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George F. Fredericks George F. Fredericks, 82, died Sept. 28, 2003 at Laurel Hill Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 19, 1921 in Rockaway, N. J. Mr. Fredericks was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He served his country in the U.S. Army and Army Aircorps during World War II. Mr. Fredericks […]

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David Largent David Largent, 77, died Sept. 14, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Amarillo. He was born July 12, 1926 in Merkel, Texas. Mr. Largent was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Largent was active […]

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Donna Wegner Donna Wegner, 65, of Clovis died Aug. 25, 2003 at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1938 to Andrew Clyde and Willa Mae Saunders Hillis in Petit, Texas. Mrs. Wegner married Pete Wegner and was raised in Clovis and for the past 33 years had made Tucumcari. She had worked […]

City faces water rates increase

Jack King, Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Monthly water rates in some area communities could double or triple once the Ute water pipeline is in place, a financial study says. The rates of all communities participating in the project would rise and beyond some communities’ capacities to pay without various types of support, Clovis Public Works […]

Rotary car show results

Best of show 1958 Corvette — Dr. Avery Rush of Amarillo People’s choice 1968 Chevy pickup — Rob McClelland of Tucumcari Long distance 1955 Chevy Wagon — Adam Twigg of Rhode Island Best paint 1955 Chevy 210 — Jim Caviness of Amarillo Best engine 1969 Camero — Greg Hodge of Amarillo Antiques First 1930 Model […]

Area businesses hit with tobacco sting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Salespeople in 16 area businesses — four in Clovis, three in Portales, two in San Jon, two in Logan, one in Nara Visa, three in Clayton and one in Elida — face misdemeanor charges and up to a $1,000 fine for selling tobacco last week to a 17-year-old minor working as […]

Airport measure altered

By Gary Mitchell Air service to Clovis and other similar-sized communities was jeopardized recently by potential congressional action. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Bingaman and fellow senators beat back an initiative last week that would have forced some of New Mexico’s communities that take part in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program […]

‘Angels in Black’ look to stop DWI

Angela Peacock Educating citizens about the effects and dangers of excessive drinking and driving is how New Mexico’s “Angels in Black” will be spending their Memorial Day weekend. Over the upcoming holiday, New Mexico State Police officers will host the state-wide Angels in Black campaign designed to educate the public about irresponsible alcohol use. A […]

What if water use is restricted?

By Claire Bushey In the Sandia Mountains community of Madrid near Albuquerque, lack of water translates to lack of toilets. The New Mexico town with its population of 149 attracts a number of tourists due to its shops and galleries. But because of extreme water conservation measures, it only has four businesses with toilets available […]

Water quality: Right as rain

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By Gary Mitchell One good thing about having to drill so deeply for water in this region is that it helps ensure its purity, water experts say. The primary water source for this area is the Ogallala Aquifer, which is accessed by drilling 300 to 400 feet, depending on location. “Because of that, you don’t […]