Give Dad a hoppy Father’s Day gift

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Kim Ossi Parents have enough on their plate to have to worry about finding a super gift for the super dad in their life. Thankfully, an easy way to celebrate is to order Dad some flowers _ hop flowers, that is. At least, that’s the reasoning behind why the Samuel Adams gift basket is available [...]

Dirty Laundry: Taking care of fathers complicates family roles

Aisha Sultan Amy Goyer left her home in Washington two years ago to care for her aging parents in Phoenix. Her mother had suffered a stroke two decades earlier, and her father was beginning to show signs of dementia. Goyer works at AARP as a family expert and has walked hundreds of caregivers through this [...]

Residents discuss bad Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different [...]

Fire deals emotional blow to father, son

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Thomas Garcia John Lavender and his son Joe sifted through the ashes of John’s childhood home, which was destroyed in Saturday’s fire. “The house was built in 1939,” John Lavender said. “The fire destroyed everything.” John and Joe were at the burnt home Tuesday with an insurance agent reviewing the damage. “Fire is a strange [...]

Wedding woes call for desperate measures

Baxter Black It was a chance for Kurt to shine. He was father of the bride. Kurt is a seasoned, tough-hided, bow-legged Wyoming cowboy. He was not the kind of person you would ask to help you select the bridesmaids dresses or the pattern on your china. But his daughter knew that, so she asked [...]

Mexicans need to start taking back their cities

Freedom Newspapers On the bicentennial of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s call to arms against oppression from Spain, Mexico’s residents now find themselves held down by another powerful enemy: fear.

Swine recycling program has merit

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense Years ago I crossed the Arizona border into the village of Sasabe, Sonora. The public statuary that marked the plaza was not of Father Kino, Coronado, or Pancho Villa. It was a nose-dived Cessna 182 nestled in a pile of rubble. I don’t know if the [...]

Mesalands student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t leave many prospects for dating, so she had to break the rule. She’s 18 now, attending Tucumcari’s Mesalands Community College, and preparing for a trip to Italy [...]

June 21, Begin a new season of adventure as a member of God’s family

By Leonard Lauriault This coming Sunday is June 21st, which all recognize as the first day of summer and a new season giving many the opportunity for new adventures. This year it also is Father’s Day. For my family there’s a lot of other significance attached to the day as well as the date. Two [...]

Giving comfort to those in need

By Debra Whittington Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 [...]