Child Sense: Tips for making a trip to the beach enjoyable for your child

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer is often associated with going to the beach, and having fun with your children in the sun, surf and sand. Understanding your child’s sensory needs will make the experience even more enjoyable. The tactile child will take great delight in playing in the openness of the beach. As soon as their […]

City plays catch-up

Russell Anglin Tucumcari city officials are playing catch-up with technology and grant funding to better balance the books. City Finance Director Dennis Dysart gave a monthly financial report at Thursday’s city commission meeting and said he has been working with Triadic, the company that provides the financial software used for city records, to bring the […]

Everyday a chance to start anew

By Leonard Lauriault A little boy and girl were playing in the “kitchen” at pre-school one day after hearing a lesson about creation and the beginning of naughtiness (Genesis chapters 1 to 3). The boy, who was terribly smitten by the girl, offered her a bite from a plastic apple. The girl, who wouldn’t give […]

There is more than just the definition of words in dictionaries

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Those of us who enjoy playing with words rely heavily on our dictionaries and usually have at least one within reach. On that note, you can imagine the mental upheaval that occurred recently when I read that published dictionaries are going to be history in a very short time.I grabbed […]

Lady Coyotes to play Lady Bronchos for district title

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Thomas Garcia The San Jon Lady Coyotes have advanced to Friday’s 7 p.m. District 4-1A championship game at Grady. “We need to stay calm and do what we do,” said Lady Coyotes senior Morgan Foster. “If we play our game we can beat Grady.” The third-ranked Coyotes are the last Quay County volleyball team still […]

Elementary kid power turns on Energy Day

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Thomas Garcia It was not an ordinary day for the students at Tucumcari Elementary School. Students were outside Wednesday blowing bubbles while those inside were playing with socks and making pinwheels. It was all part of Energy Day and

Gaming authority says it wants level playing field

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Which racetrack and casino proposal will end up with a coveted prize: A site on the heavily trafficked I-40? Now, that Albuquerque Downs racetrack wants to move to Moriarity on I-40, the Quay County Gaming Authority is stepping back a pace, and mounting its own offensive to win approval […]

County native recognized with state music award

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Based upon the recommendations of people from the Portales and Clovis area and across New Mexico, the Kene Terry Band has been chosen as the April Artist of the Month by the New Mexico Music Commission. “It’s pretty cool,” said Logan High School graduate and lead vocalist Kene Terry, on […]

Birthday blitz

Padillas party… The youngest Padillas, Isabelle and Patrick, gathered on March 3 with family and friends to celebrate their birthdays. Isabelle was two on Feb. 28 and Patrick was three on Jan. 4. Celebrating with them was big brother, Mark “Junior” Padilla, 5. Their parents are Amanda Padilla of Tucumcari and Mark Padilla of Elrito. […]

Play hurt, pain later

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mend now and you’ll probably play later. High school students who participate in athletics may experience a sports-related injury in one of their four years before they graduate. However, playing through the pain, and not recognizing how imporant it is to fully heal, may not equal any gains later, […]