Suspects in Quay County kidnapping and slaying to plea guilty

Scott Sandlin Jan. 20–Casslyn Mae Welch and Tracy Allen Province are scheduled to enter guilty pleas today in connection with the Aug. 4, 2010, kidnapping and murder of a vacationing Oklahoma couple who had stopped at an Interstate 40 rest stop in Quay County. A change of plea hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court, […]

Tucumcari school board holds closed meeting

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday to discuss threatened litigation. A closed executive session lasted approximately 45 minutes. The board then resumed in open session and delegated authority to the superintendent and the school’s lawyers to negotiate a settlement in a pending litigation. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney and […]

Recycling day scheduled

QCS staff Participants in the Leadership Development Program have scheduled a recycling day from 8 a.m. to noon on May 22 in the Lowe’s grocery store parking lot. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for next year’s participants. Members are asking residents to donate aluminum cans, copper, brass, iron, tin, batteries, […]

Press release: Cancer services retreat scheduled for May

Freedom New Mexico Cancer Services of New Mexico’s Spring 2010 Family Cancer Retreat will be held May 21-23, 2010, at the Lifeway Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta. This free three-day educational program will provide New Mexico’s adult cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones with the tools and information they need to manage the treatment […]

Tucumcari Historical Research Institute planning field trip

QCS Staff Tucumcari Historical Research Institute has scheduled a field trip for members to the Park Springs Ranch and Hatch Ranch south of Las Vegas, N.M. The trip is scheduled for Aug. 22. The group will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 7 a.m. Participants should bring a picnic lunch. Non-members who would like to […]

Mesalands administrative assistant earns award

QCS Staff Connie Chavez of Mesalands Community College will receive the 2009 Western Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award from the Association of Community College Trustees, according to a Mesalands news release. She is scheduled to attend the 40th Annual ACCT meeting scheduled Oct. 7-10 in San Franciso. As the administrative assistant to the college […]

County 4-H rodeo set for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico The 2009 Quay County 4-H Rodeo is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The event helps raise funds for the local 4-H Council, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County 4-H council advisor. “The event gives our kids a local stage to perform on,” Bishop said. Bishop said 51 people have […]

Basketball games set for Dec. 4

The following basketball games are scheduled for this week.All games are on Thursday House

Doug Walker

Services: Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Doug Walker, 53, died at his residence in Tucumcari on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.   Mr. Walker was born Nov. 13, 1953 in Tucumcari. He had been a Chef.   Surviving Mr. Walker are his mother, Wanda Walker of […]

Obituaries, June 15

Jeff Ellis Jeff Ellis, 93, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Health Care following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1911, in Altus, Okla. He was a retired Church of Christ minister, serving churches in the Tucumcari area for many years. He is survived by his son, Arthur Ellis (and […]