Community Notes: Rattler seeking missing 1958 grads

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari High School class of 1958, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this year’s Rattler Reunion, is trying to locate and contact missing class members, said Don Newman, a member of the 1958 class who now lives in Georgia. “We are trying to contact every class member that we […]

Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged… Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas. Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by […]

‘Racino’ up for discussion at Monday meeting

On Monday the governing bodies of Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon, House, and Quay County will meet to discuss a Joint Powers Agreement to create the Quay County Gaming Authority. This will include a presentation by Warren Frost, the program coordinator, and Michael Newman, the financial advisor, concerning possible avenues of financing the construction and operation […]

Making life bear-able

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff What’s cute and cuddly and rides in a cop car? Although some may be tempted to name their favorite officer, the answer that’s sought is a teddy bear — specifically, the more than 100 bears hand-crafted and sewn by Tucumcari’s Quay-Z Quilters and donated to city and state police during […]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the […]

Cops say New Year’s Eve quiet

William Thompson Patrolman Jason Adams of Tucumcari Police was out on the streets New Year’s Eve looking for trouble. He did not find much. He said more and more local residents are keeping a low profile for the annual festivities. “It was a slow night. There were hardly any cars out on the street after […]

Freak accident claims man’s life

William Thompson The owner of the Country Inn Motel on West Route 66 died from injuries suffered in a bizarre parking lot accident at the motel Wednesday morning. Lt. Charles Newman of Tucumcari Police Department said the motel owner, William Pangburn, was struck by a vehicle driven by Jimmy L. Ingram, Sr. “Mr. Pangburn was […]

Judge keeps busy

William Thompson From the beginning of July until Aug. 26, Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez has seen around 350 motorists inside his court for various traffic violations. Dominguez said the high number of motorists ticketed is due to seat belt and DWI blitz campaigns on the part of local and state police. “I really don’t […]

Liquor given to minors equals felony

William Thompson Effective July 1, selling or giving alcoholic beverage to minors will become a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. Additionally, anyone charged with selling or giving alcohol to minors can also be charged with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor”, another fourth degree felony. The maximum penalty for a fourth degree felony […]

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Lena Luvany Davidson Buttram Newman Lena Luvany Davidson Buttram Newman, 90, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Albuquerque Manor. The daughter of Carlton and Elizabeth L. Rector Davidson, she was born April 18, 1913, at Plain. She married Avis Artie Buttram on Oct. 1, 1927, in Texas. Living in Forrest, they raised four children. […]