03-03-2007: Community Notes

Scholarship applicants sought
The Alpha Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is now accepting scholarship applications from area graduating seniors for two $200 scholarships. Applications can be picked up from your high school counselor’s office.
Applications must be returned by April 2 to your high school counselor’s office or they must be postmarked by April 2 and mailed to Alpha Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi c/o Wanda Evans, 270 S. 3rd St., Tucumcari, NM 88401.

Canadian folk group to perform Monday
The Bills will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The Bills are a Canadian folk group formed in 1996. They draw their musical inspiration from the music of North America and Europe, rhythms of Latin America and Romany melodies. The three writers in the band have composed songs that describe their own part of the world. The five multi-instrumentalists will perform songs of their own as well as adaptations of traditional music from around the globe.

House Baptist Church celebrating centennial
The House Baptist Church is extending an invitation to their Centennial Roundup on March 18 at House. All friends and church families are welcome to come together for a day of remembering the good times and celebrating their rich heritage. The roundup activities are: 9:30 a.m. with coffee, 10 a.m. morning services, noon, BBQ lunch at the House Community Center, 2 p.m. afternoon services followed by a gospel concert by Christian recording artist Mary Joye.

Public Lands staff to conduct burn for land management
A prescribed burn, weather permitting, is planned for Monday through Friday on state trust lands near Newkirk in Guadalupe County, according to a press release from Patrick Lyons, Commissioner of Public Lands.
Newkirk is about 12 miles west of the Quay County line on I-40 where it intersects with State Highway 129.
Motorists on Highway 129 should expect to see smoke near mile markers 8 through 20, the release said.
Public lands staff will burn debris that results during a range management restoration program which involves the study of radiant and convective heat to kill overgrown and non-native vegetation, the press release said.
The staff will also be monitoring smoke conditions along the highway to ensure public safety.

Logan Sponsoring community blood drive
The American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring the Logan Community Blood Drive. The drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 15 at the American Legion Bingo Hall, 100 South Eighth Street, Logan.
For further information, about signing up contact Jessica Knight at 487-2996 or visit the website to sign up at www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: loganNM.

Study circle to explore community of artists
How is art viewed in our community? Who gets to judge whether your work is worthwhile or not? How do we develop a “community of artists” in our community? These and many other questions will be discussed in a six-week learning experience, the “Survival of the Artists.”
“It’s the first of a series of seminars and workshops providing our local artists with new ideas and the ability to network together,” said David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College.

The initial course will focus on two books “Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Art Making” by David Bayles and Ted Orland and “The View from the Studio Door: How Artists Find Their Way in an Uncertain World,” by Ted Orland.
The format will be a “study circle,” meeting from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning March 19. Cost is $50. Class space is limited. Register with Mesalands Enrollment Office before March 15. For more information please call 461-4413, ext. 140.