Mesalands awards Hispanic grants to three students

Three students at Mesalands Community College have been awarded the Hispanic Opportunity Grant for tuition and/or fees while enrolled at Mesalands. Recipients of the grant include John P. Garcia, Eric Mascarenas, and Josephine Sena. The grant has been established as a result of the Mesalands Community College Foundation Annual Hispanic Scholarship Fund raiser held each […]

Does collect to fight MS

TV Hagenah According to Jessica Braziel, the local Order of Does are going all out to combat Multiple Sclerosis this year. Braziel, the secretary of the local Does organization, said her group will be raising money during the week of October 17 throughout the area. “One of our big activities is to raise money for […]

Scholarship announced

The Tex E. Haase Memorial Scholarship was recently launched at Mesalands Community College. Tex Haase was a long time citizen of Tucumcari, and well-known educator in the community. He served on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees from 1995 to 2002 and as chairman from 1996 to 2002. Haase believed that anyone interested in […]

United Way begins local fund drive

William Thompson Members of the United Way of Quay County are raising funds for the charitable organization. The annual fund drive is now in progress throughout Quay County until well into November. Pat Sparks, a United Way volunteer, said all the workers for United Way are volunteers. “About 99.25 percent of the money we raise […]

‘No’ is the right vote Tuesday

Freedom Newspaper Editorial Tuesday’s vote on Amendments 1 and 2 deserve no votes from you. They are the result of hurried legislation drafted under pressure from state leaders who believe they know best how to improve New Mexico’s public schools. Yes votes would give state leaders, including the governor, control of our public schools’ $2 […]

Amendment 2 won’t solve New Mexico’s education problems

Letter to the editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to approve a funding scheme to pay for so-called public school reforms. Constitutional Amendment 2 is risky and will most certainly jeopardize an endowment created more than 100 years ago with the idea in mind that it would serve as a reliable source […]

New Mexicans must protect the land grant permanent fund

Letter to the Editor On September 23, New Mexicans will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment to increase distributions from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for a comprehensive education reform bill passed earlier this year by the Legislature. While I respect Gov. Richardson, and support his policies on economic development, tax […]

Voting ‘yes’ will provide needed funding

Letter to the Editor What does Republican Senator Domenici have in common with Democrat Senator Jeff Bingaman, Governor Bill Richardson, business leaders, former Governor Garry Carruthers, and public school employees and parents? They all agree that we New Mexicans should invest our Permanent School Fund money where it is needed; where it was intended….in our […]