Our Page — July 7

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[image #2, align=right, size=medium] These members of the Tucumcari Youth Soccer League recently participated in the Challenger British Soccer Camp. The TYSL is now taking registration for the fall season. For more information contact April Shipley or Claire Strong.

Attorney recalled for compassion

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Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about our neighbor, we’re in trouble,” said his son, Ken Tharp. “That was really how he lived.” Ken Tharp, born July 31, […]

Buddy Holly musical coming to Clovis

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Liliana Castillo The story of Buddy Holly’s rise to fame presented in musical form will kick off this year’s Clovis Music Festival. A group of Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce employees went to watch “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” a rock ‘n’ roll musical, last year in Lubbock and came away impressed. […]

State police: Fourth of July uneventful despite large crowds

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Thomas Garcia Local authorities say the holiday weekend was pleasant as nearly 40,000 people visited Ute Lake State Park in Logan. From Thursday through Sunday there were 39,000 visitors to Ute Lake State Park, said Marty Niman, New Mexico State Parks public information officer. Despite the high number of visitors the New Mexico State Police […]

Tucumcari man faces child porn charges

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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man is being charged with 45 felony counts of manufacturing child pornography, three felony counts of distribution of child pornography and 236 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Stephen Hensley of Tucumcari was arrested on Thursday after agents of the New Mexico State Police’s Online Predator Unit linked him to […]

Logan schools awarded nutrition grant

Thomas Garcia Logan Schools received a state grant which will aid in efforts to promote healthy eating habits among the student body. HUSSC Monetary Incentive Awards Gold Award of Distinction $2,000 Gold $1,500 Silver $1,000 Bronze $500 Logan was awarded a $7,520 grant from the New Mexico State Department of Education Student Nutrition Bureau, said […]

Small acts of kindness count as ministry

“As ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” — Matthew 25:40

Exit strategy for Afghanistan should be priority

Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow us to […]

American citizenship precious to all

Baxter Black What a country! July Fourth, Indepen-dence Day 2010 — as dissent and malaise fill the headlines, and bitter diatribe and blame mongering flood the airwaves, the question we should each ask each ourselves is, “Where would we rather be?” Would I have a happier life if I took my family and moved to […]

An interview with Thomas Jefferson

Karl Terry It’s Independence Day in the United States and some would argue the father of our nation’s independence was Thomas Jefferson. The third president of the U.S. and the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson’s ideals are still big deals today. What if yours truly could have landed an interview with T.J.? […]