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1972: Tucumcari city fathers had a rude awakening when they learned the sewer project on the city’s west end was not funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as originally thought.

The project was declared eligible for federal-state participation, and an EPA office in Dallas concurred with that assessment after several phone calls and letters.

During construction, the mayor requested another $116,413 for the project. The city received a letter back from the EPA saying no funds were available.

— The March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon is being rescheduled to Saturday, starting from the Tucumcari High School parking lot. The previous date was postponed due to bad weather. The First National Bank has donated a $25 savings bond to the walker who turns in the most pledges. Tucumcari Motor Co. has donated $15 gift certificate to the participant with the most sponsors.

— An Angus bull belonging to A.F. Flint of Bard sold for $7,500 to a buyer from Iowa, the second-highest-selling total at the Northeastern Branch Station’s Performance Tested Bull Sale. A polled Hereford belonging to Glenn Burrows of Clayton sold for $10,000. A total of 89 bulls were sold for an average of $1,282.

— Doug Hensley, a sixth-grader at Buena Vista School, won both the junior and senior divisions in the Quay County Spelling Bee. Among the words he spelled correctly during both competitions were “trachea,” “calculus” and “didactic.” Hensley advanced to the regional competition set for April 28 in Amarillo.

— The Safeway market in Tucumcari was advertising franks for 69 cents a pound, sliced bacon for $1.08 a pound, sausage for 99 cents a pound and sirloin tip for $1.99 a pound.

— The Odeon Theatre was advertising a “spring parade” of popular films it would screen at a later date, including “Sounder,” “Pete ’N Tillie,” “Jeremiah Johnson,” “Deliverance,” “The Getaway” “Judge Roy Bean” and “The Legend of Boggy Creek.”

 
 
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