Base Exchange returns earnings to Airmen

Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s Base Exchange (BX), a division of Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), wants to be the first choice shopping option for active duty military, their families and retirees, all of whom make up 70 percent of the AAFES customer base, said Nicola Carter, BX general manager. Competitive pricing through the […]

High gas prices helped avoid shortages

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist With all the recent hype and demagoguery about gasoline price-gouging, maybe it’s time to talk about the basics of exchange. First, what is exchange? Exchange occurs when an owner transfers property rights or title to that which is his. Here’s the essence of what transpires when I purchase a gallon […]

8/14 Engagements, Club Notes

House/Johnson Sandi House of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Michele Leigh House of Hobbs, to Gary Michael Johnson, of Hobbs, son of James and Mary Gallegos of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2005, at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The reception will […]

7/23 Births, Engagements, Weddings, Anniversary, Honors

Anniversary Graham Bobby and Patsy Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on July 30, 2005, at the Master’s Centre in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Connie and Dwain Gee, and Charla and David Bishop. The couple was married on July 31, 1955, […]

6/12 Engagements

Sharpe/McGee Grant McGee and Gail Sharpe, both of Clovis, announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows on the Summer Solstice at St. George Island in Apalachicola, Fla. The reception will be announced at a later date. Furrow/Williams Zella and Raymond Furrow of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mollie […]

4/27 Letters to the editor

Downtown could use more trash cans Imagine a hot August afternoon. A young couple has just left one of our stores on Main Street. Upon entering the car, it becomes obvious their infant has, uh, downloaded into his software! The odor is the kind that will test even a mother’s love. Then Mom and Dad […]

Q&A: Clovis student enjoys diversity in Denmark

Evan Buzzard, 17, of Clovis is attending school in Demark as part of the foreign exchange student program. He is the son of Todd and Janet Buzzard of Clovis. Buzzard responded by e-mail to the following questions. Q What are you learning from being in the exchange program and from host families? A I have […]

Engagements 8/1/04

Richard and Phyllis Davidson of Clovis announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Amber Norton of Clovis, to Mikael Ouellette of Grandfalls, Canada, son of Marise Desrosiers and Allen Shannon of Grandfalls, Canada. The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 Central Christian Church in Clovis. The reception will be the Clovis Inn. […]

Engagements: June 6, 2004

(Submissions are due Wednesdays by 1 p.m.) Waggoner-Lasiter Michael and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brittany Waggoner of Clovis, to Larry Lasiter of Clovis, son of Doris and the late Thomas Lasiter of Plano, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. on June 6 at […]

Proof of savings key hurdle for merger

Tom Philpott: Military Update columnist The biggest obstacle to consolidating three military exchange services into a single system will be proving to Congress and skeptical service leaders that the effort actually will save money for patrons, says retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles J. Wax, director of the Unified Exchange Task Force. “My most difficult […]

Organizations 4/18

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on April 6 with Mary Frances Burnett and Mildred Moyers as hostesses. Katy MacKechnie called the meeting to order with 11 members present. The treasurer’s report and a report on the club exchange were given. Grady Club members really enjoyed the Nite Owls visit. Work Day at […]

Honors 4/11

Program of Academic Exchange Kari Hunt of Clovis has been appointed Community Coord-inator for this region by PAX, Program of Academic Exchange. PAX is a non-profit educational organization which invites international high school students to the United States for an academic homestay. Hunt said, “All PAX students have been carefully screened, speak English, have full […]

Engagements 4/4 – Poe-Sanchez, Pierce-Dorman

Poe-Sanchez Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Donnell Poe of Clovis, to James Edwards Sanchez of Clovis, son of Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on April 10, 2004, at the Chapel in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1999 […]

Exchange service merger reviews mixed

By Tom Phillpott: Military Update Bush administration plans to merge the three military exchange systems, to cap commissary shopper savings at an average of 30 percent and to test “variable pricing” as a way to reduce commissary taxpayer support drew sharp criticism during a House hearing on Wednesday. Republican subcommittee chairman John McHugh of New […]

ENMU signs agreement to recruit foreign students

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are actively recruiting students from universities in foreign countries, especially China, something that has become increasingly difficult since Sept. 11, 2001. Eastern President Steven Gamble recently signed a World American Cultural Exchange agreement with officials from Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China. The agreement will […]

Fite, Edward Jr.

Edward “Ed” Wylie Fite Jr., 80, of Clovis, owner of the Book Exchange, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 13, 1922, in Grimshaw, Texas, to Ed Sr. and Myrtle Lee Fite. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He married Cassie Booher on May 3, 1941, in Las Cruces. He […]

Engagements – 11/2

Maldonado-Perales Laura Maldonado of Clovis and Guillermo Perales Jr. of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. They will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2003, at Faith Christian family Church in Clovis. The bride is employed at Big Country Ford. The prospective groom is employed at High Plains Federal Credit Union. The […]