Teacher remembered for helping with prank

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Thomas Garcia Memories of years past were shared between Rattler alumni but it was the high jinx of the class of 1980 that stole the show. Over 450 Rattler alumni gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the closing banquet of the Rattler Reunion. “I was very pleased with the turnout this year,” said Pam […]

Founder’s philosophies remembered

Editor’s note: R.C. Hoiles was founder of Freedom Communications, parent company of our newspaper. In conjunction with the company’s emergence Friday from bankruptcy and the changing ownership from the Hoiles family, we’re dedicating this week’s editorial page to remembering Hoiles’ philosophies.

Auto accident claims Alva Carter Sr.

By Argen Duncan, Freedom New Mexico Friends and family of Alva C. Carter Sr. remembered him as generous, honorable and a hard worker. “He was a big man with a big heart,” said Mary Helen Carter, his wife of 50 years. The Portales businessman and agriculture producer died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning at […]