Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged…
Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas.
Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by dentists Loveless and Lemon in Lubbock, Texas as a dental hygienist. Jeff Jinks is a 2000 graduate of Burkburnett High School and a 2005 graduate of The Texas Department of Public Safety and is employed as a state trooper in, Post, Texas.
The couple will exchange vows March 8, 2008 at Oakwood Baptist Church in Lubbock.

Blood drive…
A Tucumcari Community Blood Drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22 inside the Post Office at 220 S. First St.
Donors need to bring a photo ID and a donor card, if they have one. Each donor will receive a first aid kit and cholesterol testing.
To sign up for a donation time call Jim Lafferty at 461-1623 or log onto www.bloodhero.com. Sponsor code: TUC.
The blood drive is being sponsored by the Tucumcari Rotary Club.

Enchilada dinner…
A benefit enchilada dinner, with cheesecake and various homemade desserts, will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at Hammond Hall, 415 South 5th St. This dinner is to honor all those that you know and love who are struggling with cancer, said Audrey Wiegel, one of the organizers. All donations are to fund local cancer patients who need travel assistance for treatment. The fundraiser was inspired by physician Lynne (Frey) Bliss and all of those who are fighting cancer. Call 461-3155, 487-7189 or 403-5794 for delivery.

Familiar face…
People will see a familiar face on the streets of Tucumcari.
Charles H. Newman rejoined the Tucumcari Police Department.
In November 2006 Newman left the department after serving the city of Tucumcari for 18 years.
Newman had been working as a park ranger with the New Mexico State Parks in Conchas the past year. Before that he worked as a patrolman with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division.
“I came back to Tucumcari to be closer to family, and serve with the department once again,” Newman said.