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 […]

Supreme court chips away at freedoms

Freedom New Mexico The next time police knock at your door, be careful what you do next. Any sound you make inside could grant police the authority to search your home without a warrant.

County 4-Hers place in national competition

By John Villalba The Quay County 4-H home site evaluation team placed third in the 4-H division at the 60th Annual National Land and Range Judging Contest in Oklahoma City May 5. The team qualified for the contest after winning first place at the State 4-H Conference last July. Team members included Richard Rush, Randall […]

Heading Home: The art and science of diapering

Laura A. Jana MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP The following is an excerpt from “Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality” (Second Edition): At an average of 25 cents per diaper for brand-name disposables and about 3,000 diapers, you can expect to spend around $750 during your first year of diapering […]

Officials investigate suspicious fire

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating a Friday night fire which destroyed one vacant home and damaged two others. “The cause of the fire has still not been determined,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said the fires seemed suspicious, as one home was destroyed on the 500 block of East Center […]

Rattlers open weekend tournament with a win

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened its baseball season with a 9-4 win over Questa to open its own tournament. “The team did well today,” said Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “Our pitchers had to adjust quickly this week coming off their state basketball run.” Tucumcari advances to face Santa Rosa 11 a.m. […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Extension clubs live on

Lynn Moncus Mrs. Mary Sours of Forrest invited the woman from Ima to be guest speaker at the annual meeting of the extension clubs. She had no idea what an explosion of memories that invitation caused or what an honor it was to visit with the members of the three remaining extension clubs in our […]

Our page — Dec. 22

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The Logan Jr. High basketball girls and boys teams won their home tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Longhorns defend home turf at tourney

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns basketball tournament gave area schools a chance to work out some early-season bugs. “It is good to see pressure this early in the season, especially for the younger players,” said Texico freshman coach Steve Doolittle. The Wolverines freshman started the tournament with a 57-54 loss to the Longhorns. Late in […]