April 12, 2006 Notable Notes

Work session set for Thursday

The Tucumcari City Commission will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, located at 1700 N. Rock Island.

The purpose of the work session will be to conduct a walkthrough of the facility with engineers. Following the work session, the regular Commission meeting will convene at 6 p.m.

ACT test coming in June

The next nationwide ACT test date for college-bound high school students is June 10. Students must register online or have their paper registrations postmarked by the end of the day May 5.

Late registration postmark deadline is May 19 (an additional $18 fee is required for late registration after May 5).

Students can receive registration information from their high school guidance counselors or they can register online at www.actstudent.org

Emergency personnel to help at fair

New Mexico State Police will be fingerprinting children and offering DNA swab kits, and the Tucumcari Police Department will be sponsoring a bicycle rodeo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 22 at the Community Wellness Fair.

Younger children will be able to see the inside of an ambulance and ask questions to the county’s emergency medical technicians. Older children will be able to see how alcohol affects their vision as they drive go-carts while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles.

While participating in the bicycle rodeo, a child will be able to enter a drawing for one of 20 bicycle safety helmets that will be given away that day.

The Community Wellness Fair will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Around 25 screenings will be offered and 30 health related exhibitors are expected. Admission is one can of food or $1.

For information call Alida Brown at 461-4218.

Special hunts application extended

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has extended its big game special hunts application deadline through midnight Thursday due to an overwhelming response to the online application system that caused some applicants to miss the midnight April 8 deadline.

Hunters who missed the deadline to apply for limited deer permits, and elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, ibex and javelina licenses for the 2006-2007 seasons are encouraged to use the Department’s online system to apply before midnight Thursday.

The Department also will continue to accept paper applications either postmarked before the April 13 deadline or submitted in person to a Department office in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell or Las Cruces.

Cook off event slated for April 22

The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce is having its sixth annual Chuck Wagon Cook Off on April 22 at Ute Lake. Meal tickets are $10 and vendor booths are $25. For information call Sharon at 487-8320 or Bucky at 487-7680.