Resident hopes flags inspire, unify

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman, left, admires the flag collection at 213 E. 11th St. that he and his longtime friend Paul Ulibarri began building six months ago. They hope the flags will help unify Clovis. Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman hopes the collection of flags flying in his front yard can inspire a […]

A flying tribute

Tony Heiman, left, admires the flag collection at 213 E. 11th St. that he and his longtime friend Paul Ulibarri began building six months ago. They want the flags to unify Clovis. Benna Sayyed Tony Heiman hopes the collection of flags flying in his front yard in Clovis can inspire a sense of harmony and […]

Club notes — June 26

Daughters of the American Revolution The monthly meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the home of Vicky Stratton in Portales on June 10. Chapter Regent Pam Wallace called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and conducted the opening rituals and the business portion of the meeting. Proclamations from Clovis […]

Boy Scouts to honor Lydick

CNJ staff The Conquistador Council of Boy Scouts of America will honor the late Robert Lydick of Clovis during its annual Flag Plaza Memorial Dedication ceremony. The event, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Wehinahpay Mountain Camp near Sacramento, N.M., honors deceased scouters who significantly contributed to the council’s camping program. Lydick was a […]

Bin Laden reaction: Bin Laden’s death inspired youth minister to sing national anthem

Sharna Johnson Sunday night one Clovis man was so excited to hear Osama bin Laden had been killed, he ran into his yard and sang the national anthem while waving a flag. “We had just turned on the news and caught it right before they actually confirmed the reports (and) I thought of a flag […]

Fire warning issued for most of Friday

Freedom New Mexico The National Weather Service has issued a red flag fire warning most of Friday for eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Ken de los Santos, emergency management director for Curry County. The red flag warning is in effect from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. According to the release, critical […]

Flag Day puts focus on treatment of flags in city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dale Harner has lived in Clovis for 31 years, and not a week goes by where he doesn’t take some umbrage at a flying flag as he drives around the city. Harner, a retired lieutenant colonel with the Air Force, said he has nothing against the Stars and Stripes […]

Unique flag gifted to local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo AmVets Post 14 trustee Jack Thomas explains that an American flag is folded with four stars out, standing for “In God We Trust.” By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections AmVets Post 14 in Clovis received a special gift from a Marine two weeks ago. AmVets Trustee Jack Thomas says he received […]

Area under red flag warning

CNJ staff A red flag warning is in effect for eastern New Mexico Tuesday. Relative humidity is 15 percent or lower with sustained winds of 20 miles per hour, with the National Weather Service warning of fire danger. A release from the NWS said winds will be strong enough to lift loose objects and interfere […]

Flag salute monument to be dedicated

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Jane Hilliard, 89, checks over a monument honoring Portales women who created the salute to the flag of New Mexico in 1963. Hilliard was part of the effort and will be on hand when the monument is dedicated. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico I salute the flag of the […]

16th SOS holding flag transfer ceremony

27th SOW Public Affairs The 16th Special Operations Squadron will hold a squadron flag-transfer ceremony at 1 p.m. today to mark the official transfer of the squadron from Hurlburt Field, Fla., to Cannon Air Force Base. Detachment 1 of the 16th SOS stood up at Cannon in July, 2008, to which a handful of people […]

June 19 What's Happening

Friday 16th SOS Flag Transfer Ceremony — 1 p.m. Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Music by DJ Damige and D-Jamz. Summer Dance — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for tweens and 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. for Teens at Unity Park. Includes karaoke and dance contest.

Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LOWER WITH SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR […]

‘Red flag’ means fire danger

You’ve seen the warning: “Red flag conditions.”

Red flag warning issued for area

CNJ STAFF The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southeastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt counties, from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Strong winds and low humidity are expected, leading to high fire danger, according to the NWS. The NWS also has issued a […]

Tops in Blue makes splash in Clovis

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Performers with Tops in Blue perform a song during their musical set of the decade from 1947 to 1957 during their 2007 World Tour at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis on Feb. 18. Tops in Blue performers entertain airmen and local communities worldwide and on By Airman 1st Class […]

Pledge writers deserve show of hands

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It takes strong bricks to build strong buildings. It takes strong women to build a strong community. That’s what I heard Tuesday at a reception honoring the women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If that’s true, and I believe it is, […]

Flag salute creators honored

Freedom New Mexico New Mexicans are reminded of unity and friendship when reciting the salute to the flag of the state of New Mexico. The salute was created by Portales women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter, No. 1022, United Daughters of the Confederacy and adopted by the legislature in 1963. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Authors of state flag salute honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Ross stands with a portrait of her grandmother, Lora Vale Oldham, in her home. Oldham fought for Hazel Petty’s unofficial salute to the New Mexico flag to be adopted as the official salute. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the […]

Portales women recognized for salute

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES CREATORS OF THE SALUTE TO THE STATE FLAG New Mexico history is imbedded into our culture. The pride and honorable heritage of this great state can be attributed only to the hardworking and visionary residents that have inhabited this land for centuries. Every New Mexican feels the unity and friendship while […]