Ranchvale Elementary wins national honor

Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three New Mexico schools — 314 in the U.S. — named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement came late Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or have demonstrated dramatic gains […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs to be […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Roping event to honor Curry County farmer

Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The inaugural Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Honor rolls — Aug. 8

The following honor rolls were inadvertently left out of Freedom New Mexico’s most recent special edition:

Nation should remember those who made sacrifices

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Gen. John Alexander Logan first thought up the idea to set aside one day to honor Civil War dead. May 30, 1868, was the first Memorial Day to honor those who had died in battle by remembering them and decorating their graves. On this Memorial Day, I cannot help but […]

Medal of Honor recipients launch PSAs

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when suicides among service members continue to rise, America’s Medal of Honor recipients are launching a public service campaign urging today’s military to seek help for post-traumatic stress. The campaign, called “Medal of Honor — Speak Out!,” features nearly 30 video testimonials by recipients who […]

University to honor Capt. Kermit Evans

Courtesy photo Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., a 31-year-old Hollandale, Miss. native and 2000 chemical engineering graduate died in 2006 when the helicopter in which he was traveling made an emergency water landing in Al Anbar Province. From Mississippi State University-University Relations At a 2 p.m. ceremony June 1, the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery […]

Base celebrating police week

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing will celebrate National Police Week to honor all law enforcement officers for the challenges they face and the losses they endure. The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron has scheduled a week of fun, fundraisers and displays to increase public awareness of the contributions of […]

Education feature: Clovis Municipal Schools honors alumni

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Courtesy photo Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, who graduated from Clovis High School in 1967, is now the senior appellate judge in active service in Texas. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools is honoring notable graduates for the first time this year. The program, called the Hall of Honor, is an […]

Clovis Municipal Schools honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns.

Honor guard takes pride in duties

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Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard practices folding the American flag. They practice for occasions when the honor guard is assigned to perform a task for either a retirement, a change of command or funerals. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members spend a lot […]

Education column: Alumni Association planning hall of honor

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools So, the best part of my day is not attending meetings. But, I have to tell you about this one meeting I actually enjoyed attending. It was the Clovis High School Alumni Association meeting. You might think I’ve been drinking too much eggnog because I was excited about attending […]

Commission requests overpass be named for fallen soldier

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File photo The Curry County Commission is asking the state to name the 467 overpass in honor of Leroy “J.R.” Segura, a Clovis soldier killed in Iraq in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will petition the state name the State Road 467 overpass near Cannon Air Force Base after […]

11/24 4-H results

The following are winners of the Curry County 4-H Awards Banquet held Monday at the county fairgrounds. Members complete a book of records about their projects throughout the year. The books are judged and the youth are awarded on how well they do in completing the task. The Adam Burford Award is a $250 scholarship […]

Education digest: Students earn seats in honor band

Students earn seats in honor band Clovis High School band members filled 39 of 89 chairs available in the South East New Mexico Music Educators Association’s High School Honor Band after tryouts last Saturday. Students will travel to Hobbs Dec. 11-12 for the All District Band clinic and concert. Clovis qualifiers for SENMMEA honor band: […]

Air Force to honor Texas victims before Army game

The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy will hold a moment of silence in honor of the shooting victims at Fort Hood before Saturday’s Army-Air Force game. Academy spokesman Troy Garnhart says the observance will also honor soldiers from nearby Fort Carson who’ve been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The […]

Honor Guard wins parade sweepstakes

The base Honor Guard marches in downtown Clovis during the 39th annual Pioneer Days Parade on June 6. The Honor Guard received the most points in the parade, winning the Sweepstakes Trophy.

Gold Star plates new way to honor fallen family members

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bob and Lucy Kassin of Clovis proudly display a picture of their son Robert Kassin and a gold star banner. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Bob and Lucy Kassin will never forget their son Robert. In a few months, they’ll have a way to share his memory with the […]

Memorial day events remember the fallen

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Members of the Cannon Air Force Base rifle drill team conduct a rifle volley in honor of fallen service members Monday during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections staff Warm morning sun and a gentle breeze greeted the group that gathered […]