Ides of March snow gives locals chance to watch travelers

Lynn Moncus “Beware the ides of March” caused some of us to pause when our major snow storm hit on that day this week. Although the soothsayer was warning Julius Caesar, that same warning could have been given last Saturday while we were enjoying 80 degree weather and admiring the many fruit trees in full […]

Canine takes over her ‘slave’s’ column

Linn Moncus At long last, the slave is out of sight so I, Aggie, can do some visiting with my fans. As you have discovered, I haven’t been permitted to write for several months, and I surely have appreciated your calls to check on my health. Actually, I have been quite well, thank you, and […]

Visiting with good friends is great gift

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Recently Janice Howard a high school classmate, ambled in this direction from her home near Texico to spend the day just visiting and sharing ideas. She always surprises me by showing up at the table in Del’s before I arrive so she can be ignored because I rarely recognize her […]

Musical comes to Tucumcari

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun A classic Mark Twain novel hits the stage in Tucumcari on Tuesday. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the musical, will be presented community and local schools. Danny Tippett, 24, plays Tom Sawyer in the musical. He said the show is fun for people of all ages. “It’s so playful, […]

Children enjoy weekly stories

QCS staff It’s story time again. “It is so much fun,” said Erica Lopez of Tucumcari Public Library, where the children’s activities take place. “All of the library staff take turns at (the weekly) storytellers.” Lopez said story time will be held every Wednesday from Jan. 19 through April 6. It’s open to children from […]

Lady Rattlers dealt crushing blow

QCS staff The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season Thursday, falling to the Vixens of Fort Sumner, 56-15. The Lady Rattlers’ inability to solve Fort Sumner’s full-court press spelled doom early as Tucumcari ball handlers rarely got the ball past mid-court without giving it away. Fort Sumner beat […]

Focusing less on self mark of maturity

Lynn Moncus Have you noticed how many of us have developed major “I” problems during the last few years? We and our have been replaced by I, me, and mine. Obviously, we have become exceedingly self-centered while trying to build very large self-images that will impress someone. We may expect children to lay claim to […]

Volleyball player wins honor

William Thompson Jamie Jones, a standout basketball and volleyball player for Tucumcari High School, won 2004 all-state honorable mention honors in volleyball for class 2A. The honorable mention status means she was considered to be one of the top dozen middle hitters in the state in her class. Jones, who said she prefers basketball, said […]

Lights parade set to go

TV Hagenah Chamber of Commerce representatives said today (Saturday) will be a big day on a number of fronts. According to Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Wright, the day will see Santa Claus arriving in Kvols’ Park at 4 p.m. to meet with the children of the area. Wright said a bit […]

Canine talks of weather, self and romping

Lynn Moncus Ah ha! The slave is standing in the sun; thus, I, Aggie, have captured the computer for a while and will visit with my fans for the first time in many weeks. Actually, I’d like to be in the sun also, but she may not leave the house again as she tends to […]