Teens spruce up recreation center

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Local youth are working to improve the image of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. Six area teens on Friday planted flowers and plants in one of the two newly constructed planters in front of the center. “The guys built the planters,” said Scott Simpson, center director. “They have been giving […]

Teens weigh in on downtown redevelopment

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If Tucumcari teens had their way, the city’s downtown would see a return of the Big Dipper ice cream shop, a venue for teen and family music and activities, sidewalks of brick pavers, more shops and businesses that would also offer more jobs, and perhaps, even a skating rink […]

Teens prepare Thanksgiving baskets

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Teens from St. Anne�s Catholic Church filled 75 Thanksgiving food baskets Monday night for distribution on Tuesday. It�s a tradition that is about 15 years old at the church, said Clara Rey, coordinator of the church�s teen youth group. Different organizations in town provide names of families, the church writes letters and asks the families […]

Students look into commercial appeal

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “I’ll never watch commercials the same way again,” said Beverly Lansdell, 14. “I wasn’t bored during the whole day,” said Caitlin Deitz, 16 . “It was cool,” said Jennifer Osborne, 14. That was the response of several San Jon teens who attended a media literacy program and ad campaign […]

Teen pregnancy down in county

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari knows all about teen pregnancy, according to statistics from the Maternal Child and Community Health Council (MCCH). But while Quay County once had one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the nation, said Alida Brown, coordinator for MCCH, that is changing. Quay County’s teen pregnancy rate dropped 53 […]

Value of money changes when it’s yours

By Helena Rodriguez My brother-in-law Manuel tried to ask me rather inconspicuously about my daughter the other day. “So what’s Laura been up to this summer?” he asked. “Oh, I’ve been trying to keep her busy,” I responded and just as I was beginning to tell him about our summer routine I stopped short because […]

Committee raises awareness of teen pregnancy

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay county Sun Tucumcari High School Senior Danny Benavidez presented a long list of things a baby needs in a power point presentation to his class on Wednesday. From love to lotion, Benavidez knows from experience. He has a six month old son. “I learned that its hard. It’s not easy like […]