GED degrees awarded by Mesalands

The following students were awarded their GED, or General Educational Development degrees, from the Mesalands Community College on Friday.

Medal of valor awarded for first time

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Patrolman D. Shane Strand was awarded the medal of valor on Thursday by the Tucumcari Police Department for risking his life to save fellow officers. It is the first time that the medal of valor has been given to a Tucumcari police officer in some time, or ever, said […]

Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

Youth awarded Eagle

Matthew Yearout of Tucumcari was awarded Scouting’s highest award, the Eagle Scout rank by Boy Scout Troop 689 of the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “This is something I have had as a goal since I was in Cub Scouts,” said Yearout during the presentation. Another goal he set […]

Students shine at science fair

Of the 311 projects in the 2004 Tucumcari Municipal Schools Science Fair, more than 60 students were awarded prizes. Mesalands donated a $20 scholarship to the student winning best of show in each grade fourth through eighth, and a four credit hour scholarship toward the winning high school student. In the high school division, Nikki […]

Woman wins drama scholarship

Rita Martinez of Conchas Dam has been awarded the New Mexico Outdoor Drama Scholarship by the Mesalands Community College Foundation. The scholarship was established in 1997 and is available to Mesalands students who are studying drama or liberal arts and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Preference is given to residents of […]

State funding less than area schools requested

By Angela Peacock Quay County school districts are being forced to find alternative funds to cover costs of renovation and repair projects to their facilities. Not one of Quay County’s school districts were awarded the funds they requested to the Public Schools Capital Outlay Council, who recently awarded $5.3 million to area schools districts that […]