Getting for Christmas inside out

By Debra Whittington “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Baskett catches on with Vikings

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Hank Baskett III watched and waited for 14 hours over two days as 255 players were picked in the National Football League draft. His name was not one of them. Although Baskett, a wide receiver from the University of New Mexico, did not get selected in pro football’s […]

Annual Hispanic Scholarships are again a success

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Conchas Dam mother and son Rita and Mark Martinez said they have a few things in common – like being in the same college class during Mark Martinez’ first semester and being recipients of this year’s Hispanic Scholarships from Mesalands Community College. “It was really an honor,” Rita Martinez said of […]

July 9 Obituaries

Ida L. Martinez, 80, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at her son’s home in Veguita near Belen. She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Tucumcari. She had been an active member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Floyd Martinez in 1990, and a daughter, Lupe […]

Grace McMillan

Grace Carmen McMillan, 91 of Andover, Kan., died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Life Care Center in Andover. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Burleson County near Caldwell, Texas, to Faris Jackson and Mamie Fine Terry. She married H.F. McMillan on Oct. 4, 1931, in Clovis. She was a homemaker. Family members […]

Milton Hall

Milton Hall, 90, died March 21, 2005 at Laurel Hills Health Care following an extended illness. Hall was born August 17, 1914 in Quay County. He was a lifetime resident of Tucumcari and Quay County. He was the owner-operator of the Hall Lumber Company, East of Tucumcari. He was a member of the First Baptist […]

Louise Epperson

Louise Epperson, 78, died Sept. 10, 2004 in Amarillo. Louise Epperson was born in Chattanooga Aug. 27 1926. She and her husband W.F. Epperson moved to Tucumcari in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Gladys Booth (Ray) of Tucumcari; her son, Thurman Miller (Judy) of Tracy, Calif; three step daughters Katie, Gail and Jeanie […]

Man killed in I-40 accident

William Thompson Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a small sport utility vehicle pulling a 12-foot U-Haul trailer swerved off I-40 from the westbound lanes near the 348 mile marker about 16 miles east of Tucumcari. According to Officer Steve Chacon of the New Mexico State Police, a male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died […]

Moore, Sandoval

Ben Frank Moore Ben Frank Moore, 97, a former Tucumcari resident, died Wednesday, June 16, in his home in Port Isabel, Texas. Ben Moore was born November 25, 1907 in Utopia, Texas, the son of Lewis G. Moore and Ollie Stone. He graduated high school in Alpine, Texas. After high school, he moved with his […]