April 22, 2006 Notable Notes
Published: Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
School bands to give Tuesday concert The Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School bands will combine for a 7 p.m. Tuesday performance at the high school auditorium. The program will be a concert of appreciation for the recognition of community support groups who have helped the music program throughout the year. Little League competition slated The Quay County Little League will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition for area youth. The event will be held at 9 a.m. on May 6 at A.J. Moya Field. Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Competitors are divided into four age groups — 7-8, 9-10, 11-2 and 13-14 — and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2006 MLB All-Star Game. Individual winners, along with the all-around champion in each age group will be awarded and advance to a sectional competition. All participants must fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For information, contact local coordinator Marty Garcia at 461-3694. Altrusa announces scholarship winners Altrusa International Inc. of Tucumcari has announced the winners of its 2006 scholarships. Altrusa annually gives out five $300 scholarships to each of the four schools in Quay County and Mesalands Community College. Winners are as follows: San Jon High School, Marriah Tipton; House High School, Cara Hendrickson; Logan High School, Jami Bebout; Tucumcari High School, Valtie Riddle; and Mesalands Community College, Christina Benavidez. The scholarships are funded by the organization’s Car Party each year. Domenici seeks interns U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting fall internship applications through May 1. Domenici’s fall 2006 program will run from September through December. College-age students, who are either New Mexico residents or attending a two or four-year school in the state, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have completed as least one year of study at an institution of higher learning. For information about the program and intern responsibilities, e-mail: email@example.com or call (202) 224-6621. Applications must be postmarked by May 1. Super Blitz launched by NMDOT The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) on Friday launched the third DWI Super Blitz of 2006. The 17-day NMDOT Super Blitz (April 21-May 7, 2006) is part of an extensive effort to get drunk drivers off of New Mexico’s highways and roads. It is one of eight such events conducted annually, and consists of DWI checkpoints, increased law enforcement statewide and a media campaign to boost public awareness. The Spring Superblitz media campaign focuses on a deadly equation and is titled, "Drinking and Driving Don’t Mix." The campaign features new television and radio ads that will be seen and heard in New Mexico as part of the Super Blitz.
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