Nobel winning author breaks mold for once

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

DVDs to feature residents’ photos, stories

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Thomas Garcia Photos and history about Route 66 are being sought from local residents in order to promote Tucumcari and Quay County to tourists. Tucumcari’s Community Development office and the Chamber of Commerce are coordinating with Santa Fe-based graphic design company Janice St. Marie to develop an informational kiosk at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Graphic […]

Upcoming funerals

TuesdayDan Martinez: 9 a.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. WednesdayWanda Marie Purcell: 10 a.m., First Assembly of God in Tucumcari.

Our page: Aug. 5, 2009

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Meet your neighbor Name: Tara Marie Hatfield Profession: Water and land management clerk for Arch Hurley Conservancy District Born: July 1, 1979 Hometown: Tucumcari of course. Because sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Family: Four kids — three girls and a boy ranging in age from 15 to 7. Tell us […]

03-08-08: Wedding announcement, birthdays

Just married…Ellen Martin and Charles Dunn of Tucumcari were married Feb. 16 at Storybook Cabins in Ruidoso. Jim Witcher officiated at the wedding. In the bridal party were: Jessica Martin-Ortiz, matron of honor; Cathy Tapia, bridesmaid; Samual Dunn, bestman; and Jacob Martin, groomsman. The Dunns own and operate Dunn Funeral Home and live in Tucumcari. […]

Birthdays, anniversaries and science fair

Golden anniversary… The children of Paul and Yolanda “Jolly” Chavez joined with friends and neighbors in the celebration of their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 5 at the fellowship hall of the First Spanish Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Paul and Jolly were married 50 years ago in the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. First […]

Marie G. Murphy

Services: Will be announced. Marie G. Murphy, 96, previously of Tucumcari and Logan, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at Valle Norte Caring Center in Albuquerque. Ms. Murphy was the fourth daughter of Ralph L. Murphy and Nora Belle Durbin Murphy was born Dec. 23,1910 at her Uncle William Jesse Durbin’s farm home near Mt. Dora, […]

Tornado claims second life

By Tonya Fennell Last month’s tornado claimed its second victim Thursday when Walter “Snap” Cravy, 90, of Clovis died at a Lubbock hospital. Thomas V. Cravy said his father had been hospitalized with multiple injuries since the March 23 tornado tore through a trailer home “Snap” Cravy shared with a friend on Oak Street. “He […]

Suzanne Marie Carter

Services: Have been held. Suzanne Marie Carter, 56, died Sept. 22, 2006 at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Carter was born Jan. 31, 1950 in Chamberlain, S.D., to Walt and Alice Urban. She had moved in 1959 to Albuquerque with her family and in 1983 to Logan where she had been making her home. […]

April 22, 2006 Obituaries

Marie Blea Services: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mosquero. Marie G. Blea, 80, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. Mrs. Blea was born Aug. 6, 1925 at Albert. She had been a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mosquero. Mrs. […]