Man pleads not guilty in motel slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun James Allen Benuska, 39, has pleaded not guilty in district court to charges of murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari motel clerk, according to court documents. Helen Nancy Archibeque, 60, a night shift clerk, was found slain at the Microtel Inn last […]

Walter Hines

Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Father’s Forge, 624 Lake St., Tucumcari. Walter Hines, 54, died suddenly on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at his residence in Tucumcari. Mr. Hines was born June 22, 1953 in Tucumcari where he grew up and graduated from Tucumcari High School. He later played football at El Dorado Junior College in […]

Each parent gets his/her special day

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Mother’s Day was on Sunday, May 13. Father’s Day will be coming up on Sunday. So neither of them gives anybody a chance to take some time off.  But their children spend a lot for both celebratory days. An estimated $15.73 billion was spent for Mother’s Day this year. […]

D.L. “Pete” Bogard

 Services: At 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday there will be visitation at the family’s home, 1806 Talon Court, Keller, Texas. At 3 p.m., Monday, services at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel, Colleyville, Texas. At 2 p.m., Thursday there will be a service at the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari.  D.L. “Pete” Bogard, 55, died Wednesday, […]

Albert R. Jason Pacheco

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary service will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Burial will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert R. Jason Pacheco, 31, died Feb. 1, 2007 in Tucumcari. Mr. Pacheco […]

Farrier forges new house of worship

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On South Lake Street, there has been a quiet transformation taking place over the past several months. The former business of a trucking company is now home to the The Father’s Forge. It’s a small Christian faith group that’s been growing into a church congregation headed up lead pastor, Eddy […]

Soldier from Clovis loses life in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just six months after his first tour was difficult for his son, Leroy Segura Sr. said. He was tired and wanted some […]

Soldier from Clovis dies in Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis soldier killed Sunday in Afghanistan was helping to rebuild communities in the war-torn country, his father said. Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, 29, died near Larzab in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Army officials said. He was killed when his platoon was attacked by small-arms fire while on patrol, according to […]

Youth nominated for tournament in Hawaii

QCS Staff QCS Staff With one brother playing quarterback for the Tucumcari Rattlers and another at receiver, Lucas Benavidez said he and his family have always been more interested in football than other sports. A few months from now, Benavidez hopes that will change a little. Benavidez, an eighth-grader at Tucumcari Middle School, was one […]

Tucumcari man left legacy of honesty — and knives, son said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mike Sasser said his father, Jim “Sonny” Sasser, could be summed up in three ways — honest, straightforward and rough around the edges. But that barely scratches the surface, for Jim Sasser, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 70, was also an expert knife maker. With a shop […]