Totsy offers a 10 percent discount code on top of their already great deals for back-to-school shoppers

Totsy

McClatchy-Tribune Right now, parents across the country are trying to stretch their back-to-school budgets to get all the necessities for their kids. The members-only website Totsy is here to help with a special deal for readers. Totsy says that last year, the average American family with two children spent around $550 on back-to-school gear. The […]

New Crayola products just in time for the new school year

Crayola

McClatchy-Tribune Crayola has released a few new products that moms and dads might want to add to the back-to-school shopping list in order to make the transition more organized and fun. The new Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board will help keep your family’s schedule organized and keep everyone well-informed. It is black on one side, white on […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Tori Spelling says ‘The third pregnancy is for sure harder’

Pregnant Tori Spelling and Family Go Shopping

Jenny Schafer What are the must-haves for summer 2011? Just ask celeb mom Tori Spelling. The actress and best-selling author has handpicked the products of the season which are all available at her new store InvenTORI in Sherman Oaks, Calif. and on her website, www.torispelling.com/. When she’s not searching out the hottest items, the expectant […]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

black rice soap

McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products for skin and hair, massage oils, candles and more. Active ingredients common in HARNN products draw from herbal medicinal knowledge and include rice bran oil, pomegranate, lemongrass and black tea. Its products have become popular in Asia and Europe, and are now being sold in the U.S. […]

Area residents developing food Co-op

Thomas Garcia Area residents have joined together to create Tucumcari Food Cooperative, which plans to offer organic food to area shoppers. The Co-op’s mission is to provide high quality, natural and organic products at the lowest prices possible, according to a press release. “They will be offering a different type of natural food for the […]

Gypsum: Should calcium sulfate be applied or not

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Homeowners are typically flooded with several sources of information on how to improve soils in the landscape. The claims of some products are mostly miraculous in their ability to improve the quality and workability of soils. Other products stay firmly entrenched in the minds of gardeners and landscape professionals […]

Get tough on turf

By Tom Dominguez, Extension Service For most areas early September is the time to be applying fall preemergents for the control of annual winter weeds in home lawns, sports fields and on golf courses. One of the big reasons for poor weed control with the fall preemergent applications, is that individuals wait too late to […]

Tips to keep pests away from plants

By Tom Dominguez If you don’t like bugs, weeds and other pests taking over your yard, follow these quick tips to a happier and healthier landscape. Pick the right plant The one most important decision you will ever make is to select plants that are well adapted to the area. Some plants have more pests […]

Children’s jewelry recalled due to lead concerns

QCS Staff The New Mexico Health Department is warning families that children’s jewelry in several New Mexico’s stores have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to a lead poisoning hazard, according to a press release. The products include a variety of items from jewelry to key chains and rings. “If you […]

Trash is big business

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Let’s talk trash. Like what’s in your garbage can. Just because we want to throw these things away, doesn’t mean they’re “trash.” We’re denigrating, belittling, disparaging, maligning, and slandering a valuable commodity. Look, here in Tucumcari, we’re spending $1.2 million just for a place to put some of what […]