San Jon students are hooked on books

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By William Thompsaon: Quay County Sun San Jon Elementary School students might want to change their mascot from coyotes to bookworms as they have gone on a reading tear since the beginning of the school year. They get points for each book they read, and earn prizes as a school. So far, they have earned […]

Bookmobile cruises Eastern New Mexico

William Thompson Reyes Gonzales and A.J. Smith, workers on the New Mexico State Library’s Bookmobile for rural eastern New Mexico, drove the 40-foot long bookmobile into Logan recently for its monthly visit. Earlier in the day they made stops in Amistad and Nara Visa offering free books to patrons. Gonzales said the bookmobile carries around […]

Teachers start program

Holli Cantrell and Andrea Hodge, Masters of Education students at Eastern New Mexico State University, implemented a literacy project at Tucumcari Elementary during March and April in coordination with the College of Education at ENMU. “Our ‘Family Bag It’ project, labeled F.B.I., included literacy theme bags, that the children got to take home and read […]

A reader meets another reader

TV Hagenah It was a number of years ago. I was living in Trinidad, Colo. and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races there at the track which was so much a part of the area about three decades ago. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy […]

Altrusa Sets book drops

TV Hagenah According to Glenda Reid of the Tucumcari Altrusa organization, on Monday, March 8, the Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari placed a “little blue house” book drop box in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Bank on First Street in Tucumcari. Reid said the book drop box will serve as a focal point for […]

Collectors still showing wares

Dave Gragg “Sweet old Bob” Gaines and Harold Jehle pondered tinkered with the little brass contraption for several minutes before finally giving up on it. They figured out that one piece was stuck and another was sharp, but that was as far as they got before taping over the sharp end and putting it back […]

Reading program boon to elementary

Yvette McFarland and Margaret Mate Has your child read 78 books this school year? Second graders at Tucumcari Elementary School have! The Accelerated Reading Program (A.R.) helped make this possible. We have evaluated this program this year to find the following results: o 64 Second-grade students o Average reading level: Third grade (2 months above […]