Newspapers were once heartbeat of community

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist We have watched more changes in our newspapers than most of us can even recall, and we always live with the hope that we will be seeing much local news. According to what we are being told, some of that hope just might come to pass, and we need to […]

Finally, some rains to coax out nature’s beauty

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who are of the land just naturally have to pause to admire the beauty whenever we have an opportunity. Last Sunday provided just that chance while Aggie and I were out for our ride. We had gone to the plains for a little while because we could see that […]

Closeness part of area heritage

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Last week, during the Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, I was privileged to visit with a number of friends from throughout our county and to note that our heritage of friendliness still remains strong. Watching the people standing around in small groups and visiting was a real pleasure, and listening […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

Celebrate your freedoms, vote as you see fit

By Lynn Moncus Being a member of the over-the-hill-gang certainly has its advantages because we can remember times that were and be thankful to have lived during them. For instance, we can remember when we weren’t battered by politics and politicians for more than a few months at a time. In fact, we rarely were […]

Surprise phone call brings back memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Last week, a call came to this corner from Kathleen McGrady of Kenai, Ak. She began asking questions a little too fast for this slow person, so I asked her to start over. She then asked if I had ever heard of Jess McGrady, and when I said I had […]

Enjoy, then anticipate next Rattler Reunion

By Lynn Moncus Although many of us attend homecomings at universities, none of those can come close to our Rattler Reunion right here in our own home town. Those homecomings are just fine because we get to see a few of the people with whom we attended college and usually know only those who were […]

Aggie’s orders are swell surprise

By Lynn Moncus The stay in Las Cruces a couple of weeks ago was sort of divided into two segments, one being the party with the Dr. Marion P. Hardman family and the other being the time spent with my young friend, Debbie Widger, who tends to see that I have a place to stay […]

Easter is a perfect time to seek Jesus

By Debra Whittington And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen […]