April 19, 2006 Notable Notes

Scholarship available from wool growers May 15 is the deadline for students to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers Inc. annual scholarship. All 4-H and Future Farmers of America members graduating from New Mexico High schools are eligible for the annual $750 scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to major in [...]

College offers summer Spanish in Mexico

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Hola! If that seems to be the extent of your Spanish but there’s a desire to learn more, this summer offers an opportunity to learn the language — and test it on native speakers in Mexico. A two-week immersion course, worth up to six college credits, is being offered by Mesalands [...]

Year in review: June 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The following events made headlines in June 2005. June 1: Ground was broken on the elaborate and lengthy First Street construction project. June 2: A new 2,400-square-foot training facility was approved [...]

It’s your museum, folks

By Bruce Nutt: QCS guest columnist The Tucumcari Historical Museum building was erected in 1903, originally as the Central School building. It has served as home to many groups since then — city hospital, U.S. Army glider school, Corps of Engineers during the construction of Conchas Dam. The last class at Central School was in [...]

Museum to offer barbecue

By William Thompson The Tucumcari Historical Museum hosts a chuck wagon barbecue at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Duane Moore, head of the museum’s research institute, said it’s a good chance for the museum’s 90 or so members to socialize and for non-members to find out what museum membership offers. “Members of the museum and research [...]

Calendar 6/1

Today The San Jon Board of Education will meet in the conference room, 2 p.m. with a special work session at noon. Thursday The Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition offers “Make Yours a Fresh Start” training, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 121 of Mesalands Community College. Call 461-4922 for information. [...]

4/23 Community notes

• The lady that Tucumcari residents affectionately have called “The Bread Lady,” Mary Jane Edaakie and her family will be in Tucumcari on May 7. Edaakie, who has visited the city in the past, will be making bread, Indian tacos, fry bread and pastries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, [...]

Mesalands Dinosaur Museum makes important discovery

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun When Kiera Mortensen was a child her pockets were often filled with rocks. The Mesalands paleontology student from West Virginia picked up anything that she thought resembled a fossil. She said she always wanted to be a palentoligist. She didn’t know when she enrolled in at Mesalands in fall [...]

Nine named as ‘Artists in Annex’

TV Hagenah For the most part in the past when the “Artist in the Annex,” was chosen to show his or her art work in the annex of the Tucumcari Historical Museum, it was a single individual or possibly a husband and wife team., but according to the museum’s director Bruce Nutt, the museum decided [...]

Students gain insight from museum tour

Lynn Moncos Some of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute board members had quite an experience Wednesday morning when 175 students from Tucumcari Elementary School toured the museum to see the Smithsonian Exhibit, as well as some of the items belonging to the institute. Just watching those youngsters and their teachers was a major treat for [...]