01-20-2007: Letters to Editor

On the afternoon of Dec. 30, the two of us were sailing along on Highway 54, when we came to the intersection of 54 and I-40 at Tucumcari, and we came upon the blocked road, from snow. The motels were all full and we were directed to the Baptist Church fellowship hall. They were so […]

New Year off to a good start

By Lynn Moncus We certainly began the new year on a very white note and had a community burgeoning with stranded travelers, some of whom were heard to remark that they had other plans for New Year’s Eve and Day but were pleased to have been safely off the highway. Aggie and I decided begin […]

There’s more simplicity to Christmas

By Lynn Moncus Aggie and I stopped in Quay Valley to admire the beautiful tree decorated in memory of Bert Waterman. She was very pleased when she would decorate that tree and would talk about its being her major Christmas gift to herself and her friends.We would then talk about its simple decorations making it […]

Where else can you turn a corner and find a friend and history

By Lynn Moncus During our forty-one years of visiting with each other via this column, we have mentioned frequently how very fortunate we are to live in a small town and a great county. While I was down south, I survived each day by knowing I would be coming home soon even if only for […]

Junior high team finishes season, 7-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers closed out their season 7-0 after a 14-0 win against Robertson Middle School on Wednesday at Las Vegas. The Rattlers were welcomed into Tucumcari with the flashing lights of a police escort. “It was great,” said player Shawn Martinez. “We are very proud of the boys. They […]

Rattlers film-meister

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By Thomas Garcia Charlie Wilson has long been known as the man behind the camera at the Rattler football games. Wilson has been recording the games for the Tucumcari Rattlers football program for the past 19 years. The films are used by the team to study and find their and their opponents strengths and weaknesses. […]

March 25, 2006 Letter to the Editor

First of all, I would like to say how proud I am of the Logan Longhorns. The seniors on our team have been entertaining us for 10 years, and what a great job they have done. To them I say thank you. As fans we are supposed to support our teams, and I guess we […]

Windy days spent better inside with toys

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist The slave said, “Aggie, you may write the first column in 2006.” Well, I’m not really sure what those numbers mean, but I am sitting here at the computer so I can visit with my fan club. Actually, I think the slave is still tired after our walk on New […]

From outstanding student to outstanding teacher

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Although several of my former high school students have remained in touch through the years, very few college students have chosen to do so, probably because professors don’t have the opportunity to know their students, their parents, and their grandparents as well as do teachers in rural areas. In most […]

Ventilation for frustration

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet […]