Better to do holiday shopping early

As the holidays are quickly approaching I can’t help but feel Chuck Berry had a good point when he sang “Run Run Rudolph.” It seems like each day despite my best efforts I am running out of time. Every week there are more and more events going to than I have time to deal with. [...]

Child Sense: Plan your child’s summer around their sensibilities

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays are looming, and it’s hard to know what to do with our little ones. It’s a hard balance to get right. Enough time to rest, enough time to spend with family and enough activities to keep them busy and interested. By being aware of your child’s dominant sense you will [...]

Christians can please God in various ways

Leonard Lauriault I resolved several years ago to continue my early morning exercise regime even during the holidays when I wouldn’t have to get up for work. I decided it was better to maintain my routine so I wouldn’t have to get back into the swing of exercising and experiencing the associated pain as well [...]

Local experts weigh in on holiday eating

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Thomas Garcia As the holidays approach we know all too well the lingering thought of eating too much and gaining weight. With the holidays comes a family feast which includes main courses such as turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and let’s not forget those devilish desserts. With this in mind, we should remember there [...]

Holidays different for everyone

By Debra Whittington Blessed be God…Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them… Corinthians 1:3-4 The holiday season is upon us complete with the round of Christmas parties, shopping, decorating, cooking, and who knows what else. It is as though people are trying to take one month and [...]

Safe, sane 4th of July holidays

Thomas Garcia No fireworks are being allowed in Quay County because of the fire ban, but fireworks can be set off in the Tucumcari city limits, according to city and county officials. “No fireworks are allowed in the county,” said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. Within Tucumcari’s city limits, “There are no-restrictions for fireworks [...]

Tips to keep your poinsettias thriving until the next holiday

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Every year as the holidays come to a close, people want to know how they can keep their poinsettias looking good and, eventually, replanting them.Here are a few tips:

Signs of the holidays

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By QCS Staff From the mailbox to her mantle, Jane Calvo said she loves Christmas decorating. On Tuesday, Calvo was putting the finishing touches on her south First Street home inside and out.

Baked goods are holiday sweeteners from here to Iraq

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari�s own Dora Maes makes a lot of holiday gatherings sweet. She bakes all kinds of goodies including sugar cookies, cakes, pies and a local favorite ��biscocitos. Biscocitos are sometimes known as the Rio Grande Biscuits or wedding cookies. Maes has grown her business, Maes Special Occasions, from homebaked [...]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that [...]