Hodge announces for Quay County Commission

TV Hagenah Mark Hodge has entered the race for the Second District Quay County Commissioner’s race. He has lived in Quay County since 1984. He is married and has three children. He was an agent for Plateau Cell Phones a division of New Liberty until the railroad and trucking industries moved out of the area. [...]

Author signs ‘Byways’ article

TV Hagenah Pretty much a Who’s Who of Tucumcari gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center Thursday evening to greet the author of an article of in New Mexico Magazine. The crowd was there because much of the article is centered in the Quay County area. New Mexico author and state employee Laurie Evans autographed copies [...]

Mesalands truckers get green light

Mesalands Community College’s Commercial Truck Driving program has been given a five-year recertification by Professional Truck Driver Institute of Alexandria, Va. In the letter granting the recertification, the PTDI representative said, “Congratulations on this significant (five-year) achievement.” According to MCC truck-driving instructor Jerry Welch, the PTDI is recognized throughout the trucking industry as the standard [...]

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the [...]

Scholarship fundraiser on Friday

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College will hold its second annual Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday at 6:30 and MCC president Phillip O. Barry is excited about the evening of visiting, dining and dancing. “This is an important event,” said Barry. “It plays a very important role in education in the community.” Barry said that all [...]

Ropers place at Pampa Rodeo

Mesalands Community College Team Ropers Reynaldo Maestas and Justin Price completed the long round in sixth place out of a field of over 100 teams in the recently held Pampa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. Maestas and Price went on to finish in third place in the short round and fourth in the average in the team [...]

Shrimp boil raises $11,400

Preliminary numbers show the net proceeds for the Fifth Annual Mesalands Community College Shrimp Boil Scholarship Fundraiser to be about $11,400, a 7% increase over last year’s event. A popular part of the event is the raffle of a chance for a cruise to Burmuda. This year the raffle and the auction of a king [...]

College rodeoers succeed in Odessa

Mesalands Community College steer wrestlers Justin Price and Winston Jim finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the long round at the Odessa, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo last weekend. Chance Pope came close with a 13th place finish in the long round. Price and Jim went on to split the sixth and seventh places in [...]

Rodeo team shines in Texas

Steer Wrestling was where much of the excitement took place at the Weatherford, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo held over the weekend. Steer wrestlers from Mesalands pulled down second and third place in the short round in that event. Taking second in the short round was Matthew Antone who also took third place in the average. Chance [...]

Mesalands receives more bucks

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has approved two financial appropriations for Mesalands Community College sending an additional $240,000 to the community college. The funds will be divided between the college’s Dinosaur Museum with $100,000 and intercollegiate athletics with $140,000. According to spokesman for Mesalands John Yearout, in obtaining the funds, the Tucumcari community college will [...]