Fernandez parents welcome new arrival

Kenneth and Gabrielle Fernandez of Tucumcari are the parents of an 8 pound, 2 ounce baby girl on Dec. 22 at Clovis Hospital in Clovis. Alysia Vaneah Fernandez has one brother, Adeyn Fernandez. Grandparents are Ken and Lucy Fernandez and Manuel and Judy Calbert of Tucumcari. Great grandparents are O.J. Fernandez of Colorado and Jim […]

Riding the ups and downs of life’s roller coaster

by Leonard Lauriault On separate occasions recently, I was talking with some friends who, independently of each other, made a comment about roller coasters and life (thanks, Judy and Mark). Those comments brought to mind the thoughts expressed in this article (where else would one’s thoughts come to but to their mind?). I’ve been to […]

She spells way to D.C.

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Christina Benitscheck survived a pentathlon, a howitzer and even a sayonara — but she never said goodbye. By spelling those words, and 30 others, correctly, she punched her ticket to Washington, D.C., as the winner of Saturday’s regional spelling bee, sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Christina, […]

Judy A. Hall

Services: Have been held. Judy A. Hall, 55, of Alamogordo, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in Alamogordo. Mrs. Hall was born April 24, 1951 in Tucumcari to Melvin Gene Morris, Sr. and Edna Jane (Hevert) Morris. She graduated from Tucumcari High School and received an Associates Degree in accounting from New Mexico State at Alamogordo. […]

Man becomes familiar with emergency room

Baxter Black It has not been a good year when the nurses in the emergency room call you by your first name. As in, “Roll on in here, Lee, what did ya do this time?” Judy was talking to her grown daughter on the phone Sunday morning.  “Yep, I’ve finally talked your father into going to […]

Just Passin’ Through: Indiana honeymooners impressed with New Mexico culture

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By Angela Peacock Editors Note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. When Gene and Judy Fortune Herr Fritts’ of Evansville, Ind. decided to honeymoon in New Mexico it never crossed their minds they would discover a culture which would enable them to meet […]