Agriculture seminar emphasizes food safety, disease prevention

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun The Quay County Extension Service’s 43rd Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar brought area experts out to the Tucumcari Convention Center to address food safety and disease prevention Thursday. New Mexico State University Extension Specialist Del Jimenez addressed a crowd of about 35 people. He talked about […]

Teenage drinking: County, city back warning to parents

Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioners approved contracts and a proclamation aimed at teenage drinking prevention and DWI compliance Monday during their regular meeting.

Obesity a top concern of area residents

Chelle Delaney When it comes to extra pounds Tucumcari is just as concerned as the rest of the nation. Obesity reduction and prevention is one of the top concerns of Tucumcari and Quay County area residents, according to a recent survey. Residents’ other priorities were substance abuse, teen pregnancy prevention and suicide prevention, the survey […]

04-09-2008: Community Notes

Youth luncheon for tobacco prevention to be heldThe Youth in Action Coalition is offering a free training session, which also includes lunch,

Ag/Garden Notes

A grasshopper management workshop will be offered for farmers, gardeners and others seeking information about prevention and suppression of grasshoppers. The state office of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Branch of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will conduct the workshop. It will cover risk management and practical approaches with grasshopper outbreak prevention, intervention […]

Flu prevention easiest way to stay well

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people […]

New Mexico awarded grant for suicide prevention

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS With New Mexico’s suicide rate nearly double that of the United States as a whole, counselors and legislators have been seeking ways to help. Nationwide, about 10 people out of every 100,000 kill themselves each year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics; in New Mexico, the tally is 18 […]

Students spread anti-smoking message

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari high school student Erica Sandoval was awarded third place in the state health departments “Youth Kicking Tobaccos Butts Youth Advocate of the Year award.” Sandoval, president of the Tucumcari High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, said she has organized events to spread the anti-smoking message. […]

Program seeks volunteers

William Thompson Susan Lease, project director for the Quay County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention coalition, is looking for volunteers to serve on the program’s steering committee. Lease said the steering committee will work closely with her in the decision making process. “Although the steering committee members do not actually decide which programs will be […]