Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]

Looper, Loretta

Loretta Looper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Loretta Looper, 56, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 15, 1946, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Sam W. Beck. She grew up in Tucumcari. She moved to Belen in 1964 and was a 1966 graduate of Belen High School. […]

Richardson, G.E.

G.E. Richardson Services: Have been held. Rev. G. E. (Gene) Richardson, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at his home in Logan. Rev. Richardson was born June 25, 1930, in Okmulge, Okla. He married Clara Jo Winfrey on Aug. 28, 1949. He served 44 years as an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, serving […]

Duke, Dessie

Dessie Duke Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dessie Lorene Duke, 78, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Arlie, Texas. She had been an active member of Trinity Baptist Church of Tucumcari. She was a charter member of the Naomi Chapter […]

Patzt, Gisela

Gisela Patzt Services: Have been held. Ms. Gisela Martha Patzt, 75, of Logan, formerly of Clovis, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born in 1928, in Braslau, Germany. She married Walter Patzt. They made their home in Clovis before moving to Logan in 1996. She is survived by her […]

Dougherty, Margaret

Margaret Dougherty Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ricketts Dougherty, 95, of Tucumcari, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 2, 1907, in Castro County, Texas, to Ira Sankey and Annie Hughes Ricketts. She married Archie Dougherty in 1928 and they moved to the Frio Draw north of Clovis […]

Route 66 celebration starts

By Dave Gragg TUCUMCARI — The countdown ends today for the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International […]

Branches burst into flames

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A massive pile of dead branches caught fire around 10 p.m. Tuesday, sending an orange glow over much of the north side of Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief […]