Mesalands goes on the air

Subscribers of Comcast cable television services now have an additional channel available where an assortment of educational programs and community information can be found. According to Mesalands Community College Public Information Officer John Yearout, It is the result of college’s new Mesalands Telecommunications Network, and the Mesalands’ recent approval by the Tucumcari City Commission to […]

Mother, son achieve academic high points

TV Hagenah It is not unusual for individuals to make the dean’s list or president’s lists of colleges and universities, but when a mother and son both make it at the same time but different universities, it is worth noting. And that is exactly what happened to Maureen and Marc Orgass of Logan recently. Mother […]

Bank donates check

According to Mesalands Community College President, Phillip O. Barry, the Mesalands Community College Foundation has received a donation of “over $10,000” from the Tucumcari branch of First National Bank of New Mexico. Barry said the gift is part of a pledge made to the community college five years earlier by the bank that it would […]

Program helps local boys

TV Hagenah Improving all of the playgrounds in Tucumcari is important to the city said Tucumcari City Administrator Clara Rey for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the young people are the citizens of tomorrow, but for the four young men doing many of the improvements, it has some special […]

Three locals graduate from Amarillo College

Three Tucumcari students graduated recently from Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. Susan Marie Lincoln received an Associate of Science degree. Lee A. Aragon and Tifany Maria Johnson graduated with a certificate of completion. 2004 Spring Commencement ceremonies were held yesterday at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Cinco de Mayo held May 5

TV Hagenah On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, Mexico, a tired poor and small Mexican army defeated the large, well-armed army supplied to the Emperor Maximilian by the rulers of France, thus driving the French forces out of Mexico. Since then each year a celebration is held on May 5, or Cinco […]

Scholarship fundraiser on Friday

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College will hold its second annual Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday at 6:30 and MCC president Phillip O. Barry is excited about the evening of visiting, dining and dancing. “This is an important event,” said Barry. “It plays a very important role in education in the community.” Barry said that all […]

Shrimp boil raises $11,400

Preliminary numbers show the net proceeds for the Fifth Annual Mesalands Community College Shrimp Boil Scholarship Fundraiser to be about $11,400, a 7% increase over last year’s event. A popular part of the event is the raffle of a chance for a cruise to Burmuda. This year the raffle and the auction of a king […]

Mesalands receives more bucks

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has approved two financial appropriations for Mesalands Community College sending an additional $240,000 to the community college. The funds will be divided between the college’s Dinosaur Museum with $100,000 and intercollegiate athletics with $140,000. According to spokesman for Mesalands John Yearout, in obtaining the funds, the Tucumcari community college will […]