Measure could cost commissaries

Jerry Ensminger, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant who has fought for years to win government-funded health care for families exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, doesn’t want the measure passed if, to pay for it, Congress would gut the military’s prized commissary benefit. Critics contend that’s what the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans […]

Glenn Beck’s dream not so far-fetched

Freedom Newspapers Glenn Beck has a dream. Beck envisions a country that will forever embrace the principles of integrity, truth and honor established by the men and women who founded the United States. He dreams of honoring great Americans who fought to uphold those principles — including Martin Luther King, Jr. Love or hate Beck, […]

Marine recalls time served during Korean War

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Cannon AFB leadership class 06-D, honored Robert E. Simmons, by placing him on their “Wall of Heroes” in April of 2006 and presented him with a shadow box that displays his awards and decorations from the course of his 20-year career in the Marines. Clarence Plank Robert Simmons, 81, of […]

Treasures meant to be shared

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist On this July 4th weekend, I am reminded of the stories and life experiences surrounding those who fought in World War I and World War II in our world. The flowing is a true story. It is not a story of valor during the war but it is a commentary […]

World War II veteran awarded Bronze Star

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Herman H. Wallace, formerly of Portales, holds the Bronze Star he received for his World War II service. After 65 years, a World War II veteran who lived in Portales has received a Bronze Star for his service. The award Herman H. Wallace, who worked at the Roosevelt County Electric […]

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise […]

Nov. 9, 1955

Clovis Air Force Base personnel were preparing for departure to “Operation Sagebrush,” an Army-Air Force maneuver “fought” in an area surrounding Camp Polk, La. … “Daddy Long Legs,” featuring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, was playing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Folger’s Coffee claimed to have “More flavor per cup” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

June 9, 1951

John Wilkins, 63, operator of Wilkins Grocery, died after suffering a heart attack at his home at 612 W. 10th. … More than 400 people participated in American Red Cross-Youth Service Organization swimming classes during the week. … Gregory Peck was starring in “Only the Valiant” at the State theater. “They were six and they […]

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 […]

Dora pushes past Springer

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Dora’s Hector Fierro is fouled by Springer’s Johnny Chavez during a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a […]

Zias shut out Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With the wind blowing briskly in their faces, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team figured if it could just make it to halftime things could turn in their favor. The Zias played Northeastern State to a scoreless draw in the opening stanza, then used the […]

Marez, Joe R.

Joe R. Marez Services have been held. Joe R. Marez died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, of complications from a heart attack. He was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Encino. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 16 and fought in the Korean War. He was wounded in the Battle of Chipyong-Ni and was given […]

Fought, Clarence

Clarence Fought Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence Luther Fought, 75, of Payson, Ariz., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Payson. He was born April 3, 1928, in San Jon. Family members said he was a cowboy by heart and a carpenter by trade. He was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and […]