Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40′s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]

Logan woman dies near Grady

A Logan woman died Aug. 18 while traveling near Grady. Officials initially thought Patricia Phillips, 70, was the victim of a fatal crash. They now believe she died of natural causes after pulling her car off the road. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. on Aug. […]

Rose Parade performer, college honors, new arrival, Altrusa woman of the year

Former Tucumcarian, Danielle Chavez, was among those who performed in the 120th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadina, California. Danielle is a member of the Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) High School Band and Color Guard. The group has competed at the national level on numerous occasions. As a result, they were […]

Homecoming reminder of good times past

By Lynn Moncus Attending Homecoming at NMSU last week was a major treat for this Aggie who earned her first degree there 53 years ago. Seeing people with whom I had attended the College of New Mexico Agriculture and Mechanic Arts reminded me of the great times we had during those years and of the […]

Visit binds old ties

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited a little about Cousin Tink and the great times we had as kids. Because she is now living in Phoenix for a while, we decided we needed to see each other so this woman from lma flew out to visit the girl from Nara Visa. Her son […]

Iron pour attracts artists to Mesalands

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By QCS Staff Artist Eric Wolfe sculpts his zia-inspired woman in preparation for the Mesalands Community College iron pour on Friday. Wolfe is one of 11 art students from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., who have joined this year’s pour. About 40 artists from both coasts, Alaska and North Carolina, and in between have […]

Quoting the bard gives her joy, vexes others

By Lynn Moncus Last year, the woman from lma learned what the Soothsayer meant when he told Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March.” Of course, we all recall from reading Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar what happened on that day when Caesar was stabbed rather fatally. Well, mid-March can be rather dangerous for the ordinary person […]

Now that it’s Leap Year, what will you do with extra day?

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Let’s not forget that this year, 2008, is Leap Year.  Unlike common years, which have 365 days, a Leap Year has 366 days. The added day is added to the month of February – Feb. 29. That’s so the calendar remains in alignment with the passage of earth around […]

November 1968

Randy Block, 16, attended the National 4-H Congress in Chicago. … Future Teachers of America elected Jody Lafferty president. … Altrusa honored Josephine Snyder as Retired Business Woman of the Year. …Janina Akin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Akin of Jordon, won first place in the junior category: Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool contest. …The state’s conference of […]

Tucumcari woman in I-40 accident

By QCS Staff A Tucumcari woman was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, police said. Catherine Martinez, 48, was killed about 4 p.m. when the car she was driving rolled one and a half times in the center median and landed upside down, New Mexico State Police […]