June 4, 1940

Clovis opened a four-day “celebration” with a circus and Pioneer Days Rodeo the center of attention. Temperatures were near 100 degrees for the second day in a row. … The Clovis Pioneers, 19-24, were in fifth place in the Texas-New Mexico League standings, nine games back of league-leading Amarillo. … Pepsi-Cola promoters said the soft […]

Making waves on Main Street

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Staff photo: Sharna Johnson Morning visitors to downtown Clovis are greeted with a wave and a smile from Don Clark. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Over the years, Don Clark’s unflappable routine has made him something of an icon and part of downtown Clovis. Without uttering a word, Clark has wished countless people “good […]

Military Feature: Portales Marine returns from Iraq

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Courtesy photo Portales High alumnus Lance Cpl. Kody Ashmore spent almost nine months in Iraq. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Memorial Day was especially poignant for one Portales couple whose son was home on leave from a tour in Iraq. Kody Ashmore, 20, a U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal and Portales High School graduate, returned […]

May 30, 1967

The Cannon Air Force Base honor guard participated in Memorial Day activities at Mission Garden of Memories. Carl Scott of Central Baptist Church was the speaker. … Vandals did more than $7,200 worth of damage to area churches, schools and businesses in a two-night run. First Christian Church and Westbrook Baptist Church were hardest hit […]

Memorial Day closings

The following government offices, financial institutions and schools will be closed Memorial Day: Banks Federal credit unions City Animal Shelter Curry County State Wayland Baptist University Clovis Community College Clovis Municipal Schools Eastern New Mexico University

Letters to the Editor: Veterans deserve more than one day

Long has the day passed when serving our country is seen as honorable and worthy, at least to a large portion of the younger generations. We all know the stories of the battles fought, we’ve seen the famous wartime photos and we’ve watched the Hollywood movies. But seeing something in a movie or on TV […]

Memorial Day’s meaning sadly more relevant

By Freedom Newspapers It is all too commonplace to think of Memorial Day as the semiofficial beginning of the summer vacation season. The attitude was reinforced by Congress in 1971, when it was pegged to the last Monday in May — to make for a nice three-day weekend — rather than the traditional date of […]

Patriotism helps define us as nation

When I was a little girl, Memorial Day around my grandparents’ community in Arkansas was known as “Decoration Day.” On Saturday, families would meet and tidy up the church cemetery. They would cut overgrown grass and trim around the headstones. Then they always finished by placing fresh flowers on the graves. On this Memorial Day, […]

Zias make changes on women’s basketball staff

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese has announced changes to the Zias’ coaching staff for the 2007-08 season. Graduate assistant Austin Durrett has been promoted to fulltime assistant coach to replace Haley White, Weese said. White, who came to ENMU as a grad assistant in 2004 and was […]

List: Memorial Day closings

The following government offices, financial institutions and schools will be closed for Memorial Day: Banks Federal credit unions City Animal Shelter Curry County State Wayland Baptist University Clovis Community College Clovis Municipal Schools Eastern New Mexico University