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February 17, 2021

On this date ...

1971: Mary Crespin of Tucumcari received the New Mexico State Police Citizenship Award, presented by Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce President King Aitken Jr. Crespin took care of children after an accident 12 miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40 as their mother was pulled from the wreckage. Crespin road into down in a police car while taking care of the couple’s 6-month-old daughter and stayed at the hospital until nurses could take care of the infant. Crespin received a free care-care inspection and wash at Graham’s Chevron, a lube and oil change at Tucumcari Motor Club, and two free meals each at the Ramada Inn and Pow Wow Restaurant.

• The Boy Scout camp at Conchas Lake will be the scene of a camp-out when Elder Charles Dumbeck, adviser, will take the new Explorer post for a weekend of fun and enjoyment. Quartermaster Win Stanton extended an invitation to all boys age 12 to 16 to join the post.

• Jene’s Texaco in Tucumcari at First Street and Tucumcari Boulevard was offering free cherry pie with a fill-up of gasoline (eight gallons or more) this weekend. The event was scheduled to celebrate George’s birthday.

• The Odeon Theatre in Tucumcari was screening a John Wayne western, “Rio Lobo.” It was the last film helmed by the famed director Howard Hawks.


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