Year in review: Cannon begins to see growth

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing made steady progress in 2008 of preparing Cannon Air Force Base for more personnel as well as adapting to new methods of warfare. Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Mae-Li Allison said the base has 2,100 military personnel and 560 civilian employees. She said there [...]

Markham receives congeniality award

ALBUQUERQUE — Desiree Markham, 2004-2005 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, received the congeniality award Sept. 25 during the state fair queen contest at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The State Fair Queen for 2006 is Amanda Mae LaPrelle of Sandoval County. The 20-year-old is the daughter of James and Jan LaPrelle of Placitas. She is a junior [...]

Aug. 26 Obituaries

Virginia Mae Burnett, 80 Virginia Mae Burnett, 80, of Socorro, formerly of Portales, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Socorro. She was born on Aug. 14, 1924, in Chicago, to Arthur and Jettie Norris McVicker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Burnett; and a son, Daniel Burnett. Survivors include two daughters, [...]

Grimshaw taught faith, fun

By Kevin Wilson Two things were a constant in Vida Mae Grimshaw’s family — an appreciation for the Lord, and the name George. Grimshaw died July 19 at Heartland Continuing Care, concluding 92 years of teaching her children and grandchildren how to have a fun life and at the same time lead a Christian life. [...]

Obits Feb 12

Edith Mae Akers, 93 Edith Mae Akers, 93, of Clovis, a seamstress, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 8, 1910, in Dora, Nolan County, Texas, to George R. and Willie Bloxom Sagely. She married William L. Akers on Oct. 17, 1931, in Clovis. She was [...]