Stumbling in the dark

By Leonard Lauriault Well, it’s been a couple of days since we confused our internal clocks again by going to Daylight Savings Time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, the past few days haven’t been so pleasant because I’ve revisited some previous experiences related to waking up an hour earlier in a [...]

Ills of winter are cabin fever, yearning for spring

By Aggie Moncus Because the slave is pretending to be ailing, I decided to do the writing in order to prevent your having to hear all the whining I have had to listen to. She really likes to put on a show, but if we just ignore her, she’ll take a nap and stay out [...]

Making the best of snow days

By Lynn Moncus When I asked the slave if I could write our essay this week, she said I could if I’d wash the mud off my paws. Now my water dish looks rather murky, but my paws are very clean and won’t cause her to yell at me for a few minutes. Although she [...]

Newspaper delivery delayed

Friday’s storm has delayed delivery of the Quay County Sun. The papers were printed in Clovis on Saturday morning as usual, but carriers have been unable to bring them to Tucumcari for distribution. Circulation Director Rusty Galloway said papers may not be delivered until Monday because of road conditions, but efforts will continue through the [...]

Wood burning stove can lead to nightly drama

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I [...]

Words are worth a lot for puzsle

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist As most of you have gathered through the years, playing with words is one of my favorite pastimes. Whether reading them, writing them, or working puzzles in which they appear, words have fascinated me probably because Mother spent much time trying to teach them to me in those [...]

Nothing beats memories of school days

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, Bill Stratton gave me a postcard with a picture of the first large high school in our town, located on S. Third Street at the site on which Granger School now stands. His mother, Winnie Stratton, attended school there in 1918 and had saved that card among her treasures. [...]

Forgive my filing system

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist A friend once told me she preferred to think of her life as one long freight train, with each car representing a particular era. She said she could then take a mental trip into each car and recall the particular events as they had happened during a specified time. Well, [...]

New year not new year without black-eyed peas

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist As always, each holiday brings fond memories of the past and gives opportunities to recall history. Although our family didn’t get as carried away over New Year’s celebrations as we did over Christmas, we recognized that special time as we put up new calendars and ate our black-eyed peas. Many [...]

12/24 Game time

GAMETIME Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Basketball No games until January. Tucumcari Middle School Basketball No games until January. San Jon San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes Basketball No games until January. Logan Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns Basketball Dec. 29, 3 p.m. — Clayton, JVG, JVB, VG, VB, home Dec. 30, 3 p.m. [...]