Fashionable crafting: Three ideas for creating one-of-a-kind T-shirts

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Want something you and your fashion-forward child can make together? Try out these three easy T-shirt design ideas by Disney FamilyFun magazine. Carrot-Print Mosaic Whittle carrot tips into squares or triangles, and you’ve got the perfect implements for printing a mosaic onto a shirt. Slip a piece of cardboard inside a prewashed […]

In a hot summer, cool ways to be messy

Erin Karonis

Beth Whitehouse Here we are in the midst of summer. The novelty of beaches and parks may have worn off, but the heat is still bearing down. What to do now? How about some fun, inexpensive backyard activities the whole family will love? “They’re all sort of cool things, water-based things,” says Maureen Mangan, the […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

Paywall prevents patronage

Russell Anglin I am a pretty cheap person. A bottle of water typically lasts me about a month, I buy toilet paper one roll at a time and it will be a cold day in Guam before I buy high-grade gasoline. If I don’t have to pay for something, I probably won’t. So when I […]

Weather service to honor San Jon family

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico In aged pencil on yellowed paper, notes about the baby’s first tooth or daily chores mingled with the high and the low temperature for the day — a history of eastern New Mexico’s weather entwined with the legacy of Fern White’s family. At 91, Fern White, now living in […]

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, […]

March 1945

C.W. McMullen, of Tucumcari Motor Co. and chairman of the Quay County Salvage Committee, urged residents to go “all out” in saving and turning in every scrap of waste paper for the war effort. … The City Council passed a juvenile curfew law aimed at keeping young delinquents off the streets after 11 p.m. and […]

QCS to launch e-Paper

By QCS Staff Starting Monday, the latest issue of the Quay County Sun is a mouse-click away. Freedom New Mexico is debuting its e-Paper feature, and is giving readers a 30-day free trial to test the online version of Freedom New Mexico’s three publications — the Sun, the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. […]

01-31-2007: Calendar

Fridays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity Group meeting 7 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon, Girl Scout paper drive at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street Tuesday: noon, regular meeting of Quay County ASAP Coalition steering committee, at K-Bob’s Restaurant. Call 461-4922. Tuesday: noon, regular meeting of the Red Hat Society, […]

Photo-op teaches valuable lesson

By Kevin Wilson Over my years working in newspapers, I’ve come to believe they are — at their most basic form — a source for information the average citizen could compile, but done on scale large enough that said information is worth a few quarters. Over the years, I’ve also come to learn what a […]