Silent auction added to shrimp boil

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College Foundation will host its annual Shrimp Boil and “All That Jazz” fundraiser 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “This year we have made some positive changes to the Shrimp Boil fundraiser, in order to encourage the entire Tucumcari community and Quay County to assist us […]

Local woman gets past first-round cuts of national model search

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari woman advanced to the top 100 in a national model search contest. Cassie Huffman, a mental health counselor who teaches a psychology class at Mesalands Community College, survived the first cut in the Maurice’s Main Street Model Search. “Thank you all,” Huffman said. “Without your votes, I would not have made […]

College hosting dodgeball tourney

QCS staff Mesalands Community College would like to invite the Tucumcari community to participate in their first city-wide dodgeball tournament at 4 p.m., March 27 at the Tucumcari High School Gym. “We are very excited this year to open up dodgeball to the entire City of Tucumcari. We’ve had two years of successful dodgeball on […]

Men’s rodeo team sets record

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team set a record over the weekend at the Cochise Community College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., scoring 1,120 points in a first-place finish with three individual championships. The point total is a Grand Canyon Region record for a rodeo. The team is first in the nation, […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men’s team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for […]

Puppet theater group raises awareness for insomnia

Special to the QCS Last week Mesalands Community College had two performances of “Insomnia: A Dark and Stormy Night” by the M. Loren Kahn Puppet and Object Theatre from Albuquerque. The group has performed this show throughout the state, in Europe and in Canada. “Insomnia” is an adult targeted puppet show geared towards the awareness […]

Mesalands students earn scholarships to four-year schools

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College students Shelly Giannino and Alex Nielson have been selected to the 2012 All-State New Mexico Academic Team. This honor recognizes their commit-ment to academic excellence. Each student will receive renewable full-tuition scholarships for up to four consecutive semesters towards a bachelor’s degree at a New Mexico public university […]

Rodeo team gearing up for spring meets

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall semester strong and has big plans for the spring. The Men’s Team is currently ranked third in the nation and second in the Grand Canyon Region, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Women’s Team also performed well last semester, and is […]

Mesalands receives donation of equipment

Special to the QCS The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received a 70-kilovolt discharge stick for in-class training from Megger, a Valley Forge, Pa., based manufacturer of electrical testing and measuring equipment. The discharge stick is used to safely remove the static charge from equipment and other voltage […]

Mesalands Community College dean’s list

The Mesalands Community College dean’s list for the fall semester of 2011 include: •