Thursday morning briefing: School alerts, breakfast at the Legion and Ground Hog Day

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. New school alerts Clovis Municipal Schools are now using a new Skylert Calling System as part of the district’s Student Information Management System. Skylert enables the district to contact parents via phone, email, and text message. Examples of system uses include student absences, low […]

Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion: Courtesy photo Janet Romero, Unit 25 President, giving her report for Unit 25 in Clovis. American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports […]

Memorial Day services planned across region

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

American Legion hosting community dinner

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis American Legion Post 25 is throwing a free pre-holiday dinner Saturday and it’s open to anyone. “This is for everybody in Clovis,” said Philip Duran, Post 25 member. Duran said Post 25 has prepared this meal for everyone, not just Legion members and their families. This dinner is part of […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

American Legion Post 25 delivers Thanksgiving meals

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte American Legion Post 25 member Tom Creehan was one of the 28 volunteers who prepared and delivered Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Chris Franklin typically spends his Saturdays working out and lifting weights. This Saturday the Clovis High junior did some lifting, but instead […]

American Legion granted extension on fire code

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer City commissioners granted the American Legion Post 117 a six-month extension to comply with a city fire code regarding the installation of a fire hydrant. City commissioners said during Thursday’s meeting the non-profit organization for military veterans can open its new post at 2800 W. Grand Ave. next week […]

Jan. 27

Sunday: The American Legion Post 25 bingo is at 2 p.m. at 2400 W. Seventh St. Information: 763-5392.

Ho ho, hogs

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Daniel Platt of Clovis rides with a bag of toys on his bike Saturday during the Harley-Davidson Toy Drive. The toys were collected from Platt’s coworkers at Cummins Natural Gas Engines. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Mix holiday spirit, Santa hats and leather jackets, and you get the High […]

In Tribute: Santiago Hidalgo

Santiago Hidalgo By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He dedicated years of his life to helping others through community service and the American Legion. A wounded Vietnam veteran, Santiago “Saunty” R. Hidalgo made helping youth and fellow veterans his purpose in life. He wore many hats, holding the position of chaplain with American Legion Post […]