City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. [...]

Tucumcari still friendly, welcoming community

Lynn Moncus As we continue to review some of the history of the territorial days, we note the comments by the John F. Worley Directory Company regarding the development of agriculture in our county. “The evolution of the vast and fertile plains around Tucumcari from grazing to agriculture is yet in its infancy but has [...]

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 [...]

Rewarding reading: Keep your kid reading this summer

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Encourage your kids to read all summer with an add-a-bead bookmark. At the beginning of the summer, buy beads that your child will find enticing: letters that spell out his name, for example, or some shaped like bugs or animals. Tie one plain bead to the end of a yarn lace, and [...]

Calendar — June 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Recreation Board at 6 p.m., Recreation Center. Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Tuesday Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Organizations Altrusa [...]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and [...]

Future remains uncertain

Russell Anglin For once, I am at a loss for conclusions. I spent much of Monday on my computer, reading news articles, political commentators and the rabid prognostication of the online masses on message boards, trying to find out what exactly the consequences of Osama bin Laden’s death will be. Will this provide an endgame [...]

Christians must show grace in difficult times

Leonard Lauriault Occasionally, the topic to write about eludes me. So, I resort to opening my Bible and taking the first passage that comes along. This time, after reading Philippians 3: 1-4 and John 10: 7-10, both of which I like, but thought too familiar, I came to Jeremiah 45 (read all three of those [...]

Standards of grammar should be maintained

Lynn Moncus While reading a review of a new book about English grammar, I was taken back to the years during which grammar was stressed throughout our school years. We were corrected by all our teachers, whether or not they taught English. They just seemed to take pride in seeing that we learned to speak [...]

Our page — July 28

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Summer reading program [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The Summer Reading Program Grand Finale was held July 22 at Dunn’s Park. We had a total of 348 children register and 155 of them finished the program. Out of the six-week program, the children read 7,320 books for a total of 1,830 hours of reading.