Farmer finds many ways to skin cat

Baxter Black You’ve heard the old adage, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” In northern Indiana there’s more than one way to skin a renegade cow. Farmer Dave had rented pasture from a neighbor. It had a big old deserted barn, complete with hay loft, sliding doors and draft horse stalls. Dave [...]

05-30-2005: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Thursday l At 4:10 p.m., a female reported an alarm had been pulled at a school on South Fourth Street. An officer advised the alarm [...]

Celebrating the Cat

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Library volunteer Tomoko Bahrs, aka Cat in the Hat, greeted guests as they came in for the Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday. More than 175 children and parents turned out Thursday for the 50th birthday bash of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Cat in the Hat.” Guest Dr. Seuss readers included Mayor Mary [...]

Put all potential soul mates through the wringer

By Ryn Gargulinski While Santa is always merry and bright and would make a good mate since he has 11 months off to do things like fix the sink, he’s also married. Not to fret. As the end of the year offers time to reflect on relationships that didn’t work, it also offers time to [...]

Climate makes plant parenting tougher

By Ryn Gargulinski Having your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets and torn rows of corn. It’s not like losing a kid — unless, of course, your kid is green and stringy and [...]