Wedding — Feb. 26

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Frost Kerry Maries Jackson of McKinney, Texas, and Michael Alan Frost of McKinney were married Sept. 24, 2011, in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Township, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Annetta Tolley of Canton, Ohio. The groom is the son of David and Kathy […]

Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would […]

Soap Box Derby scheduled for June 18

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Freedom New Mexico The 10th annual Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled to take place June 18. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School, the race gives youngsters an opportunity to race cars they have built. Youngsters build cars from kits with the help of an adult. The winner will get […]

Guidelines issued for green fleece

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Additional new guidance has just been released from the office of Manpower, Personnel and Services, or AF/A1, at the Pentagon regarding wear of the authorized sage-green fleece outer garment. Requirements for wear are the following. • A velcro ABU print last-name tape […]

Man charged in Tucumcari deaths linked to other slayings

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police said Friday that a man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel is also a suspect in two Ohio slayings.Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33 of Chicago, is awaiting extradition from Conroe, Texas. He is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect also wanted in Ohio

Freedom New Mexico A man charged in two recent Tucumcari homicides is also wanted in connection with two homicides in Ohio, according to state police. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” S. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the March 24 shooting deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, […]

Air Force accepts delivery of final MQ-1 Predator

USAF: Senior Airman Julianne Showalter An MQ-1 Predator prepares for takeoff in support of operations in Southwest Asia. Air Force officials accepted MQ-1 Predator tail number 268, the last manufactured for the service in a ceremony March 3. By: 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The Air Force accepted […]

Their view: Immediate change can stave off fiscal disaster

Thomas J. Lucente Jr. writes for The Lima (Ohio) News. Here’s a sampling of a recent column: While it will go nowhere, one Republican Ohio congressman has drafted a bill to institute something for which I have long advocated: Require taxpayers to pay their tax bills directly and put an end to the unconscionable practice […]

Improved physical fitness uniform unveiled

USAF photo: Sonic Johnson From left, first lieutenants Joseph Castro, Erik Svendsen and Andy Lee wear the Air Force’s improved physical training uniform and watch as Angela Smith hems the anti-microbial liner into the new uniform during a tour of the facility in Nov. 2009, in Columbus, Miss. The lieutenants are from the 14th Operations […]

Commentary: Will you be ready to meet the board?

Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren: Command Chief, Air Force Materiel Command WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Beginning September 2010, airmen assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command who are selected to compete for quarterly awards will be required to physically appear before a military selection board. Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages 10 to 18, with most competitors being in the 14-15-year-old range. Youth build their cars from kits with […]

Engagements — June 13

Beard- Gildenmeister Don and Ilene Beard of Pritchett, Colo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace Beard of Berthoud, Colo., to Keith Alan Gildenmeister of Broomfield, Colo., son of Cheryl Gildenmeister of Avon, Ohio, and Daniel and Jane Gildenmeister of Sandusky, Ohio. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 7, 2010, in […]

Air Force Uniform Board collaborative effort

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Throughout the years, Air Force uniforms have evolved to meet modern day operational requirements, but few airmen know the process involved or who is responsible for these changes. The biggest misconceptions seem to center around the uniform board. Contrary to what some […]

Office store originally printing plant

By Don McAlavy: FNM columnist L ester Wallace Oswald started work at the Clovis Printing Plant at 313 Main in 1932. (I worked for Wallace Oswald at the print shop from around 1947 for 40 or more years.) Oswald was born Oct. 18, 1902, in Delaware, Ohio. Mildred Ufferman was born in the same city […]

Final combat boot test results revealed

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — The results from the test of a prototype Airman Battle Uniform stain-resistant boot for wear in industrial environments have been released. These results are based on testing that concluded in October 2009. The wear test choice is a full-grain leather […]

Air Force Marathon early registration opens Jan. 1

American Forces Press Service WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FOCE BASE, Ohio — Online registration for the 2010 Air Force Marathon willopen to the public on Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m. (EST) at www.usafmarathon.com. The 26.2 mile race will be on Sept. 18 on the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. A half […]

Jan. 27, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Rev. Clinton E. Vanzant, pastor of the First Assembly of God at Mansfield, Ohio, and son of Rev. Earl G. Vanzant of Portales Assembly of God, will be ministering to the local Assembly in both services Sunday.

Air Force updates guidance for wear of PTU

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Air Force officials have updated guidance for wear of the physical training uniform, replacing previous guidance published in Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. According to a message released from Air Force A1 and […]

April 24, 1948

The big news in Portales was that Robert Sharp, the 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sharp of Roosevelt County, fractured his leg after colliding with a truck driven by 14-year-old Ray Barbar at the Blankenship and Ohio streets intersection. Sharp was admitted to the Lehman hospital.

Air Force Marathon fees increase

By Kathleen A.K. Lopez Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio — Runners looking to participate in this year’s Air Force Marathon Sept. 20 here are running out of time to register for one of the event’s five races before prices increase Aug. 1. Until July 31, the full- and wheeled-marathon registration fee is $75, the half-marathon […]