Students collect for troops

According to representitives of the seventh grade at Tucumcari Middle School, everyone in Tucumcari is encouraged to bring a number of different items items to the middle school for shipment to American troops in Iraq during the upcoming holidays.
Middle School instructor Jodie Linn said the deadline for collecting is Nov.1. She also said seventh grade students will be in charge of packaging the items for delivery.
Examples of the items that the students are collecting are gum, hard candy, lip balm/chap stick, dryer sheets, foot powder, wet wipes, peanuts, sunflower seeds, jerky, powdered drinks (just add water), disposable razors, Q-tips, shaving cream, poker cards, and other non-perishable light weight items that can be used out in the fields. Items can be dropped off to Mrs. Bell at the Middle School.