Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]

Cannon focuses on fitness

Fitness assessment monitor Pat Friday demonstrates the ergonomic cycle fitness test at Cannon Air Force Base’s Health and Wellness Center while Capt. Mila French and fitness program manager Evan Spencer observe. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As they get ready to meet new Air Force physical […]

Walker, David

David Walker Services: Have been held. Mr. David G. Walker, 42, of Lubbock, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 27, 1960 in Salem, N.J., to Luke and Dorothy Walker. He graduated from Salem High School. Her served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring from Cannon Air […]

Hill, Joseph

Joseph Hill Services: Have been held Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue. He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air […]

Ohlsson, Billy

Billy Ohlsson Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Gene Ohlsson, 72, of Clovis, an electrician, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 2, 1930, in Osage City, Kan., to George and Mabel Adolphson Ohlsson. He joined the Air Force in 1948 where he served seven years […]

Cameron, Wallace

Wallace Cameron Services: Have been held. Mr. Wallace H. Cameron, 82, of Clovis, retired Air Force colonel, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Cameron, to Arthur W. and Laura E. Cameron. He graduated from Grady School in 1938. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air […]

Blenkin, Ivan

Ivan Blenkin Services: No services will be held. Mr. Ivan L. Blenkin, 64, of Farwell, died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Feb. 2, 1939, in Wynona, Mo. He joined the Air Force in 1955. He retired at Cannon Air Force Base as a Master Sergeant in 1979. He […]

Benefits last for retirees

Doy Mick, beneficiary services representative at Cannon Air Force Base for Triwest Healthcare, explains health care benefits for military retirees. Darrell Todd Maurina With an estimated 2,600 military retirees within a 100-mile radius, many Cannon Air Force Base facilities serve not only the base’s active-duty population but also those who retired from the service. Those […]

Could Cannon close? Unimaginable for some

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense has repeatedly cut the number of military personnel and military bases. Between 1988 and 1995, 97 major military bases were selected for closure in four rounds of cutbacks known as Base Realignment and Closure or “BRAC.” In 2005, a special […]

Daly, Tom

Tom Daly Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Daly, 74, of Clovis, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James and Mary Anne Kelly Daly. He married Florence Duffy on Oct. 18, 1952, in […]

Kelt, Don

Don Kelt Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Kelt, 74, of Clovis, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Carrizozo, to William and Maggie Gallagher Kelt. He graduated from Tucumcari High School. He joined the Air Force […]

Military base panel to hold its first meeting

By Darrell Todd Maurina A new commission created by the state Legislature to help New Mexico military installations holds its first meeting today in Las Cruces and will discuss the upcoming federal Base Realignment and Closure process, known as BRAC. The 15-member commission is part of the New Mexico Economic Development Department and includes three […]

Fuller, Francis

Francis Fuller Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis Fuller, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D., to Amanda and Francis M. Fuller. He grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and two brothers served in Europe and two other […]

Moore, Frank

Frank Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis “Frank” Moore, 71, of Clovis, retired from U.S. Air Force, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on April 5, 1932, in Goodland, Kan. Mr. Moore retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 26 years of duty. He then worked for Eaton-Kenway and […]

Clovis businesses to say thanks to Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses will say “thanks” to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday. Beginning at noon, about 50 representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 50, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will serve food and host entertainment events for both adults and children in Unity Park next to the […]

Chapman, Alvin

Mr. Alvin Artel Chapman, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in the home of his daughter. He was born on April 12, 1931 in Stephens County, Okla., to Daniel Edward and Myrtle Mae Mitchell Chapman. He moved to Abernathy, Texas, in 1939 and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1949. He served his […]

Same name, different state a coincidence

By Jack King Jeff and Phyllis Putney said it was just a “coincidence” they ended up in Clovis, N.M., after spending most of their lives in Clovis, Calif., a city in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Jeff worked for the Post Office in nearby Fresno and Phyllis worked in a local doctor’s office. But when Jeff […]

Meeting Hope: Readers share memories of Bob Hope

By Jack King By Jack King CNJ STAFF WRITER jack_king@link.freedom.com Like millions of other members of the Armed Forces, several Clovis residents remember seeing Bob Hope at different times in his almost 60-year career of entertaining troops. Longtime Clovis resident Len Santi said the comedian, who died on Sunday at age 100, came through the […]

‘Operation Air Force’ offers glimpse into life

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Job shadowing is gaining popularity as more companies give college students the chance to accompany executives or other professional staff for a few weeks during summer vacations to learn by observation what they do each day. That’s a little harder to do in the military. The […]

Police Blotter 7/23

Samplings of recent calls received by the Clovis Police Department, according to police reports: After receiving a call about noon on Wednesday that a woman was threatening to throw herself in front of traffic on the 1600 block of East Second Street, police separated a feuding couple staying in a Clovis hotel. Police left after […]