Mother, daughter debate ear piercing

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Topic: What is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced? Mom The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends postponing ear piercing until a child is old enough to care for the pierced site herself. The reasons given are risk factors including infection, choking hazard, allergic reactions and embedded earrings. While these risks are [...]

Cowboy experiences full day’s work

Baxter Black “… and the old man gave his orders: “Boys, go at them from the jump, no use to go for fancy riding now.” That great line from “The Man from Snowy River” by Banjo Paterson crossed my mind as I started into the thorny brush and wicked mesquite thicket on a steep slide [...]

Remember good times more than bad

By Lynn Moncus As we approach 2010, we automatically look back at 2009 to see both the happy and the unhappy times. Although we lost friends and relatives, we gained new experiences and pleasant occasions. Unfortunately, we tend to remember the unhappy times throughout our lives, but we should also dwell on many of the [...]

Seredipity: Brings friends together at right time

By Lynn Moncus Being in the right place at just the right time can bring about most pleasant experiences — the kind that really cannot be planned.For instance, a couple of weeks ago, Mrs. Dorothy Randals said she was going to spend part of the day keeping the museum open so the Moores could go [...]

She’s earned speaking privileges at 40th anniversary of grand opening

By Lynn Moncus The farther we get over the hill, the more strange experiences we seem to have. I was asked to give a brief history of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute and wondered why someone far more knowledgeable hadn’t received the honor. Well, as I began a bit of research, I realized why I had [...]