Review board to disappoint veterans

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Complaints from veterans and from a high-profile commission that the services routinely were “low-balling” disability ratings for military members found medically unfit spurred Congress last year to take action. Among other things it ordered the Department of Defense to create a special board to review disability ratings of 20 percent […]

Suspected Internet predator arrested

On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, Matt Rish, a 26 year old from Albuquerque, was arrested by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and charged with five counts of Child Solicitation by Electronic Device, a 3rd degree Felony. Rish contacted an undercover internet chat profile representing an underage female from the Clovis area.

Jan. 25, 2009 DAR Profile

Morrow Robert Morrow was a soldier in the North Carolina Line during the American Revolution in a regiment commanded by Col. Alexander Martin. After completing his service under Martin, he was a volunteer serving under Gen. Nathaniel Greene.

Dec. 24 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. Q Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. Q” is unemployed and she is helping her sister out since her sister’s son just had a heart transplant. “Ms. Q’s” husband is the only one providing for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

Dec. 23 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 1 1/2. Girls shirts sizes medium. Girls pants sizes 8. Girls shoe sizes 12. Toys list: […]

Dec. 19 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” recently lost her home. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 4T. Boys shirts sizes 4T. Boys shoe sizes 12. Girls pants sizes 16, 8, and 6. Girls shirts sizes 14-16, 8, and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

Dec. 17 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Mr. J Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Mr. J” is disabled and is unable to work. He is the sole provider for his family. His holiday hopes: For his children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts size 24 months. Boys pants size 2T. Boys shoes size 8. Girls […]

Dec. 12 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. H Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. H’s” husband is ill. He has been hospitalized and transferred to both Lubbock and Dallas. She lost her job due to her being with her husband while he was in the hospital. They are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to […]

Dec. 11 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. T Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. T” is the only one working in her household. Her husband had an accident and is now blind from one eye and will be out of work for several weeks. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]