Middle East wars can’t end soon enough

Freedom Newspapers It’s a start. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. He promised, “(We) will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge” of troop levels he began in 2009. About 67,000 troops then would remain [...]

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 [...]

Horse recycling makes horse sense

Baxter Black As we horse owners and lovers struggle to find some middle ground in the tragic abandoned horse issue, maybe we need to look “outside the box.” Most horse owners, horse associations, equine veterinarians, and those of us forced to take the responsibility for dealing with the mess, are still optimistic that the new [...]

Tucumcari Middle School second nine weeks honor roll

Strong senior class starting soon

Brenda Bishop The Quay County Extension Service and Mesalands Community College will be offering the Strong Seniors Stay Young program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older men and women in Tucumcari starting in February.

FCCLA holds middle school food drive

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The Tucumcari Middle School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America has just finished its annual thanksgiving food drive. The middle school FCCLA sponsor, Mrs. Lamm, is very proud of how well the students responded, as they brought in 1,057 items to be donated to the Ministry of Hope. The FCCLA chapter runs [...]

FCCLA middle schoolers teach third graders

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari Middle School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization concluded its series of healthy living classes Thursday. The middle school FCCLA students have been taking turns teaching Tucumcari Elementary School third graders about diet and exercise for the past five weeks as part of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension [...]

Middle school students to teach nutrition to third-grade class

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari Middle School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization prepared lesson plans in class Thursday morning to present to Tucumcari third graders next week. The middle school students will teach the elementary school students about proper nutrition and exercise standards as part of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service’s [...]

Tucumcari Middle School honors veterans

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Today across the country and in Quay County the men and women of the military are being honored for their hard work, sacrifice and service to their nation on Veterans Day. We sat down with a few Tucumcari Middle School students and asked them why is Veterans Day so [...]

Honor Roll

Tucumcari Middle SchoolGold Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)First nine weeks 2009-2010Sixth grade: Ashlee Bradley, Cellisha MartinezSeventh grade: Karely Acosta, Kevin Blea, Laura Evans, Taylor Hayes, Shayan Patel, Chris Sandoval, D’Ontee SandovalEighth grade: Ashley Apodaca, Merissa Cooper, Vincent Grap, Kassi Lamm, Brandy Olivas, Olana Romero, Joseph Schallert.Source: Tucumcari Middle School