Child Sense: Creating a keepsake of your summer memories

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays can seem like they go on forever, and when they end, it’s very easy for little kids to forget all the exciting things they did. By creating a memory keepsake, you will be able to help your child remember and also produce a keepsake for years to come. Tactile children […]

Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

Base Camp Shelter kids toy

Disney FamilyFun magazine It’s bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain of boredom. That’s when you can break out these two items. You will be Hero Mom for fighting off the Monster of Dull, and they will […]

Sun burns, lakegoer learns

Russell Anglin Sometimes fun is worth the sunburn. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sun exposure is a very real issue as melanoma skin cancer is a real possibility for young and old people alike. In fact, just one bad sunburn can significantly increase your risk for developing melanoma. That’s why it’s important to wear a […]

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

Comments from the Canyons: Holiday catologues were fun to look through

Lynn Moncus No doubt, you have noticed the increase in the number of catalogues you receive each week now that we are supposed to be thinking of the holidays. With each trip to the mailbox, many of us carry an armload of those publications and wonder where we are going to put the latest batch. […]

Basketball crowds full of fun

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball season is under way for all high schools in Quay County. I have had a chance to watch the counties’ teams play on more than one occasion. These trips to the gym remind me how fun and exciting the game of basketball can be. Basketball is fast paced […]

From crazy nights to quality downtime

As I age, I begin to see how short weekends actually are. I can recall when I was younger how Friday hit and I had all three days to sit back, party and have a great time. Friday night was the starter pistol if you will. We were off. Fun made the turn with foolishness […]

Newspapers were once heartbeat of community

By Lynn Moncus: Quay columnist We have watched more changes in our newspapers than most of us can even recall, and we always live with the hope that we will be seeing much local news. According to what we are being told, some of that hope just might come to pass, and we need to […]

Class book priceless gift to former teacher

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist The 2009 Rattler Reunion has taken its place in the 39-year history of the gathering and was just as much fun as that first one so long ago. Of course, as we grow older, each reunion becomes more priceless because we tend to grow closer to each other. We have […]

Kids fishing clinic set for April 25 at the Elks

By QCS Staff New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Tucumcari Elks Lodge will be conducting a kids fishing clinic on April 25, according to a press release. Kids from Tucumcari and neighboring communities are also invited to have a day of fishing instruction and win some fun prizes, the release said. The […]