3/19 Club notes

Grady Alpha Club Grady Alpha Club met March 7 at the Clovis home of Maxine Kelso. Katy Mackechnie presided over the business meeting. The roll call was answered by nine members, and one guest offering Irish blessings. Discussion centered around plans for the Grady Memorial Day dinner on Sunday, May 28, which coincides with the […]

2/12 Organizations

Curry women’s club The Curry County Federated Republican Women’s club celebrated the Christmas season on Dec. 7 with a membership tea at the home of President Carolyn Shipley. Members brought hors d’oerves and desserts to share. Eighteen members and guests attended. Senatorial candidate David Pfeffer from Sante Fe was the special guest and Cleta Shipley […]

Gabriel P Bartholomew

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Gabriel P Bartholomew Date of birth: Oct. 3, 1923 Dates of service: August 1943 to June 1974 Hometown: Los Angeles Lives in: Clovis Theater […]

Darrel D. Hornsby

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Darrel D. Hornsby Date of birth: May 21, 1919 Dates of service: 1942 to 1953 Hometown: Montoya Lives in: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Europe and Korea Branch: Army Air Corps, Air Force Rank: Captain Unit and specialty: 8th Air Force, B-17s In his words: In the heart […]

Feeding cattle hay by air risky adventure

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The following story was told to Don McAlavy by Mark Hall, a commercial pilot who grew up in Clovis. “In the winter of 1958-59, my dad, L. S. (Bud) Hall,” said Mark Hall “was a partner with Lee Ross and George Hammond in the first aircraft dealership at the new Clovis […]

Oct. 23 Engagements, Births, How to Help, Club Notes

Engagment Lucero/Aguirre Cindy and Oscar Lucero of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Maria A. Lucero, to Charlie M. Aguirre, son of Charlie and Evelyn Aguirre, also of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Clovis High School. She is a full-time student at Clovis Community College. The prospective groom […]

Murray White, Morris Wood

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Murray White Date of birth: March 16, 1924 Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Texico Lives in: Texico Theater and location of service: […]

Rupert Gamble

sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Rupert Gamble Date of birth: Aug. 14, 1920 Dates of service: 1943-1968 Hometown: Remlap, Ala. Lives in: Portales Theater: European Branch: Army-Air Force […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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Izabela Reid, 2, sits in the lap of her grandmother Susan Reid, both of Tucumcari, and waves to an airplane during the 13th annual Rotary Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel […]

The sky is calling: Pilots take to flight early

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It starts like this. “I want to become a pilot. I think it’s awesome. I want to be a fighter pilot. My second choice would be a commercial pilot. Then a stunt pilot. Then a test pilot,” said Andres Gallegos of Albuquerque. His aspirations, at this stage, are simply […]