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May 25, 2022

On this date ...

1972: A New Mexico State Police spokesman said he was advised by the family of Quay County special deputy Travis Haynes he still was in intensive care at a Lubbock hospital after two men abducted him, shot him in the head and left him behind a telephone building in Taiban.

Haynes, the spokesman said, was showing slow improvement. He could hear, has talked some and has remembered some. The two suspects were being detained in the Quay County Jail. Haynes died of his injuries in 1984.

• Dr. Howard E. Melton, professor of education at Eastern New Mexico University, will be the guest speaker for commencement exercises Friday for Tucumcari High School students at Rattler Gymnasium. A total of 121 THS students were scheduled to graduate that night.

• Tucumcari city commissioners were scheduled to meet tonight in new commission chambers in a remodeled City Hall.

• The Odeon Theatre was screening a horror movie, “Frogs,” with the tagline “It’s the day that Nature strikes back!” The film starred Sam Elliott and Ray Milland. The Canal Drive-In was showing a double-feature of motorcycle films — “The Loners” and “Hells Angels on Wheels.”


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