Former Milnesand fire chief remembered for hard work

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Parkinson Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County lost one of its hardest working residents Sunday with the death of lifetime Milnesand resident Thomas Elton Parkinson, according to family and friends. Parkinson, 91, died at a Portales senior living center. Better known as “T.E.” or “Elton,” Parkinson was the Milnesand fire chief for 30 years, along with being […]

Compensation for vets expanded

More than 84,000 Vietnam veterans afflicted with heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia are drawing disability compensation today thanks to a decision by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to expand the list of ailments presumed caused by exposure to herbicides, including Agent Orange, used during that war. Another 74,000 veterans have claims pending, […]

Retroactive pay: Timely, complex

Tom Philpott Many Vietnam veterans with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia expected VA compensation for their illnesses to begin soon after a 60-day congressional review period ended Oct. 30. Though the first batch of payments did go out mid-week, the relatively small number — about 1,300 claims worth $8 million — reinforced […]

Retroactive compensation awarded

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Department of Veterans Affairs published its final regulation Aug. 31 for compensating Vietnam veterans with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia, or their surviving spouses. Veterans diagnosed with these diseases only will have to show they stepped foot in Vietnam sometime from Jan. 9, 1962 through May […]

Vets should file paperwork now

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B cell leukemia should file claims now with the Department of Veterans Affairs for disability compensation, not wait until VA publishes a regulation officially linking these diseases to wartime service. Advocacy groups are urging the swift filing […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Club Notes

The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Dec. 5 with Joy Pattison as hostess. President Aloha Starbuck, Vice-president Betty Mobley, Secretary-treasurer Judy Gambill, Reporter Lucille Johnson and Parliamentarian Sue Pattison were installed for the new year. Each new officer added a branch to a Christmas tree. Starbuck read the […]

Parkinson, Earl

Earl Parkinson Services: Have been held. Mr. Earl Parkinson, 82, of Roosevelt County, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1922, in Jefferson, Mo., to Rosie and Aaron M. Parkinson. His family moved to the Milnesand area when he was young. The only job […]