Seek God’s guidance before springing to action

Spring started this past Tuesday and the local schools are on spring break this week. There are certain things that happen each spring; some of them due to man’s timing, like spring break, and some, like the spring equinox, because God set the schedule (Genesis 1:14-19). Sometimes God allows us to set the schedule and […]

Easy to overlook things for which to be grateful

Thanksgiving is next week, but recently, I was rudely reminded of how unthankful some people are. I was probably over-sensitive at the time because I’d just finished teaching a series on ungratefulness during our Wednesday night Bible Class. That group of lessons fell within a larger, ongoing series based on how terrible people will be […]

Up With Kids: Flying with children doesn’t have to make your stress levels soar

Paula Sirois There are far worse things than traveling in a plane with kids — but that can be easy to forget. In-air child chaos has triggered breakdowns in even the most patient of parents. Something about the mix of airplanes, air pressure and claustrophobic seating can cause the sweetest kid to transform into every […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

People perceive prettiness

Russell Anglin While at a restaurant drive-thru last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment […]

Clovis Christian stays alive in five

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Dave Wagner Things weren’t looking too good for Clovis Christian’s volleyball team in Tuesday’s District 2-B tournament match at the CCS gym. Then again, the Lady Eagles had been down this road before. CCS managed to get the contest into the fifth game, then dominated San Jon to claim a 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-3 […]

Short stay leads to hard goodbye

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor How do you say goodbye to someone you feel like you just met? I am dealing with that problem right now. I have been the managing editor at the Quay County Sun since September and have experienced many good and bad things. But sometimes things just have to come […]

Maintaining routine key to one’s health

by Leonard Lauriault My life has been somewhat pleasantly disheveled recently. Some of the things I do regularly – almost daily – got pushed aside for more pressing activities including the arrival of my grandson and courtship and marriage, and all the accompanying adjustments. Getting back on track is tough. In fact, getting back into […]

Giving thanks where it’s deserved

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family. • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married […]