La Casa de La Hope reopens

By Leslie Radford La Casa de La Hope reopened their doors last month after shutting their doors for a month to remodel and restructure the board to provide services once again to needy families in the area. Rev. Sue Mortensen, president of the board and business manager for La Casa, said La Casa is a […]

Israel, Palestine have opportunity for some peace

Freedom Newspapers Recently we have been skeptical of the prospect — trumpeted in some quarters — that the death of Yasser Arafat and the election of his longtime aide Mahmoud Abbas was likely to create a significant opportunity for a useful Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” to begin. Well, when it comes to this issue skepticism is […]

Charity director resigns position

William Thompson Bea Laredo, director of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank since April of this year, has resigned. In a Dec. 21 letter to the president and business manager of the food bank’s board of directors, Laredo said she was resigning due to the board’s recent restructuring. “Due to the restructure […]

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 […]

Items stolen from local charity

William Thompson Tucumcari residents routinely drop off large amounts of clothing and other items in front of La Casa de La Hope food and clothing bank on South First Street. Bea Laredo, La Casa’s director, said certain greedy individuals have been coming by and stealing those donated clothes. “Several people have told me they dropped […]

Charity seeks volunteers

William Thompson “One day this summer we had as many as 30 people come in asking for food,” said Bea Laredo, director of Casa de La Hope. “Sometimes we have entire pickup truck loads of donated clothes sitting outside our doors needing to be sorted and put on the racks.” Laredo said she needs volunteers […]

Tucumcari loses power

William Thompson Strong, gusty winds caused a major power outage Wednesday evening from around 5:30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. The power went out for most of the eastern half of Tucumcari east of First Street and north to Main Street. Tucumcari’s Fire Chief, Mike Cherry, said the winds reached speeds in excess of 50 […]

Questions haunt columnist’s mind

Debra Whittington “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do […]

Shelter brings hope, love

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By Angela Peacock Freezing in a rundown trailer with no electricity or running water praying the babies father wouldn’t come home and beat her again is how Janey Smith spent Christmas day in 2002. “I left Oregon in a truck with no license, insurance or tags and had trouble making it run the whole way, […]