Americans emulate cowboy heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Our fondness for cowboy heroes is typically American. “We may be the loneliest people on earth, and it’s no accident that the cowboy who rides alone should be the symbol of the American,” said Anthony Padovano, author of a number of books and a faculty member at Fordham University. Padovano […]

Student profile: Maher

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Megan Maher is a Clovis High School senior. She is the daughter of Robert and Angela Maher. Tell us about your pets: I absolutely adore my two cats. Gizmo joined our family a few years ago when we got her from a friend, and Gadget, my black cat, was […]

Jan. 31, 1978

Clovis awoke to 4 inches of snow, forcing traffic to a crawl. … Henry Winkler and Sally Field were starring in “Heroes” at the Hilltop Twin. … Dennis the Menace complained that “anybody old enough to be cold is old enough to have an electric blanket.” … Woolworth was selling packages of 60-minute cassette tapes […]

Volunteers deserve recognition for all they do

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The unsung heroes are numerous. They are not always the ones who commit heroic deeds, who rise to the crisis. The heroes on whom we focus this column are heroes who live, ongoing, in a way that will impact children. They include the science professor who volunteers as Scoutmaster with […]

Bogus medals reprehensible, but not criminal

Freedom Newspapers Perhaps more than a winner, Americans love a hero. Heroes embody qualities we believe represent the best of the American spirit, including the resolve to see something through to the end, battling against fearsome odds and a never-say-die attitude. Our ancestors displayed these qualities as they forged a new nation out of the […]

Where have all the heroes gone?

Clyde Davis Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no knowledge of, and […]

Cancer ride full of true heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Baseball players on steroids. Basketball players going into the stands to beat up fans half their size and twice their age. Rock musicians who think they are entitled to break not only rules, but laws, and then whine when they get caught. Actors who speak on subjects they have no […]

Officer wants to honor Death March veterans

Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Local committee considering memorial. Chief Petty Officer Richard Robertson’s heroes wear camouflage to work. They tote guns, drive tanks and fly planes during wartime. They defend America. But the Clovis native and Vietnam War veteran doesn’t feel the men and women of the armed forces are honored enough for what […]

Portales native honored by Cannon airmen

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Dewey Langston displays a war tunic he recovered during a World War II battle Monday at the Cannon Air Force Base chapel. Langston was added to the Wall of Heroes at the base’s Airman Leadership School. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself […]

Bike ride honors cancer survivors

By Clyde Davis I am looking forward to the Ride for the Roses, our long distance bicycling effort in mid-October. This is a cancer fundraising event, whereby the riders take pledges for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an organization dedicated to cancer causes, survivor issues, and people living through and beyond cancer. Self-evident from the name, […]