8/6 Community Notes

Thank God It’s Friday The program Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF) is coming to Tucumcari starting Sept. 2 to offer activities to Tucumcari students who no longer have school on Fridays. TGIF will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fridays the Tucumcari Public Schools are closed, except for the holidays, according […]

8/3 Community Notes

Tucumcari police patrol traffic safety The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols Sunday through Aug. 14, as well as Aug. 21, 22, and 27-31 at all times of the day, according to Police Chief Larry Ham. During these times, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. The First Street construction zone will […]

Value of money changes when it’s yours

By Helena Rodriguez My brother-in-law Manuel tried to ask me rather inconspicuously about my daughter the other day. “So what’s Laura been up to this summer?” he asked. “Oh, I’ve been trying to keep her busy,” I responded and just as I was beginning to tell him about our summer routine I stopped short because […]

Tucumcari has always been my home

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon A friend from down south continues to express her amazement that I chose to return to Quay County after retiring from the English department. She was sure that I wouldn’t last a year before returning to live in a place in which I could associate with “degreed” people […]

Celebrations create more memories

Lynn Moncus At Christmas time, we are often faced with many emotions, both sad and happy, and we need to consider both without allowing the sad ones to overwhelm the happy ones. That is not always an easy task, but is a necessary one if we want to enjoy the day and to allow those […]

Letter from friend evokes memories of years ‘out home’

Lynn Moncus The article about the Ima-Hassell Quilters evoked a lot of memories among several friends and caused one to write a wonderful letter in which she shared some of her recollections about those years “out home.” Connie Freeman Avery is another person who has known me from the beginning and who has kept in […]

Sick tire interrupts Sunday journey

Lynn Moncus Although Aggie wanted to write this column, she lost the battle because she is still storming around expressing her disgust over our Sunday drive and hasn’t begun to get her vocabulary under control sufficiently to avoid censorship. Besides, she’s making life miserable for a turtle in the backyard and doesn’t have time to […]

Rattler alumni share memories

Lynn Moncus Hundreds of Rattler Alumni certainly had the opportunity to amass another collection of memories last weekend during Rattler Reunion. From the opening gathering until the last dance, people just enjoyed being together and recalling earlier times. The Rattler Alumni Board and the Host Class of 1974 are to be commended for seeing that […]

San Jon sets registration

TV Hagenah The San Jon School District has already shifted into high gear for the upcoming school year as they hold their middle and high school registration on July 26-29. According to San Jon Schools Guidance Director Sherry Ford, students in the school’s middle school students can come by her office and register for classes […]

Taking steps back with homemade stilts

Lynn Moncus If you watched the parade on Route 66 last Saturday, you saw a couple of very tall people striding along on their stilts as if they were accustomed to walking at that height and speed on all occasions. Just watching them walk so easily certainly brought back memories of earlier times when many […]