Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

Laura Evans named state FCCLA officer

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Tucumcari Middle School has a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America officer who was elected in March. Laura Evans is an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School and is also president of the FCCLA organization at the middle school. In addition, the middle school and high school have several students who qualified for national […]

Read their lips: There is no state money

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico There is no money. The message was plain and simple Wednesday morning as area legislators listened to the wish lists of community leaders. “There isn’t any money, there really isn’t,” a somber Sen. Clint Harden of Clovis told a group gathered at Wells Fargo Bank for the 2010 annual […]

Looking for leaders to stand up

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In an effort to reach out to the future city leaders, a local group asked the Tucumcari Public School Board of Education to help locate candidates for their new leadership development courses. Jim Lafferty approached the school board members Monday night to ask for their support of the leadership […]

Rooting out al-Qaida main U.S. objective

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

Quay County hosts lunch in Santa Fe for agency heads

Special to the Quay County Sun Tucumcari and Quay County officials and civic leaders were in Santa Fe last week for the annual “Quay Day Legislative Luncheon,” hosted by

Teamwork will save energy benefits

By Brian Moore, guest columnist Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

FCCLÃ… gains awards at state

The Tucumcari Middle School and High School chapters of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) did very well this year at their state meeting and competition, which was held March 13-15 in Albuquerque, according to a press release from the Tucumcari’s FCCLA chapter Nineteen students, 12 from the high school and seven from […]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

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My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they […]