Moms gear: Help your child keep away from sunburns with swimwear that changes color in the sun

swimwear sunburn kids

Maggie O’Neill Parents can teach their children to be sun aware – and sunburn aware – with a new line of swimwear offered through Seasons UV called LOL. Patterns on the swimwear tops change color to indicate that the sun is strong enough to cause a burn and that it’s time to apply sunscreen or […]

Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers so that kids can jump right into the personalization. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Creative Coloring: This […]

Sayings add color to local language

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public, but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days […]

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun.“We are very pleased that Mitch has agreed to lead Freedom Communications as its […]

Yard and Garden: Tomatoes difficult, but rewarding

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Tomatoes are a winning vegetable because of taste, nutrition and color. They aren’t the easiest vegetable to grow, but with a few guidelines you can have good success with this tasty fruit. Tomato success comes from the following: site selection, soil preparation, variety, planting dates, planting techniques, watering, fertilizing […]

How to prevent plant yellowing

By Tom Dominguez Yellow plants? If you have trees, shrubs, flowering plants or lawns that are persistently yellow, it could be an iron deficiency. Iron deficiencies are caused by high soil pH, too much water, root or trunk damage, poorly adapted plants or excess soil nutrients such as phosphorous. Iron deficiencies are identified by yellowing […]

Dog toys: You’re on notice

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls, but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled […]

TV Time: Men see things differently

I was reading an article the other day in Psychology Today which said the average woman sees 119 shades of color that men cannot. Even when men are specially trained, women can see 48 more shades than men. It went on to say that was on of the reasons for the proliferation in different colors […]

Men see things differently

TV Hagenah I was reading an article the other day in Psychology Today which said the average woman sees 119 shades of color that men cannot. Even when men are specially trained, women can see 48 more shades than men. It went on to say that was on of the reasons for the proliferation in […]