March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store gave away 40 bags of groceries. … The Tucumcari High School student council helped in a blood drive for the Dr. Dan Trigg Memorial hospital. The students challenged the townspeople to a race to see who could give the most blood. The students won the race and collected 58 pints of blood for the hospital.