06-07-08: Community Notes

Logan High School makes the list
Logan High School was one of 16 New Mexico high schools on the list of “America’s Best High Schools” by U.S. News and World Report, according to a news release from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Data from more than 18,000 public high schools was analyzed to find the best schools across the country, the release said. Almost 1,600 high schools in 41 states met the criteria to be recognized as either gold, silver or bronze.
Three New Mexico high schools received a silver rating, and 13 received a bronze rating, according to the list.
Logan was recognized with bronze rating for the second year in a row.

Saturation patrols in force for month of June
All this month, the Tucumcari Police Department will participate in the 100 Days and Nights of Summer Saturation Patrols, Operation Buckle Down patrols and Operation DWI.
During this time officers will be out in force patrolling for unbelted drivers, unrestrained children, liquor law violators, and all other traffic violations.

The Eastern Plains Head Start Program is now accepting applications for enrollment, according to a news release.
Head Start is a child development pre-school program for children aged 3-4. The program provides educational activities, medical and dental care, nutritious meals/snacks, family assistance, and special services for children with disabilities, at no extra charge.
Families interested in applying may obtain an application for enrollment at 210 W. Center St. or call 461-1914 for more information.

Tucumcarians participate in Special Olympics torch run
Five Special Olympics athletes from Tucumcari attended the state games last weekend. But not before carrying the torch along Route 66.
Assisted by state prison employees from Clayton, the torch was brought to Tucumcari by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The torch was handed off in Tucumcari to runners from the Special Olympics.
With a police escort, the torch was passed among the olympians as they traveled down Route 66, and then it was biked to Albuquerque.
The Special Olympics were held at the Pit on the New Mexico State University campus last weekend.