Up With Kids: Flying with children doesn’t have to make your stress levels soar

Paula Sirois There are far worse things than traveling in a plane with kids — but that can be easy to forget. In-air child chaos has triggered breakdowns in even the most patient of parents. Something about the mix of airplanes, air pressure and claustrophobic seating can cause the sweetest kid to transform into every […]

Letter to the editor: Tax cuts make deficit worse

Your editorial “Midterm results should invigorate Washington” advocates the extension of Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, repealing the health care reform and underfunding or eliminating a “few” vulnerable federal agencies. The editorial says Bush’s tax cuts should be extended. The tax cuts for the rich is a HUGE part of our deficits, a fact […]

Pickup truck gives birth to calf

Baxter Black It was one of those calving wrecks that just seemed to get worse and worse. Clay’s brother said he had never seen a pickup give birth. The first pass through the calving pasture that morning they observed a mama cow in the midst of calving. The calf’s hind legs were showing, so they […]

Planning helps officials to combat potential agroterrorism

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Chelle Delaney They picked a worse case scenario. A FAD, or foreign animal disease, that could possibly be introduced into the U.S. and more specifically into Quay County. They were the local, state and neighboring livestock, law enforcement and emergency responders who might be called into action if a FAD such as foot and mouth, […]