Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

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By Colleen Diskin PRODUCT: Babba Cover “Airy” car seat sun-blocking cover MANUFACTURER: Babba Cover HOW MUCH: $50 WHAT: Chemical-filled sunscreens aren’t recommended for infants, so many parents resort to using ill-fitting blankets as a sunblock over strollers and car seats. This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 […]

Paywall prevents patronage

Russell Anglin I am a pretty cheap person. A bottle of water typically lasts me about a month, I buy toilet paper one roll at a time and it will be a cold day in Guam before I buy high-grade gasoline. If I don’t have to pay for something, I probably won’t. So when I […]

Sharing a lesson learned early in life

By Lynn Moncus Money, or the lack thereof, is a frequent topic of conversation these days, giving us one more reason to return to the past and how we were taught to use whatever dimes we were given. As usual, Dad was an outstanding teacher and made me much aware of the importance of learning […]

Hospital auxiliary reaches ‘Season’s Greeting’ goal

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By QCS Staff President of the Dan C. Trigg Hospital Auxiliary, Nancy McNabb, handed over a $10,000 check to hospital administrator Matt Posinski on Friday. The auxiliary raised the funds through its Season’s Greetings campaign. The Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation will match the money. The funds will be used to buy equipment for the hospital.

Mesalands to buy GE turbine

A contract for a $2.2 million wind turbine from General Electric was approved Tuesday by the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees. The wind turbine will be the centerpiece of the college’s North American Wind Research & Training Center (NAWRTC). It will cost an additional $628,000 to install the turbine, said Jim Morgan, the college’s […]

Money can’t buy sunrises, sunsets

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist If you receive as much junk mail as I, you probably wonder along with me just how many people bother to open it and how many fall into the traps when they read that they could win big money if they will only send a few dollars to […]

Family business is a “kamping”

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Lewis family are one group of KOA campers who came to stay in Tucumcari. The Lewis’ are the new owners of the KOA camp on Frontage Road at I-40. Lane and Cindy Lewis and their son, Dylan, have been operating the camp since August. Their son Dylan is their […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]