8/17 Community Notes

Depot artwork still up for grabs

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce said it has extended the drawing for Sharon Quarles’ train depot artwork to Nov. 28. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the chamber office. All proceeds benefit the chamber. For more information, call 461-1694.

Vacancy on chamber board

The Chamber Board of Directors has a vacancy. Anyone who is interested in being on the chamber board can contact a board member or call 461-1694.

The chef stops here?

Will an e-mail campaign convince two chef shows to stop in Tucumcari? In September, Anton Brown, host of Food Network’s Good Eats and Iron Chef America, is going on an edible motorcycle expedition along Route 66. He will be passing through Tucumcari, but he may not stop until he reaches Albuquerque.

The chamber urges Tucumcarians to write Brown and tell him why he should stop in Tucumcari. Contact him through the Web site ww.foodnetwork.com.

Quay seniors get gold at olympics

Quay County senior citizens won four gold medals, five silver medals, three bronze medals, and many fourth and fifth place ribbons at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games held in Albuquerque Aug. 3-7, according to a release from the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Rivera was named “Spirit Athlete” of Quay County and was honored at the closing ceremony of the state games, the release said.

History field trip held Saturday

The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute field trip on Saturday included a trek to — and the history of — Colonias and the historical home in Puerto de Luna where Billy the Billy Kid spent his last Christmas with Pat Garrett.

Anyone wishing to join the Historical Society may do so at the Tucumcari Historical Museum; dues are $5 for an individual and $10 for a family. For more information call 461-2773.

Senator’s staff here on Tuesday

The staff of Senator Pete Domenici will be at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, according to a release from the chamber office.

Wheels for seniors, disabled

The Senior Wheels USA program has power wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to qualified recipients, according to a release from the organization.

The power wheelchairs are provided to those who can no longer walk or self-propel a manual wheelchair and who meet additional guidelines of the program, the release said, adding no deposit is required.

Call (800) 246-6010 for more information.