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On tis date ...

1974: More than 1,000 Tucumcari residents cast their ballots yesterday in municipal elections.

Otis Waterfield was unopposed in his election to District 2 city commissioner. Incumbent District 4 commissioner James Saltz won re-election against challenger Arville Stephenson, and Finis Cornutt was unopposed in District 5.

For municipal judge, incumbent Swede Owen edged challenger Sam Shami by 58 votes.

— Zia and Mountain View schools in Tucumcari held their science fairs. Among those honored for their projects were Charlotte Fouts, Tana Curry, Lori Wallace, Danny Benavidez, Randy McCasland, Sonny Gee, Ricky Carr, Veronica Romero, Fred Lucero, Jake Garcia, Randy Martinez, Joe Padilla, Juan Cordova, Susan Martinez, William Meeks and Kirk Brockman.

— A memorial fund was set up by the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari in remembrance of Estella Robinson so the church could organize a hand bell choir.

— The Rattlers basketball team closed its season with an 87-41 loss to Lovington in the District 4AAA basketball tournament. Rene Maciel led Tucumcari with 15 points. Tucumcari finished with a 4-19 record overall and 0-11 in the district.

— The Odeon Theatre was showing the latest Woody Allen comedy, “Sleeper,” co-starring Diane Keaton.