Standards of grammar should be maintained

Lynn Moncus While reading a review of a new book about English grammar, I was taken back to the years during which grammar was stressed throughout our school years. We were corrected by all our teachers, whether or not they taught English. They just seemed to take pride in seeing that we learned to speak […]

10-7 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Sausage, English muffin, orange juice, milk Lunch: Chicken patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, whole-wheat rolls, grapes, milk. Friday Breakfast: French toast sticks, syrup, fresh fruit, milk Lunch: Cheeseburgers, French fries, salad cup, fruit cocktail, milk. Monday: Breakfast: PB & J uncrustables, oranges, milk Lunch: Vegetable soup, grilled cheese sandwich, pickle spears, applesauce, […]

Executive director exits Main Street

Robert Ciolli Tucumcari Main Street Executive Director David Buchen turned in his resignation to the board at their regular meeting last month. “I was excited about bringing back some of the past glory to Tucumcari. That’s why I took the job,” Buchen said. A disagreement over the direction the board was taking in certain matters […]

Three cheers for cow dogs

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Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish).

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]

Margaret Wieland

Services: At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Margaret Wieland, 95, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Tuesday, Oct. 9 2007. following an extended illness.   Mrs. Wieland was born Aug. 27, 1912 at Forrest. She attended and graduated from the Forrest School system.  She went on to attend […]

It’s a privilege to share education

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely make much noise about my life as a teacher, I have never quit missing the classroom and the wonderful students I was privileged to have during those 34 years. I was very fortunate to become a teacher while ours was still a proud profession and while we still had […]

Tucumcari has always been my home

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon A friend from down south continues to express her amazement that I chose to return to Quay County after retiring from the English department. She was sure that I wouldn’t last a year before returning to live in a place in which I could associate with “degreed” people […]

THS seeks replacements

TV Hagenah On Thursday, it was announced that Tucumcari High School is looking for three teachers to take the place of teachers who have turned in their resignations. “It’s not that unusual for teacher positions to open up this early,” said Tucumcari Municipal School’s Superintendent William Reents. “I don’t think Tucumcari has had three positions […]

English car club cruises Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Thirteen hand-built English two-seater motor cars and their 27 drivers (also English) stopped in Tucumcari Friday as part of their trip along the length of Route 66. According to Anita Jordan, one of the directors of the trip, the cars were shipped to Chicago by freighter from Great Britain where the Englishmen and […]