Mesalands student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t leave many prospects for dating, so she had to break the rule. She’s 18 now, attending Tucumcari’s Mesalands Community College, and preparing for a trip to Italy [...]

THS Honor Roll: Fourth nine weeks for 2007-2008 school year

Tucumcari High School recently announced the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks forthe 2007-2008 school year. To be listed onthe honor roll, a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4 point scale. The following students made all As for the fourth quarter: SeniorsAnchondo, JesusMcKinney, MistyRomero, Caitlyn JuniorsPatel, Roshan [...]

Logan family celebrates first Mother’s Day together

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tamie Russell will have three more children calling her “Mom” this Mother’s Day. Kanyesha, 14, Ashley, 13 and Pete, 9, joined the Russell family about two months ago as foster children. Russell will spend this Mother’s Day with them, her adopted daughter Tanesha, her husband John — who returned [...]

Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous [...]

School releases honor roll

Earlier this week, the administration of Tucumcari Middle School released the TMS honor roll for both all “A” students and the “A” and “B” students. According to the lists, there were 14 all “A” students and 36 “A” and “B” students on the list making a total of 50 students. All “A” Honor Roll Sixth [...]

Petitions out statewide against Senate Bill 28

By Jack King Curry County Commission Chairman Tim Ashley is backing a petition drive against a state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. A bill prohibiting the discrimination, Senate Bill 28, was passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Richardson this year. A statewide petition drive to keep [...]