4/20 Community Notes

• The Tucumcari City Commission met on Thursday at City Hall for a regular meeting.
The commission approved a bid on the Center Street booster station pump, approved an agreement to pay 2.5 percent of the grant received by the airport for a new runway and approved a grant application to assist with DWI saturation controls.
The commission saw a presentation on the fire department and another on underage drinking. They approved a citizen request for the installation of a street light on South Monroe Street. Accepting sponsorship of the area senior citizens centers was tabled until further discussion and a task force was appointed to review the options relating to the city leasing their water from Ute Lake to others.

• The Tucumcari Board of Education met Monday for a budget workshop and a regular meeting. The budget workshop was not complete and will be completed next Monday.
The board saw a presentation by Summit, a food service company that is contracted to run school and detention center cafeteria’s around the state. The board received a list of schools that use the service to contact for more information. They said they are seriously considering the option. The board also approved an application for a fine arts grant.
Former board member Virgil McDonald was honored by the board. Board members were invited to the Tucumcari High School prom on April 30.

• There will be a distribution of USDA Commodities at 9 a.m. at the Quay County Fair Grounds west entrance for the general public.
In order to qualify people must bring verification of their name, income verification and address verification.

• The Quay County Republican Party met for its Biennial Convention on April 12 at Dean’s Restaurant. The group elected county officer and delegates to the State Central Committee.
The officers for the next to years will be Catherine J. Irving, chairman; Travis N. Nelson, first vice chairman; Albert J. Mitchell, secretary; and Anna Lee Schuster, treasurer. The at-large delegates to the State Central Committee are Johnny Irving and Jeannette I. Mitchell.
The party discussed that a major focus over the next year is going to be voter turnout.
The Quay County Republican party meetings are open to all registered voters of Quay County. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 17 in Logan.

• The annual reenactment of Billy the Kid’s trail ride from Lincoln to Fort Sumner will be from April 27 to May 5. There will be a chuck wagon dinner and music by “The Santa Fe Band” to welcome the trail riders on May 4 in Fort Sumner.
The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the DeBaca County Fairgrounds in Fort Sumner. “The End of Trail Meal” will include roast beef, mashed potatoes, chuck wagon gravy and cobbler.
Admission is $25 a couple and $15 a person. Those who don’t plan to eat can attend for $5 a person. Reservations for the meal are required and can be made by calling Wally at 441-1229.
For more information visit the Billy the Kid’s Last Ride Web site at www.billythekidetrailride.com or call 441-1229.