Building Resilience in Children: The art and importance of listening

McClatchy-Tribune The key to getting a child to open up is to say very little. Simply use short phrases that reassure and prompt more conversation. This is particularly important at the beginning of a conversation because we want children to reach a point where they’re comfortable enough to express whatever is on their minds. To […]

Dreams deliver deliberation

Thomas Garcia Dreams often offer an escape from our day-to-day lives. My dreams of late have been borderline nightmares. Now some experts say dreams are the manifestation of our subconscious mind projecting our own guilt, fears and worries. Now at this point in my life I have a few worries, fears and some guilt on […]

Self-centeredness easy to fall into

Of late, one of the topics of conversation at the coffee table has been about the 11 plagues of self-centeredness, which seems to have overtaken all too many of us these days. We first discussed the notion that we don’t remember hearing so many members of the earlier generations having “I” problems. Most of them […]

Tucumcari holds off Dexter

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari came up with a big play when it needed it to hold off Dexter 21-20 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Dexter senior quarterback Daniel Fuller scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left and the Demons (0-7) were an extra point away from tying the No. 8-ranked Rattlers (5-2). […]

Fill ‘er up causes hangups at the gas pump

By Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about the many gadgets with which we must cope and often point out that many were invented just to add further confusion to our lives. Of late, I have paid particular attention to the credit card machines that are placed primarily so they can attack those of us in […]

Quay County Commission denies subdivision plan for Pinon Point

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Plans for the Pinon Point Ranch subdivision were denied Friday by the Quay County Commission. Commissioner Bill Curry said that there was a lack of potable water for each tract in the development. In an earlier commission meeting, property owners in the area had expressed their concerns about the […]

Tuck’s Turf: Upcoming Events

By Howie Tucker A couple of special things coming up this month at your course: Methodist Scramble on Sept. 15 Nite Lite Scramble, hosted by Randy and Carol Block on Sept. 22. American Legion Riders of Conchas Scramble on Sept. 29 For more details contact, Howie at 461-1849. And it’s going to be a fun […]

May 5, 2007 Around Town

Forty with surprises… Look who’s 40: Wanda Williams, shown here at 2 years old. Wanda’s family and friends wish her a great day on her 40th, Sunday. She’ll be celebrating with lots of surprises from her friend Lori Caldera, her mom, Alice King, her daughter, Jessica Williams and her granddaughter, Ayisha Nathan. Affinity for fisheries… […]

Windy Point has lost its edge

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A landmark of sorts is no longer standing at the Ute Lake State Park. You might notice the next time you’re out at the park: Windy’s namesake, the distinctive point is gone. Windy Point is one of the entrances on the 540 Loop between the Ute Lake State Park […]

Elida overtakes San Jon

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County teams are reeling after encountering the Elida Tigers. The San Jon Coyotes dropped to 2-4 after they fell prey to the Tigers Friday night. And, several weeks ago Elida beat the Rattlers 49-64 on Nov. 28 in Tucumcari. “This is the first time we have played the […]