Financial situation caused by lack of oversight

The editorial “Government hinders financial progress” (needs a state it ran) makes several statements that can not be supported by facts. Our current financial situation is directly attributable to a lack of governmental oversight of financial activity. The statement is made that America is the most upward mobile nation in history. The Organization for Economic […]

Government hinders financial progress

Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains the most prosperous […]

How a lemonade stand can change your child’s life

Lemons for Life

Alison Storm Trying to raise the next Bill Gates or Blake Mycoskie? Some say entrepreneurship starts at a young age. But if your child’s lemonade stand goes bankrupt, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve failed to raise an entrepreneur, according to financial expert Rachel Ramsey Cruze. She’s the daughter of bestselling author and radio talk show […]

Country facing more than just budget crisis

While suffering through this federal debt-limit battle, think about something much more scary. Consider another story this week that relates to the financial crisis. Any tie-in may seem ludicrous, but bear with us. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Penn., has banned children under age 6 to protect grumpy adults from the sights and […]

Mesalands to host college goal Sunday

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 20, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. College Goal Sunday is a national initiative to inform families about the millions of dollars in financial aid available and assist students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Participants are […]

Americans give generously

Baxter Black Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it would only add to their financial loss. They were called stingy and greedy by their detractors and told they should harvest the crop and give it to the […]

“Hair of the dog” solution to financial crisis would be disaster

By Leon Logan The editorial “Government doesn’t belong in banks” blames the financial crisis on the supposed government pressure to make home loans to unqualified buyers. That is referring to The Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. It took 31 years for it to affect the economy? The act applied to depository banks only – […]

Weigh all sides of issue to determine financial rescue

This is to address your recent editorial “Fed May Not Be Able To ‘Manage An Economic Rescue.”

Educational scholarships help pave the way

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College student Ona Padilla said she wouldn’t be attending college — and racking up achievements like being part of Phi Theta Kappa, a member of the Honor Society and a mentor in the Blazing Trails program — if it weren’t for financial help, which includes one of Mesalands’ scholarships. […]

9/3 Quay personality

Who: Loraine Otero Tucumcari native and Quay County financial clerk who was just honored with a Commitment of Excellence award from Quay County commissioners. Claim to fame: With 30 years of banking experience and three years with the county, Otero said she’s learned to handle many financial challenges. Her job as office manager is overseeing […]