Daughters of the American Revolution Presents Awards
The Pow Wow Restaurant was the setting for the Feb. 10 meeting of Tucumcari Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR honored the winners of our American History Essay contests and the Good Citizen Contest as well as recognizing the recepients of the Proper Display of the American Flag certificates.
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Kirby received a certificate for the proper display of our American Flag at a residence, while Mr. Will Cantrell of the First National Bank accepted the certificate for proper display of our American Flag at a business.
Jeanette Maddaford, Chairman of the Good Citizen Committee, made presentations to the winners of the Good Citizen contest. The DAR Good Citizens of Logan, Roy, and Tucumcari High Schools were recognized and presented a DAR Good Citizen Pin, Certificate, and wallet card Valtie Riddle of Tucumcari High School and Drew Perez of Logan High School read their essays on the values that contributed to their role as a Good Citizen. Other honorees who could not be present for the luncheon were: Sara Denise Lovato of Roy High School and Clay Beevers of Tucumcari High School.
Gigi Parker, Chairman of the American History Committee, reported that a total of 23 essays were received from House and Tucumcari Schools. The high school classes compared Christopher Columbus coming to the new world versus the 1989 Apollo Space Mission to the moon. Sara Lee, a House Junior, read excerpts from her winning essay, followed by Lisa Chesser, a House ninth-grader. Anna Sepulveda, who was not present, was the tenth grade winner from House High School. The fifth through eighth grade students wrote about Benjamin Franklin in recognition of the anniversary of his 300th birthday.
Tucumcari eighth-grader Robert Sandoval, House seventh-grader Elizabeth Paredez, and Tucumcari sixth-grader Holli Baxter read highlights from their essays. The winners from the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades received a Certificate, an American Flag, and Constitution Book. The winners from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades received a Medal, Certificate, and Constitution Book.
Renee Carter, teacher from House, and Bryan Dunlap, Tucumcari Middle School teacher, were recognized for their assistance in encouraging the students to enter these contests.
The Quay County 4-H council met for their February meeting early on Jan. 31. At the time of roll call 23 4–Hers and leaders were present representing six clubs. Megan Thompson and Lisa Chesher lead the pledges. It was decided to sponsor the county bred goat buckle, since the FFA chapters are donating the other four buckles, provided the fair board keeps the county bred show. The leaders proposed a scholarship for attending livestock schools and horse schools.
The council members were in favor of the proposal, but were unable to decide an amount or format. They will discuss this with their club members and decide at the next meeting. The proposed budget with the addition of the buckle was approved. The pig, lamb, and goat sale will be held April 15. Junior leaders volunteering to help with the This Is 4-H and Cloverbud workshops were Bethany Bishop, Carmen Runyan, Mckayla Atwood, Olivia Mitchell, Georgia Mitchell, Valtie Riddle, Roy Hampton and Lisa Mitchell.
The wellness fair will be April 22 and 4-Hers are needed to help in the kids’ corner.
A committee of Lisa Mitchell, Roy Hampton, Phil Alden, Carmen Runyan, Georgia Mitchell, and Valtie Riddle was appointed to come up with a fun activity for the council to sponsor. There will be a shooting sports leader training in Quay County March 17-19.
The council will pay leaders registration fees. Lisa Chesher submitted her resignation from the council as song and recreation leader because she will be moving next month. Georgia Mitchell was elected to replace her.