Troy J. Thomas

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Troy J. Thomas, 91, died Friday, July 13, 2007 in Muleshoe, Texas. Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Abernathy, Texas, to Reba and William J. Thomas. He grew up in Abernathy and graduated from Abernathy High School.  While in school, ran track […]

Officials say nursing home closure final

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Nursing Home closed its doors on Dec. 31 for financial reasons, officials said, leaving behind critics and supporters. “It was a rural area and was not really financially viable,” said Shirley Ghattas, Laurel’s public relations director. “We put a significant investment into the home when we purchased it […]

Nursing home helps residents

Winnie Hagenah Laurel Hills Healthcare in Tucumcari has recently launched a new program that is bringing back local residents who have had to go to Amarillo or Lubbock for their medical needs. Erika Smith, a recent nursing school graduate of Texas Tech University, will be working in Texas as the new “Nurse Liaison” for Laurel […]