David C. Smith obit

David C. Smith David C. Smith, 81, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Smith was born March 26, 1923 in Hornesville, Mo. He lived in Tucumcari for the past 37 years. He was a retired school bus mechanic for the Tucumcari Public School System. Smith also served in […]

Jan. 15, 2005

Herbert Williams Jr. Herbert Lee Williams Jr., of Wynne, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, in Memphis at Memorial Hospital East. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, in East Prairie, Mo., to Herbert L. Williams Sr. and Tessie Johnson Williams. He was a retired truck driver having worked for the ABF trucking company. He was a […]

Paul Hyer Hill, Raymond Kroeker

Paul Hyer Hill Paul Hyer Hill, 69, died Sunday Dec. 26, 2004 in Tucumcari. Paul Hill was born on February 4, 1935 to Charles Peter and Zelma Lee (Hyer) Hill in Capulin. He grew up in that area and attended schools in Capulin and Des Moines before graduating from Clayton High School. He Married Juanita […]

CBS controversy touches Tucumcari

Mike Linn The man at the center of CBS’ Reports questioning President Bush’s National Guard service once served as a commander of one of Tucumcari’s New Mexico National Guard Headquarters Battery, said his brother Jerry Burkett who lives in Portales. Bill Burkett currently of Baird, Texas, near Abilene, was born and attended school in Portales. […]

Calvin Litchfield

Calvin Litchfield, 60 died in Tucumcari on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004 unexpectedly. Calvin Litchfield was born March 23, 1943 in Clovis. He attended and graduated from the Clovis School System in 1961. He attend and graduated from McMurry University in 1965. He was a Certified Public accountant who owned and operated the Litchfield Accounting Office […]

Miracles: Girl helps brother survive burns

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By Ryan Lengerich Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico went in search of miracles this Christmas season. Here is an example of what we found. What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was […]