Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in […]

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, […]

Biographies reveal proud history

Many of us are interested in the general history of our area and are always eager to gather more. When we have an opportunity to read about individuals who have participated in that history, we feel fortunate because their stories give us personal views of the past. Recently, Linda Moore at Tucumcari Historical Museum handed […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I […]

Couple opens sandwich franchise in Logan

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun LOGAN — Around 100 Quay County residents attended Tuesday’s pre-grand opening of the new Subway eatery in Logan. The crowd enjoyed free Subway meals with a special invitation from owners Jean and Diane Morency. “This is a test run before our grand opening on Wednesday,” Diane Morency said. “The […]

06-13-09: Around Town

Lets dance on 4th …Taylor Lopez recently celebrated her fourth birthday at Dunns Park with family and friends. Lopez, who was born on May 12 in Tucumcari, is the daughter of Amber Ousley and Dusty Lopez. Taylor loves to sing and dance. She is the granddaughter of Abby Ariasa and Carlos Lopez of Tucumcari, and […]

They study together, earn degrees together

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Chelle Delaney For the Lucero couple, James and Michelle, Friday night was an early present for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day all wrapped into one. Each of them walked to receive their degrees at Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies. In addition to studying for their classes, they are the parents of three children and each […]

Tucumcari muralists moving on

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Chelle Delaney Six years and 30 murals later, Tucumcari artists and muralists Sharon and Doug Quarles are picking up their paint brushes and moving to Cimarron. The artists have left a legacy of murals depicting the Mother Road, local scenes and personalities and the landscape of Quay County. A self-guided tour of the murals is […]

Wedding announcement

Medina-Lucero to wed…James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis.The groom is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner.The couple will exchange vows Saturday in Clovis.Invitations have been sent.

Couple brings cross to town

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple stopped in Tucumcari as they travel across New Mexico on a mission to share a gift of faith. Gene and Inez Lovato visited the residence of Jimmy and Gloria Rivera with some precious cargo. In the back of a enclosed travel trailer laid a six-foot crucifix […]