Military Digest 12/22

Williams Army Pvt. Joel A. Williams has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Mark W. Williams and Vicky L. Medly, both of Portales. He is a 2003 graduate of Broad Horizon Educational Center in Portales. Blea Army Pvt. John D. Blea has graduated from […]

People more valuable than slugs and bugs

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico It hasn’t been the most promising couple of weeks for the military campaign in Iraq. But on another important front, the home front, the Pentagon last week scored a quiet but significant victory over forces trying to undermine U.S. military readiness by restricting the use of training bases and emerging […]

Business Briefs 11/4

Businesses training may get money back New or expanding companies that need to train employees to produce a product may be eligible for reimbursement of part of their training cost under the state Economic Development Department’s Industrial Development Training Program, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. In rural New Mexico, […]

Military Digest 11/3

Wall Air Force Airman Christopher R. Wall has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Elaine Dupree of Clovis. Williams Orrin T. Williams has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. […]

AEDs to be available in rural areas

By Gary Mitchell Heart attack victims in rural eastern New Mexico will have greater access to medical attention, thanks to a recent $251,709 grant from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy. The grant — for the placement of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in rural areas of the state — […]

City travel expenses down from last year

By Jack King Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal conducts periodic checks of financial records of various public entities. Here’s a look at city of Clovis travel expenses from January to date. City spending for travel and related expenses is down this year, though Clovis city commissioners’ travel expenses are up from a year ago, […]

Navigator recalls old warbird

By Gary Mitchell World War II warbirds on static display Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Municipal Airport brought back memories for one Clovis man who trained with a B-29 Super-fortress bomber. Both a B-29 and “Diamond Lil,” the world’s oldest B-24 Liberator bomber, were displayed, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force — formerly the Confederate […]

Think carefully on armed pilots

Freedom Newspapers After the hijackings of four airliners as the opening act of the terrorist attacks on the United States nearly two years ago, air safety and thwarting further hijackings were a priority for nearly all Americans. From the lofty halls of Congress to the person on the street, folks voiced the opinion that “we” […]

Military Digest

Duran Marine Corps Pfc. Andrew J. Duran Jr. recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is the son of Rosemary and Andrew J. Duran of Clovis and a 2002 graduate of Clovis High School. Grosso Air Force Airman Michael A. Del Grosso […]