Military feature: Program sends local veteran to visit World War II memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Philip Gillespie said he joined the service in World War II to contribute to the war efforts. Gillespie served as a gunner on a Navy dive bomber aircraft where he hunted submarines and provided ground support for Allied Forces in the Philippines. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Philip Gillespie […]

James Woods, Philip S. Gillespie

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. James Woods Date of birth: July 8, 1924 Dates of service: July 1944 to February 1946 Hometown: Grady Lives in: Grady Theater and location […]

Texico standouts set for finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer While Braden Vaughan is ready to start his college football career, he acknowledges basketball will be tough to give up. Vaughan and Tony Clements are Texico’s representatives on the South squad in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s 27th annual Class 1-2A boys North-South All-Star basketball game, scheduled […]

Buffaloes beat Floyd in regional final

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Harvey Park goes up for two of his 14 points in Saturday’s Class 1A Region B championship game at Floyd High School. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — The last time Casey Pack won two games in a row at Floyd, it gave his team a regional championship. History repeated itself over […]