Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

Elk’s Lodge honors teen

Rocio Acosta has been named Teenager or Student of the Month, it was announced today by the Elk’s Lodge. Rocio, 16, is the daughter of Marciano and Marcelina Acosta of Tucumcari. She is a freshman at Tucumcari High School. The program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding […]

Child Sense: Smoothing out the highs and lows of back-to-school time

Priscilla J. Dunstan Back to school – a time both loved and dreaded by children and parents alike. Being back at school will bring out the extremes in your children. Tactile children will need more physical contact and cuddles, visual children will be more particular about how things look, auditory children will chatter more, and […]

Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

Totsy offers a 10 percent discount code on top of their already great deals for back-to-school shoppers

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McClatchy-Tribune Right now, parents across the country are trying to stretch their back-to-school budgets to get all the necessities for their kids. The members-only website Totsy is here to help with a special deal for readers. Totsy says that last year, the average American family with two children spent around $550 on back-to-school gear. The […]

Parents, students cope with first day of school

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Thomas Garcia As the school year begins, some parents are dealing with the emotions of their child starting kindergarten, while others prepare for a senior’s graduation. “It was heartbreaking, but I want him to spread his wings,” said Erin Merrill of Logan. Merill said it was hard to let go and walk away as her […]

Fun and Free for Kids: An elementary school teacher shares his top picks

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Tricia Romano In today’s gadget-centric world, entertaining children can become a costly endeavor. But Todd Bohannon, a Seattle kindergarten and first-grade teacher, has a few tricks up his sleeve for engaging youngsters without spending a hefty chunk of change. Many of his recommendations can be done year-round, but parents might find them especially useful during […]

Rattlers come home: Tucumcari High School reunion draws 500 alumni

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Thomas Garcia Rattler Reunion event coordinator Norma Jean Crellin was pleasantly surprised at the number of attendees at this year’s Rattler Reunion. “I thought the numbers were going to be down a lot due to the economy,” Crellin said. Crellin said more than 500 Tucumcari High School graduates attended this weekend’s annual reunion. “It was […]

Group donating school supplies

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Thomas Garcia The Ministry of Hope is purchasing school supplies for every Tucumcari Elementary student in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. “This is our way of helping the local families with the cost of returning to school,” said Ministry Director Doyle Fraiser. Fraiser said the idea behind the donation is to have the students focus on […]