Honor rolls

Tucumcari Middle School Sixth grade Gold Angelina Arellano Cayd Bilbrey Kyeli Collins Melina Encinias Tyler Fanska Sydney Goldston Daniel Holguin Davey Mardo Darpan Patel Ethan Rogers Orlando Tenorio

Mesalands wind energy program among award finalists

Special to the Quay County Sun The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College was a finalist for the NAIOP 2011 Awards of Excellence. The New Mexico Chapter of the NAIOP annually recognizes excellence in commercial real estate from around the state in various categories. The new wind center was a […]

Expansion in the works for college

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By QCS Staff Further development and expansion of existing programs is the focus of Mesalands Community College’s faculty and staff, said president Mildred Lovato. “The colleges, faculty and staff are a cut above the rest,” Lovato said. Lovato said taking over as president of the college has been everything she has expected and more. “My […]

Tucumcari student nominated for Rudy Award

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Esteban Martinez III is a semifinalist for a high school football Rudy Award, which celebrates outstanding young athletes. “The youths are selected for their ability to inspire teammates and their support of the local community,” said Sandy Henderson, public information officer for Inspireum, a Bend, Ore., company that is one of […]

Honor rolls — Oct. 26

Editor’s note: The names of some students were not published due to privacy concerns.

Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

Mesalands community gather for convocation

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College hosted an Aug. 15 convocation to update the college community on campus-wide initiatives, to reflect on the college’s milestones, and to inspire everyone to continue the success of the college. The theme of the event was “Above and Beyond: Exploring the Past and Shaping the Future.” The college’s […]

Parents, students cope with first day of school

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Thomas Garcia As the school year begins, some parents are dealing with the emotions of their child starting kindergarten, while others prepare for a senior’s graduation. “It was heartbreaking, but I want him to spread his wings,” said Erin Merrill of Logan. Merill said it was hard to let go and walk away as her […]

Group donating school supplies

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Thomas Garcia The Ministry of Hope is purchasing school supplies for every Tucumcari Elementary student in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. “This is our way of helping the local families with the cost of returning to school,” said Ministry Director Doyle Fraiser. Fraiser said the idea behind the donation is to have the students focus on […]

Sports physicals scheduled

QCS Staff Sports physicals will be given Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Middle School Gym. The cost is $20 cash. Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Players meet at the high school chorus room. Volleyball and Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 8th.