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Engagements Mansell-Dowell Randel and Cammy Mansell of Fort Sumner are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay, to Denton Dowell, son of Dallas and Sue Dowell of Tucumcari. The bride-elect is a 2006 Fort Sumner High School graduate. She graduated from Clovis Community College in 2011 with a Registered Nursing degree. She is [...]

Ingram given maximum allowed sentences

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QCSun Staff Judge Albert J. Mitchell of the 10th Judicial District Court ruled Tuesday that a Tucumcari man would serve the maximum allowed sentences for a string of felonies. Earl Moses Ingram was sentenced to a total of 31 years, six months in jail to be served consecutively. He was also sentenced to serve two [...]

Our page — May 26

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Graduation Amanda Lucille Tapia of Tucumcari received a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Mathematics from Smith College on Sunday. She was one of the 85 advanced degree and diploma candidates who graduated during the college’s 132nd commencement exercises. Tapia is a 2005 graduate of Tucumcari High School. Before beginning advanced studies at Smith, she graduated from Regis [...]

11-18 Our Page

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Thrasher-Carthel Hulon and Anne Carthel of Floydada, Texas, and Leo and Sharon Thrasher of San Jon are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Cienna Beth Carthel and Zachary Aaron Thrasher. The bride to be is the granddaughter of Carlton and Louise Fawver and the late Aaron and Estelle Carthel of Floydada, Texas. [...]

Mother of victim happy with 133-year sentence

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The mother of a Tucumcari rape victim said she is pleased with the 133-year prison sentence her daughter’s attacker received on Wednesday. “It has helped my family a great deal and will help other families of the future,” she said. Torrance County District Judge Kevin Sweazea sentenced Kenneth Leon [...]

Tucumari mayor charged with animal cruelty

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor charge, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred [...]

Suspect in Hittson slaying indicted

By Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Roswell man was indicted Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a Tucumcari truck driver. In addition to pre-meditated murder, Brandon Barela is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree armed robbery, two third-degree counts of tampering with evidence and battery, District Attorney Matt Chandler said [...]

04-04-09: Engagements, births and birthdays

Ready to wed…Robert and Molly Evetts, of Tucumcari, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Evetts, to Randy Watts of Sacramento, Calif. Julie is the granddaughter of the late Mary Margaret and Steiner Mason and the late Hansel and Vera Evetts. Randy is the son of Randy R. Watts of Chicago, Ill. and the late [...]

Latham pleads no contest in Throckmorton shooting

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the April 24, 2007, shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton. Phillip J. Latham Jr., 26, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder charges and was sentenced by Judge David Reeb. Prosecutor Len Walker told the court he believed a jury would ultimately [...]

Fort Sumner man found guilty

By QCS Staff A Quay County jury found a Fort Sumner man guilty Thursday of killing his wife three years ago outside their home. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before finding Jose Garcia, 42, guilty of murder in the second degree, tampering with evidence and using a firearm in the commission of [...]