Early arrival for New Year’s baby

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom newspapers CLOVIS — The Chavarria family wasn’t expecting a new arrival until later in the new year. But on Sunday, the Tucumcari family greeted the new year, as well as their daughter, Angelina. Nicole Chavarria, 26, was scheduled for induced labor on Thursday, but Angelina seemed to have a schedule all […]

Business man known for humor, generosity

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS James Robert “Jim Bob” Hendrickson, 65, died Saturday, but his family said some memories will always stick around to keep them laughing. “He was the biggest little kid I ever met,” said son Todd Hendrickson, who said his father’s antics were on par with his big heart. Todd Hendrickson said travelers […]

New Tucumcari postmaster sworn in

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Following in his father’s footsteps, Robert Roark was sworn in as postmaster at the Tucumcari Post Office Friday. Roark has an affinity for the Tucumcari office because his father, John Roark, was postmaster at there for 14 years. After about one year of being officer in charge, Roark was […]

Former mayor, comissioner remembered for dedication

By Tova Fruchtma: Quay County Sun Dolores Dickinson Dennard remembers how many phone calls her father got when she was young — especially when he was mayor. Calls from people to tell him their street light was out or where the streets were flooding after it rained. She remembers how proud he was years later […]

Fire destroys area home

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun At 1:57 a.m. Saturday members of the Tucumcari volunteer fire department received pages — a mobile home on Harmon Street was on fire. Minutes later, two fire trucks, two fire department vehicles, an ambulance and two police cars arrived in front of the home. Neighbors had noticed the blaze […]

Fulfilling promises can lead to a life of peace

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in […]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who […]