Births, birthdays and engagement

Engaged…Brian and Mary Fortner of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danna Dene Fortner of San Angelo, Texas to Christopher Glenn Hoppe, of Winters, Texas, the son of Glen and Melinda Hoppe of Winters. The couple will exchange vows June 21 at Bellmore Baptist Church in San Angelo. The reception […]

Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged… Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas. Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by […]

05-02-2007: Notable Notes

Drawing funds for United Way Everyone’s Federal Credit Union is raffling a painting on behalf of the United Way of Quay County.  The painting is by Margaret Pearce Mote of Broadview.  It is an oil on canvas of a windmill and is framed in barn wood. Tickets are $5 each and are available from any EFCU […]

June 10, 2006 Around Town

Haller to marry Dwight and Pam Haller of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Tana Rae Haller to Jose Jesus Gutierrez of both of Portales, son of Joe and Maria Gutierrez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows July 15 at Tucumcari Convention Center. The reception will follow the ceremony. The […]

June 3, 2006 Around Town

Eight is great Kaitlyn J. Sena will celebrate her eighth birthday in Tucumcari with family and friends. Kaitlyn was born in Tucumcari. Her birthday was Friday. Her parents are Sandy Sena and Paul and Tonya Sena of Tucumcari and Logan. Sisters are Katherine and Destanie Sena. Mariah Morrison is her stepsister. Cody Morrison is her […]

7/16 Around Town

Jennie Marie James of Nara Visa will join Paul James Hodgen, of Roachdale, Ind., in marriage at 4 p.m. on July 30 at the United Methodist Church in Logan. The announcement was made by James’ parents, Louis and Elaine James of Nara Visa. Hodgen is the son of Abe and Shirley Hodgen of Roachdale, Ind. […]

Around Town, June 11

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Dorsha Kober of Tucumcari to Tim Gutierrez of Tucumcari, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gutierrez of Tucumcari. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. June 25 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The reception will follow at the […]

Grad school should be simple as preschool

By Helena Rodriguez: FreedomColumnist My 3-year-old niece Marissa wants to bypass Head Start and go straight to graduate school. Unlike her mom, Julie, who marched into the principal’s office in Head Start at age 4 and announced she was quitting school, Marissa simply wants to jump ahead. Marissa is in training right now — potty […]

Hectic life can have bitter consequences

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I saw a scary commercial on TV the other day, a Wal-Mart spot showing a woman with a hectic lifestyle who looks into the camera and says: “I like being busy all the time.” Don’t we all? We just love driving around like maniacs, our cell phones glued to our […]