Community briefs — June 15

Confidence report available This year’s Consumer Confidence Report on Rural Area Development Cooperative water is now available. Call Donna Lafferty at 575-461-9852 for the report.

Students teach teachers, too

Lynn Moncus On May 28, some 75 people gathered for a Forrest Community Reunion in the Forrest Firehouse. Such reunions are special occasions for those who are still members of the community as well as for those who have lived there in the past. Friends and relatives just enjoy several hours of visiting about the […]

Community briefs — May 18

Banquet tickets still available

Mesalands graduates record class

Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College held its commencement ceremony Friday. This year the college had its largest graduating class with a total of 84 graduates, two of whom were honorary degree recipients. Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, presented David Murphy and Miriam Murphy of Oklahoma City with honorary degrees. The Murphys have […]

Great American Cleanup sweeps city

Thomas Garcia City and Chamber of Commerce officials are coordinating three community beautification projects in an effort to promote Tucumcari. “It takes all of us to make our town beautiful,” Cathy Estrada, the city’s code enforcement officer said. This year’s cleanup has three projects organized by Estrada, Carole Keith and Tucumcari MainStreet. Estrada said she […]

Locals speculate on Bin Laden

Russell Anglin Surprise, uncertainty and speculation marked the reactions of two Mesalands Community College employees to news of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan, which was announced Sunday night. Ray Shafer, an account specialist at the college, said he was not previously sure whether bin Laden would have ever been found. […]

Rodeo team likely regional champs

Kimberly Hanna After competing at the Northland Pioneer College Rodeo last weekend, the Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team is currently ranked first in the Grand Canyon Region. The women’s team also represented well, finishing in fourth place. C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach, said even with one more rodeo left for the season, the men’s […]

Shrimp boil nets more than $20,000 for Mesalands foundation

Kimberly Hanna Nearly 225 Tucumcari area citizens recently celebrated the 12th Annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. Preliminary net proceeds are more than $22,000 for the foundation, which is a 32 percent increase from last year. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative […]

Mildred Lovato named next Mesalands president

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Russell Anglin The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. “It is an honor to be selected as the next president of Mesalands Community College and to serve the community and also this distinguished and […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team ranked first in nation

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Russell Anglin What happens when a rodeo team tops the national college ranks and exceeds its goal of 5,000 points for a season? According to senior Chase Massengill, sophomore J2 Bridges and freshman Jordan Spears, it sets a new goal. This time the Mesalands Community College men’s team is looking to break 1,000 points at […]