Quay County 4-H rodeo draws 57 riders

QCS stafff The 2011 Quay County 4-H Rodeo and State 4-H Horse Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The weekend events start at 7 a.m. each day with the 50th Annual State 4-H Horse Show. Quay County has hosted the horse show for more than 40 years. During the […]

Senior menus — July 20

The following are the lunch menus for July 21 – July 27 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Taco salad, mexicorn, salsa, saltine crackers, mixed fruit. Friday Barbecue chicken thighs, coleslaw, pasta salad, whole wheat roll with margarine, pears. Monday Red chili beef and potatoes, pinto beans, squash, flour tortilla, chocolate chip cookie. Tuesday Baked […]

Police blotter — July 20

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Xcel to build back up power station north of Tucumcari.

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Residents present petition to city commission

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission received a petition in opposition to a potential purchase of property to create a joint office for the city and Quay County. Sue Dowell said during the Thursday city commission meeting that the petition included more than 600 signatures from Tucumcari and Quay County residents against the purchase of […]

Dirty Laundry: When children won’t sleep, parents get desperate

Aisha Sultan Ginger Allington was getting up around the clock to nurse her baby back to sleep. Neither she nor her husband had slept much for months, and Allington says she remembers thinking: “We need to get him to sleep longer or I’m going to die.” Her husband, Adam, described that period of time as […]

Herding Squirrels: Greetings from a super villain

Traci Arbios As a young lass, I never wanted the “typical” dream of growing up and getting married and having 2.5 kids and settling down into the 3-bed, 2-bath home with the picket fence. Partial lie — I wanted the picket fence, but mostly I just wanted my parents to build a picket fence around […]

Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

Child Sense: Tips for making a trip to the beach enjoyable for your child

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer is often associated with going to the beach, and having fun with your children in the sun, surf and sand. Understanding your child’s sensory needs will make the experience even more enjoyable. The tactile child will take great delight in playing in the openness of the beach. As soon as their […]

Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money

Paula Sirois This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn’t broken the rules gets all the cash. By this afternoon, I had already deposited $5, my son […]