Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play [...]

Parents of special-needs kids must plan for current, future financial demands

Kristin Hinson

Niesha Lofing Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. These neurodevelopmental disorders can make communication and social interaction difficult, sometimes [...]

Sun burns, lakegoer learns

Russell Anglin Sometimes fun is worth the sunburn. Now, don’t get me wrong. Sun exposure is a very real issue as melanoma skin cancer is a real possibility for young and old people alike. In fact, just one bad sunburn can significantly increase your risk for developing melanoma. That’s why it’s important to wear a [...]

Quest for distraction sometimes proves elusive

Thomas Garcia So football is over and spring training has just begun. My Penguins are still without Crosby, the Suns are 18 1/2 games behind and we’re still a few weeks from selection Sunday. Go Badgers. I watch ESPN quite a bit, but what can I say? I am a sports fan. While I am [...]

Focused minds not easily filled with temptation

By Leonard Laurialt: Religion columnist Sometimes I get a lot more out of a sermon than the preacher may have intended. That probably happens on both sides of conversations when one person says something meaning it one way and the other person’s frame of mind at the moment is such that what is said strikes [...]

Dog nicknames reflect their habits

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Sometimes a given name just doesn’t suffice for a dog. A nickname sometimes works better. The new dog at the Terry household, Ranger, earned one early on in his residence for his tendency to find out of the way, even hiding places to sleep. We found him behind the couch [...]

God’s love sometimes unnoticed

By Leonard Lauriault I have my devotions early in the morning. I’ve tried doing this in the evening after work, but the clutter of the day always seems to interfere. I’m also much fresher in the morning and open to seeing the great things God has in store for us through his word. But, then [...]

Cutest kids help raise funds for United Way

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Sometimes the cutest kids can do the darnest things. And that’s what happened with Alco’s Cutest Baby Contest. Funds raised from the project, about $450, were donated to the Quay County United Way.

Kids discover a playa playground

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like saucers left in the rain, New Mexico’s playas collect water. Eventually some of their water may trickle down to an aquifer, birds and wildlife may sip and dip in the circular shallows and livestock may come by to draw in a long drink. But they also have other [...]

Quay County Sun launches new Web system

Today we launch new tools on our Web site. We call the system SiteLife. SiteLife allows readers to start their own blog and share photos. But the biggest change is tied to commenting on stories. We gave readers the ability to comment — anonymously — on stories, starting last year. Comments poured in. Sometimes they [...]