Celebrity Baby Scoop: Celebrity moms and Michaels say ‘The family that crafts together, stays together’

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Carolyn Robertson Crafty mama Holly Robinson Peete gathered a few of her friends — including actress Ali Landry — together this week to help launch Michaels Family Craft Night in Los Angeles. Though her gig as co-host of The Talk and her work with the HollyRod Foundation keep her busy, Holly always makes time for [...]

Moms gear: Help your child keep away from sunburns with swimwear that changes color in the sun

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Maggie O’Neill Parents can teach their children to be sun aware – and sunburn aware – with a new line of swimwear offered through Seasons UV called LOL. Patterns on the swimwear tops change color to indicate that the sun is strong enough to cause a burn and that it’s time to apply sunscreen or [...]

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 [...]

How a lemonade stand can change your child’s life

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Alison Storm Trying to raise the next Bill Gates or Blake Mycoskie? Some say entrepreneurship starts at a young age. But if your child’s lemonade stand goes bankrupt, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve failed to raise an entrepreneur, according to financial expert Rachel Ramsey Cruze. She’s the daughter of bestselling author and radio talk show [...]

Parents’ tips for camping with kids

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Sara Cassinelli Camping can be inexpensive and a great way for families to unplug, be outside and experience everything nature has to offer all while creating lifelong memories. Avid outdoorsman and Idaho Outdoors freelance writer Mark Krepps has three boys and has some great advice for parents who want to take their kids camping. Choosing [...]

Book signing, concert tour stop in Tucumcari

Thomas Garcia A writer and musician will travel through Tucumcari Wednesday as part of his eight state Route 66 book signing and concert tour. Bob Saar of Burlington, Iowa, set out Aug. 15 to promote his self-published book “In Memory of David’s Buick ” on a tour along Route 66. “The reason I am doing [...]

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials [...]

Our page — Aug. 24

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Births Gonzales Patrick and Heather Gonzales of Tucumcari announce the birth of their son, Tristan Noah. He was born 4:13 p.m. July 28, 2011 at Baptist St. Anthony’s in Amarillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. His big brother is Patrick Gonzales. His grandparents are Manuel and Delphinia Preciado, [...]

Letter to the editor: Cutting spending not way to go

The editorial, “Government needs more cuts to survive crisis,” is something akin to what doctors formerly practiced — bleeding a patient. Both accomplishes the same thing; worsening the condition it is supposed to cure. Government cutting spending will increase unemployment, which will decrease spending by the public, resulting in lower tax receipts, more government spending [...]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Happy Birthday” by Danielle Steel. A woman, her daughter and a former football player arrive at their own crucial turning points on the same day. “Now You See Her” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Nina Bloom is forced [...]