Being teary-eyed has become natural for me

I found myself teary-eyed as Dan Roberts sang “Beaches of Cheyenne,” on Thursday night at the Chamber banquet. So I figure it’s time to come clean, and give readers perhaps the most true glimpse into who I am. That was not the first time I cried because of a song, or for that matter even […]

Area schools begin mandatory federal testing with mixed feelings

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It’s testing time again for area public school students: Time to put the books away, take a deep breath and attempt to show education officials in Santa Fe and Washington, D. C. how well students are learning math, science, English and social studies. Students will be taking the Standards […]

Prosecutor tough on drunk drivers

William Thompson Motorists in Quay County who decide to drink and drive are likely to have to match wits with District Attorney Ron Reeves if they are charged with DWI. Reeves has been prosecuting DWI cases for 12 years and personally handles most of Quay County’s cases. “When I started as a prosecutor 12 years […]

Students gain literacy, GED at Mesalands

Joyce Ransom, a Literacy student at Mesalands Community College is finding out that it is never too late to get more education. Last August Ransom decided it was time to take the advice she had been given to improve her reading and writing skills. At 62 and with a third-grade education, she enrolled in the […]

Proficiency scores released

TV Hagenah Of 82 schools in the state, two Quay County schools are ranked in the top 10 in some of the grades and areas in regard to their scores on the annual state proficiency exam. Logan ranked fourth in eighth grade language arts recording in the 73.9 percentile, fourth in the fourth grade language […]

Tucumcari seniors receive recognition

William Thompson Tucumcari High School seniors, Jamie Pender and Nicole Crocker, recently received recognition from the New Mexico Department of Education for getting high scores on their ACT, a national college admissions exam, and maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or better at the same time. The two students received letters of recognition from the […]

Cattlemen take part in local bull sale

William Thompson Approximately 100 cattle owners, buyers and experts gathered Tuesday at the NMSU Ag Science Center just outside Tucumcari for the annual bull sale. The bulls for sale had participated in a 112 day bull test designed to find out which bulls gained the most weight with each bull given the same amount of […]

Soldier returns home

TV Hagenah After over a year in Iraq, Eddie Gonzales of Tucumcari is back home and happy about it. “It’s just nice to be able to drive down the street and not be worried about somebody shooting at you,” said Gonzales. The staff sergeant, said he was proud of the work he and the other […]

Reading program boon to elementary

Yvette McFarland and Margaret Mate Has your child read 78 books this school year? Second graders at Tucumcari Elementary School have! The Accelerated Reading Program (A.R.) helped make this possible. We have evaluated this program this year to find the following results: o 64 Second-grade students o Average reading level: Third grade (2 months above […]