Important to see opposite side of issue

Like many of you, I receive all kinds of news stories, jokes, blogs, etc. Last week three items came my way that stimulated a predictable knee-jerk response. ‘Why?’ I asked myself, ‘can’t I be more generous and examine the opposite side of view.’ So I will. The first item was, “In France, eating animals becomes [...]

Totsy offers a 10 percent discount code on top of their already great deals for back-to-school shoppers

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McClatchy-Tribune Right now, parents across the country are trying to stretch their back-to-school budgets to get all the necessities for their kids. The members-only website Totsy is here to help with a special deal for readers. Totsy says that last year, the average American family with two children spent around $550 on back-to-school gear. The [...]

County fair offers variety of exhibits, contests

Special to the QCS Anyone can enter something in the Quay County air. There is a place for almost anything you make or grow in the open departments at the fair and all winners receive ribbons and premiums. Do you have a craft you have made or do you bake? The home arts departments are [...]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

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McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products for skin and hair, massage oils, candles and more. Active ingredients common in HARNN products draw from herbal medicinal knowledge and include rice bran oil, pomegranate, lemongrass and black tea. Its products have become popular in Asia and Europe, and are now being sold in the U.S. [...]

Bill Curry becomes new Quay County Commission chairman

Thomas Garcia Installation of a new commissioner, commission chair and county treasurer were a few of the items addressed by Quay County commissioners on Monday.Brad Bryant’s first day as district 3 commissioner began with the approval of the agenda and selection of Bill Curry as the newest commission chair.“I thought it went smooth,” Bryant said. [...]

FCCLA holds middle school food drive

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The Tucumcari Middle School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has just finished its annual thanksgiving food drive. The middle school FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Lamm, is very proud of how well the students responded, as they brought in 1,057 items to be donated to the Ministry of Hope. The FCCLA chapter runs [...]

Comments from the Canyons: Holiday catologues were fun to look through

Lynn Moncus No doubt, you have noticed the increase in the number of catalogues you receive each week now that we are supposed to be thinking of the holidays. With each trip to the mailbox, many of us carry an armload of those publications and wonder where we are going to put the latest batch. [...]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the [...]

06-13-09: Community Notes

City Commission set for budget work session on MondayThe Tucumcari City Commission will hold a special workshop at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss its budget. On Tuesday, the commission will hold a regular meeting, where budget items may be discussed. According to the agenda, the city looking to approve on Tuesday a first reading [...]

Change not always popular

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have been around for a couple of days have formed a few habits, most of which are rather hard to break. For instance, we rather enjoy reading the morning paper while we have breakfast and beginning the day with a collection of items about which to think. Well, [...]