Headstone for soldier placed

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Thomas Garcia A headstone honoring a Confederate soldier was placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery on Sept. 7 — nearly a century after his death. Kenneth Glaze, an employee of Glaze Monument Company in Clovis, placed the military marker for Alfred Shelby. Shelby served in the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Company F of […]

Community briefs — Nov. 3

Local VFW post placing flags VFW Post 2528 will be honoring our veterans by placing flags at the cemetery and is seeking assistance from the general public. We will meet at the cemetery at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Bring gloves and a hammer.VFW will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at the cemetery on Nov. 11 […]

Comments from the Canyons: Cemetery needs our help

Lynn Moncus ‘Tis always good to note that our citizens can still come together when they feel that our traditions are being infringed upon. This past week was an example when a number of individuals appeared at the City Commission meeting to express their concern about the changes at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Many people […]

Cemetery conditions concern residents

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Russell Anglin The prayer garden at the west side of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery was busy Wednesday morning with five visitors seeking out the gravestones of loved ones between 11 a.m. and noon. Betty Cooper-Coslett, a lifelong Quay County resident whose first husband is buried in the garden, said she was unhappy with what she […]

Letter to the editor: Cemetery needs city attention

Cemetery needs city attention This letter is written to express our concern over the management of our cemetery, Tucumcari Memorial Park. Both my husband and I were born and raised in Tucumcari and have many family members and friends buried in Tucumcari Memorial Park. For as long as we can remember, 50-plus years, we have […]

Veterans marker added to Logan cemetery

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 100 Logan residents gathered Monday for the dedication of the Logan Veteran’s Memorial Marker. The crowd stood silent as the U.S. flag was lowered to half staff at Logan Cemetery, starting the ceremony. A roar grew closer as the crowd’s attention turned the sky. A flyover was […]

Memorial Day chance to remember loved ones

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons As we approach Memorial Day, we need to recognize what two Quay County natives did recently to be sure that all graves are marked in the Hudson Cemetery. Duane Moore and Marvin Nials took the time to place crosses at all the unmarked graves they were aware of […]

Logan woman dies near Grady

A Logan woman died Aug. 18 while traveling near Grady. Officials initially thought Patricia Phillips, 70, was the victim of a fatal crash. They now believe she died of natural causes after pulling her car off the road. Police were dispatched to Cemetery Road near Grady for a crash just before 5 p.m. on Aug. […]

Thankful for those who served

By Debra Whittington “For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you […]

Remember heroism on Memorial Day

By Debra Whittington: QCS Religion Columnist Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. Deuteronomy 32:7. A couple of weeks ago, Mark and I sat on our friend’s boat out at Ute Lake spending leisurely day fishing. […]