4/27 community notes

• The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. County Manager Terry Turner said that the most significant agenda item was the discussion of a Joint Powers Agreement with the city of Tucumcari when it comes to subdivision regulations for areas within 3 miles of the city. Don Schutte, assistant district attorney gave a presentation on the issue. Turner said the purpose of the Joint Powers Agreement would to make it easier for developers to get permits while still following regulations. He said there is still much work to do before the system is in place.
Other items discussed included a roads update, a quarterly report from Noreen Hendrickson, DWI coordinator, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Association Meeting, the Caprock Wind Power and approval of a water line crossing under Quay Road AP.

•The House Community Pantry will be returning to spring and summer hours (open every week) beginning on May 4. The distribution of the remaining April commodities will also be on May 4.

l Three members and the chapter advisor of Mesalands Community College honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, recently traveled to their 2005 International Convention in Dallas, Texas. Over the three-day conference they were addressed by pop and soul diva Patti Labell, former mayor of New York City Rudy Gulianni, three time U.S. National champion Girgure Skater Michael Weiss; National Director of the Peace Corps, Gaddi H. Vasquez; Grammy Award winner and Phi Theta Kappa alumnus, Rudy Gatlin and other special guest and speaker. About 4000 Phi Theta kappa members participated in the convention The club elected the 2005-2006 international officers. They also donated a check of $700,000 towards their one million dollar goal, to the American Cancer Society during the convention. The next International Convention will be in Seattle, Wash. in April 2006.

• Logan schools will offer a summer meals program through the month of June. Breakfast and lunch will be served to school age children. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Logan School Cafeteria.

• Watermelon Mountain Ranch and Friends present the 11th annual North Shore Animal League’s Adoptathon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Rio Rancho. The Ranch hopes to place more than 200 homeless and abandoned animals in Pets mart Renaissance, 1221 Renaissance at Montana and I-25. For more information visit the Web site at www.wmranch.org or call 771-0140.

• New Mexico Lottery officials are warning residents about a phone scam that instructs people to meet at non-existent locations to claim non-existent New Mexico Lottery prizes, leaving their homes empty for possible burglaries.
According to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery, callers leave fake phone numbers and have told the “winners” to come and claim a portion of a Powerball jackpot of Roadrunner Cash prize at lottery offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
The New Mexico Lottery asks those who are victims of the scam to report as much information to them as possible, at 342-7650.
More information on scam prevention is available on the New Mexico Lottery’s web site at www.nmlottery.com by clicking on the “beware of scams,” icon or the Attorney General Patricia Madrid scam prevention Web site at www.ago.state.nm.us/know/know_scamalerts.htm.