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 […]

Child Sense: Remember your child’s dominant sense while starting a garden together

Priscilla J. Dunstan Family activities are wonderful for creating memories, building family unity and having fun. It’s important to pick activities that the whole family can enjoy, remembering that not everyone enjoys things in exactly the same way. Building a spring garden together, while using each child’s dominant sense, can make each part of the […]

Real cowboys have horse sense

Baxter Black Branding season. Spring time west of the Mississippi. Long days in the saddle. Sitting on a horse miles from nowhere, it seems, trying to spot cows on the gather, silence except for the thud of your horses’ hooves. You might as well be on a fishing boat in the middle of nowhere watching […]

Child Sense: Plan your child’s summer around their sensibilities

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays are looming, and it’s hard to know what to do with our little ones. It’s a hard balance to get right. Enough time to rest, enough time to spend with family and enough activities to keep them busy and interested. By being aware of your child’s dominant sense you will […]

Horse recycling makes horse sense

Baxter Black As we horse owners and lovers struggle to find some middle ground in the tragic abandoned horse issue, maybe we need to look “outside the box.” Most horse owners, horse associations, equine veterinarians, and those of us forced to take the responsibility for dealing with the mess, are still optimistic that the new […]

Changing tides settle into steadfast working rhythm

Thomas Garcia As the year comes to a close, I am filled with a sense of enthusiasm for what the new year will bring.

Enjoying good laughs despite slowdowns

By Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, this woman from Ima has a strange sense of humor and is apt to laugh at the most inopportune times. A couple of weeks ago, for instance, members of the Tucumcari Historical Museum Board gathered to try to clean a space in the basement that had become a […]

Mistaken identity causes car to freeze in its tracks

By Lynn Moncus If we are to be able to cope with the many experiences which come our way, we must retain a sense of humor and be able to smile even when we can’t begin to understand what is happening all around us. Obviously, this woman from lma has enjoyed some different experiences of […]

Ichabod and Ebenezer: Getting on the right track

By Leonard Lauriault God created man in his own image, but not necessarily in the physical sense (Genesis 1: 26-31; 2: 7). Man is created in God’s image in the spiritual sense because God is Spirit (John 4: 24). (Sure, whenever God visited man, it seems he took a human form and he did become […]

Zero-tolerance policy is not common sense

We understand the need for rules. We understand the need for discipline and consequences. Having established these things, however, there is a need for common sense to intervene when someone breaks a rule without causing any harm. Zero-tolerance rules seem to block such a common sense approach. In Wapakoneta, Ohio, a zero-tolerance approach to guns […]