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 […]

Parents agree discipline important to raising children

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Russell Anglin When it comes to parental discipline, a group of dominoes players at the Tucumcari Senior Center Thursday seemed to agree on one thing. “An undisciplined child is a handicapped child,” Jeanette Fister, a retired mother of two boys said. However, the boundaries and methods for disciplining children are not set in stone and […]

Christians should be neighborly

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I wrote on a few points one of my friends had made in a sermon about what Christianity does. The focus of that article was that Christianity makes one honest and that being forgiven and being forgiving is a matter of honesty. That is, to be forgiven, we must honestly recognize our […]

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 […]

Dean McCormick stood strong

Lynn Moncus Last week, I drove to Las Cruces to attend memorial services for a close friend, Dean Flavia McCormick. The drive south was during one of the windiest days of the year and reminded me of many other such trips taken during the years I was either in school or teaching down there. Upon […]

Paywall prevents patronage

Russell Anglin I am a pretty cheap person. A bottle of water typically lasts me about a month, I buy toilet paper one roll at a time and it will be a cold day in Guam before I buy high-grade gasoline. If I don’t have to pay for something, I probably won’t. So when I […]

Artists create in different ways

Baxter Black I wonder if he starts at the head? I mean to sculpt a horse that will one day stand in front of the stockyard gate. Or does he picture in his mind the kind of horse it will be? Would he start at the hooves instead, one leg at a time, stroking, flexing, […]

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 […]

Streetman: College president search easier this time

QCSun staff One of Mesalands Community College’s trustees thinks the college’s search for a new president is going more smoothly than the last time around. “It’s been a lot easier than it was when we hired Dr. Barry 15 years ago. Having the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) involved and them doing a lot […]