Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands […]

Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Prepare for best when it comes to eternity

Parents often advise their children to prepare for the worst. Before Jesus’ crucifixion he mentioned two prepared places. In John 14: 1-3, he mentioned a place he’ll prepare in heaven for the elect who’ll be gathered from throughout the earth when he comes the second time (Hebrews 9: 27, 28). He’ll take them then unto […]

Listening to child builds self esteem

Today we hear a lot about self esteem as people look at a child or teen who is struggling. It seems to be a common deficiency among kids who are under-achieving or getting in trouble. What can parents do to help their child with esteem issues? Many times we equate self esteem with the ability […]

Who I am — May 18

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Shirley Gomez My daughter says I make the best cookies in the world … I’ve lived in Tucumcari for 32 years … I can usually be found at the softball field.

Fishing report — March 2

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Coyote Creek – Flow is .67 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. Pecos River – No read on flows near […]

Fishing report — Jan. 19

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Fishing report — Nov. 24

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses.

Best bargains make everyone happy

Karl Terry Everybody loves a bargain — maybe even more so in these tight economic times.

Sharing memories with long-time friend always pleasant

Lynn Moncus Rarely does a day go by without there being pleasant experiences and surprises from friends. Last week, for instance, Roy Penix and his wife Rita were here from Utah and took the time to call to ask me out for dinner and then for breakfast. Roy was one of my brother’s classmates and […]