Club notes — Jan. 22

Order of DOES The Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Clovis Drove 108 held their installation of officers Jan. 14. The Installation was completed by Deputy Supreme President Kaye Parrish, Deputy Supreme Conductor Linda Catanzaro, and Installing Chaplain Jean Hayes. Incoming President Sandie Kitchens thanked all of her new officers for their willingness to serve with […]

Let’s remember our nation’s veterans

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist At the time that I went through my second phase of Army Officer training as a chaplain, the home of the Army Chaplain Corps was Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Among other advantages, this placed us very near the Atlantic Coast or, as they say in Jersey, “de shoare.” One day […]

Answering the call

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police chaplains, clockwise from left, Frank Sherman, Furgus Tunnell, Dick Ross and Terry Martin all volunteer their time. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer When dispatchers receive 9-1-1 calls, sometimes they send more than the police and emergency medical services. In the case of a traumatic or fatal accidents […]

Chaplain enjoys serving soldiers

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi RickardsCapt. Eusebia Rios of Cannon Air Force Base takes aim during a dodgeball game. By Janet Taylor-Birkey: Freedom Newspapers Capt. Eusebia Rios can often be seen at squadron briefings, but she’s just as likely to be avoiding a fast speeding ball in a friendly game of dodgeball at the […]

In Tribute: Santiago Hidalgo

Santiago Hidalgo By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He dedicated years of his life to helping others through community service and the American Legion. A wounded Vietnam veteran, Santiago “Saunty” R. Hidalgo made helping youth and fellow veterans his purpose in life. He wore many hats, holding the position of chaplain with American Legion Post […]

Soldiers’ religious service vital part of holy season

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We cut out the lights and engine on the HumVee, drifting through the last 200 yards of woodland, the snapping of branches and the light thudding of the wheels now the only sound to ruffle the South Georgia twilight. We were rolling downhill, a gentle slope, leading into a streambed […]

George Hicks

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. George Hicks Date of birth: Sept. 7, 1924 Dates of service: April 1945 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Veterans need spiritual assistance

By Clyde Davis, Local Columnist Richard was like the older brother to much of the neighborhood. Although he was actually Bobby’s older brother, he played that role in a lot of our lives, as some of us had no older brother of our own. When he was in high school, Richard acquired a ’55 Chevy, […]

Chaplain inspired by military pride

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Lt. Col. Richard Hall, wing chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base, did a memorial service for a young soldier from Wisconsin during his 2004 deployment in Iraq. The man was serving in Air Force security forces and had only been in Iraq 12 days […]

Schools consider a chaplain program

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer A video camera and a digital camera are available for Clovis’ public school teachers to use in the classroom. A tag dangles from the cameras telling students where they came from: Faith Christian Family Church. Community churches often donate school supplies — backpacks, pencils and crayons — to Clovis’ […]

Former CAFB chaplain to serve as pastor at Portales church

The former head chaplain of Cannon Air Force Base will return this fall to serve as pastor of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church of Portales. Chap. (Lt. Col.) Gary Piepkorn served as the 27th Fighter Wing chaplain at Cannon from 1994 to 1997, and is currently serving as senior chaplain at Onizuka Air Force Station […]

Chaplain preaches Catholicism at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Cannon Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Jarman arrived this past summer for a 120-day tour of duty at an Air Force base in Pakistan that hosts the Predator reconnaissance and attack drones, he received a harsh greeting from those on the other side of the plane doors: “Welcome to […]