Officers honored at luncheon

QC Sun staff Ten officers were honored at the Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday. The luncheon honored Quay County officers who had the highest numbers in minor in possession citations and DWI arrests between July 1, 2008, and June 30. Officials said 107 MIP citations were issued […]

Hearing to be set for Nikko Nathan

At the arraignment of Nikko Nathan on Tuesday on two separate cases, no plea was made and a preliminary hearing is expected to be scheduled in two weeks. Nathan was captured on Friday, without incident, at a Clovis hospital while visiting his girlfriend who had given birth to his child, according to a report from […]

Quinonez pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

By QCS Staff Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, plead not guilty to felony child molestation charges when he was arraigned Wednesday in

Suspect arrested on child molestation charges

Thomas Garcia An illegal Mexican national, working in Tucumcari, was charged and arrested on Thursday on sexual molestation charges of a nine-year-old girl, police said. Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a first degree felony. He also was charged with two charges of criminal sexual penetration of a […]

Man, 30, arrested in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

By QCS Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills […]

07-19-08: Library books

Special to the QCS The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. FictionNothing To Lose by Lee Child.

03-26-2008: Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Fridayl At 12:23 a.m., a male called to report harassing phone calls to a residence on South Second Street. The officer reported that someone claiming […]

Spankings as discipline never hurt anyone

By Lnn Moncus Many adages of the past came about because they were well thought out and because they were often quite true. For instance, “Spare the rod, and spoil the child” came into being by someone who knew more than a little about rearing children. They knew the need for discipline and knew that […]

Halloween safety tips

l Tripping and falling in the dark of Halloween night sends most children to the emergency room. Costumes that fit correctly and don’t have billowing skirts or sleeves and shoes that can be walked in comfortably are the best choice. l Make sure the costumes or props, such as swords, don’t have sharp ends that […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]