Comments from the Canyon: Etiquette makes big difference in everyday interaction

Lynn Moncus Last week, one of the morning shows on television featured several segments about our limited use of good manners. According to their statistics, more than 60 percent of people today tend to forget to use those manners. One of the segments was devoted to the overuse of cellular telephones in public. The reporters [...]

Students get ready to rodeo

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Thomas Garcia Over a dozen colleges in the Grand Canyon region will compete this weekend in the Third Annual Mesalands Community College Rodeo.

Comments from the canyon: Therapy possible after most recent ‘computer age’ experience

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Life on this corner is never dull, but it is sometimes more frustrating than this woman from Ima can tolerate. Living in the “computer age” is a remarkable experience, one that is indescribable by those of us who were born in another era. Yes, I have been playing with computers [...]

Mesalands hosting college rodeo event Friday

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By QCS Staff The first Intercollegiate Rodeo of the 2008/2009 rodeo season for the Grand Canyon Region will be on Friday and Saturday in Tucumcari. The rodeo will feature Grand Canyon teams from New Mexico and Arizona, including recent winners of national and regional championships, said Mesalands Rodeo Team Coach C.J. Aragon. The competition begins [...]

June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back [...]

Engagement announcement, birthdays, scholarship awarded

Ready to wed…Del and Beverly Choate of Tucumcari are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Choate of Canyon, Texas, to Miles Zachary, also of Canyon.The bride-to-be is a graduate of San Jon High School and plans to complete her master’s degree in accounting from West Texas A&M University in 2009. She is [...]

Mesalands rodeo team ranks No. 4 in Canyon Region

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By Robert Ciolli: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College mens rodeo team finished the season in fourth place for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) while the women’s team took seventh. The team also will have three members competing at the nationals in June. During the regional finals last [...]

A canyon garden gives a young bride respite

By Lynn Moncus

MCC Rodeo Team cinches $32,500 in scholarships

Special to QCS Special to QCS Thirteen of the 38 students on the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team have received $32,500 (total) in fall semester scholarships from the Rodeo Council and Gov. Bill Richardson’s Rodeo Initiative, according to a press release from the college. Recipients are Frank Alguire, Tara Archibeque, Mike Bates, Jayson Cloud, Dominic [...]

Charles Franklin Marshall

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Services: At 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Dunn Chapel in Tucumcari. Charles Franklin Marshall, 86, of Tucumcari died in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007. Mr. Marshall was born Jan. 7, 1921 in Jean, Texas, the youngest son of Fred and Jewell Marshall. At age 3, Charles’s family moved from east Texas to [...]