The many meanings of a boisterous bark

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor There’s nothing as pleasing to the ear as a baby’s first words (unless, of course, it’s the sound of coffee being brewed). Some children murmur “mama.” Others puff plosives with “papa.” My first word was “hotdog.” Our eight-week old puppy Lulu found the joy of her voice just this [...]

If outnumbered, join other team

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand – as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to [...]

Mesalands Rodeo Team makes TV debut

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Fans of the Mesalands Rodeo Team won’t have to wait until next season to see them preform again. In June, they can watch them in the comfort of their own home. About 20 students and coach Danny Garcia had roles in the Turner Network Television’ 12-hour six-part series “Into [...]

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 We and our have been replaced by I, me, and mine.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 [...]

Consumed with costumes

TV Hagenah OK, the World Series is over, day-light savings time begins tonight, we are in the middle of one of the most heated election battles in the history of the planet and guess what this column is going to be about today? We are going to try to find me a Halloween costume for [...]

Hospital administrator to leave city

TV Hagenah When Hoyt Skabelund came to Tucumcari three and a half years ago in 2001, he was an unknown quantity. But most people in the city knew that the hospital needed someone. It had reached a point where something need to be done. And because of that, the townspeople were willing to give the [...]

Dancers come to auditorium

TV Hagenah The history of Eastern Europe has long been one of contradictions. On one hand, it has been a place of almost constant warfare, yet on the other it has produced composers and artists that have defined music and art for centuries. According to John Mihn of the Quay Council for Art and Humanities, [...]

Because we’re shallow, that’s why

TV Hagenah The other day I was visiting with a woman and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand men. At first I thought I was mumbling again, but then I realized that she wasn’t talking about me specifically but my gender in general. I just shook my head. She is another [...]

Work begins on bridge

TV Hagenah Tuesday, April 20 will see work officially beginning at the Revuelto Creek Bridge on Old Route 66 between Tucumcari and San Jon. According to New Mexico Department of Transportation Spokesperson Christina Romero, April 20 at 10 a.m. will be the day and time for the official ground-breaking ceremony which will inaugurate the beginning [...]

Car food — don’t even ask

TV Hagenah I had someone offer me a cantaloupe the other day and I had to refuse to take it. Now, let me explain that I love cantaloupe, but I had reached my limit of car food. Car food is any food left inside the car long enough to become a high school science experiment. [...]