Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

11-18 On the shelves

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. A 17-year-old girl spends the summer with her divorced father in North Carolina and finds many kinds of love. Rough Country by John Sandford. Virgil Flowers investigates a string of murders at a […]

Tarantualas are plentiful

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Every year about this time male desert tarantulas emerge from burrows and crevices in search of a perfect mate. About the size of a human hand — counting their eight long, hairy legs, they traverse roads and fields in a mad dash to reproduce. “They’re basically pretty harmless. They’ll mate, […]

United Way auction nets more than $6,000

By QCS Staff United Way’s auction raised $6,295, said treasuårer Pat Sparks. “That’s $824 more than last year’s,” she said. The group’s goal is raise $25,000. “We’re about 45 percent there,” said Sparks, adding that about $10,000 has been raised. “We’ll know better at the end of the year when we see how many payroll […]

Rexel F. Sparks

Rexel F. Sparks Services: At 10 a.m. today at Pine River Valley Baptist Church, 11942 Hwy. 172, Ignacio, Colo., followed by a reception for family and friends. Burial services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at House School Gymnasium in House. Burial will follow at the Ima Community Cemetery. Rexel F. Sparks, 89, of […]

United Way auctions goods for community

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County’s United Way Secretary Pat Sparks said their annual auction on Tuesday will even include the proverbial kitchen sink – well, almost. “We’ll have kitchen faucets, microwaves, dinners, artwork, services, CD players – we run the gamut,” Sparks said of the biggest fund-raiser Quay’s United Way sees all year. “For […]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have […]

‘Age Has Its Privileges’ makes sense

Lynn Moncus Many years ago, one of my mentors gave me some very sound advice about age, long before I even gave much thought to the subject. He told me to remember A.H.I.P. “Age Has Its Privileges,” He explained that we could become eccentric, could behave more strangely with each passing year, and could speak […]

Cadidates square off for state senate – Sparks

David Arkin A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is gearing up for […]