Are parents chilling out more at kids’ sporting events?

Little League World Series

By Jeremy Olson A national survey of youth soccer officials finds the majority of parents are behaving as well or better at their kids’ matches than they did two years ago. While the survey by Korrio is promotional in nature —

Mother of Confusion: Two great apps for preschoolers

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Genevieve Hinson Awesome, a PBS preschooler app for the Droid! For those geeky smartphone users with kids, PBS has launched Super Why, their first app for the Android. No need to panic iPhone users, the app was made available for your platform last year. The Super Why app helps kids achieve the power to read […]

Beg, budget or steal: Three ways to deal with the end-of-school blues

Paula Sirois Like dental appointments and the DMV, the end of the school year is just another thing I tend to deny (for as long as possible). But school ends whether I like it or not, and whether I’m prepared for it or not. This year I vowed to be prepared _ to be that […]

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 […]

Community briefs — May 4

British coaches offer free clinic Youth soccer registration will take place Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Rattler Field. Kids registering for summer camp will receive a free camp T-shirt, soccer ball and jersey. Kids who want to participate in a free clinic hosted by British soccer coaches can show up with a soccer ball. The […]

FFA kids prove sharper than their herd

Baxter Black My hat is off to parents who have a job in town but insist on raising their kids in a “rural lifestyle.” Fifty or so thousand young people were at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last year. I would bet at least 3.4 of them come from rural lifestyle families.The relationship between […]

Press release: Dinosaur museum letting in kids free

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum will be celebrating National Fossil Day by giving free admission to visitors under the age of 12 Oct. 12-16, 2010. Young visitors must be accompanied by an adult and they will receive a free grab bag of invertebrate fossils and toys. Axel Hungerbuehler, museum curator, said fossils recently received from […]

Cultural event scheduled

QCS staff The third annual Celebrando nuestra Cultura will be held at 10 a.m., at Wailes Park on July 17. The event will feature live music from local talent Audriana LaLane De Garcia, Ernestine Romero and Kylie Angelique Tafoya and Jess Goevany Menen-dez. There will be a Car and Mortorcycle show and barrel train rides […]

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Your name: Stephanie Schmaedeke Your profession: Before moving to New Mexico I worked as teacher’s assistant for kids with disabilities. Right now I’m temporarily helping out at the Quay County Sun. Your age: 29 Hometown: Westminster, Colo. Your family: Husband- Chris Schmaedeke, 30. No children yet but I’m hoping that will change…Perfect day: I’d start […]

Kids wind up Softball League season

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The Tucumcari Softball League tournament marked the end of the kids league on June 6. Placing first were the Diamond Divas coached by Shawn Martinez. The