College’s growth follows strategic plan

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College has continued to grow and advance by establishing strategic priorities, goals, and accomplishing these goals through Tactical Objectives. The goals and objectives are the framework for the Strategic Plan. The College has developed five strategic plans to date. The Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 addressed five strategic priorities: Capture cultural, […]

Office lizard was a very good listener

On Monday, I arrived at the office and made a most disheartening discovery. Henry, a lizard who has been my friend at the office for the past five years, passed away. I first met Henry two months into my employment here at the paper. It was a very trying time for me, for I was […]

Country facing more than just budget crisis

While suffering through this federal debt-limit battle, think about something much more scary. Consider another story this week that relates to the financial crisis. Any tie-in may seem ludicrous, but bear with us. The owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, Penn., has banned children under age 6 to protect grumpy adults from the sights and […]

Hedgehog piglet rescue ends tragically

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, Pet Rocks, Longhorn cattle, Ostrich and Hum Vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

Hot rods spark chart-topping hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Racino application to be sent

Thomas Garcia An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coronado Partners, LLC, will submit their license application to the New Mexico Racing Commission on today with the intent of developing a racetrack and […]

Community calendar —

Wednesday • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall • Regular meeting Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District 7 p.m., Forrest Fire Station. July 25 • Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse July 26 • Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall July 28 • Housing Authority […]

Cousin’s visit provides boost for mind

Last Sunday was a special day on this corner when Mark Nixon called to say he would be in town shortly and would buy me a cup of coffee. As many of you know, Mark is cousin Tink Nixon’s son and is thus a special person in my life. Although we rarely see each other, […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Against All Enemies” by Tom Clancy with Peter Telep. Maxwell Moore pursues the terrorists who killed his C.I.A. colleagues in a bomb attack in Pakistan. “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Tin the Amazon, a researcher seeds her former […]

Community briefs —

QCS staff Youth soccer sign ups extended Tucumcari Youth Soccer League has extended their registration to Aug. 15. Pre-register to allow time for the Jerseys to come in. Register at Radio Shack $25 per child.