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 […]

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 […]

Japanese fiction holds life lesson

Thomas Garcia Well, it has been a while since I talked about comics or anime so I am going to talk to you a little about Rurouni Kenshin, “Wandering Samurai.” Kenshin, as he is called by his friends, is a Samurai who has vowed to protect the innocent. This vow which he has taken is […]

Mesalands gears up for shrimp boil

Kimberly Hanna For many in the Tucumcari area it has become an annual tradition. For the Mesalands Community College Foundation it has become a successful way to generate dollars for scholarships. It is called the annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil, and this year will mark the twelfth time the event […]

Annual shrimp boil fundraiser raises $16,000

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Special to QCS Nearly 235 Tucumcari-area citizens celebrated the 11th annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. This year’s scholarship fundraiser netted over $16,000 for the Foundation. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative numbers are impressive with a total of $130,000 earned. Of […]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]

Press release: Xcel Energy Foundation awards grants

AMARILLO – The Xcel Energy Foundation is awarding $177,300 in grant funding to nonprofit groups in Texas and New Mexico. The grants are being made through the Arts & Culture and also the Environmental focus areas of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which grants money to nonprofit agencies working in towns and cities served by Xcel […]

Plateau awards scholarships

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By QCS Staff ENMR-Plateau Education Foundation Scholarship winners were introduced at the Annual Membership Meeting on April 18. Twenty-three graduating high school students earned over $63,000 for their continuing education, according to a press release. One of two $6,400 Evelyn Patterson Memorial Scholarships were

Quay County Arts Council receives $6K donation

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Thomas Garcia The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities received a $6,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation,

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]