Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Ten things to know before you become Mom

Marla Jo Fisher Life would have been easier if I had known these things before I had children: 1. It’s pointless to buy nice furniture It’s so much easier to just get cheap stuff than to spend your life hollering and frantically running around trying to clean up messes. My children are active _ OK […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Who was foolish enough to give me kids?

Marla Jo Fisher Occasionally, people will pick up my column in the mistaken belief they are going to become informed about how to raise children. But, really, no one would come to me for parenting advice unless they’d been drinking heavily. As writer Lori Borgman wrote in her book, “I was a better mother before […]

Children give touching Mother’s Day presents

Beth Whitehouse When Ryan Tierney was 11, he was a boy with a plan: To present Mom with a homemade book about their life together for Mother’s Day. He sneaked a blank notebook from the family’s closet, and every night after Robin Tierney went to sleep, Ryan worked on it. He looked through old photo […]

Logan boy receives award for bravery

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Thomas Garcia Cutter Hastie was honored Monday by his family, friends and the Logan Ladies Auxiliary Post 77 for his bravery.

Mount Tucumcari refuge for Navajo tribe

Lynn Moncus This week, we’re going to present “The Legend of Tucumcari Mountain” as it appeared in the 1924 edition of The Yucca, the Tucumcari High School yearbook. “There have been many legends told concerning the naming of Tucumcari Mountain. This one, however, is undoubtedly authentic, as it is but a brief form of the […]

Last of Conchas Dam builders to be honored

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Earl Flint was a boy, his toys all had wheels. “I was all about machines and how they would change the world,” he said. And they did change his world 75 years ago when he was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help build Conchas […]

Everyday a chance to start anew

By Leonard Lauriault A little boy and girl were playing in the “kitchen” at pre-school one day after hearing a lesson about creation and the beginning of naughtiness (Genesis chapters 1 to 3). The boy, who was terribly smitten by the girl, offered her a bite from a plastic apple. The girl, who wouldn’t give […]

Meet your neighbors

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Georgia Lujan Profession: Deputy clerk Age: 39 Family: Anthony Lujan, spouse, 41, Nadia-Ranae, child, 8 Perfect day: My perfect day is a cloudy day watching movies with my family. Pets: We have three cats: Eez or Pretty Boy(is what I call him), Dutch Boy and Squecky. We also have six hens, two roosters and Corky […]

Rescuers free boy, 3, from seesaw

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By QCS Staff Three-year-old Harley Smith, who got his knee stuck in a seesaw Friday, was rescued with the help of the Jaws of Life. Two EMS trucks, a firetruck, two police cars and other rescue vehicles responded to Harley’s plight at a Tucumcari playground. The Jaws of Life spread the two metal rods apart […]

Two-year-old boy brought much joy to family

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Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. […]