12-23 Obits

Clarence Esbenshade Clarence Esbenshade, 74, died on Thursday Dec. 17, 2009, in Tucumcari. He was born June 13, 1935, in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include three children. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. David H. Brownlee David H. Brownlee, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 in Clovis. He was born May […]

Jury finds Barela guilty


Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. The verdict came after Barela’s defense team conceded Barela was involved […]

12-16 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 1:35 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on the corner of South Third Street and West Tucumcari Boulevard. One man was arrested and taken to the Quay County […]

12-16 Senior menus

The following are the lunch menus for Thursday – Dec. 22nd for the Senior Center. Thursday Ham, baked sweet potato, asparagus, wheat roll, pineapple upside down cake, milk Friday Green chili hamburger, ranch beans, onion rings, applesauce, milk Monday Catfish nuggets, coleslaw, green beans, bread, chocolate cake, milk Tuesday Pork ribs, baked potato, salad, roll, […]

12-16 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Manager’s choice Lunch: Manager’s choice Friday Breakfast:Manager’s choice Lunch: Manager’s choice Monday-Wednesday NO SCHOOL House Thursday Breakfast: French toast sticks, muffins, cereal, juice, yogurt, milk Lunch: Sandwich, corn chips, soup/salad bar, milk Monday-Wednesday NO SCHOOL San Jon Thursday Breakfast: Bagels and yogurt, cereal, fruit milk Lunch: Paninis, fresh veggies, fruit, milk Monday-Wednesday […]

Basketball crowds full of fun

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Basketball season is under way for all high schools in Quay County. I have had a chance to watch the counties’ teams play on more than one occasion. These trips to the gym remind me how fun and exciting the game of basketball can be. Basketball is fast paced […]

Make most of your God-given abilities

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New device causes a lot of trouble

By Lynn Moncus Some of you may recall that this writer has trouble with directions, such as north and south, left and right, and is apt to get lost on the way to Quay Well, my former student, Eddie Shipley, said he could take care of that problem and seemed pleased to sell me a […]

Quite a sight to see


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun One area woman’s love of woodworking has helped another woman’s passion for celebrating their favorite holiday season. If you drive by Joy Young’s residence at night you might notice a large nativity scene located a few feet from her home. This life-size scene was constructed by her friend and […]

Credibility questioned at Hittson murder trial

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Opening arguments in the first-degree murder trial of a 25-year-old Roswell man Tuesday morning foreshadow a battle for credibility. The state says it’s eyewitness watched Brandon Barela bash Ron Hittson in the face with a concrete block. But the defense said the eyewitness is diverting guilt from himself. Characterizing […]