Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: “There isn’t one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.” The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

Tiger cub donated to Clovis zoo

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Sharna Johnson When he wakes, he bounds to his feet and goes looking for his bottle, finding it quickly in the hands of his mother. After a few suckles, “Sooner” is curled nose-to-tail again and back in a heavy sleep on the floor. And while he snoozes his “mother,” Zoo Curator Mark Yannotti, is trying […]

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 […]

Children give touching Mother’s Day presents

Beth Whitehouse When Ryan Tierney was 11, he was a boy with a plan: To present Mom with a homemade book about their life together for Mother’s Day. He sneaked a blank notebook from the family’s closet, and every night after Robin Tierney went to sleep, Ryan worked on it. He looked through old photo […]

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

Genevieve Hinson All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on […]

Butter churning proves worthwhile

Lynn Moncus Not long ago, we visited about the joys of eating sorghum, butter, and hot biscuits. One of my friends became interested when she read that the chances of my having homemade butter to go on those biscuits are in the near zero bracket. She then did a lot of research to find out […]

Victoria Martinez sends her family to Super Bowl

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Thomas Garcia A wife and mother’s generosity allowed father and son to experience the Super Bowl together. Many fathers and sons enjoy spending time together talking, fishing, hunting and watching or playing sports. However, Esteban Martinez II and his son, Esteban Martinez III, had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend Super Bowl XLV in […]

Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As […]

Bikers flock to road rally

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Weekend attendance and participation in the seventh annual Mother Road Rally was good, according to rally officials. “It got off to a slow start but everything turned out OK,” said Melissa Foster, rally board president. The bikers began to file in and register for the days events which included […]

Cage fighting added to Mother Road Rally

Organizers have put together a two-day schedule of events including cage fighting for the seventh annual Mother Road Rally in Tucumcari. “We decided to try something new this year with the cage fighting,” said Melissa Foster, president, MRR board of directors. Foster said on Wednesday most, if-not-all of the ringside seats are sold. She said […]