Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: They’re young girls, not tramps

Marla Jo Fisher It’s nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute. Maybe she’ll meet Hugh Grant while she’s trolling the streets. Maybe she’ll be a stripper or a call girl who meets a nice married governor from Back East. […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Who was foolish enough to give me kids?

Marla Jo Fisher Occasionally, people will pick up my column in the mistaken belief they are going to become informed about how to raise children. But, really, no one would come to me for parenting advice unless they’d been drinking heavily. As writer Lori Borgman wrote in her book, “I was a better mother before […]

Everyday a chance to start anew

By Leonard Lauriault A little boy and girl were playing in the “kitchen” at pre-school one day after hearing a lesson about creation and the beginning of naughtiness (Genesis chapters 1 to 3). The boy, who was terribly smitten by the girl, offered her a bite from a plastic apple. The girl, who wouldn’t give […]

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

Mother of victim happy with 133-year sentence

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The mother of a Tucumcari rape victim said she is pleased with the 133-year prison sentence her daughter’s attacker received on Wednesday. “It has helped my family a great deal and will help other families of the future,” she said. Torrance County District Judge Kevin Sweazea sentenced Kenneth Leon […]

Tucumcari police chief Tasers 14-year-old

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By Chelle Delaney: QC Sun staff A 14-year-old Tucumcari girl is recovering at an Albuquerque hospital after being shot in the head with a Taser dart by Tucucmari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. Now, her parents say they want the police department to review its policies for using the Taser. The girl was hit in the […]

June 1963

Frontier Theatres of Dallas took over operations of the Odeon and Canal Drive-In movie houses. … The local Girl Scouts moved from the national G.S. Council and joined the Camp Fire Girls. …Tucumcari is noted to have one of the lowest property tax rates in the state at $4.058 per $1,000. … The City’s 1963-1964 […]

04-05-2008: Calendar

Today: 8 a.m., VFW Post #2528 Ladies Auxiliary Garage Sale and Bake Sale, VFW Hall, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Tables can be rented for $5. Call 461-3061.Today: 9 a.m. – noon, Girl Scouts will collect old newspapers for recycling, Mesalands Community college on 11th Street.

Case expected to be retried because of jury poll

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man faces a retrial after a juror changed his mind following the announcement of a guilty verdict, a prosecutor said. Patrick Otero, 41, is charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2005 and 2006, prosecutor Len Walker said. A Quay County jury found Otero guilty […]

Teen charged in pellet gun shootings

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A 16-year-old girl was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of two people with a pellet gun. If convicted of all the charges, she could face up to nine years in jail, said 10th Judicial District […]