Community Notes: Rep. Brian Moore to visit, craft fair in Logan, free self-defense class, library’s book sale

Rep. Brian Moore to visit Thursday
State Rep. Brian Moore will be hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Quality Inn Conference Room. The meeting will be a no-host dinner. For more information call 461-3460 or 487-2367.

Artists rally for food bank
Individual artists and businesses have banded together to keep food available for those who are less fortunate.
They are turning their attention to the Ministry of Hope, which provides food and clothing for those in need. The ministry ran very low recently on its food stocks.
“We want to make sure that the shelves don’t get empty again,” said artist Sharon Quarles, a member of the group.
The group recently provided a new freezer and a used refrigerator for the ministry.
And early next year, they are planning to having an art auction with the proceeds going to Ministry of Hope, Quarles said.

DWI checkpoints in Tucumcari
The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting roadblocks through the rest of the month, according to a department press release. Police will be checking for DWI, seat belts and other safety compliance. The roadblocks will be in place on Friday.

Logan set for Christmas Craft Fair Saturday
A Christmas Craft Fair featuring homemade items and goods from area vendors will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Bingo Hall in Logan. There will also be snack and lunch items for sale. For more information call Jessica Knight at 487-2996.

Free self-defense awareness and class to be offered
A free self-defense class will be offered in early December in Tucumcari. The class is being provided for children though adults, in conjunction with the Hartley House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Clovis, said instructor Marc Anthony Baca
Baca has an American Karate Studio in Clovis and Tucumcari.
“It’s self-defense and awareness for adults and children during the holidays. Our goal is make it safer for parents and children especially when they might go shopping in the larger cities,” Baca said.
The class will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 at 118 Main St.

Tucumcari’s roots featured in American Profile
In case you missed it, the “Tidbits” column in last weekend’s American Profile magazine included a historical note about Tucumcari. Here’s the tidbit:
Tucumcari (pop. 5,989) was founded in 1901 as a railroad town by A.D. Goldenberg and several business partners. According to legend, Goldenberg took in two strangers during a three-week-long snowstorm in 1900. The strangers thanked him with the valuable tip that a railroad would soon be laying track through the area.

Book fair set to begin Monday at library
The Tucumcari Public Library will be hosting its 50 percent off Scholastic Book Fair from Monday through Dec. 8.
The book fair will be open during library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Children, parents, teachers and the community are all invited.
For more information, call the library at 461-0295.