Solutions sometimes rely on a nudge from above

By Debra Whittington Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Early one morning I went outside to work in my yard. The air was so fresh and clean so I left […]

Community reacts to Vigil slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 150 people gathered Thursday night at the First Baptist Church to pray for the Vigil family, said pastor David England. “It was spontaneous. People wanted to come together and pray for the kids and the family and to pray for healing,” England said. The Vigil family was torn […]

Tucumcari woman slain

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By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is dead and her husband is in jail. Eppie Vigil, 55, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center, accused of stabbing his wife, Lucy Vigil, 46, to death, according to court documents. Eppie Vigil was charged with an open count of murder and with tampering […]

Emergency lane leads to love

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Some people find love on the Internet. Greta Estes and Ron Siegel found love on the Interstate. Estes, the Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College, said romance was the last thing on her mind when she pulled off of Interstate 40 because of a problem with a tire. […]

May 31, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

What a fierce couple of weeks for the grass — or for that matter, anything — thanks to the wind. Expensive ace Kenny Kingston made a hole-in-one on the No. 5 hole a couple of weeks ago and eventually had to take on a couple of extra jobs to pay for the party the players […]

2-18 Around Town

Juliaveve Arredondo will be 2 on Sunday. She will be celebrating with her great-grandmother Marie Sturdivant in Portales. She is the daughter of Rick and Shannon Arredondo of Clovis and the niece of Aaron and Lynnsel Hall of Tucumcari. Grandparents are David and Shedra Hall of Tucumcari and Francisco and Lidia Arredondo of Abernathy, Texas. […]

Early arrival for New Year’s baby

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom newspapers CLOVIS — The Chavarria family wasn’t expecting a new arrival until later in the new year. But on Sunday, the Tucumcari family greeted the new year, as well as their daughter, Angelina. Nicole Chavarria, 26, was scheduled for induced labor on Thursday, but Angelina seemed to have a schedule all […]

Celebration to honor homesteading couple

QCS STAFF A historical celebration is planned for 6 p.m. today in honor of a pioneer couple who trekked from Oklahoma to New Mexico in December of 1906. Not only is a celebration planned — which will include the couple’s only two living children, Lewis O. Caton and Oran T. Caton, about 100 Caton family […]

Around Town, June 18

Eva Romero turned 100 on Wednesday and will celebrate her birthday Sunday with family and friends in Englewood, Colo., according to her daughter Mary Rivera of Tucumcari. Romero was born in Monte Vista. Romero had 11 children. Her grandson, James Padilla, lives in Tucumcari and her great-grandson Mark Padilla and her great-grandaughter Christine Rivera also […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]