Oceana backers defend base

By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Navy has found no better location for a master jet base on the East Coast than Oceana Naval Air Station, members of a commission considering closing the installation were told Monday. Accompanied by Virginia officials, four members of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure […]

Drager, Virginia

Virginia Drager Services: Have been held. Mrs. Virginia Hines Drager, 81, of Farwell, died March 25, 2005, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 1, 1923, in Crosbyton, Texas, to Bob and Nannie Hines. She moved to Farwell with her family in 1929. She married John P.A. Drager on April 12, 1943. […]

Page, Sherry

Sherry Page Services: Have been held. Mrs. Sherry Page, 53, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 7, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., to Virginia and Robert Smith. She grew up in Pomona, Calif., where she attended schools. She then attended Eastern New Mexico […]

Price-gouging law will dampen charity

Walter Williams The Virginia Senate just passed the Virginia Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act of 2004, which now awaits Gov. Mark Warner’s signature. In part, the act says, “During any time of disaster, it shall be unlawful for any supplier to sell, lease, or license, or to offer to sell, lease, or license, any necessary goods […]

Metler, Virginia

Virginia Metler Services: Have been held. Virginia Metler, 86, of Kyle, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at her daughters’ home in Kyle, Texas. She was born on Sept. 14, 1917, in Washington, D.C., Walter Goldsworth and Corina Phillips Knowlton. She was born and raised in Washington D.C. She married David Metler […]

Jean Parish

Jean Parish Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jean Parish, 80, of Clovis, retired, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 10, 1923, in Clovis, to Herbert and Vivian Hodges. She was a member of the VFW Post 3280 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She […]

Weekley, Virgil

Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley Virgil “Dan” Sheridan Weekley, 69, a retired electronics technician, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born May 8, 1934, in Pennsboro, W. Va., to Kenneth and Edith Jack Weekley. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and later joined the U.S. Air Force. […]