Being Clovis resident has its perks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I have recently returned from spending a few days visiting The Lady of the House’s family in her hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. I’ve heard there are some Air Force folks who are a bit anxious about giving up their home there on Florida’s Emerald Coast to be posted […]

Caring for the environment is imperative

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Recently, Earth Day was observed. Like so many days that call notice to some relationship of importance, the danger exists that we will simply stop action, worry about that focus for a day or two, then go back to life as normal. In this case, the ideal of ecology may preoccupy […]

Services set for soldier

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis family of a soldier slain in combat in Afghanistan has planned a local memorial service Sunday. Full military honors for Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, including a flag presentation to the family and a 21-gun salute, will be provided by the Cannon Honor Guard, according to Cannon Air […]

Soldier remembered

Memories of U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin: • Bethaney Beach said her brother was a music and sports lover. She said he enjoyed singing along with the radio and often said he would be Kenny Rogers or Garth Brooks if given the chance. • Beach recalled a teenage Kassin who coaxed his friends into […]

Military, business jockey for space

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleIn the shadow of the Brooks Bridge, Terry Hall of Tulsa, Okla., fishes Monday in the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Hall lived in Fort Walton Beach before moving to care for family and plans to return. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — […]

4/23 Reunions

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association 2006 reunion is in Rapid City, S.D., Sept. 10-17 at the Ramada Inn, 1721 N. LaCrosse Street. Call (605) 342-1300 for reservations. Ask for the USS Long Beach reunion rate before Aug. 10. For information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Road Lot 92, Jamestown, NY […]

‘Old Moneyless’ noted for his economic theory

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Henry Crecelius McCowen was 27 when he moved in 1917 to the Elida area. In 1920, he became editor of the Roosevelt County Record, published at Elida. He became known throughout the country as something of an eccentric. He advocated doing away with money! And that is how he became […]

C.H. “Burt” Peterson

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. C.H. “Burt” Peterson Date of birth: Oct. 25, 1915 Dates of service: Oct. 18, 1941 to Aug. 15, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Tony J. Ortega, Paul M. Jones

Sharna Johnson 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. Tony J. Ortega Date of Birth: May 10, 1919 Dates of Service: 1940 -1945 Hometown: Tucumcari Lives in: Tucumcari Theater or Location […]

Locals remember D-Day 60 years after invasion

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer D-Day isn’t just a date in the history book for Clovis resident Chuck Haas. Sixty years ago, on June 6, 1944, the sailor was making the treacherous passage between troop ships anchored off Normandy and the stretch of shoreline code-named “Omaha Beach.” On that beachhead and others like […]