Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great great grandfather

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Thomas Garcia A headstone for a Confederate Civil War veteran will be placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery 97 years after his death. Alfred Shelby died in September 1914 in Tucumcari. His grave had gone without a headstone until his great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided to change that. “It made me sad, knowing he had […]

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. […]

Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Lilliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]

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 […]

8/17 Obituaries

Walter Carlson Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Walter Carlson, 81, of Tucumcari, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Laurel Hills Health Care in Tucumcari. He served his country and was a military veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. The Rev. Jim Witcher will officiate the services. Burial will be at […]

Veterans get tax break from election

William Thompson On Tuesday, New Mexico voters approved an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution which will allow a property tax exemption to all honorably discharged veterans. The tax exemption was formerly available only to veterans of foreign wars or conflicts. Janie Murray, chief deputy assessor for Quay County, said the tax exemption currently […]