Senior fitness program expanding

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QCS staff Following the success of the Strong Seniors Stay Young Program, the Quay County Extension Service and Mesalands Community College will be offering additional work out classes. “Last year we had such an interest in the program that we could not fit everyone into our room,”said Brenda Bishop, Extension Home Economist. Bishop said the [...]

Tucumcari’s economic success discussed at town hall meeting

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Thomas Garcia Keys to Tucumcari’s economic development success are community collaboration and engaging the youth, said a leadership and economic development consultant. Fifty local residents attended a town hall meeting Wednesday led by Malin Wall, founder and director of the Nebraska-based Heartland Center for Leadership Development. “There are many well intentioned groups and people doing [...]

Here’s the skinny on growing onions, layer by layer

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Success with onions under New Mexico’s climatic conditions depends

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 [...]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is [...]

Track season begins

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School track coach Wayne Ferguson has reason to expect good things this spring. More than 50 boys and girls have come out for the track team and have been working out since Jan. 17. “We had success last year when our boys finished third in the state,” Ferguson said. [...]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for [...]

Crystal meth a problem in area

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house [...]

Art camp to begin again

TV Hagenah Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles announced last week that because of the success of their recent art camp, they would be holding another one later this month. The two Tucumcari artist said they were a bit unsure if they would do more than one at the beginning of the summer but because of [...]

State economic leader impresses Tucumcari officials

By Ryan Lengerich New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development Rick Homans won the support of many Tucumcari officials Thursday when he toured the city and voiced his commitment to education in a speech to the Rotary Club. Homans opened his morning at the convention center where he talked with a crowd he estimated at 30 [...]