Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: They’re young girls, not tramps

Marla Jo Fisher It’s nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute. Maybe she’ll meet Hugh Grant while she’s trolling the streets. Maybe she’ll be a stripper or a call girl who meets a nice married governor from Back East. […]

Fitness, fun continue

Thomas Garcia As my efforts to lose weight and better myself continues, I seem to run in to the occasional Gremlin if you will. You know, Gremlins, those little mischievous mythical creatures blamed for the sabotage of aircraft during the 1920s. Maybe you may recall the little menaces from Joe Dante’s 1984 movie “Gremlins.” Well, […]

College offers veterans’ business workshop

Ray Seva Maybe you’re an armed forces veteran who owns a small business and would like help in expanding operations. Perhaps you’re a veteran and are thinking of starting your own business — but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re a service-disabled veteran who owns a business and you’d like to know […]

Horse recycling makes horse sense

Baxter Black As we horse owners and lovers struggle to find some middle ground in the tragic abandoned horse issue, maybe we need to look “outside the box.” Most horse owners, horse associations, equine veterinarians, and those of us forced to take the responsibility for dealing with the mess, are still optimistic that the new […]

TV habits deserve scrutiny

Russell Anglin Somewhere in the middle of my hours long “Parks and Recreation” binge Sunday, I wondered to myself whether TV has paid off in any way after my years of dedicated viewing. Has it been worth it for any of us? At first glance, the answer is a resounding no. I’m sure if I […]

Facebook fad huge time waster

Karl Terry Maybe I’m a little late to the party, but last week I finally dipped my toes in this Facebook fad. I called a lot of other communication technologies fads too. There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs. None of them lasted and I […]

Direct mail is way too personal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was a few years ago that I got this letter from my drug store The letter was a reminder that I had not yet ordered a prescription drug that I took then. I remember thinking at the time that it was a helpful reminder. Sometimes people do forget […]

Some people just don’t do it

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Some people just don’t do it. These people are perfectly normal. They pay their taxes. They’re law abiding. (They may take a drink or two, may even have a little too much, sometimes, but everybody considers them good people.) These people work so they can make ends meet and maybe […]

Irwin, Baldwin follow their passions

By Ryn Garglinski: Freedom Newspapers Shocking news made headlines with the death of pilot Guy “Doc” Baldwin who crashed while performing in last week’s Tucumcari air show. It was sudden, sad and unexpected. Nor did anyone expect “alligator man” Steve Irwin, who spent years mingling with deadly beasts, to have a stingray thrust a barb […]

New Mexico dog has unclear future

By Ryn Gargulinski:QCS Columnist The New Mexico dog that has been perpetually running away for more than a year to find a girlfriend has taken off again. When he was gone a week we formulated a theory. He found a girlfriend. When his absence stretched to 14 days we got a new theory. He up […]