The Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution chooses deserving recipients every spring and recognizes them for their participation in varying community activities.
Glenda Reid, flag chairwoman, presented Edward “Geno” Ulibarri a certificate and flag pin for the proper display of the American flag at a residence. Mr. Ulibarri flies the flag in honor of his father who was a World War II veteran, even though he is a veteran himself. She then presented Readmore Bookstore with a certificate and flag pin for the proper display of the flag at a business. Sari Short, owner, accepted the award. Reid said Sari’s husband, Dave is very particular about the flag and follows all the proper flag etiquette. Both recipients were very honored to have been chosen.
Evelyn Massey presented the Women in American History Awards. Noma Wallace Tillman passed away March 5, but this award was presented posthumously to her daughter, Janie Stith. Noma’s sister, Sue Wallace Tucek, 99, was also honored. The sisters grew up in Quay County playing in the creeks and on sand rocks. Their parents made sure the siblings were able to go to whatever school was needed from elementary to college. This in turn made the family move from time to time. Noma became a bookkeeper for San Jon schools and held this position for 30 years. Mrs. Tucek was a teacher for 37 years. Both sisters were active in the Quay County Fair, being superintendents of different departments. These two sisters bring the story to life and certainly deserve the title of “Women in American History.”
GiGi Parker presented Harold Sloan with a certificate of appreciation for participating in the Daughters of the American Revolution Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony is held on the Sunday afternoon closest to Veterans Day so it doesn’t interfere with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars’ programs. Mr. Sloan is always a willing participant and plays taps on his trumpet for a very meaningful ending to a solemn occasion.