Cates given life sentence

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Norman Tyrell Cates, 19, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for the 2004 murder of 65-year-old Lena Aragon Barrett of Roy. A jury convicted Cates in a three-day trial that ended Jan. 11. Cates had pleaded not guilty. The trial was moved from Harding to Quay County due [...]

12/17 Obituaries

Ralph Robinson Services: Have been held. Ralph Robinson died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, in Newark, Ohio. He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A former Tucumcari resident, he had been a mechanic for the federal government and was a veteran of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Robinson, [...]

Death has many flavors, promises

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I [...]

July 9 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library new arrivals                     FICTION The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. A young woman’s quest to learn the truth about her father’s life and her mother’s death involves research into Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Dance of Death by Douglas Preston. An FBI agent confronts a murdering madman — his own brother. Killing Time by [...]

Library Books, June 11

The following titles are available at the Tucumcari Public Library:                    FICTION The Closers by Michael Connelly. A detective looking into unsolved cases for the Los Angeles Police Department probes the mysterious death of a 16 year-old girl in 1988.   Double Homicide by Faye Kellerman. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up to deliver the launch book [...]

Army officials owe Tillmans complete candor

Exactly what sequence of events led to the death by friendly fire of Army Ranger Pat Tillman —the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University athlete who gave up a pro football salary to join the war on terrorism — remains uncertain. And as long as they are, those who loved and respected Tillman will continue [...]

Juanita F. Riley

Juanita F. Riley, 83, died unexpectedly in the Trigg Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 30, 2005. Riley was born Sept. 11, 1921 in Chauncy, Ohio. She had been an accountant for the Merriott Corporation. For a number of years she had been an auditor for the Royal Palacio Motel in Tucumcari. She have moved away, [...]

Area church recites rosary for dying pope

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn More than 30 local residents attended a special saying of the rosary Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Those who attended gathered in prayer for Pope John Paul II as he lay near death in Rome. Benito Ramirez, new to the Catholic faith, said he was [...]

Terri Schaivo case and coverage brought out best and worst of us

4/2 Editorial Terri Schiavo’s case was one that received a tremendous amount of judicial and media attention and forced America, and perhaps the world, to ponder life and death and the complexities of relationships. Schiavo died on Thursday morning. Her burial will not end the debates. Some people called it a killing, a murder. Others [...]

Lalinda Ochoa

Lalinda Ochoa, 50, died in Albuquerque on March 26, 2005 after an extended illness. Ochoa was born Dec. 7, 1954 in Tucumcari. At the time of her death she was a home maker. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Blas and Lala Jimenez. Survivors include her husband Neil Ochoa of Walsh, Colo.; a [...]