Parents agree discipline important to raising children

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Russell Anglin When it comes to parental discipline, a group of dominoes players at the Tucumcari Senior Center Thursday seemed to agree on one thing. “An undisciplined child is a handicapped child,” Jeanette Fister, a retired mother of two boys said. However, the boundaries and methods for disciplining children are not set in stone and [...]

Don’t need to be a genius to see discipline was right

By Lynn Moncus No doubt, many of you read or heard that spanking children lowers their I.Q. several points. That bit of information caused this woman from Ima to pause and wonder just how such a conclusion came about. Of course, I have always known I was a little slow at times, but it never [...]

School Board considers raises for advisory staff

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A salary increase for advisors and others who supervise or provide extracurricular services with students was weighed Monday night by the Tucumcari School Board. Overall, the increase will total $4,500, assistant school superintendent Dennis Roch said. The increases affect salaries for duties such as the student council and yearbook [...]

Spankings as discipline never hurt anyone

By Lnn Moncus Many adages of the past came about because they were well thought out and because they were often quite true. For instance, “Spare the rod, and spoil the child” came into being by someone who knew more than a little about rearing children. They knew the need for discipline and knew that [...]