Press release: Mesalands president announces retirement

Cattleman outwits automated urinal

Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers. A life of lifting, riding, shifting and physical exertion often leads them to a long-term relationship with osteopathic surgeons. Last spring, Colorado rancher Evan suffered through the spring branding and the state cattlemen’s meeting before making his doctor appointment. As his wife was checking him [...]

Non-sedentary lifestyle elusive

Russell Anglin As the 2010 Tucumcari Rattlers football, volleyball and cross country seasons loom ever closer, and my colleagues at work and neighbors at home increasingly discuss and debate the finer points of prospective state champions and Super Bowl contenders, I find myself reminiscing more than usual about the days of my youth when I [...]

Crews completing work on Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Gerald Martin and Pacheco Construction crews were preparing the high school for the start of the 2010-2011 school year on Monday. Tuesday afternoon crews were busy completing construction on the parking lot at Tucumcari High School. “We will be open on Monday,” said Superintendent Aaron McKinney. McKinney said he [...]

God hates certain actions, attitudes

It’s fair time and school starts back soon. Many students will likely come home after that first school day saying they hate it and hatred isn’t new, having existed even among brothers since shortly after creation (Ecclesiastes 1: 9, 10; Genesis 4: 1-8). Hatred generally is viewed as bad, but there’s actually a time to [...]

Our page — Aug. 11

Mesalands assists in food crisis Mesalands Community College’s staff members recently collected over 300 items of food to assist in the humanitarian hunger crisis that exists in the region of Columbus. On Aug. 6 the donated items were taken to the Roadrunner Food Bank and the Community Action Agency in Las Cruces who then distributed [...]

Letter to the editor: Government-run programs efficient

Your recent editorial headlined “Conse-quences of health care unfolding” is a continuing dog and pony show to maintain the status quo for the moneyed interests. This is the same ideology of no controls on business and free market knows best — hello financial crisis and oil spill. A short summary of what the “revered” plan [...]

Teacher remembered for helping with prank

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Thomas Garcia Memories of years past were shared between Rattler alumni but it was the high jinx of the class of 1980 that stole the show. Over 450 Rattler alumni gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the closing banquet of the Rattler Reunion. “I was very pleased with the turnout this year,” said Pam [...]

Area schools supplies list — Aug. 11

House Schools Pre-K/Kindergarten – Mrs. Fury Please label all supplies before sending them to school 6 pencils (#2 yellow) 2 large boxes of Kleenex Fiskars scissors for kids 2 spiral notebooks (70 sheets, no perforated edges) (Pre-K only I spiral notebook) Backpack (large enough to hold plastic folder) 1 pillow (child size) 1 blanket (child [...]

Assistant superintendent: AYP distracting

Russell Anglin Dave Johnson has replaced State Rep. Dennis Roch as assistant superintendent of Tucumcari schools this year. Johnson comes from Adrian, Texas where he served as superintendent of the Adrian Independent School District. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney said he and his new colleague will continue to approach academic performance goals with the same administrative strategy [...]