April 8, 2006 Notable Notes

Last Supper performance coming

The Center Street Methodist Church will host a performance of The Last Supper on Thursday night at the church, located at 406 E. Center Street.

There is no admission for the event.

Screening appointments sought

As part of the upcoming wellness fair, the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Dan C. Trigg Hospital, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals will be providing a lipid profile (cholesterol HDL, LDL, glucose), height, weight, and blood pressure screenings free of charge.

Fasting for 12 hours prior is required with only water allowed. Blood drawings for these screenings will take place at the Wellness Fair by appointment, or by walk in. The results will be available that day. If you would like to make an appointment call Doris at 461-2656.

Dan C Trigg Memorial Hospital will also be offering colon cancer screenings, pulse oximetry, asthma information, balance assessment, and heartburn assessment.

The Community Wellness Fair will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

There will be around 25 screenings, 10 special events, and 40 health related exhibits at the fair. Admission is $1 or one can of food. For information call 461-4218. The event is hosted by the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council.

CRP re-enrollments due Friday

Landowners with Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts expiring on Sept. 30, 2007, should have received a letter in their mailboxes in February for an important, time-limited offer from the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).  

Selected program participants were offered contract re-enrollments or extensions designed to keep environmentally sensitive land in the CRP program.

Participants who have CRP contracts expiring on Sept. 30, 2007, should have received a letter from their FSA county office explaining the offer and outlining their options.

They have until April 14 to accept the offer. This affects 2,030 CRP contracts for 472,530 acres in New Mexico.

Whether participants are offered a new CRP contract or an extension of the current contract depends upon the contract’s Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) score when the land was initially enrolled in CRP. EBI is a ranking of the land’s contribution to improving soil erosion, water quality, air quality, and wildlife habitat.