Parents needed to provide foster care

There will be a free ice cream social Tuesday. The state’s Children, Youth and Families Department want you to get the scoop on foster and adoptive parenting, according to a press release. It will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tucumcari CYFD office at 107 W. Aber. For the children, […]

May 10, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Mexico boycott may be necessary I read another’s comments that they canceled their vacation to Cancun, Mexico, so as not to give support to Mexico. I have taken that message to heart and I will no longer buy any produce, goods, or services from Mexico. It’s time to show what Americans contribute to the Mexican […]

Foster grandparents get chance to help

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By William Thompson Josephine Martinez decided to become a foster grandparent because she “just got tired of being at home all the time.” Now she works about 20 hours a week at the Eastern Plains Community Action Agency’s Early Head Start classrooms. “All of the kids here are special,” Martinez said. “We play, we talk. […]

Foster parents sought

TV Hagenah The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department is looking for more foster parents in Quay County said Placement Worker Cecelia Bernal and Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiter Renee Fitts. “We need parents who are willing to do this in Quay County,” said Fitts. “We need at least two families who […]

Man walking to Canada

William Thompson Gus Foster, 62, arrived in Tucumcari Thursday after walking from Ciudad Juarez, just across the international border with Mexico. Foster is on his way to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. “I deliberately chose the most diagonal route from the Texas-Mexico border to Canada,” said Foster. “I’m originally from Wisconsin, so I thought […]

Two county schools under new leadership

By Angela Peacock Going the extra step to ensure students are developing the skills they need to function in every day life is the main goal for two new superintendents at House and San Jon schools. Art Brokenbek, House superintendent and Joel Henry, San Jon superintendent believe education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. They […]