Benefits last for retirees

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Doy Mick, beneficiary services representative at Cannon Air Force Base for Triwest Healthcare, explains health care benefits for military retirees. Darrell Todd Maurina With an estimated 2,600 military retirees within a 100-mile radius, many Cannon Air Force Base facilities serve not only the base’s active-duty population but also those who retired from the service. Those […]

Could Cannon close? Unimaginable for some

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense has repeatedly cut the number of military personnel and military bases. Between 1988 and 1995, 97 major military bases were selected for closure in four rounds of cutbacks known as Base Realignment and Closure or “BRAC.” In 2005, a special […]

Daly, Tom

Tom Daly Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Daly, 74, of Clovis, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James and Mary Anne Kelly Daly. He married Florence Duffy on Oct. 18, 1952, in […]

Kelt, Don

Don Kelt Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Kelt, 74, of Clovis, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Carrizozo, to William and Maggie Gallagher Kelt. He graduated from Tucumcari High School. He joined the Air Force […]

Military base panel to hold its first meeting

By Darrell Todd Maurina A new commission created by the state Legislature to help New Mexico military installations holds its first meeting today in Las Cruces and will discuss the upcoming federal Base Realignment and Closure process, known as BRAC. The 15-member commission is part of the New Mexico Economic Development Department and includes three […]

Fuller, Francis

Francis Fuller Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis Fuller, 83, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1919, in Kintyre, N.D., to Amanda and Francis M. Fuller. He grew up on the family farm in Kintyre. He and two brothers served in Europe and two other […]

Moore, Frank

Frank Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis “Frank” Moore, 71, of Clovis, retired from U.S. Air Force, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on April 5, 1932, in Goodland, Kan. Mr. Moore retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 26 years of duty. He then worked for Eaton-Kenway and […]

Clovis businesses to say thanks to Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses will say “thanks” to Cannon Air Force Base personnel on Friday. Beginning at noon, about 50 representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 50, and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation will serve food and host entertainment events for both adults and children in Unity Park next to the […]

Chapman, Alvin

Mr. Alvin Artel Chapman, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in the home of his daughter. He was born on April 12, 1931 in Stephens County, Okla., to Daniel Edward and Myrtle Mae Mitchell Chapman. He moved to Abernathy, Texas, in 1939 and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1949. He served his […]

Same name, different state a coincidence

By Jack King Jeff and Phyllis Putney said it was just a “coincidence” they ended up in Clovis, N.M., after spending most of their lives in Clovis, Calif., a city in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Jeff worked for the Post Office in nearby Fresno and Phyllis worked in a local doctor’s office. But when Jeff […]