Two county schools under new leadership

By Angela Peacock Going the extra step to ensure students are developing the skills they need to function in every day life is the main goal for two new superintendents at House and San Jon schools. Art Brokenbek, House superintendent and Joel Henry, San Jon superintendent believe education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. They [...]

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Maxine Blitz Elliott Maxine Blitz Elliott, 80, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Louis and Birdie Blitz. She earned her BA and a Master’s Degree and was had a couple of hours left to receive a doctorate in library science. She was an English instructor at UNM, [...]

McFarland’s column got facts wrong

Denese Runyan In (Kelly McFarland’s) article he stated that he was distressed to read the account of the House School Board actions reported in the Quay County Sun on Wednesday, April 23. Well I was equally distressed to read his “Guest Column” in which there were several trumped up reports in this article. First of [...]

School board allowed mob to rule

Kelly McFarland This is an open letter to the House Community. I was distressed to read the account of the cowering of the House School Board, resulting from mob actions as reported in the Quay County Sun, Wednesday, April 23. As a recently retired 16-year school board member, I have had the opportunity to observe [...]

Sheriff’s office investigating House incident

Dave Gragg The Quay County Sheriff’s office is investigating an incident at the House Baptist Church in which House school superintendent Harold Sloan called 911 for assistance. According to sheriff’s office dispatch logs, received this week after the Sun filed a request citing New Mexico’s open records laws, Sloan called 911 at 7:27 p.m. on [...]