Elsie “Ostic” Lerke

Services: At 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Friday a Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Elsie “Ostic” Lerke, 80, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Albuquerque following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Lerke was […]

John Cortes Banks

John Cortes Banks Services: 3 p.m., today in the Chapel at Muffley Funeral Home. John Cortes Banks, 88, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 25, 1918 to Guy Cortes and Nellie Jones Banks in Siloam Springs, Ark. He served in the U.S. Army as a […]

Rattlers to play Wolverines

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the Texico Wolverines. The Rattlers will play their second match up in district play against the Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday at Texico. “We have played Texico for many years. They are a good football team. They play great defense and […]

11/26 Obituaries

Gerald Sonleiter Services: Have been held. Gerald Sonleiter, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Altus, Okla. He was born March 16, 1920, in St. Charles, Mo., to John and Lillie (Meise) Sonleiter. He graduated high school in Cotton Valley, La., and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He married Kay Wilson in March of […]

City says ‘clean up or pay up’ on neglected property

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents who let their homes or property go to pot should take heed, officials said. The city says clean up or pay up — with fines up to $502. The maneuver is not all about aesthetics, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., although […]

Ralph Morris Bell

Ralph Morris Bell, 82, died at the Trigg Memorial Hospital on April 5, 2005 following an extended illness. Bell was born on Dec. 28, 1922 in Tucumcari. He was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church. He served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was a member […]

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 […]

Louise Epperson

Louise Epperson, 78, died Sept. 10, 2004 in Amarillo. Louise Epperson was born in Chattanooga Aug. 27 1926. She and her husband W.F. Epperson moved to Tucumcari in 1992. She is survived by her daughter Gladys Booth (Ray) of Tucumcari; her son, Thurman Miller (Judy) of Tracy, Calif; three step daughters Katie, Gail and Jeanie […]