Former student, teacher loved and missed

By Lynn Moncus Although I was not privileged to be a parent, I was most fortunate to be a teacher and to have so many wonderful students through the years. As a teacher, I always drew a magic line between the students and me to let them know that we were student and teacher instead […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]

Rattlers have that special feeling

By Lnn Moncus By the time this is published, we will be in the midst of Rattler Reunion and will be having a great time visiting with people of all ages who attended school here and continue to return each year to celebrate our school years. We know that the Class of ’77 will have […]

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler

Services: None will be held. Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler, 72 died on Monday July 9, in Albuquerque, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lola Mae and his sister Marion Robinson. Hagler is survived by two sons, Adam of Amarillo and Jeff of Walsh Colo., […]

Mom recalls her daughter: Playful, bouncy

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun She heard “Mom” and then “a pop.” Deborah Throckmorton went toward the sound of her daughter’s voice. “I saw her balled up on the floor. I rolled her over and straightened her legs out and made sure her head was elevated,” Throckmorton said. She saw very little blood coming […]

FEMA’s Logan office assists tornado victims

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In the first hours, more than a dozen residents of Logan sought the assistance of FEMA officials at the temporary disaster recovery center. “The staff here were very helpful and nice,” said Robert Simpson, whose house was damaged from the tornado. “They had answers to a lot of the […]

Friends nurture healing

By Lynn Moncus Life certainly can change a little rapidly at times and sort of leave us wondering just what happened. This woman from Ima learned more about our medical facilities than she ever wanted to know when the body decided to slow her down. Few people have been as fortunate as I to have […]

Patience, practice in short supply

By Lynn Moncus Although Aggie was kind enough to write the column last week, she said she wasn’t about to come to the rescue again any time soon because she doesn’t want anyone to get the notion that she is the slave on this corner. Besides, she is enjoying the warm afternoons and doesn’t want […]

Two Rattler wrestlers score state champs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team brought home two state champions and placed fourth overall in the 3A New Mexico State Wrestling tournament Feb. 16-17 at Rio Rancho. “I am proud of our overall achievements this year,” said Coach Eddie Encinias. “We had two state champions and two third place […]

Seven Rattlers named to 2A football squad

By Quay County Sun Staff Seven Tucumcari Rattlers football players have been selected for the New Mexico 2A All-State team. The selection for the All-State team is honorary and no actual football game is played by the athletes. “I am very proud of these young men,” said coach Dub Smith. “They are very deserving of […]