Write-in candidate joins District 3 race

By QCS Staff Jerry Dale Williamson, a write-in candidate, declared his candidacy Tuesday for election in Tucumcari’s District 3 race for city commissioner. It was the only uncontested race in the upcoming elections. The District 3 post is held by city Commissioner James L. Witcher. Now, nine candidates are running in the municipal election. They […]

Vet repairs equipment for disabled

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The disabled in Tucumcari have benefited from more than a dozen aids, such as wheel chairs, walkers, and other equipment donated a Clovis veteran and benefactor. James Freeman of Clovis calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled […]

Benino Aguilera

Services: At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at 424 South Monroe St., Tucumcari. Benino Aguilera, 86, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 at Clovis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clovis. Mr. Aguilera was born Feb. 13, 1921 to Faustino Aguilera and Eloisa Martinez Aguilera in Hooker, Okla. In 1959, he married Felipita Crespin […]

Man pleads not guilty in motel slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun James Allen Benuska, 39, has pleaded not guilty in district court to charges of murder and tampering with evidence in connection with the homicide of a Tucumcari motel clerk, according to court documents. Helen Nancy Archibeque, 60, a night shift clerk, was found slain at the Microtel Inn last […]

Police: Suspect has history of violence

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The man arrested Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a Tucumcari motel worker has a history of violence and mental illness, a state police officer said. James Benuska, 39, being held in the Quay County Detention Center, is charged with an open count of murder in the death […]

God always provides a way out

By Leonard Lauriault God has used various methods to speak to men. He now speaks through his son whose teachings are recorded in the New Testament (Hebrews 1:1-3; John 14: 23-26; 16: 12-15; 15: 26, 27). Once, God used the voice of an animal to get his message across because her owner wouldn’t obey him. […]

Logan graduates to theme of “Never Say Never’

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By QCS Staff Borrowing three words from James Bond, 22 seniors from Logan High School graduated Saturday to the theme of “Never Say Never.” The Longhorn graduates are Salvador Daniel Acosta, Quinten Lee Bugg, Ashlee Maysie Burns (salutatorian), Robert Paul Calbert, Steven Dallas Carter, Brittany Marie Cox, Tiffaney House, James Lee Jeppsen, Renee Angelica Kelly, […]

Donors help students recover from theft

By Marlena Hartz Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have learned. Clovis residents donated nearly $2,500 Tuesday to James Bickley Elementary School in an outpouring that raised 12 times the amount of money students lost when thousands of coins they had collected for new playground equipment were stolen in early […]

Quay County unofficial vote totals

Quay County Unofficial Vote Totals Official totals will be available Friday after canvassing. Democrat (1,614 voters) U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman 1,171 U.S. Representative Tom Udall 1,141 Governor Bill Richardson 1,076 Anselmo A. Chavez* 0 Secretary of State Shirley Hooper 474 Stephanie Gonzales 321 Mary Herrera 298 Lititia Montoya 150 Lt. Governor Diane Denish 1,094 State […]

2-25-2006 Library Books

The following materials are newly available at the Tucumcari Public Library. Fiction Cell, by Stephen King. What remains of humanity fights to survive, after a mysterious force scrambles cell phone users’ brains.   Non-Fiction Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats by Ryn Gargulinski.  A book focused on disproving any myths and negative opinions about […]