Consequences of health care bill unfolding

During the debates on federalized health care, there was no shortage of people projecting the negative consequences of such a policy. Those consequences are beginning to be realized. Two of the country’s largest insurance providers, UnitedHealthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield, already have stopped issuing new coverage for children and other plans. The Associated Press […]

Put an end to policitcal season with smiles, laughter

By Lynn Moncus During the last few weeks, many of us have expressed our displeasure regarding the levels to which some of the politicians in our state and nation sank in order to try to beat their opponents. What kind of examples are such people setting for our youth? What kind of people are trying […]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about […]

Organization attempts to curb smoking among youth

TV Hagenah According to high school instructor Antonio Pacheco the Tucumcari High/Middle school organization “Too Smart to Smoke” is off to a good start this year. Group members have high hopes and plans for the upcoming school year. Pacheco said the purpose of the organization is to communicate all of the negative aspects of using […]

Teachers learn new ways of handling misbehavior

William Thompson Around 60 high school and middle school teachers met at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday to learn more effective ways to handle misbehavior on the part of students. The day-long workshop was presented by Rick Dahlgren, founder of The Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Dahlgren said the goal of his workshop was to show […]

Looking back, then forward to 2004

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Just as we almost become accustomed to one year, we rush right into the next. As a result, each year seems to blend into the next and leaves us wondering what happened when. If we listen to the news or read it, we might get the idea that each […]