Rite of passage: the busted wing

Landon Hall For my 5-year-old daughter, a broken arm actually has been a positive learning experience. She’s learned that her body isn’t invincible — and yet it’s not fragile, either. She’s learned how the body works, and how it heals. On Aug. 2, she fell while playing hide-and-seek with the neighbor kids, smacking her elbow […]

A survival guide for parents of tween and teen girls

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Arden Greenspan-Goldberg I am a N.Y.-based licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience and mother of a now-grown daughter — Samara, 22. In order to help moms and daughters from my practice (as well as friends and family), I have come up with tips to help moms cultivate a respectful, strong connection with their […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: They’re young girls, not tramps

Marla Jo Fisher It’s nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute. Maybe she’ll meet Hugh Grant while she’s trolling the streets. Maybe she’ll be a stripper or a call girl who meets a nice married governor from Back East. […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Nia Vardalos on her adoption journey: ‘A peacefulness came over me when I met our daughter’

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Jenny Schafer Actress Nia Vardalos stole our hearts in the sleeper hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and her good friend Tom Hanks co-wrote “Larry Crowne” which is in theaters this weekend. Nia opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her adoption journey while shattering myths about the American foster care […]

Our page — July 6

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T.J. and Kim Rich are proud to announce that their daughter, Kristen Rich, graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Hospital Corpsman School in Chicago on May 3. She is presently stationed at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and is attached to the USNS Mercy. Her grandparents are Don and Sharon Rich […]

Who I am — May 18

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Shirley Gomez My daughter says I make the best cookies in the world … I’ve lived in Tucumcari for 32 years … I can usually be found at the softball field.

Passing through — Dec. 22

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Name: Jim and Cheryl Keys Where we found them: La Cita restaurant on Saturday night Where were they going? Near Lincoln, Neb. where their daughter lives Where did they come from? Corona, Calif.

Our page — Aug. 4

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[image #1 align=right, size=medium] Donna Isaacs and Leonard Lauriault are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ivy Corinne Lauriault, to Joshua Adam Braziel, son of Holly Braziel and grandson of Russell and Linda Braziel, all of Tucumcari. The wedding took place on July 24, 2010, at the Logan church of Christ with the […]

Our Page — April 21

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Cutest baby contest The Tucumcari Alco store recently held its annual cutest baby contest. The winner, Abrianna Martinez, raised

Our Page

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Engagement Koleski-Taylor Dan and Grace Koleski of Santa Fe announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Savannah Koleski of Tucumcari, to Steven Taylor of Tucumcari. Taylor is the son of Lorrie Taylor and Chuck Newman of Tucumcari. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at First Assembly of God. […]