Success Center to close end of September

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College’s Success Center will close its doors on Sept. 30. The closing means the center will no longer offer its after-school tutoring program or family academies, said Success Center director Beth Sisneros. “I loved the center,” said nine-year-old Robert Marez, who attended the center twice a […]

Virginia Solano Sisneros

Virginia Solano Sisneros, 73, died in Amarillo on March 21 following a long illness. Sisneros, a former Tucumcari resident, was a homemaker. She was born on Oct. 1, 1931 in Amarillo. Survivors include her husband of 52 year Tony of Amarillo; her children, Anthony Sisneros (and wife Ausgustina) of Amarillo, Blasie Sisneros (Yvette) of Tucumcari, […]

1-26 obits

Minnie Ree Burch Services: Have been held. Minnie Ree Burch, 96, of Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at her home in Tucumcari. She was born on March 9, 1908, in Sweetwater, Ala. She had been a long time resident of Tucumcari. She had been an active member of the Center Street Methodist. She was […]

Arts Festival begins Thursday

William Thompson The second annual Tucumcari Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with nearly forty artists participating. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said this year’s festival will emphasize quality over quantity. “There will be a higher quality of art for sale this year,” said […]

Educators want parental involvement

By Angela Peacock A family affair, in which parents get involved to help their children receive the best education possible, is the mission behind Mesalands Community College’s Family Academy. The college has been working with Tucumcari schools and local parents to design the after-school program to assist children with special academic needs. Teachers refer the […]

New center looks for family involvement

By Dave Gragg There is one goal for the new Success Center: Get more students through school and into college. To do that, the program will work to make learning a family affair, Director Beth Sisneros said. In addition to tutoring students from kindergarten to 12th grade, the program’s three academic coaches will work with […]