God uses his creation to demonstrate his love

Leonard Lauriault My wife found a clump of grass growing in the shape of a heart with a similarly shaped dead spot in the center so that the green fringe formed a valentine (believe it or not, but I have pictures). It was a sweet moment beyond causing romantic thoughts of valentines in September. First, […]

Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]

Rancher uses feminine wiles to lure bull

Most inventions or new ideas result from a problem for which there is no commonly prescribed answer. Women often have more need to find an alternative solution because, unlike their macho counterparts, “brute force” is not usually a choice. Which brings me to Kristy and her pet cow Jers. Jers, pronounced Jerz, belonged to Kristy […]

Teacher focuses on life skills

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Not every person who leaves Tucumcari High School will need to do differential equations. But they will surely be better off if they know what kind of spouse they want. Or if they can stay within a budget. Or if they work well with others. Gail Balzano takes this […]

Mesalands to improve rodeo arena

QCS Reports The campaign involves 10 improvement projects that will expand and improve the current rodeo facility (horse stall and storage,) as well as provide equipment to enhance the overall rodeo arena. After conferring with Mesalands Community College’s rodeo coach and team members, and community members, the foundation has set a fund raising goal of […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]