16th SOS marks 40th anniversary

USAF photo The AC-130 gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations. By Tech. Sgt. Sheri Kangas: 1st SOW Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The 16th Special Operations Squadron is having a busy year. Not only […]

Pope’s visit marks historic event

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist Here’s another great reason to countdown to April 15. Besides it being Tax Day on Tuesday — whoopie — and Mom’s birthday — hooray — it’s also the day Pope Benedict XVI arrives in the United States. For B-16, this will be his first visit to the United States as […]

ENMU tracksters post qualifying marks

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Three Eastern New Mexico University athletes earned provisional qualifying marks for NCAA Division II track and field competition on Saturday in the New Mexico State Spring Classic. Senior Zach Gerleve threw an even 200 feet to win in javelin, while runnerup Logan Capps also surpassed the qualifying standard with a […]

Five county residents inducted into 4-H state hall of fame

CNJ Staff Five people from Curry County were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame recently at New Mexico State University, according to an NMSU news release. They are among 15 new inductees. This year’s Curry County inductees include C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane, and the late Dorothy Marks, according to […]

Mildred L. Marks

Mrs. Mildred L. Marks, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1923, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ollie and Hiram Minick. She married Charles Briggs Marks on Feb. 14, 1944, in Treasure Island, Calif. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High […]