Just Passin Through: Miserable vacation teaches traveler lesson in trust

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By Angela Peacock Cross-country traveling has taught Kelly Thomas a huge lesson about the trustworthiness of strangers. Thomas and her family of Pittsburg, Texas had been saving for countless months to take a family vacation to Florida so their daughter Kimberly could go to the amusement parks but more importantly so the family could create […]

QCS wins 7 NMPA awards

Freedom News Service The Quay County Sun won seven New Mexico Press Association awards this weekend for weekly newspapers under 3,000 circulation. During the association’s Saturday evening award banquet in Albuquerque, the Quay County Sun’s sister papers also won 11 awards. The Clovis News Journal won the New Mexico Press Association’s general excellence award for […]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came […]

obits 9-20

Virginia Wood Virginia “Gina” Wood, 57, died Sept. 18, 2003 in Bernalillo. She was born May 9, 1946 in Tucumcari. Mrs. Wood is preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Barreras; a brother, George Molinas and stepson Leroy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Gene Wood of Bernalillo, three sons, Joseph Montano, Dean Montano and wife […]