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Jamboree time
The Floyd Lions Club will be holding auditions for its Jamboree 2006 at 1 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the old gym of the Floyd School, according to a release from the organization.
Singers should come with two traditional country or Gospel songs, knowing the words and the key in which they will be sung; extra copies of words and chords are helpful, the release said, adding special acts are also welcome. For information call Noel Rippee at 274-6370 or 478-2237.

Udall staffers on hand
Staff from the office of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be in town from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at Tucumcari City Hall, according to a release from his office.
The hours are open to anyone wanting to discuss Congress or federal issues such as housing, passports, veterans, Social Security and immigration, the release said. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling 763-7616.

FFA scholarships available
A host of scholarships are available to Future Farmers of America members on their Web site at: www.ffa.org
Applications can be downloaded at: www.ffa.org/programs/scholarships
The deadlines are Feb. 15.

More heat on the way
New Mexico is receiving more than $500,000 in additional funding to help needy families and seniors afford their higher winter heating and energy bills, according to a release from the office of U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.
To apply, call (800) 648-7167 or visit:

Be a host
Quay area families are needed to host foreign exchange high school students who will be arriving soon, according to a release from Pacific Intercultural Exchange (P.I.E.)
The release said there is no “typical” family situation. Families are able to review student applications to select a desirable match and hosts are eligible to claim $50 per month of charitable contribution deduction on their tax returns.
For information or to arrange a meeting call P.I.E. at (866) 546-1402.

Buckle up
The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting occupant safety patrols now through Jan. 27, according to a release from Chief Larry Ham. The release said officers will be out enforcing occupant safety and traffic laws.