Comments from the Canyons: Cherished friend celebrates birthday

Lynn Moncus Last Saturday, Mrs. Lucille Coleman was honored by her daughters, Nancy and Sandra, with a surprise party to celebrate her 94th birthday at the Convention Center. This woman from lma was privileged to be invited and to spend time visiting with many friends. Mrs. Coleman is one of the treasures of our county […]

All kinds of stories discussed with friend

By Lynn Moncus Through these many years, we have often visited about the importance of having good friends and how very fortunate we are to live in a place in which we have so many friends of all ages. Being able to spend time with these friends certainly gives us full lives. As often as […]

Spending holiday with good friend leads to many fun events

By Lynn Moncus Since retirement, this woman from Ima has taken very few vacations, but that changed recently when Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson invited me to spend a week with her in Edmond, Oklahoma. Being with such a special friend on Thanksgiving surely made that an outstanding day–a real holiday for a change. She took me […]

County to spend $1.3 million on fire equipment

Chelle Delaney Quay County expects to spend $1.3 million for equipment for six of the county’s nine fire departments, according to Donald Adams, Quay County fire marshal. Adams reported on the anticipated 2009 Fire Protection Grant Awards at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. The awards totaled $460,000, Adams said. In all, an estimated $1.3 million […]

Does it matter how much we do or make?

By Debra Whittington The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:2 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. I Corinthians 1:9 Last week, Mark […]

Virginia Wright leaves chamber

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Virginia Wright has been the executive director of the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce for nine years. But this week, as she sits in the chamber office and looks out at thepassing traffic on Route 66, she was saying goodbye, to the chamber, to Tucumcari. She and her husband Larry […]

Patience learned in the classroom

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While a good friend and I were discussing possible and printable topics for this column, she decided I should write about patience and then left the area because she could see I was about to lose what little patience I had taken to the coffee table. However, after doing a […]

Kids, roads and community top priorities

By Brian Moore: Guest columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

Plaza holds memories of times gone by

By Lyn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Not long ago, Mrs. Donah Cooper and I read an article about the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso and exchanged some of our memories of what to us had been a very exciting place. Most of us just referred to it as The Plaza and often spent […]

Notes from the Church Lady 1-29-05

By Debra Whittington When Mom handed me the phone after finishing her conversation, the voice on the other end didn’t sound familiar to me. Fortunately, that person didn’t seem to notice my hesitation and went on to say it was 30 years since we last spoke or saw each other. I was starting to get […]