Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands [...]

Udall visits county

Thomas Garcia Over a dozen Quay County farmers, ranchers and small business owners met with Sen. Tom Udall on Friday during an Agribusiness Roundtable. The roundtable was held at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center north of Tucumcari. “The Science Center is a big asset to the community and area,” said Udall, “to [...]

Military mama: Soothing children’s fears part of parental duties

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There are so many times in life that I wish that I were more eloquent and far faster on the trigger when it comes to answering tricky questions. I never thought that I would be stumped long before the birds and the bees need be addressed.

Heading Home: The art and science of diapering

Laura A. Jana MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP The following is an excerpt from “Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality” (Second Edition): At an average of 25 cents per diaper for brand-name disposables and about 3,000 diapers, you can expect to spend around $750 during your first year of diapering [...]

Junk science requires mistaken faith

Freedom Newspapers A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in nothing [...]

Two Logan classes to be honored at State Capitol

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The third grade math and sixth grade science classes at Logan Municipal School will be honored at the State Capitol by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The classes will be recognized by NMPED’s Math and Science Advisory Council at 1 p.m. on Feb. 10. at the Rotunda of [...]

Tucumcari teacher killed in car accident

QCS staff Family, friends and students attended the funeral Tuesday for Kevin Severance, a freshman science teacher at Tucumcari High School. “Severance had only been teaching at Tucumcari High School for one semester,” said Dennis Roch, assistant superintendent. “Even with his short time at Tucumcari schools, Mr. Severance made a significant impact on students and [...]

Rattlers compete in Science Bowl

Special to the QCS Kudos to Tucumcari’s Science Bowl team Stephen Smith, captain, Donny Price, Wil Bason, Marissa Lees and alternate Eddie Hernandez. The team went undefeated in the morning rounds at the New Mexico Science Bowl at the Albuquerque Math and Science Academy last weekend. They beat Santa Fe,

Science teachers tour Mesalands

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Special to the QCS Twelve science teachers, who were selected by Sandia Laboratories to work on research projects, recently visited Mesalands Community College to learn about its North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) and the college’s Mesalands Dinosaur Museum.

Pest Scout School set for Friday

The Alfalfa/Forage Pests Scout School is 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. Guest speakers are