Published: Saturday, November 18th, 2006
Special to the QCS Keely Goodgame, a member of the San Jon FFA Chapter, received recognition as a national winner at the 79th National Future Farmers of American Convention in Indianapolis, Oct. 25-28. Keely competed in the National Agriscience Fair along with participants in the seventh through twelth grades from 40 other states. Her project entitled “Alfalfa, a Natural and Sustainable Farming Technique for the Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination” was declared the national winner in the category of Environmental Science. Keely was recognized at the 7th session of the National Convention at Conseco Fieldhouse in the presence of over 20,000 FFA members and a nationwide audience on RFDTV. Five other San Jon FFA members attended the National Convention and competed in the National Agriscience fair including Chelsey Tillman, Chase Thompson, Jennifer Osborne, Morgan Foster, and Lily Bowe. The agriscience fair program is sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of many ways FFA combines classroom teaching and hands-on learning to prepare youth for future success. While traveling to and from Indianapolis, students had the opportunity to visit the Federal Building Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City, the Gateway Arch and the Anheuser-Busch Plant in St. Louis, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The San Jon FFA members attended the National FFA Convention with 50,000 other FFA members from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. They also had the opportunity to hear motivational speakers Terry Bradshaw and Clark Kellog. Receipts requested Tucumcari Middle School requests residents save cash register receipts from Lowe’s food store. Each receipt collected between Sept. 1 and March 31, 2007 is eligible to help the school earn free educational equipment. Stored receipts might able to give the school an extra boost. Bring Lowe's receipts, marked attention to the Middle School PTO, by the school at 914 S. 5th St., or mail them to: Tucumcari Middle School PTO, 914 S. 5th Street, Tucumcari, NM 88401. If you have questions, please call Debbie Fought at 461-2361 or Yvette Fazekas at 461-2874. Police lining I-40 On Wednesday, during the afternoon and evening hours, the New Mexico State Police and Motor Transportation Division will be conducting a “One in Ten” project, the police announced Friday in a press release. Officers from these law enforcement agencies will be stationed every 10 miles along Interstate 140 across New Mexico. Officers will target hazardous moving violations, such as speeding, following too close, unsafe lane changes, DWI and no seatbelts.
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