If gas tanks, will there be enough plastics to go around?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun You see those plastics, out of which so many things are built today, come from a part of oil … not the part that becomes gasoline, another part. That’s right, most plastics are largely petrochemicals. And while gasoline (from petroleum) makes our crowded highways possible, plastics make possible just […]

Life is not all roses

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Rejoice evermore. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18 I came home a few nights ago from scrapbooking with friends and found our goats standing by the driveway. They acted rather surprised to see me […]

Knowing who we are brings freedom

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist In the movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” the hookah-puffing caterpillar asks Alice, “Who are you?” Knowing who we are has to do with whose we are. When I was younger, I was known as “one of Hettie’s boys.” People knew my parents and informed me that if I forgot myself […]

Spirituality needs time to grow

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. — 1 John 3:18 Although the calendar states that spring is still weeks away, the recent warm weather offers a glimpse of things to come. I was outside watering the tree […]

It’s hard to say goodbye to stuff

By Ryn Gargulinski Packing all your things for a massive move is about as much fun as getting a splinter. Actually, I did get a splinter while packing. Actually, actually, it was prior to packing when I was showing off my broken puke-gold Salvation Army couch to a friend while I told her it’s not […]

Home maintenance as lesson for the soul

By Leonard Lauriault It’s warming up outside and, believe it or not, that time of year will soon be upon us again. Things are beginning to grow again and our attention will turn toward those projects we just love, like yard work (M’boy! Lawn mowing! Thank God for teenagers!) Anyway, if you’ll remember, we mostly […]

What is really in the way

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist I usually do my non-work-related reading and writing (like these articles) in my easy chair at home. The chair has wide armrests convenient for resting my Bible on leaving my lap open for writing or reading other resources. Recently, having finished working on a writing project, I’d put all the […]

New year brings new means to serve

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you […]

Pass the decorations and the salt, please

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Nottingham Fair is in town – along with a cast of Disney characters, angels and teddy bears all donned in holiday fare. There’s even indoor ice skating. Of course, it only works if one is about one inch tall, as the ice rink and carnival are among the dozens of […]

Thanksgiving is a state of mind

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thessalonians 5:18). To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever (Psalms 30:12). This […]