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.

English farming holds back progress

England has made a choice to remain dependent on other countries to feed them. Recently corporations have proposed to build a modern dairy and sow unit in their countryside. Two activist groups objected saying it would force a significant number of small farmers out of business. The proposal was withdrawn. We in the United States […]

Outwitting new dog tricky task

I entered the lockup through the sallyport doors and got a report from the warden of the day. “All present and accounted for, sir,” said my relieved wife, wiping a cold sweat from her brow. We’d been through several weeks of pure hell trying to keep our youngest dog Ranger on the property. It was […]

Freedom should not be sacrificed despite tragedy

Decent people don’t go on killing sprees to resolve their differences. We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed […]

20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide (Updated)

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QCS Staff A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next to […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]

Two Quay County schools miss AYP mark

QCS Staff Tucumcari Public Schools and Logan Middle school failed to make the adequate yearly progress mark for the 2011-2012 school year. The AYP standard guidelined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been the subject of scrutiny by educators as the system does not measure the progress that students or schools makes. […]

Ourpage —

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Thigpen-Farrow [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Jonathan and Rachel Thigpen of Palestine, Texas, are pleased announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Thigpen of Abilene, Texas, to Joshua Farrow of Abilene, son of Tim and Michelle Farrow of Andrews. Grandparents are Homer and Joan Farrow and Don and Sue Best of Tucumcari. The bride-to-be is pursing […]

More than 45 horses, burros put up for adoption

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Sharna Johnson The sorrel filly with the flax mane and tail was the one he wanted as soon as he set eyes on her. “She caught my eye as soon as I came down the steps,” Jerry Williams said. Williams and his wife Elizabeth were among the first wave of adopters to attend a wild […]

Bible ranks as my favorite book

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” — Isaiah 40:8