Air Expo celebration of military might

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An F-15E, front, and an F-15C, both from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, sit on display during the 2005 Air Expo on Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The ballet didn’t feature ballerinas. It featured gravity-defying pilots, military mavericks, and their […]

The grace of God is only a pretty theory

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist Ah, the grace of God is a fine concept in theory. And that, I’m afraid, is exactly the way it stays in the lives of many people for a very long time. A concept. A theory. But to catch even a glimpse of its beautiful and unfathomable reality is to […]

Passing down stories of soldiers important

By Judy Brandon This past week I have thought much about the ramifications of the suggested closing of Cannon Air Force Base. The military has been a big part of Clovis’ history and also a part of my family’s history: My father was in the Army, Charlie’s grandfather in World War I, my Uncle Keith […]

Plane carrying illegal immigrants lands at Cannon

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A small plane carrying six illegal immigrants was forced to make an emergency landing Monday at Cannon Air Force Base before running out of fuel, according to base officials. Military controllers offered the pilot a choice of landing at Cannon or Clovis Municipal Airport and the […]

My daughter had wild balloon ride in Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will be published in next Sunday’s Lifestyles section. Clovis is not the best place to have a hot air balloon fiesta, but that is just what Clovis did from 1980 through 1986. You never know what the […]

8/15/04 Club Notes

Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis Altrusa International Inc. of Clovis met for its regular program on Monday at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses were Margie Reisiger, Beverly Fitz, and Sylvia Bean. They served dinner to the club at 6 p.m. The program was presented by Ricky Burns, a junior at Texico High School. He shared his […]

Mongar, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gradon E. Mongar, 80, of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Albuquerque. He was born Oct. 6, 1923, in Palisade, Neb. He was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force for 27 years. He flew P-47s in Germany during World War II and F-100s in Vietnam. His last assignment […]

Organizations 4/18

Grady Alpha Club The Grady Alpha Club met on April 6 with Mary Frances Burnett and Mildred Moyers as hostesses. Katy MacKechnie called the meeting to order with 11 members present. The treasurer’s report and a report on the club exchange were given. Grady Club members really enjoyed the Nite Owls visit. Work Day at […]

Base’s kindness shows community spirit

I moved to Clovis almost a year ago from California and almost every day I am amazed by the people here. It is completely different here; everyone is so friendly. If events reported in the story about the pilot who made the emergency landing at Cannon Air Force Base had occurred in southern California, the […]

Free flights, new drug give Clovis man hope

Reporter’s Notebook Gary Flintom of Clovis, who was diagnosed Jan. 15 with pancreatic cancer, is being treated in San Antonio, Texas, with a new experimental drug that can shrink tumors 70 to 80 percent, he said Friday. His wife, Shyla, said Rubeticin is the name of the new drug. Gary said he is only the […]

Civilian pilot makes emergency landing at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina A civilian pilot suvived because Cannon Air Force Base took emergency steps to guide his damaged plane to Cannon’s runways during severe weather on March 12, according to Col. Robert Yates, 27th Fighter Wing commander. “When you have a fellow pilot in trouble you just pull out all the stops to […]

Organizations 2/15

Pilot Club of Clovis The Pilot Club of Clovis held its monthly business meeting on Feb. 9, 2004. Chaplain Sylvia Compton gave the invocation. Fourteen members were present. President Dorothy Baldock called the meeting to order. After reports from various committees were given, discussion on the upcoming Southwest District meeting in El Paso on April […]

Club Notes, Sept. 14

Beta Phi Beta Phi members held their first business meeting Sept. 2 under the leadership of new officers; president, Patsy Lorenz, vice president, Gwen Williams, treasurer, Collene Baldwin, corresponding secretary, Carman Richard, recording secretary, Margie Caballero, parliamentarian, June Patrick and educational director, Ms. Richard. Reports were given by Mary Ann Vinson stating that the chapter […]

‘Operation Air Force’ offers glimpse into life

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Job shadowing is gaining popularity as more companies give college students the chance to accompany executives or other professional staff for a few weeks during summer vacations to learn by observation what they do each day. That’s a little harder to do in the military. The […]