Struggling Social Security program hurts golden years

CNJ Editorial It seems Americans have caught a break on Social Security. According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, the program isn’t going broke as fast as people thought. CBO estimates the so-called trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2052. That’s a decade beyond the estimates of Social Security trustees. Unfortunately, the most likely […]

House bill bad news for military spouses

Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Defense says it does not support imposing new limits on the number of years that former spouses can receive court-awarded shares of military retirement. Such limits are at the heart of the Uniformed Services Divorce Equity bill (HR 1111), introduced by Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., to better protect […]

Pay period at hand in committee meeting

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Uniformed leaders of America’s Reserve and Guard components have urged Congress to eliminate a host of “inequities” that mobilized troops face while serving alongside active-duty forces in the war on terror. Compared to active duty brethren, deployed Reserve and Guard members see smaller and fewer re-enlistment bonuses, are ineligible for […]

Gatlin returns to Friona for job

By Michelle Seeber Lance Gatlin has been appointed to become administrator of Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona upon the retirement of the current administrator, Bill Neely. The 33-year-old Gatlin said Monday he recently took over operational responsibilities at the hospital as part of the transitional process. Neely’s retirement date has not yet been set, […]

‘Economy doctor” Greenspan a boon to U.S. market

Freedom Newspapers Alan Greenspan is today more than just the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose every utterance can send stock markets soaring or swooning and aftershocks rippling through the global economy. Whether one approves or not, he’s become a sort of grandfatherly gadfly, frequently straying from the dry, esoteric business of tweaking interest […]

Young, Carrie

Carrie Young Services: Have been held. Carrie Young, 77, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1926, in Oakhurst, Texas, to Muriel Lucille and James Coleman Dulaney. She married Rayford Young on May 7, 1969, in Fort Worth, Texas. She grew up in the Houston, Texas, area […]

Clovis soul-food cook plans June retirement

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Velma Jackson, owner of Velma’s Bar BQ, will be retiring after spending more than 20 years cooking in Clovis. June 30 will be the last day she will cook at the restaurant. By Jack King Soul food, that bedrock of Southern cooking, is as rare in the Southwest as a good enchilada in Peoria. When […]

Teachers’ retirement fund $2.3 billion short

By Michelle Seeber New Mexico lawmakers on Monday told retired educators they’ll have to fix their retirement fund themselves. The fund is $2.3 billion short of what actuarial studies projected it would grow to over the last three years, with assets totaling $6.1 billion instead of $9.3 billion, according to information provided at the forum, […]

Organizations 1/4

Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta The Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta chapter met on Dec. 15 in the home of Marrion Hudson. Diane Davis led the collect. Patsy Camp read the minutes and Anna Marie Kolek gave the treasurer’s report. Legislative chairman Marge Lancaster presented a report on the retirement fund and suggestions for its impact in […]

Allen, Bernice

Bernice Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Allen, 88, of Portales died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1915, in Comanche, Texas, to Ellen and C.C. Westfall. While she was in grade school, the family moved to Dexter. Then they moved to Portales where she […]

Campbell, Ned

Ned Campbell Services: Have been held. Ned Eugene Campbell, 85, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Retirement Ranch. He was born on Nov. 17, 1917, in Clovis. He was a farmer and a painter for many years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a charter member of First […]

Adams, Dorothy

Dorothy Mabrel Adams, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Bridges Retirement Manor in Clovis. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Joplin, Mo., to Earl and Mabel Fitz Jerrell Williams. She married William “Bill” Adams on Feb. 15, 1941, in Chickasha, Okla. They came to Clovis in November of 1986. She was […]

Working seniors give ‘retirement’ new definition

Freedom Newspapers T he face of retirement in America is changing dramatically, as many seniors put to rest the idea that the “golden years” mean saying goodbye to work and becoming a permanent fixture in a comfortable recliner. AARP recently announced the findings of its 2003 Working in Retirement Survey, which showed that many seniors […]

State legislators get Christmas in July

By Ned Cantwell It is now officially illegal to hate in the state of New Mexico if one commits a crime based on that hate. Hate is also a biblical no-no. Interesting thought: If people paid attention to what’s in the Good Book, would we need legislators? New Mexico legislators, though, certainly do adhere to […]

Shooting injures two

Janet Bresenham A sunny Easter Sunday turned violent when two men were shot in a car on Grand Avenue near Potter Park just after 5:30 p.m. The car continued across town before crashing into a column outside the entrance to Retirement Ranch near the hospital. Clovis Police Detective Sgt. Roger Grah said Lashawn Bethea and […]