Tax Help New Mexico comes to Mesalands

QCS STAFF Taxes may not have to be stressful this year. Senior citizens, students, and anyone with an income less than $35,000 per year can benefit from a free service provided at Mesalands Community College in conjunction with Tax Help New Mexico, a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative, […]

Comments from the Canyon 2-12-05

Lynn Moncus Although I’ve been away from campus for many years, I still miss the classroom and the excitement of watching students learn. Fortunately, a few young college students take the time to talk to me a little about their classes and let me know they are still excited about learning. Those visits are most […]

Calendar 2-12-05

• Today — American Legion Post 19 Valentine’s dance at the Post. • Today — The Zero Gravity Youth Center will host a Valentine’s Day Dance for ages 11-18. Call Susan Lease at 461-4922 of Alan Angel at 461-4411 for details. • Feb. 13 — United Ministerial Alliance of Clovis presents the Annual UMAC “African-American […]

Hands-on learning

Baxter Black There are some things you can only learn by hand. Imagine reading a book with instructions on how to milk a cow: 1) Secure the beast 2) Grasp the teat 3) Squeeze and pull The same instructions (with slight alterations) could apply to picking an orange, lancing a boil, cracking a safe or […]

City’s general fund low

By Leslie Radford Marty Garcia gave a presentation from the Finance Department at Thursday night’s City Commissioner’s meeting. The first half of his presentation was on department operations including cash receipts, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and others. The second portion was on the mid-year budget and financial report where he said collections were fairly on target. […]

School officials stand behind suspension policy

By William Thompson The father of a Tucumcari High School student-athlete said last week he wants school officials to change their suspension policy for drug and alcohol violations. Ben White believes the season-long suspension for first-time offenders is too harsh. But school officials said they continue to support the policy that’s been in effect since […]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many […]

Don Kresge obit

Don Kresge Don Kresge, 80 of Logan, died on Feb. 9, 2005. Kresge was born Sept. 17, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. He had been a resident of Melrose for 35 years before he and his wife, LaNelda, moved to the Logan community 14 years ago. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War […]

Gene J. Lehr obit

Gene J. Lehr Gene J. Lehr, 77, of Tucumcari, died in Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari, Feb. 9, 2005. Lehr was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Chandler, Okla. He was a retired U.S. Government Civil Service employee. He had served in the Navy as well. He was a lifetime member of the Veteran of […]

Laverne A. Pearcey

Laverne A. Pearcey Laverne A. Pearcey, 81, of Aztec, died Feb. 9, 2005 at his residence. Pearcey was born March 26, 1923 in Bennett, Colo. to Roland and Helen Pearcey. He was a member of the Tucumcari Lions Club, the Farmington Elks Club and the Aztec American Legion. He served in the Army during World […]