Remembering cooking with lard

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, a group of us began talking about one of our favorite subjects, food, and began to comment about how much we missed both the taste and the foods from the earlier days. Even though we can buy many of the items we grew up eating, they just don’t have [...]

E-mail not as good as old-fashioned letter

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Through the years we have visited about the joy of writing and receiving letters. Last week, had I not known better, I’d have thought friends had ganged up on me when I received five wonderful letters in one day. Ordinarily, I receive two or three a week and am delighted. [...]

12/21 Notable notes

Tipsy tow at it again During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, AAA New Mexico’s Tipsy Tow program will again be available for a free tow and ride home for the intoxicated driver, according to a release from AAA. The release said service will run from 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 1, and can [...]

Cowboy principals down to essentials

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Last year, Turner Classic Movies invited me to be part of a month of shows featuring old western movies. First I declined, explaining that although I enjoyed them I was not an authority on the subject. I suggested they try some of the veteran western actors who were still around like Buck [...]

City offers incentives to trucking company

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Employees’ funds would be for real estate. The city of Tucumcari is offering Interstate Distributor Company incentives totaling $60,000. The incentives for the trucking firm, which has a working terminal in Tucumcari, come in the form of real estate vouchers. Tucumcari’s economic development director Pete Kampfer explained how it [...]

Reality shows hit real world

TV Hagenah “Fear Factor,” “The Real World,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and so on and so on. “Reality” shows are all the rage now and to be honest, I have a bit of trouble with them. To begin with, how can you call it “reality”? It doesn’t resemble any reality I have ever seen. I mean, [...]

Faux accident helps teach

TV Hagenah A potentially deadly accident and people with life-threatening injuries are rushed to the emergency room. ER personnel step into trauma mode, but when it is all over, it is not real. In fact, it was an exercise put on by the administrators of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the area’s emergency services [...]

‘Tucumcari time’ confuses editor

TV Hagenah The other day I was talking on the phone to a young man who grew up in Tucumcari and had recently returned home from college. I wanted to arrange a meeting with him so I could take a photograph for a story I was doing, and I asked him to come by the [...]