Celebrity Baby Scoop: Nia Vardalos on her adoption journey: ‘A peacefulness came over me when I met our daughter’

Nia Vardalos

Jenny Schafer Actress Nia Vardalos stole our hearts in the sleeper hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and her good friend Tom Hanks co-wrote “Larry Crowne” which is in theaters this weekend. Nia opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her adoption journey while shattering myths about the American foster care […]

Our page — Nov. 17

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5,Jim and Karen Foster of Tucumcari wish to announce the marriage of their daughter Wanda Foster Wood to Leonard Naranjo. Leonard is the son of Leo and Eleonor Naranjo of Trujillo. They were married on Oct. 23 by Judge Joel Garnett. Kenny Hampton and Georgia Franco served as best man and maid of honor. — […]

San Jon cheerleaders are 1A-best in the state

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Chelle Delaney Cheerleaders from San Jon School have won the class 1A championship in cheerleading. Coached by Donna Foster, the girls are Desarae Aragon, Tracy Foote, Morgan Foster, Jennifer Osborne and Chelsey Tillman. For more than a dozen years, the girls have been together. And over the years of practice, “We are like one person […]

Drop in enrollment leads to budget deficit

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The Tucumcari Public Schools have been able to make up for a budget deficit of $180,000 with cuts in discretionary spending and other budget categories that do not interfere with classroom instruction, school officials said. The deficit was caused by a drop in enrollment and a related reduction in the amount the state allots school […]

Woman pleads guilty to theft of Christmas gift cards for foster kids

Chelle Delaney One of two Quay County women charged in the theft of Christmas card gift certificates for children in foster care pleaded guilty, told the court she sorry and was sentenced at an arraignment Monday. The other woman, her mother, pleaded not guilty. The case goes back to Christmas eve, when Jennifer Dominguez, 24, […]

Mother and daughter charged in connection with theft of gift cards for foster children

By QCS Staff Correction: The suspect in the theft is employed by the Aging and Long Term Care Agency. The suspect’s employer was reported incorrectly in an earlier online version.

04-02-2008: Community Notes

By QCS Staff Foster, adoptive parenting orientation set for ThursdayThe public is invited to a free orientation at 6 p.m. Thursday to learn about foster and adoptive parenting opportunities with New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Arrivals, birthdays

Just born… Elyssa Renee Cordova was born on Jan. 6, 2008 in Clovis. Her parents are Delia Jaynes and Joseph Cordova of Tucumcari. Her older sister is Estella “Star” and her older brother is Joseph Jr. “JJ”. Her grandparents are Mary Cordova and Michelle and Scot Jaynes of Tucumcari. Her great-grandparents are Eddie and Sandie […]

Phillip Foster

Services: At 7 p.m. Tuesday a rosary will be recited at Rix Funeral Chapel in Hereford, Texas. At 2 p.m. Wednesday a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hereford. Philip Foster, 39, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas. He was born Aug. 19, […]