God gives cause to leap for joy

Last Wednesday was leap day. Leap day comes every four years, except for century years not divisible by 400, and was originally added to the calendar by Julius Caesar because the lunar year is actually longer than 364 days. Leap day is a make up day to keep our accounting of time aligned with God’s […]

Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, […]

Plumbing problems perturbing

Karl Terry Plumbing problems are never a good thing but my timing is terrible. Plumbing is critical these days, people expect me to take a bath every day and to put on clean underwear every morning. Dishes have to be washed, teeth brushed and dinner cooked. All of those things have to be accomplished with […]

Last chance for your summer vacation

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Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly […]

New Tucumcari Rattlers football coach puts players through paces

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Thomas Garcia A continued and full effort each and every day they step on the field is the message Rattlers football coaches are instilling in their players. “If you walk out onto this field expecting to just go through the motions, you will not make it far,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson has […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away 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. […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids

Marla Jo Fisher Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I’m a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the things they do now that set my teeth on edge. For example, I plan to drink […]

Loud voices prove easier to hear

Russell Anglin Dear city officials, county officials and citizens who attend open meetings in Quay County, Thank you for your commitment to public service and the greater good. Interested individuals are the grease that allows the gears of democracy to turn effectively. It is your presence and dedication to your cities and county that makes […]

Workers persevere every time

Baxter Black “A good day’s work is a good day’s work.” Labor Day 2010 finds us with our head down, shoulders to the wheel, noses to the grindstone and 10 percent unemployment. The high unemployment is not because we don’t know how to work. We do! The proof is our high productivity per capita. Today […]