Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

black rice soap

McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products for skin and hair, massage oils, candles and more. Active ingredients common in HARNN products draw from herbal medicinal knowledge and include rice bran oil, pomegranate, lemongrass and black tea. Its products have become popular in Asia and Europe, and are now being sold in the U.S. […]

Mesalands acquires Shanks collection

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Russell Anglin “That one there, that you don’t have a label on, that is autenite,” Hubert Carroll, a retired postal worker and lifelong rock collector from Fort Dodge, Iowa, said Wednesday. He was talking to Mesalands Dinosaur Museum graduate research assistant Gretchen Gurtler about a fluorescent rock display. “Autenite. Oh, OK,” Gurtler responded. Gurtler has […]

Collectible cars cruise memory lane

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my […]

Change not always popular

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have been around for a couple of days have formed a few habits, most of which are rather hard to break. For instance, we rather enjoy reading the morning paper while we have breakfast and beginning the day with a collection of items about which to think. Well, […]

Skulls donated to dinosaur museum

Special to the Sun What started out as a lifetime collection of wildlife skulls from Quay County and the surrounding area has turned into a scientific display at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Donated by area residents Ron and Lisa Jones, most of the collection is now housed in an attractive display case where visitors […]

From wall to wall, she’s all dolled up

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Jean McCluer said it started innocently enough – the first Barbie doll that entered her house was a toy for her 7-year-old daughter. It was the original Barbie back in 1959, complete with blond ponytail, striped one-piece swimsuit and legs that didn’t bend. McCluer still has that original Barbie doll […]

City turns to collection services

By Ryn Gargulinski If you owe money to the city’s ambulance service, expect a call from a collection agency. City officials on Tuesday agreed to use Collect Rite collection agency in efforts to recover about $200,000 in unpaid bills owed to the city’s ambulance service. Revamped roads, withdrawal from the Ute Water pipeline project and […]

Mesalands receives special science gifts

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum has received a donated collection of assorted fossils, coprolites (dinosaur feces), gastrolites, bone pieces, and meteorites from Amarillo resident, V. J. “Jim” Jordan. Over 63 samples plus several old photos, documents of authenticity, and reference books were donated to the College for exhibition and instructional purposes. Jordan has […]

County plans to privatize solid waste clean up

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners let it be known Monday they are serious about getting out of the trash business. They held an open meeting to discuss dropping the solid waste collection business. The thing they found was that no one at the meeting disagreed with them. At the beginning of the meeting each commissioner, […]

Skull collection donated to college

TV Hagenah Ron and Lisa Jones of Tucumcari have donated a collection of 37 skulls from a wide variety of animals from Quay County, northern New Mexico and south Texas to Mesalands Community College. “Well,” said Ron Jones a wildlife specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture, “We donated it because we felt it […]