Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Graves full of unfulfilled dreams

Returning from my small, east Texas hometown to Portales, every small town — Runaway Bay, Loving, Megargel, Vera, Benjamin, Dickens, Ralls, Anton — seemed to have more people in their cemeteries than towns. The tombstones dated to the early 1800s, with numerous people having died younger than I am. One could make assumptions about the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hot times, and a hometown question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Don Criss has worked at KENW-TV for 36 and a quarter years. He said he’ll remain busy after retirement by telling stories at church and getting a ham operators certification. Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years […]

Organizer: Border Town Days ‘hometown thing’

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CNJ file photo Border Town Days will start at 10 a.m. Texico time (11 a.m. in Farwell). Freedom New Mexico The annual Border Town Days isn’t a huge event, organizers say. It’s more like a family barbecue — with two really big families. The communities of Texico and Farwell, which share the Texas-New Mexico border, […]

12-21 Passing through

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CNJ photo: Dianna Hernandez Name: Edna, pictured with her husband, Cliff Beale Hometown: Coarsegold, Calif. Traveling to: Lubbock to visit family for the holidays. Thoughts on Clovis: “I like the people very much. They are friendly and helpful.” Passing Through is compiled by CNJ Administrative Assistant Dianna Hernandez. She can reached at dianna_hernandez@link.freedom.com

Dec. 14, 2007 Passing Through

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Sharon Hensley By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sharon Hensley Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo. Traveling to: Austin, Texas, to visit her daughters for Christmas Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s pretty spread out. It looks a bit desolate. I’m sure it’s a nice town.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. Contact her […]

Change hits home during visit to past

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Where’d my hometown go? I thought about this as I looked around the city I lived in as a kid. As I drove around my hometown of Roanoke, Va., last month I noticed a lot of stuff was gone, a lot of stuff had changed. Now I know Roanoke is […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Military Digest: Holt

Army Reserve Pvt. Jason N. Holt has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Rex Holt of Clovis, and a 2001 graduate of Clovis Christian School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]

Military Digest: Haman

Dan C. Haman has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force, according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. Haman, an operations officer, is assigned to the 384th Air Refueling Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kan. He is the son of Ralph C. and Lita […]

Letters to the Editor: Church cleanup crew answer to prayers

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters related to the March 23 tornado through next Sunday. Please limit letters to 150 words. And yes, we will waive our Opinion-page policy regarding for-profit businesses, so that readers may thank them for services performed during the storm. Send letters to: dstevens@cnjonline.com A special thank […]

Military Digest: Lemon

Lemon Army Pvt. Jake N. Lemon has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of B.J. Landsperg of Portales, and a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Barrett Air Force Airman Ian C. Barrett […]

Dec. 27, 2006 Hometown Heroes

Army Pfc. Jose Rivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., according to a news release from Army & Air Force Hometown News Service. He is the son of Guadalupe Rivas of Clovis, and a 2003 graduate of Clovis High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]

Hometown hero: Greene

By CNJ Staff Air Force Master Sgt. David N. Greene has deployed to an overseas forward-operating location to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Jeffrey and Pearl Greene of Clovis. The master sergeant graduated in […]

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Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Willard Carpenter Date of birth: Sept. 11, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: House Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Italy Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit: 10th Mountain Division, 85th Infantry Regiment. In his words: Spring thaw had begun and it was then the push began. […]

Bob Ware, Verald Blandford

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer 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. Bob Ware Date of birth: May 4, 1928 Dates of service: October 1946 to March 1948 Hometown: Clovis Lives […]

Lloyd W. Hinderliter, Charles Jones, Marshall VInson

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. Lloyd W. Hinderliter Date of birth: Aug. 25,1922 Dates of Service: Jan. 19, 1943, to Nov. 13, 1945 Hometown: Waynok, Okla. Lives in: Clovis […]

Henry Gallegos, Carl Field, Lynn Wright

Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer 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. Henry Gallegos Date of birth: July 16,1926 Dates of service: October 1943 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: […]