Attorney recalled for compassion

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Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about our neighbor, we’re in trouble,” said his son, Ken Tharp. “That was really how he lived.” Ken Tharp, born July 31, […]

Tucumcari man is in intensive care after being hit by train

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital,

IRS is holding checks for five area residents

By Thomas Garcia Some Quay County residents could be eligible for an an unclaimed IRS refund or economic stimulus payment from the government.The IRS has a list of five residents in Quay County who have a tax refund or stimulus check that were undeliverable. The five are Randy and Willa Callaway of McAlister and Andrew […]

For the love of alpacas

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist She was an authentic animal lover. Dee grew up on a western cattle ranch. After she moved away, her suburban neighborhood prevented her from raising cows. “They are so bulky,” she said. But her need to “shepherd” was not satisfied by dogs, cats or even a gerbil. One day she […]

No loafing around done here

By Marlena Hartz: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Some detention centers in America are trying a new menu item called prison loaf — that day’s meal ground up, floured, baked, and served in a bread-like form. The idea is to curb food fights or make them less of a mess. Clovis jail officials have tried the prison loaf, […]

City road work continues

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari officials said road work in town is flowing along well and “weather permitting” promises to have three more roads in town in good shape by mid-January. Tucumcari Director of Community Development Doug Powers said work on Rock Island St. is in the final stages and work on Seventh St. has begun […]