Jewell Jaggers Chesher

Jewell Jaggers Chesher died April 3, 2005 from a recent illness. Chesher was born Feb. 29, 1912 in Winfield, Texas to Bill and Fronie Jaggers. In 1922, they moved to Cochran County, Morton Texas where she graduated from Morton High School in 1930. She attended Texas Tech University and returned to Morton as a teacher […]

Naomi J. McGowen

Naomi J. McGowen 70, died in the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on April 3, 2005. McGowen was born on Feb. 17, 1935 in Mosquero. She was a member of the Logan United Methodist Church at Logan. She graduated from Mosquero High School and then from beauty school in Amarillo, Texas. She was […]

Richard Byrd

Richard Byrd, 62, died in Presbyterian Hospital on April 3, 2005 following an extended illness. Byrd was born on March 31, 1943 in Rome, Ga. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari. He was owner/ operator of Byrd Truck Services. He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Myrtle […]

Fay Marie Hutson

Fay Marie Hutson, of Irving, Texas, died April 2, 2005.  Hutson was born June 2, 1925 in Jacksonville, Texas. She was a licensed minister with Assembly of God Church. She assisted her husband, John M. Hutson, with starting and pastoring churches all through their marriage. One of the churches the couple pastored was in the […]

Henry Joseph Gonzales

Henry Joseph Gonzales, 62, died on April 2, 2005 in Albuquerque following a brief illness. Gonzales was born September 24, 1942 in Roswell. He was a long time resident of Tucumcari. He served in the United States Army National Guard, retiring as staff sergeant after 20 years. He was a member of St. Anne¹s Catholic […]

Crafts fair succeeds

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual Tucumcari Arts and Crafts Fair had only been open a couple of hours Saturday morning at the Quay County Fair Barn. Vendors were already selling items. Potential buyers ‹ some of more that 700 people organizers said attended the weekend event ‹ were examining handmade jewelry […]

Ag experts seek to stamp out salt cedar

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may declare lands along the Canadian River “critical habitats” — limiting access to the land even to owners — later this year if progress is not made in controlling the spread of salt cedar, officials said. John Williams of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority said the federal agency […]

4/6 Police Blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 4 € About noon a man in the 500 block of South College Street called in reference to vandalism done to his vehicle and apartment. An officer advised that the front windshield […]

Opponents to claim city landfill will not meet regulations

By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Editor1s note: This is the second story of a three-part series about Tucumcari1s proposed landfill and the upcoming public hearings on the issue. This story lays out the argument of those who oppose the landfill. The proponents1 side will be explained in Saturday1s paper. Groundwater contamination, inadequate landfill upkeep […]

‘Freedom rings’ at area chamber banquet

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County SUn Someone may have thought they were at a very premature Fourth of July celebration at the Logan-Ute Lake Chamber banquet Monday night. The theme for the banquet was “Let Freedom Ring,” and the Logan Civic Center was decorated accordingly with red, white and blue balloons on the walls and […]