Jan. 16, 1968

Visiting the News-Tribune plant Monday after school were members of Den 1, Pack 4, Cub Scouts. They all attend James School. Their leaders are Mrs. Bill Boone and Mrs. Joe Bunch. A member of the News-Tribune staff showed them the various machines and explained how they work. Boys in the group were Ron Faris, Darwin […]

Jan. 11, 1960

Mrs. Gene Harrell was hostess to Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi on the evening of Jan. 7, with the meeting in the lobby of Chavez Hall at Eastern New Mexico University. Mrs. Vernon Imoe conducted a short business meeting. Following the business portion of the meeting, Mrs. Bill Pippin presented the program, “Let’s Talk […]

Jan. 9, 1960

Miss Laura Fullerton directed the program on membership at the Monday evening meeting of Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank. She was assisted by Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. They stressed that each B&PW member has an obligation to recruit new members who will […]

Jan. 7, 1960

Mrs. J.R. Harrell will be hostess Friday morning to members of Portales Garden Club when the president, Mrs. Jack Mears, is given special recognition. She has been one of the most active of club members and is now leaving New Mexico to accompany her husband, Dr. Jack Mears, to Arkansas where he will become president […]

Operation Season’s Greetings

Janet Taylor-Birkey Many stateside spouses are gathering goodies for their mates overseas, but stateside wife, Laura Cluverius is not only sending goodies to her husband, but his squadron team members in the form of “Operation Season’s Greetings.” Tech. Sgt. Michael Cluverius, is currently deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, with the 27th EMS. “Being the […]

Staying busy, caring for self Keys to easier deployments

Elizabeth Malone, wife of Master Sgt. James Malone, holds down the fort while her husband serves overseas. Janet Taylor-Birkey In 19 and a half years, Elizabeth Malone’s husband, Master Sgt. James Malone, currently stationed in Southwest Asia, has deployed more times than she can count, she said. To get ready for the current deployment, Mrs. […]

Stateside spouse stays busy volunteering

Janet Taylor-Birkey Gidget Sanders is a stateside spouse who has been left behind for four deployments in just three and half years of being married to Senior Airman Nicholas Sander, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, currently deployed to Balad, Iraq. Like many spouses, Mrs. Sanders said coming home to an empty house is one of the […]

Sometimes it’s a dog’s life for base operators

Janet Taylor-Birkey “He’s breaking in! He’s breaking in!” The female caller continued screaming into the phone as Patty McEldowney received the call at Cannon’s Base Switchboard. Mrs. McEldowney acted quickly to contact emergency personnel to assist the caller. Describing the caller only as “hysterical,” the women at the switchboard were concerned that the caller was […]

Spouse of the Year – ‘The total package’

Janet Taylor-Birkey Mary Roux is the winner of Cannon’s 2006 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year award. Col. Robert West, 27th Maintenance Group commander nominated her, asserting that Mrs. Roux is “the whole package — a master of every trade and inspiration.” Mrs. Roux is quick to say that while she received the […]

Spouses reflect on challenges military life

Janet Taylor-Birkey Shirly Pardee and Patty Williams do not look like their white-gloved predecessors who might have worn Sunday dresses and gloves, sipped tea and ate cucumber sandwiches. Mrs. Pardee, wife of Master Sgt. Tommy Pardee, 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron has a tiny, glimmering stud in her left nostril; Ms. Williams, wife of Tech. Sgt. […]

Cannon couple help give direction

Janet Taylor-Birkey The Doherty home is filled with big brown eyes and giggles all around from having a case of what Jennifer Doherty calls “the sillies.” But the wiggling little bodies emanating the giggles are a far cry from the children who walked into the Doherty home — and their hearts —seven months ago. That’s […]

Journey to fitness provides new life after surgery

Janet Taylor-Birkey Now petite, perky and a size four, Mrs. Julie Bizer, a Cannon Fitness Center instructor, remembers what life was like when she weighed 245 pounds. “I thought: ‘this is it; I’m going to be fat, matronly, ignored by society.’ I did not have to put the fat suit on; I lived in it […]

Visitor finds much to cheer about at Cannon

Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Mrs. Lisa Schmidt, wife of 12th Air Force Commander General Mark Schmidt, wants to be a cheerleader for the Air Force. As a cheerleader, Mrs. Schmidt has already identified some programs to cheer. “I’m always amazed at the food banks, food pantries and Airman’s Attics. These are programs that go above and […]

Sept. 28 Elida News

By Dianne Kemp Field Trip Mrs. Kemp’s psychology class took a field trip to the ENMU Speech and Hearing Clinic to observe how psychology was integrated into an educational mental health resource clinic. Mrs. Bird gave a tour of the clinic and explained how clients were evaluated and admitted into programs offered at the ENMU […]

Elida and Floyd School News

Elida School News Two new teachers have joined Elida Schools: Mrs. Rita Small and Mrs. Dianne Kemp. Mrs. Rita Small is from Portales, New Mexico and is married to Mr. Wayne Small. They have three children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Mrs. Small previously taught in Clovis for seven years, six of which she […]

HAWC offers Running Clinic

Amn. Thomas R. Trower Many Airmen don’t know how to increase their run time for their mandatory physical training test. The problem may lay in the workout routine, diet or even the running shoes they wear. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is now offering a “Running Clinic” to help educate runners in the art […]

Coaly represented regrettable challenge

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist I once had a rude experience with a horse named Coaly. He was a plow plug, a big, black Percheron with the combined disposition of a medieval executioner and Jack the Ripper. They don’t make animals like him anymore, and we’re lucky that way. To be more specific, he was […]

Jan. 30 Elida School News

By Michelle Chambers Congratulations to Shalie Anthony and Dylan Radcliff on being chosen as Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned in a ceremony held in the gymnasium following the basketball game in which the Tigers triumphed over the challengers from House. More kudos are due to Shalie who was recently nominated as the Daughters […]

Nov. 24 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthday this week: Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jemez, Joel Moore, Kent Winders, Wanda Chenault, Debby Canon, Nathan Erdman, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilbery, Clayton Ford and Tommy Hogg. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Church news There will be a Christmas musical Dec. 5 at the Methodist […]

Nov. 17 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Nov. 19-25: Hazel Holms, Debby Cannon, Wanda Chenualt, Nathan Erdmann, Emily Hamilton, Bennie Jimenez, Joel Moore, Kent Winters, Margaret Wilcox, Jeff Bilberry and Clayton Ford. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jake Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Southard. Sale A reminder that the annual crafts show will be at the Elida […]