John S. Upton

John S. Upton John S. Upton, 90, died June 27 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari following an extended illness. Upton was born Oct. 21, 1913 in Roswell. Upton was a rancher in Roswell and also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upton is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. […]

What about that Thief on the Cross

Leonard Laurialt Much has been made of Jesus’ statement to the thief on the cross given in Luke 23: 32-43 (read that, as well as every other scripture when it is cited). The “saved” thief was obviously a God-fearer, and, therefore, a Jew. All three who died on the cross that day, lived and died […]

No one ever – what’s more, it’s gospel

Leonard Lauralt The New Mexico Department of Health sponsors television commercials about the dangers of second-hand cigarette smoke. In one commercial, a glass of milk has lipstick from a previous user at a restaurant, while in the other, a fork is dropped on the floor. In both cases, a replacement is requested. In background, someone […]

John C. Reed, Joseph R. Carlson, Joe Mario Cordova

John C. Reed John C. “Johnny” Reed, 52, died at his home in San Jon on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004. John Reed was born Aug. 19, 1951 in Tucumcari. He attended and graduated from the San Jon School System. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge 1172 of Tucumcari, the San Jon Lions […]

Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari […]

Bible says baptisim a must

Leonard Lauriault Acts 18: 19 to 19: 7 describes how the church at Ephesus began. At first, Paul stayed only a short time, but he promised to return. Later, he found a group that had likely learned from Apollos, a powerful teacher who taught accurately about Jesus, but knew only the baptism of John. Paul’s […]

Just Passin Through: Across America to visit family

By Angela Peacock Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. Traveling across America to spend time with family isn’t anything new for John and Jean Miller of Derby, Vt. or for Linette and John Winsler of Salina, Kan. The Millers and Winsler’s […]

Obeying everything Jesus commanded – repentance

Leonard Lauriault: Church of Christ In Matthew 28: 20, Jesus told his disciples to teach us everything he commanded. Obeying Jesus’ commands is how we show our love for him (John 14: 15) and receive blessings from him, the first of which is salvation (1 John 5: 21-23). Belief in Jesus as the Son of […]

Christians need to follow Jesus Christ’s examples

By Jim Witcher, First Christian Church Christianity’s problem is Christians who don’t act Christ like! We are taught in Scripture to imitate Christ in everything. And yet many Christians do just the opposite. When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ walked the earth he loved everyone. You cannot find a single example where he said […]

August 20, 2003

Helen L. Dunn Helen Dunn, 89, died Friday, August 15, 2003, in her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Lindsborg, Kan. Mrs. Dunn grew up in Lindsborg where she attended the Lindsborg School System. She later graduated from the Bethany College at Lindsborg, Kan. with a major in chemistry and minor in mathematics. […]