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 [...]

Middle East wars can’t end soon enough

Freedom Newspapers It’s a start. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. He promised, “(We) will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge” of troop levels he began in 2009. About 67,000 troops then would remain [...]

U.S., Mexico need to rethink drug war strategy

The killing continues in Matamoros, Mexico, within bullet range of the Rio Grande. Two people, at least one of them an American missionary, were found dead Friday in Matamoros. Details are sketchy. Two other Americans, Carlos Santiago Ramirez and Yolanda Zamora Rivera, were found shot dead Wednesday morning at their Matamoros home. Police suggest the [...]

DAR salutes veterans

TV Hagenah The Daughters of the American Revolution are saluting veterans of more modern incarnation on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. According to Jeannette Maddaford secretary of the organization and event coordinator, the ceremony honoring veterans will be at Veterans’ Park which is at the corner of Third and Main streets. “We are doing [...]