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 […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

Tucumcari DAR chapter holds essay contest

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Gi Gi Parker American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winners were recognized Feb. 11 at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. First place winners along with their parents and teachers were invited to lunch, where the winners read their essays. Winners received their certificates, medals […]

Fernandez parents welcome new arrival

Kenneth and Gabrielle Fernandez of Tucumcari are the parents of an 8 pound, 2 ounce baby girl on Dec. 22 at Clovis Hospital in Clovis. Alysia Vaneah Fernandez has one brother, Adeyn Fernandez. Grandparents are Ken and Lucy Fernandez and Manuel and Judy Calbert of Tucumcari. Great grandparents are O.J. Fernandez of Colorado and Jim […]

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 […]

Burch brings experience to Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new acting principal of Tucumcari High School is focusing on reaching out to the students and community to create a better education experience. Since he started Jan. 11, Jack Burch said he has been meeting and getting to know staff and students. Burch said his main goal is […]

Art of conversation lost in modern world

Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Can you imagine what our parents and grandparents would have said had we pulled out a stack of cards imprinted with a number of subjects to be used to begin conversations at the dinner table? Of course, their language would have been less colorful than mine when I saw such cards […]

Youngster loved ranching lifestyle

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

Teenage drinking: County, city back warning to parents

Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioners approved contracts and a proclamation aimed at teenage drinking prevention and DWI compliance Monday during their regular meeting.

Mother knew how to mete out discipline

By Lynn Moncus The longer I live, the more fortunate I know I am to have had the parents I had. Just by listening to how parents feel they have to be trained today causes me to realize how wise mine were, and they didn’t have to read about “parenting,” listen to tapes about how […]