Anniversaries – 11/2

Herington L.C. “Buster” and Doris Herington of Farwell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. (CST) until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Farwell Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 7, 1953, in Clovis. They have four children; nine grandchildren; and […]

Agreement means more money for vets

Tom Philpott Congress and the Bush administration have agreed to a $22.1 billion deal over 10 years that will dramatically pare back a century-old ban on “concurrent receipt” of both military retired pay and tax-free disability compensation for injuries or illnesses traced to time in service. Up to 200,000 disabled retirees with 20 or more […]

New plan in works for offset retired pay

Tom Philpott With fewer strings attached this time to avoid the ire of veterans’ groups, House leaders are nearing a new deal with the Bush administration to end for many military retirees the offset in retired pay that occurs when they draw disability pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal would cost an […]

Limbaugh situation skewed by media

Letters to the editor It is a crying shame that Rush Limbaugh was forced to resign from ESPN, because of a remark that has been blown way out of proportion by a media that is totally out of control. I have been listening to Rush for many years, and he has done nothing but defend […]

Kelt, Don

Don Kelt Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Kelt, 74, of Clovis, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Carrizozo, to William and Maggie Gallagher Kelt. He graduated from Tucumcari High School. He joined the Air Force […]

Moore, Frank

Frank Moore Services: Have been held. Mr. Francis “Frank” Moore, 71, of Clovis, retired from U.S. Air Force, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on April 5, 1932, in Goodland, Kan. Mr. Moore retired from the Air Force in 1972 after 26 years of duty. He then worked for Eaton-Kenway and […]

Volume is cause of wait for applications

By Tom Philpott Tens of thousands of military retirees still intend to apply for the new Combat-Related Special Compensation. Though the first CRSC applications were filed in early June, only about 1,000 were reviewed and 100 approved in time for payments to begin July 1. Given the volume of applications, waits of two to three […]

Fate of retirees’ compensation still up in air

By Tom Philpott More than 670,000 military retirees with VA-rated disabilities are ineligible for the new Combat-Related Special Compensation. Many wonder whether CRSC truly is a beachhead in battle for “concurrent receipt” of full retired and VA disability compensation, or the end of the line on this issue. That will depend on whether lawmakers vowing […]

McGee, George

George McGee Services: Have been held. Mr. George E. McGee, 79, of Clovis, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 12, 1923, in Texas Creek, Colo., to Charles and Mary Green McGee. He was a decorated World War II veteran. He married Dolores Philbrook on […]

Rush, Clyde

Clyde Rush Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mr. Clyde E. Rush, 73, of Clovis, retired U.S. Air Force, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on Sept. 12, 1929, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to Lillian and Earl Rush Sr. He attended schools in Michigan, […]