CMSAF shares senior enlisted wisdom

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs As a senior leader, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Gerald Murray has a wealth of experience and wisdom to share with future leaders of the Air Force. It is this experience and wisdom that Chief Murray was able to share during his visit to […]

DeLay’s demotion may be positive

Freedom Newspapers We suspect the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will sooner or later be exposed as a politically motivated prosecution. But whether DeLay is found guilty or exonerated, we believe his demotion will be a good thing for the Grand Old Party. No one likes to see a good and honest person […]

Base closure was punch that sent Selma’s economy to mat

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers SELMA, Ala. — For-sale signs and empty parking spaces are the norm on this city’s historic Water Avenue, where rotted wood hangs from second-story balconies and paint flakes from the buildings of long-forgotten businesses. It didn’t used to be that way, but much has changed in Selma since 1976, the […]

It’s still not time to think about a plan B

Freedom Newspapers So here we are, 14 days into the rollercoaster ride of emotions tied to Cannon Air Force Base being targeted by the Defense Department and the Air Force to close. Now we’re exactly four weeks away from arguing our case against that decision before the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Let’s take stock […]

Nov. 3 Elida News

Transitions Birthdays Nov. 5-11: Wilma Parkinson, Justin Hines, Guy Merrick, Mindy Oder, Harold Anthony, Autum Shrock, Toni Williamson, Tyrell King, Marsha Dannelley, Anna Diaz, Carol Fine and Kendall Terry. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ford. Volleyball The teams will be playing in regional tournaments Friday and Saturday. Reminders The craft sale will be at the […]

Jump in suicides has Air Force officials on edge

By Pam Zubeck : Freedom Newspapers A recent spike in Air Force suicides — 10 in September — has leaders scrambling to find the cause after launching prevention programs this year because of a gradual rise. “This rash has scared the hell out of us,” Air Force Secretary James Roche said last week, conceding that […]

Sept. 29 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 1-8: Rocky Burris, Tim Bob Wilson, Anna Fay Lee, Shalie Anthony, Cindy Hendershot, Shane Ferguson, Troy Fine, Florine West, Caleb Widner, Durwood Dixon, Benny Jenkins and Verna Widner. Movie Debby and Burton Smith have recently bought the Charlie Neeley two-story house in Elida. The film group of a movie […]

April 21 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays April 24-30 Meagan Winston, Doris Good, Ethan Jasso, Nicole Jasso, David Matthews, Nikki Owens and Fern Cochrain. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lee Chandler. Looking Forward The Elida school reunion will be June 19th of this year. The committee has asked me to remind you to please return the cards mailed […]