Three questions with Aaron McKinney

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Have the students and staff adjusted well to the active construction at the high school? It has not effected anything going on in the classrooms. We have been observing the class rooms since school has started and have not seen a difference. What is the status of phase I […]

Tucumcari High holds its 39th annual Rattler Reunion

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Before Saturday night’s finale at the 39th annual Rattler Reunion banquet, the hatchet had been passed on to the class of 1980.The passing on of the traditional hatchet signaled that preparations were under way by the Tucumcari High School class of 1980 to host the 40th Rattler Reunion in 2010.The […]

Sports Notes: NMAA approves new alignment, NMSU to get bucks to play Bulldogs

NMAA approves new alignment for sports classificationsBy QCS StaffThe New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors approved the Alignment and Classification for 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 at its June meeting on Wednesday.For eight months the NMAA board of directors had been discussing the splitting of the state’s 1A schools into two classes 1A and 1B.Starting in […]

NMAA may change sports classes

Thomas Garcia Area schools, like those across the state, may be affected by a

Elementary students get hands-on ag lesson

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John Villalba, 4-H extension agent Eighteen Tucumcari Elementary students got a hands-on lesson in animal agriculture on Monday. Quay County 4-H member Aleahna Branch brought her show steer, “McLovin”, and Ashlee Bradley brought her horse, “Cody.” Students learned about the importance animals have in agriculture and how they contribute to the world. The program, entitled […]

Community Notes: Swimming lessons, Pest scout school

Swimming classes openThere are still openings in swimming classes in the second session which is being offered from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on the weekdays from June 23-July 3, said Kim Garcia, pool manager. For more information, call Kim Garcia at 461-4582. Scout your own fields for insectsFirst-hand experience in scouting your […]

You can you dig it: Mesalands offers field paleontology classes this summer

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Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will be offering three field classes in paleontology this summer on June 9 – June 13, June 23- June 27, and July 7 – 11, Each course provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in a museum. Students will prospect for and learn to excavate dinosaur-age […]

Karate kids are kicking their way up ladder

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun On Main Street there may be some tae kwon do tykes and karate kids in the making. After weeks of practice, 25 martial art students at the American Karate Studios in Tucumcari were awarded their orange belt. The students, mostly children, earned their seventh Gup Orange Belt, which is […]

Mesalands students pledge to attend

Special to the QCS The first two weeks of college are a critical time in which many students struggle, while approximately 90 percent of success is just showing up for class. “Most any faculty member will tell you that the number one reason for students dropping out of college is lack of attendance,” said Aaron […]

Heartfelt thanks

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 100 students in Glenda Sours’ English and agriculture classes at Tucumcari High and Middle schools are writing Valentines to a group of soldiers in Baghdad. “We had to start now so that the letters will get there in time for Valentine’s Day,” said Sours. “We’ll be mailing them […]