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 […]

Man, 30, arrested in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

By QCS Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. Mills […]

12-13-2006: Notable Notes

Tucumcarian picked as driver of the year Terry Mills, of Tucumcari, was selected as Kraiser Transport, Inc. 2006 Driver of the Year. Mills received a trophy at the Kraiser companies annual Christmas party and safety meeting held in Janesville, Wis. To win the award Mills met the high standards required by Kraiser Transport which include, […]

April 1, 2006 Obituaries

Tomasa Garcia Services: 2 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Tomasa J. Garcia, 77, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albquerque. Mrs. Garcia was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Tucumcari to Andres and Eduvijen Jaramillo. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Tucumcari. She had been a […]

Obituaries- Carmichael, White, Mares, Mills, Landess, Walters

RUBIE HELEN CARMICHAEL Rubie Helen Carmichael, 100, of Clinton, Okla., died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton. Rubie Carmichael was born on Nov. 12, 1903, in Rush Springs, Okla., to Joe and Elizabeth Sanders Beevers. Her family moved to Quay County in 1907 and homesteaded in the Forrest community. […]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists […]

Kindergartner wins new Mustang

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By Angela Peacock Cruising his neighborhood on a brand new 10 speed is Alex Mills’ ideal choice of transportation, instead the 5-year-old will have to settle for traveling as a passenger in his brand new Ford Mustang. Alex’s father Steve Mills purchased the winning ticket for the annual Tucumcari Altrusa car party, but put Alex’s […]

Tucumcari way station for caravans

Dave Gragg Old ’vette, new ’vette; red ’vette, blue ’vette. Not to mention yellows, oranges, blacks and silvers. In fact, there were more than 200 Corvettes in Tucumcari on Monday and Tuesday as they headed east in a cross-country caravan. Most of the Corvette owners who arrived Monday night were part of the Southern California […]