‘Old Howlers’ mix it up with sharpshooters

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several former Coyotes laced up and took to the hardwood Wednesday to see if they could keep up with the swift and very agile Harlem Ambassadors basketball team. Dubbed the “Coyotes Old Howlers,” San Jon School coaches and teachers, and former Coyote players, assisted in drills and demonstrations during […]

Head for the hills, or we’ll be howling at the moon

By Aggie Moncus At long last, I, Aggie, am going to visit with you this week. Actually this is our first visit in the New Year, and I am excited to be looking at a new calendar and wondering just what it is. All I can see is a bunch of funny markings, but the […]

It’s up to each of us to make the best of 2008

By Lynn Moncus We seem to change calendars all too frequently as the years pass more rapidly than ever. ‘Tis hard to believe that we have really gone through 12 months since we last hung a new calendar, but according to the one on the wall, we have reached the last page. As we look […]

College ties bind friends and memories

By Lnn Moncus Last week was made special by a visit from Debbie Widger, Gift Planning Director, and Robert Peterson, Major Gifts Officer, from New Mexico State University. Yes, such titles sound quite impressive and are, but the young people who carry them are the impressive ones. Debbie is probably the best known Aggie in […]

County may see increase in population

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Population projections show Quay County taking a slight dip by 2020, according to the New Mexico Selected Health Statistics 2005 published this year. From 2004 to 2005, Quay County had little change in its population with a total of 10,106 down just three in 2005. Yet, it is the […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]

Giving way to herd instinct is long way from easy chair

By Aggie Moncus The slave decided I, Aggie, could do the writing this week because she was otherwise occupied–meaning she was too lazy to do any extra thinking. She and I really have had some good times on our Sunday walks of late because the weather has been cooler and more comfortable. She even decided […]

When you least expect, God provides

By Leonard Lauriault In the movie, Forrest Gump, Forrest’s shrimp boat partner, Lewtinint Dan gets mad because they haven’t found any shrimp. Lewtinint Dan begins cursing God and challenging him to show up. Forrest, who’s narrating the story, says, “God showed up,” because at about that time a hurricane struck. Shortly after crossing the Red […]

Big checks to help Quay waste water treatment

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Officials of Tucumcari and Logan were happy to see Ryan Gleason, New Mexico state director of the USDA Rural Development Office, on Tuesday. They especially liked the part when he signed the huge ceremonial checks to the tune of $8.4 million for Logan and $2.1 million for Logan. Gleason […]

Does your name make you rounder than you think?

The things they research these days. Researchers at Miami University think they know why you can remember some people’s names but not others. They think they have shown “quantitatively” (that means by lots of research) that certain names are associated with certain facial features. One example they give is that when people hear the name, […]