Susanne Christine Yearout

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Services: At 2 p.m. Friday memorial services will be at the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2400 South Ninth St. On Nov. 19 at 2 p.m a memorial service will be held at the Royal City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Royal Camp, Wash. Susanne […]

Are we on the road not taken, or life’s broad avenues

By Leonard Lauriault Many eastern New Mexicans drive a lot. Our smaller communities have lots to offer, but not everything we need. So, we have to go to the larger cities for some things. There are several routes from Tucumcari to Clovis, each requiring about the same amount time, although they’re slightly different distances. No […]

Jan Kelt Pettis

Services: 2 p.m. today at the Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Jan Kelt Pettis, 61, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Albuquerque after a lengthy and courageous battle with breast cancer. Mrs. Pettis was born in Tucumcari and graduated from the Tucumcari High School where she was active in school activities and sports.  Mrs. Pettis […]

God always provides a way out

By Leonard Lauriault God has used various methods to speak to men. He now speaks through his son whose teachings are recorded in the New Testament (Hebrews 1:1-3; John 14: 23-26; 16: 12-15; 15: 26, 27). Once, God used the voice of an animal to get his message across because her owner wouldn’t obey him. […]

John H. McCord

Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Clayton. John H. McCord, 52 died Monday, July 23, 2007, in Amarillo. Mr. McCord was born on March 19, 1955 in Santa Fe to John E. McCord and Bettie L. (Anglin) McCord. He married Deborah Ann McUne on July, 4, 1985 in the Tecalote Valley […]

10,001 lessons froma flying fruit

By  Leonard Lauriault As a child, I was taught to keep the sink clean, rinsing it out after I used it and never leaving anything in it, if possible, because others shouldn’t have to see my mess or have something unnecessarily in their way when they needed to use it. Consequently, I’ve tried to teach […]

John “Tommy” Thomas Garcia

Services: 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at Holy Family Catholic Church in Albuquerque. At 9 a.m. Friday a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Family. John “Tommy” Thomas Garcia, 60, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, in Albuquerque. Mr. Garcia was born in Tucumcari to John R. and Cornelia Garcia […]

Tuck’s TurfL: Scramble Results

Results of the Mesa Legends Scramble on July 4 are below: Front 9 First team score 30 Ed Shipley, Frank Gutierrez and Chipper Breen Second team score 31 John Liles, Justin Liles and Bob Frost Third team tie score 32 Howie Tucker, Jay Carney and Claire Rachor Randy Lease, Dave Hein and Clay Beevers Matt […]

Maxine Stanfield

Services: Graveside services will be in Newbern, Tenn. Maxine Stanfield died on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at home in Albuquerque.  She was born in Dyer County, Tenn., on Jan. 2, 1923 to George and Gladys Smith.  She married John Stanfield in Tennessee.  They moved to New Mexico in 1964 and lived in Tucumcari from 1967 […]

Mesalands celebrates graduation Friday

The following students graduated or received certificates on Friday from Mesalands Community College. They are: Associate of Arts Degree Armando J. Acosta Sandy R. Cordova Pagie A. Evans*+ Alicia J. Garcia***+ Michael Jaramillo** Michelle D. Jaynes**+ Curtis Mericle**+ Kiera Mortensen***+ Ona Le Padilla**+ Kimberly A. Rich***+ Joel Seymour Sundra Delores Span*+ Shirley Joanna Crane Terry** […]