as crowds swarm to lakes and beaches. Of course, we all know that Memorial Day is primarily a day to remember men and women who […]

People will believe anything

Russell Anglin There’s something about human beings that makes us want badly to disbelieve the official version of events. Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory. On Sunday, my friend Kyle’s girlfriend, Alex, introduced me to one I had not heard before. According to a group of conspirators, Paul McCartney died decades ago. Have you heard […]

Saturday brings social excitement

Lynn Moncus Last Saturday was one of those days during which we needed a society editor,such as Mrs. Vera Murphey, to write stories about two major events held at the Convention Center. The afternoon was tilled with two birthday parties: One for Mrs. Teddy Callens and one for the February birthdays in the Wallace family, […]

TV habits deserve scrutiny

Russell Anglin Somewhere in the middle of my hours long “Parks and Recreation” binge Sunday, I wondered to myself whether TV has paid off in any way after my years of dedicated viewing. Has it been worth it for any of us? At first glance, the answer is a resounding no. I’m sure if I […]

Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Baby Jesus grew up to be Lord

Leonard Lauriault At Christmastime most people are content to dwell on Jesus’ first coming – the drama surrounding his birth presented in the first few chapters of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. They remember that since there was no room in the inn, Mary and Joseph stayed in the stable and when Jesus was […]

Cattle operation comes with catch

Baxter Black As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It […]

Collectible cars cruise memory lane

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my […]

Comments from the Canyon: Etiquette makes big difference in everyday interaction

Lynn Moncus Last week, one of the morning shows on television featured several segments about our limited use of good manners. According to their statistics, more than 60 percent of people today tend to forget to use those manners. One of the segments was devoted to the overuse of cellular telephones in public. The reporters […]