Williamson lectureship returns for another year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales will be the center of those who view the world in a different way on Thursday when experts in the field of science-fiction join local science-fiction writing legend Jack Williamson of Portales for the 30th annual Williamson Lectureship. “I enjoy the variety of people who have different points of […]

Some student humorous writing not funny

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Not long ago, I had the opportunity to read a set of essays written by college freshmen and was a bit taken aback by the differences between what professors accept today and what we accepted last century. Standards have most definitely changed. The assignment had been to write a humorous […]

Gargulinski named new managing editor

QCS Staff A New York native who professes a love for writing and adventure has been named managing editor for the Quay County Sun. Ryn Gargulinski will begin her new duties next week. Educated at Brooklyn College in New York, Gargulinski brings a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in English literature […]

Reading, writing, arithmetic – a lost art?

Lynn Moncus Each year as school begins, this retired professor has a few bad moments because I still miss the classroom and the excitement of being around young people, but those moments pass when I listen to some young people and realize I would be most out of place as either a student or a […]

Teacher honored

Andrea Hodge, a teacher at Tucumcari Elementary School, has been chosen as one of twenty people who will attend the 2004 Institute of the High Plains Writing Project. Hodge will participate in a two-week intensive study of writing at ENMU-Portales, June 8 through July 2. The High Plains Writing Project, founded in 1992, is a […]

Questions haunt columnist’s mind

Debra Whittington “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do […]

Book helps writer find purpose

Debra Whittington “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 Last week, the Lord was silent as I sought to write a column. I prayed and prayed and nothing would come. I tried sitting down and writing on […]

TMS messages those fighting for America

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By Angela Peacock Mission Merry Christmas in the Middle East is currently underway. In a few short days troops overseas will receive a personal card containing a letter of blessing and thanks courtesy of Patti Bell’s seventh grade language arts students at Tucumcari Middle School. “I’ve thought about going into the military after high school […]