Bataan death march survivors dwindling

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Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his days, the 95-year-old Fails recalled clearly the starvation rations on which he barely survived for […]

Job creation still most pressing issue for 2012

Freedom New Mexico The volatile U.S. housing market finally is going to experience a little growth, predicts Chapman University’s 34th annual economic forecast. Nationally, housing starts crashed from 1.8 million in 2006, the height of the real estate boom, to under 600,000 starts annually in 2009-11. The forecast expects a rise to 602,000 units in […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

God decides how we receive salvation

Replacing my cell phone recently was a traumatic experience because I was still using the penny phone that came with the original contract. It was a simple phone with no bells or whistles. While I was storing a friend’s number, which unlike some other procedures, wasn’t so hard for me to figure out, I was […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Padma Lakshmi says ‘Motherhood is a very humbling experience’

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Jenny Schafer It’s been one year since celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi welcomed her first child, daughter Krishna. Known for her ability to create flavorful dishes, the Top Chef judge is partnering with Frito-Lay and their campaign to create all-natural snack foods. The gorgeous single mom opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the joys of […]

Paroled man unable to give back to community

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A paroled Tucumcari man was looking for a chance to serve the community but said he was denied that opportunity because of his past. Anthony Gallegos said he applied and was denied a chance to be a volunteer firefighter for the City of Tucumcari. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said […]

Burch brings experience to Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new acting principal of Tucumcari High School is focusing on reaching out to the students and community to create a better education experience. Since he started Jan. 11, Jack Burch said he has been meeting and getting to know staff and students. Burch said his main goal is […]

Comments from the canyon: Therapy possible after most recent ‘computer age’ experience

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Life on this corner is never dull, but it is sometimes more frustrating than this woman from Ima can tolerate. Living in the “computer age” is a remarkable experience, one that is indescribable by those of us who were born in another era. Yes, I have been playing with computers […]

Gardening fruitful experience

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

Students share D.C. experience

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Chelle Delaney Current and past history were brought to life for two Tucumcari students who visited Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “I enjoyed seeing history in the making,” said Desirae Evans. “It was the best experience. It was one-time chance. I was so glad I got to do this in my […]