May 13, 2006 Notable Notes

Town hall meeting Friday Six cabinet secretaries from Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration will hold A Healthy New Mexico town hall meeting as part of a spring tour to hear from New Mexicans about issues in their communities. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The […]

Mesalands set for graudation ceremonies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Plans are set for Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies Friday, school officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The college will have two sets of graduations, both Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The first is the 4 p.m. general equivalency diploma (GED) graduation program, followed […]

Patience learned in the classroom

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While a good friend and I were discussing possible and printable topics for this column, she decided I should write about patience and then left the area because she could see I was about to lose what little patience I had taken to the coffee table. However, after doing a […]

Phi Theta Kappa more than just a fancy name

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College students who belong to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society do more than just sit around with a fancy title, said new member Jinnah Bates. She said they go out and actively do things, with activities like their upcoming cancer awareness campaign, and the goal of developing leadership […]

12/3 Editorial

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made it sound as if it were strictly a narrow legal matter. However, in Schaffer v. Weast it set policies for thousands of school districts around the country, determined how millions of dollars will be spent and had a huge impact on what kind of services some 7 million […]

High school gets new principal

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When Susan Montoya graduated Clovis High School, she walked up to the principal, accepted her diploma and said she would never go back to school again. Now some 30 years later, she’s back in education — as the new principal for Tucumcari High School. Although classes don’t start for […]

Principal position filled

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Floyd language arts teacher to start in Tucumcari soon. Tucumcari will soon have a new high school principal. Susan Montoya, a language arts teacher at Floyd High School, was notified Saturday of her selection. She succeeds Gary Salazar, whose resignation takes effect after this school year. “She has an […]

State legislators visit with area residents

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun More than 50 area business leaders and government officials had lunch with state legislators Tuesday. Rep. Brian Moore and Sen. Clint Harden were in town for the annual ACI Roundhouse Review — an event organized by the Association for Commerce and Industry and the Tucumcari/ Quay County Chamber of […]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we […]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]