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Local roundup - Sept. 20


September 20, 2017

Meeting slated for DRAFT plan

A public meeting will be held 2 p.m. today at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the public to comment on the DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan for Tucumcari and Quay County.

Quay County residents will be given the opportunity to comment on the draft plan at the Public Meeting.

Physical copies of the plan will be available for review at the following locations:

• Quay County Clerk’s office, 300 S. Third St.

• Tucumcari Public Library, 602 S. Second St.

• Tucumcari Community Development Department Office, 512 S. Eighth St.

Comments can also be submitted to Curtis Simpson via email at curtis.simpson@quaycounty-nm.gov through Oct. 13.

Dinosaur Museum free on Saturday

The Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory will open its doors free to the community on Saturday taking part in the Smithsonian’s Annual Museum Day Live.

The move is part of a nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions offer free admission.

Novice 4-H team wins at State Fair

A Novice Quay County 4-H team won first place in the inaugural New Mexico 4-H Food Challenge Saturday at the New Mexico State Fair.

“There were four novice teams and as each was announced our excitement grew,” said Brenda Bishop, FCS Extension Agent.

Bishop said the team of Brookel Smith, Aimee Ross, and MiKalya Klinger placed first out of four teams that competed in the contest. She said the girls received special 4-H Food Challenge aprons and first-place medals.

Bishop said the teams started the contest with a bag of secret ingredients donated by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. The novice teams received pecans, honey and Tucumcari Mountain Feta Cheese.

Bishop said using the equipment in their tote and pantry ingredients the three had to prepare a dish using all three ingredients, clean their work space and prepare a speech in 40 minutes. She said Quay County’s team made a tortilla roll-up with a side of sweetened pecans for dessert. While they were cooking judges circulated around the room watching how the kids worked together.

Bishop said the speech had to include information on MyPlate and the required servings for their age group, how their food fit into MyPlate, the nutrients present in their food, food safety that they practiced while preparing their dish, the cost per serving of their dish.

— Compiled by QCS staff


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