California man traveling across country on horseback

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Thomas Garcia What started out as a desperate search for work for a California man has become a cross country ride to raise awareness for disease. Johnny Warnshuis of Redding, Calif., is riding horseback across the country. He arrived in Tucumcari Tuesday night and, due to the snow, was not to able to leave until […]

Bureaucrats should not set health premiums

Freedom Communications State legislators are considering yet another unnecessary, counterproductive law to regulate the health care industry. As last year, with legislation passed in California and the Obamacare health law passed by Congress, this year’s Assembly Bill 52 seeks to control health care costs by using government’s heavy regulatory hand. It approaches the problem in […]

Senior menus — Feb. 23

The following are the lunch menus for Feb. 24-28 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, sweet potato, crackers, cottage cheese, pears. Friday Pork ribs, broccoli, carrots and raisin salad, whole wheat roll, applesauce. Monday Trailblazer, California vegetables, ranch beans, wheat roll and margarine, pineapple upside down cake.

Senior menu — June 30

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Tater Tot Casserole, california vegetables, cottage cheese, wheat bread and margarine, pears, sugar cookie. Friday Chicken Fajita, flour tortilla, chili beans with cheese, gelatin, orange slices. Monday Closed Tuesday Red Chili Beef Enchiladas, salsa corn, salad dressing, apple cobbler. […]

Rose Parade performer, college honors, new arrival, Altrusa woman of the year

Former Tucumcarian, Danielle Chavez, was among those who performed in the 120th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadina, California. Danielle is a member of the Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) High School Band and Color Guard. The group has competed at the national level on numerous occasions. As a result, they were […]

Sefie R. Chacon

Services: At 7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Thursday, a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Sefie R. Chacon, 98, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Mrs. Chacon was born Feb. 24, […]

David Saenger

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday a memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Tucumcari. David Saenger, 82, died on Monday, July 9, 2007, in Albuquerque. Mr. Saenger was born in Woodland, Calif., on Oct. 10, 1924 to Carl and Anna Mangold Saenger who immigrated from Germany. His first language was German and his […]

12/17 Editorial

The witnesses to the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams were appropriately somber. Ending the life of a human being is not something to be undertaken lightly. The way the state handles such deaths reflects a certain consciousness of how somber the responsibility is. In earlier times, the executioner was hooded, thus retaining some degree of […]

9/28 Obituary

Rodney Raines Jr. Services: No services were held at his request. Rodney D. Raines Jr., 72, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, in Kelseyville, Calif. He was born May 14, 1933, in California. He was a lifelong resident of California who served as a United States Marine during the Korean War and who worked for […]

Homeless man finds hope after rescue

William Thompson A man who had given up on life was found on a ranch near San Jon in May. Eugene Davidson, of California, was found after 21 days of sleeping outdoors with little or no food. Rancher Paul Gibson and helper Trey Rusk found the man clinging to life. Gibson and Rusk were alerted […]