Imaginations run wild too often

Baxter Black I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes. On my bus were an oriental man and his child. They were tourists going skiing, so I deduced from their luggage. The boy exclaimed, “Daddy, [...]

Tucumcari man indicted on child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography.

Area schools supplies list — Aug. 11

House Schools Pre-K/Kindergarten – Mrs. Fury Please label all supplies before sending them to school 6 pencils (#2 yellow) 2 large boxes of Kleenex Fiskars scissors for kids 2 spiral notebooks (70 sheets, no perforated edges) (Pre-K only I spiral notebook) Backpack (large enough to hold plastic folder) 1 pillow (child size) 1 blanket (child [...]

Children at risk for obesity

Tom Morris Current research indicates that over 20 percent of all children in the United States have two or more risk factors for coronary artery disease. Two or more risk factors place a child at a “moderate” risk level for future coronary artery disease. One of the most common risk factors in children is obesity. [...]

Tucumcari man faces child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man is being charged with 45 felony counts of manufacturing child pornography, three felony counts of distribution of child pornography and 236 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Stephen Hensley of Tucumcari was arrested on Thursday after agents of the New Mexico State Police’s Online Predator Unit linked him to [...]

Tucumcari High School reverses in-school suspension policy

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari High School has reversed its in-school suspension meal plan after a student’s mother complained. “A child is already being punished by being placed in ISS,” said Peggy Brown, the parent of a student placed in ISS. Brown said food should not be used as a punishment, noting tax [...]

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 [...]

Recipe of God’s words bring balanced diet

By Debra Whittington Train up a child in the way he should go… Proverbs 22:6 In the 1960’s the toy market jumped on the bandwagon of young girls imitating their mothers with the Easy Bake oven. When I saw one in a store last week, memories transported me back in time. For those who never [...]

Political battles resemble child’s squabbles

Freedom New Mexico We’re vastly pleased that American journalist-adventurers Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been freed from a kangaroo-court 12-year sentence to hard labor in North Korea and returned to their families in the United States. The episode is no doubt a testament to assiduous back-channel negotiations between the United States and the communistic/dynastic [...]

Jury selection continues in child sex case

QCS Staff Jury selection continued Tuesday for a convicted Curry County sex offender charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari child. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, is charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. According to court documents, officers responded on Aug. 26, 2008, to [...]