April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

Cannon airman honored

By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Allen: 506th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq — Airman 1st Class Rodney Canary, 506th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Support Fuels apprentice, earned recognition as the 506th Air Expeditionary Group’s Diamond Sharp Award winner for the week of June 10 – 16 2007. Canary, a Wichita, […]

Closure comes with return of remains

By Ray Sullivan: Freedom Newspapers Publisher My Veterans Day came early this year. It was better than ever. The saying goes that men and women never feel as alive as when death lurks in nearby shadows. It is clearly evident at Arlington National Cemetery, where every day is Veterans Day. This tale you’ll read here […]

Widener, Glenn

Glenn Widener, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Mount Ida, Ark., to Ida and Joseph E. Widener. In 1925, the Widener family moved to the Floyd community. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1940. He married Ila Faye Lee on June 26, […]