‘Person of interest’ sought in homicide

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A 24-year-old Chaves County man is being sought by the Curry County Sheriff’s office in connection with Thursday’s homicide. Termed a “person of interest”, Brandon H. Barela is from south of Roswell and was recently employed by Double K Testing, according to a press release. Police have not said if Barela is someone they believe […]

Patience helps to fend off clatter of ill chosen words

By Lynn Moncus Have you ever had an acquaintance who seemed to enjoy putting you down inorder to feel superior or simply in order to bruise your feelings if possible? I think most of us have met such people along the trail and have had a few thoughts about letting them fall off the bluff […]

When court beckons, it’s best to answer

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Last week’s case of a Tucumcari woman who was handcuffed at her business because of a failure to pay fines illustrates that many people do not understand how the payment of fines works, and how important it is to appear in court when summoned, said Tucumcari city manager John […]

Seniors given legal rundown at workshop

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By Thomas Garcia Legal problems that sometimes catch senior citizens off guard were presented at a workshop on Nov. 7 by Susan E. Page, staff attorney for the State Bar of New Mexico. The workshop was held at Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center to inform senior citizens about the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program, which […]

Do you think with your mind or soul?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What does it take to “make up your mind?” Making up your mind takes thinking, doesn’t it? And you do your thinking with that mass of jelly between your ears, right? You know, your brain. Your physical brain. That’s what runs your body, that’s what you ponder with, create […]

Put all potential soul mates through the wringer

By Ryn Gargulinski While Santa is always merry and bright and would make a good mate since he has 11 months off to do things like fix the sink, he’s also married. Not to fret. As the end of the year offers time to reflect on relationships that didn’t work, it also offers time to […]

Some gifts don’t require long ines

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

June 7, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 9:12 p.m., a male reported a theft at Third Street. The caller reported that two vases were taken from gravestones at the cemetery. The caller didn’t want to file charges, but […]

May 31, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

What a fierce couple of weeks for the grass — or for that matter, anything — thanks to the wind. Expensive ace Kenny Kingston made a hole-in-one on the No. 5 hole a couple of weeks ago and eventually had to take on a couple of extra jobs to pay for the party the players […]

April 29, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 5:29 p.m., a female reported a dispute between neighbors at Turner Street. A person was complaining that the neighbor wasn’t controlling a dog and it was attacking rabbits. The neighbors were told […]