Clearing emotions of ‘junk’ also important

It is fall cleanup around our place although it didn’t start out that way. It all began with a search for a set of stainless steel mixing bowls. We knew they were somewhere, but where? We didn’t find the bowls (yet), but the search launched a garage sale and cleaning. I opened box after box […]

Kids on the job: ‘It’s work, not day care’

Jen Weigel Most reader responses to the story on taking your kids to work were negative, but some of you agreed with the idea that bringing kids to work can enliven the office in a good way. Our column about taking the kids to work generated a pretty exciting conversation on Facebook. Here are a […]

Economy needs permanent tax reforms, cuts

Tax reform is in the air. One proposal floating around is to eliminate or reduce the tax deduction for home mortgage interest. About 35 million homeowners use the deduction to reduce their yearly tax bills. The total deduction amounts to about $131 billion a year. During the recent wrangling in Washington over the the budget […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don’t know how fierce I am

Marla Jo Fisher There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very groovy, hip and with-it chick. I love to sit around and have a […]

Creatures add levity, perspective to life

Often when life seems to be a bit difficult, something comes along to give a few minutes of levity and helps us to regain some perspective. In my case, for instance, creatures are the greatest ones to change the subject and to bring a modicum of relief. Of course, Aggie, my constant companion, works hard […]

Child Sense: Plan your child’s summer around their sensibilities

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays are looming, and it’s hard to know what to do with our little ones. It’s a hard balance to get right. Enough time to rest, enough time to spend with family and enough activities to keep them busy and interested. By being aware of your child’s dominant sense you will […]

New life gives hope

Lynn Moncus As we watch the coming of spring, we tend to have a more affirmative attitude toward life and also feel our spirits lifting a bit. We can be feeling sad and can have that feeling become lighter as we look at the newborn calves. We can’t avoid smiling as we watch them romping […]

Comments from the Canyons: Cemetery needs our help

Lynn Moncus ‘Tis always good to note that our citizens can still come together when they feel that our traditions are being infringed upon. This past week was an example when a number of individuals appeared at the City Commission meeting to express their concern about the changes at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Many people […]

House FFA places in state competitions

Blake Moon House Schools has, once again, come back to proud teachers and parents this year from the state and Roswell fairs! On Sept. 10, students from around the state packed their gear and animals and left for Albuquerque. House had only a few go to the State Fair this year including Quay Hampton, Trenton […]

4-H rodeo results

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Approximately 40 4-Hers from around the state competed in this weekend’s sanctioned 4-H rodeos. Prizes will be given to the winners in each event with the highest combined scores from Friday and Saturdays Rodeos.