Bertie Marie Flint Ragland

Bertie Marie Flint Ragland Services: Have been held. Bertie Marie Flint Ragland, 93, died Friday, Nov. 17, in Clovis, N.M., following an extended illness. Mrs. Ragland was born May 4, 1913 at Bard, N.M. She had been an active member of the San Jon Assembly of God Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many […]

Retired woman of the year

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Who: Diana Beck, longtime Tucumcari resident, supporter and caretaker who said she shocked the nation – or at least local residents – when she retired in July. Claims to fame: Too lengthy to include them all, Beck’s latest award came from the Altrusa club as Retired Woman of the Year. In her introduction, the group […]

8/13 Quay Personalities

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Managing Editor Who: Diane Beck Tucumcari resident for 22 years with a long list of community efforts; born and raised in Albuquerque. One claim to fame: This registered nurse helped get the health care license for Helping Hands Hospice, the not-for-profit organization that just had its 10 year anniversary. […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]

Hospice eases pain of dying

William Thompson Jerry Klaverweiden, a former United Methodist minister, recently took over as administrator of Helping Hands Hospice. The local hospice provides free care and support to the dying and their loved ones in Quay County and surrounding areas. “The central core of what hospice is all about is ‘No human should have to die […]