Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

God’s word simmers with time spent

Debra Whittington Thy word have I hid in mine heart… Psalm 119:11 The world is traveling at a fast pace with people running to and fro aimlessly trying to do something. Sometimes they don’t even know what that “something” is or how to find it. My grandma used to say they were running around like […]

Exercise not necessary to be physically fit

Tom Morris What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “exercise”? If you are like most Americans, the word exercise conjures up an image of sweating, discomfort, hurting. Other people think that exercise means you must “run”, an activity that few people are physically able to do safely. The reason […]

Your computer has a long memory

By Lynn Moncus Throughout our lives we have been told that whenever we utter a word, it can never be withdrawn because it travels on its little sound wave forever. When we toss that word into the sound wave pool, we have created an everlasting wave just as we do when we toss a pebble […]

Letter to Editor: Spreading the word

Start spreading the word Lots of thoughts and remembrances are spinning through my head as I return from Bettie Ditto’s funeral this afternoon. But, the one thing that we can all do as a tribute to Bettie is to take up where she left off. As the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce president this year, […]

Mindset key in discovering new truths

By Debra Whittington For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12   Every morning, my little dog Gracie […]

Dowsing: Don’t scoff, it really works

By Leonard Lauriault When I was in high school, our neighbors across the road built a new house and drilled a new well. Before the construction began, the sight of them in the yard trying to find water with a small tree limb caused me to laugh. To set me straight, they put the limb […]

She spells way to D.C.

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but she never said goodbye. By spelling those words, and 30 others, correctly, she punched her ticket to Washington, D.C., as the winner of Saturday’s regional spelling bee, sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Christina, […]

Even some scholars are not paying attention to Bible

By Leonard Lauriault In science and history, we often draw inaccurate conclusions because we don’t have all the facts, or, sometimes, because the facts have been misrepresented. Coming to the wrong conclusions can happen with math as well. If we haven’t studied the techniques to solve difficult problems correctly, in the end, the answer will […]

Words are worth a lot for puzsle

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Coumnist As most of you have gathered through the years, playing with words is one of my favorite pastimes. Whether reading them, writing them, or working puzzles in which they appear, words have fascinated me probably because Mother spent much time trying to teach them to me in those […]