Life — and death — can be messy

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It’s spring — wind, dirt, feed wagons, skies filled with brown clouds instead of rainclouds — and new baby animals. The new babies are cute, and it’s fun to watch them play when they’re several days old and have sorta learned how to handle those legs that seemed so unmanageable the first day. One of […]

01-12-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Death Song by Michael McGarrity. The bushwhack killing of a deputy sheriff in Lincoln County and the brutal murder of the deputy’s wife in Santa Fe bring Police Chief Kevin Kerney and his Mescalero Apache son, Sergeant Clayton Istee, […]

Quinn McKinney

Services: At 6 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. At noon on Friday a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Quinn McKinney, 21 of Clovis died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mr. […]

Paul (Squeeky) Fields

Services: At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday a memorial services will be held in the Assembly of God Church, Logan. Paul (Squeeky) Fields, 50, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, in Logan. Mr. Fields was born Nov. 20, 1956 in Clovis. He had been making his home in Logan at the time of his death.  He was […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]

Man arrested in woman’s death

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A male suspect, James Benuska, has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder in the case of a 60-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday morning at the Microtel Inn on First Street, a New Mexico State Police officer said. Investigators believe that Nancy Archibeque of […]

Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler

Services: None will be held. Robert Eugene “Bobby” Hagler, 72 died on Monday July 9, in Albuquerque, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mr. Hagler was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Lola Mae and his sister Marion Robinson. Hagler is survived by two sons, Adam of Amarillo and Jeff of Walsh Colo., […]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. […]

Cochran takes plea in Montiel drowning case

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A 19-year-old Tucumcari woman has accepted a plea agreement in connection with a May 19, 2006 drowning of a 12-year-old boy that could put her in prison for nine years. Crystal Cochran pleaded guilty to conspiracy, to abuse of a child resulting in death, four charges of selling or […]

Jerry Dean Weaks

Services:  2:30 p.m., Thursday, a memorial service will be conducted at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Jerry Dean Weaks, 68, died in Amarillo, Texas. on Sunday, March 25, 2007, following an extended illness. Jerry Weaks was born May 29, 1938 in Tulia, Texas.  He had been a long time Tucumcari/Quay County resident. He was […]