September 1942

Postmaster T. N. Lawson reported an increase in requests for V-mail letter sheets. Only three sheets a day were allowed per person to write letters to soldiers overseas. … Sid Latham, who lived northeast of town, reported excellent rains in his area. … A truckload of furniture arrived for pre-glider school students housed at the […]

09-05-07: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker Here’s the results of the Fallen Soldiers & Wounded Warriors Scramble held on Labor Day: 1st Place Clair Rachor & Jay Carney 2nd Tie Justin Liles and Bob Frost John Liles and Des Griggs Cedar Bowmar and Gabe Montoya Craig Cosner and Bobby Truelock Steve Chapman and Larry Brown Jr. Thank you […]

Doors keep getting knocked open

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Why does it bother me so much? I’m talking about something we see on the television every day. It’s the footage showing the war in Iraq. They are different scenes, but often they all show the same thing. They show: Our soldiers breaking down someone’s door and entering someone’s […]

Heartfelt thanks

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 100 students in Glenda Sours’ English and agriculture classes at Tucumcari High and Middle schools are writing Valentines to a group of soldiers in Baghdad. “We had to start now so that the letters will get there in time for Valentine’s Day,” said Sours. “We’ll be mailing them […]

Students send care packages to Iraq

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Some U.S. troops in Iraq will soon be receiving care packages from Tucumcari Middle School students. About 90 students in Louise Ayres’ sixth-grade social studies classes began gathering goodies in mid-April. “We were doing a unit on wars involving the U.S. and I thought we needed to keep our […]

Iraq war veteran visits Tucumcari students

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Students’ eyes were fixed on the army captain in his desert fatigues as he described a bomb exploding near his Humvee on the streets of Baghdad. Capt. Calvin Kroeger said his driver and gunner were seriously wounded and he took some shrapnel. Kroeger, who returned from a year-long stint […]