VFW auxiliary president visits Tucumcari as part of national tour

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Thomas Garcia The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary’s National President Gwendolyn Rankin visited Tucumcari Tuesday as part of a national tour. “It has been a fabulous visit,” Rankin said. Rankin was honored at a banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center, attended by 50 members of the VFW Post 2528. Opening the ceremony was the posting [...]

Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell [...]

Local groups take part in Veterans Day ceremonies

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QCS Staff Several area organizations took part in Veterans Day ceremonies. “All veterans should be honored, no matter where or how long they served,” said Oracia Encinias, VFW Post 2528 trustee. Members of the VFW Post 2528 gathered at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. A wreath was placed on [...]

Holiday closings

The following offices will be closed on Veterans Day: • The Quay County, Tucumcari and Village of Logan offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day. • Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank and Everyones Federal Credit Union will be closed Friday. • First National of New Mexico in Tucumcari and Logan will be closed [...]

New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. [...]

College offers veterans’ business workshop

Ray Seva Maybe you’re an armed forces veteran who owns a small business and would like help in expanding operations. Perhaps you’re a veteran and are thinking of starting your own business — but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re a service-disabled veteran who owns a business and you’d like to know [...]

San Jon dedicates veterans park

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Russell Anglin The Village of San Jon dedicated its Veterans Memorial Park Thursday with a ceremony honoring the men and women who have fought for the United States armed forces. Citizens and students of San Jon schools gathered to participate in the dedication. The dedication began with a welcoming statement by San Jon Mayor Billie [...]

Daughters of American Revolution honor veterans

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The Tucumcari Daughters of the American Revolution chapter honored veterans and active military Personnel Sunday with a program on at Veteran’s Park.

Veterans served, died for our freedom

Debra Whittington “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you…” Colossians 1:3

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 [...]