U.S. veterans honored at memorial service

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Monday, Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 conducted Memorial Day services to honor those who served in the U.S. military. “We gather here today to remember and honor those who served their country and died for their country,” said Kathleen Lopez, president of the VFW Post 2528 Ladies Auxiliary. Veteran […]

05-14-08: Military Notes

Navy Seaman John P. Vuras, son of Sonja J. Vuras-

Small college home to great professors

By Lynn Moncus Because of the recent deaths of a couple of my college professors, I began to reflect about some of the outstanding professors I was fortunate enough to have at New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now known as New Mexico State University. Although we took pride in being known as […]

Officials to test military for depleted uranium levels

QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Health will test military veterans and active duty personnel who may have been exposed to depleted uranium in the Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan conflict or the current war in Iraq in Quay and surrounding counties the week of Dec. 13, a spokeswoman for the department said. The […]

Letters to the Editor: The military will be honored

We hear that soldiers who have fought and been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan gave their lives for nothing if we pull out now. Nothing could be farther from the truth None of us get out of this life alive. Why do anything at all when it comes right down to it? It is because […]

Rattlers golf squad places 13th

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers Golf Team placed 13th among 22 teams (5A through 2A) competing in Roswell, April 9-10, at the Spring River Golf Course and the New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course. Individual scores were: Stephen Smith 85-92 Qasim Badshah 86-100 Justin Alvarez 90-101 Nathan Andrada 90-101 Mike Martinez 96-118 “It was […]

Aircraft to be tested at bombing range

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the ScanEagle was brought to Clovis in preparation for training classes scheduled to begin today at the college. Boeing, the world’s […]

House senior prepares for military career

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about graduates of high schools in Quay County. With only two graduates from its normal high school, and 14 from its alternative school, there’s no arguing that House High School can be classified as a small school. But tell […]

Cannon supporter “Doc” Stewart dies

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air Force […]

Setpuagenarian gets high school diploma

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may have taken 56 years, two wars and five children for him to do it, but Tucumcari resident Joe Valverde finally got his high school diploma — at age 73. “I made the military my career,” Valverde said, “and I never finished high school.” Although one cannot say he did not […]