First person: Volunteer receives state recognition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Millie Lees of Clovis says there is nothing better than doing something for someone else. Millie Lees of Clovis was awarded the K. Rose Wood Memorial Award by the New Mexico Aging and Long-term Service Department for her work with AARP in Clovis and Portales. Because Lees suffered a stroke […]

National memorial effort seeks photos of fallen Vietnam soldiers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rada and Perry Winkles’ son, Harvie, died in Vietnam 40 years ago a decorated veteran. Harvie’s photo has become part of a permanent digital display near the Vietnam Veterans memorial Wall in Washington D.C. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico More than 40 years after her son Harvie, nicknamed “Pud,” […]

Softball league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder about having […]

Military feature: Fallen Vietnam soldier honored with memorial

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Courtesy photo Lloyd Smith, 22, in uniform at Christmas a few months before heading overseas to fight in Vietnam. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico At 88, Myrtie Smith isn’t apt to just jump up and take any cross-country trip. Given the honor about to be bestowed on her fallen hero of a son, she […]

Remembering sacrifices

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Darlene Pacheco spends a tearful moment at her husband’s grave Monday after the Memorial Day ceremony at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. She said Bobby Pacheco, a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran who served in the Navy and Army, died of a heart attack in 2 By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff […]

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Memorial day events, closings

The following are closed Monday for Memorial Day: A listing of Memorial Day activities: Today • 8 a.m. — VFW and American Legion members will be spreading out flags at area cemeteries Monday • 9 a.m. — United Daughters of the Confederacy observance, United Daughters of the Confederacy Circle, Portales Cemetery • 10 a.m. — […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

State of New Mexico Department of Public Safety

DWI patrol set for Memorial weekend

On Saturday, 05/23/2009 from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Saturation Patrol within the City of Clovis. There will also be DWI Check Point for Monday, 05/25/09 from 5:00

Nov. 16 Letters to the Editor

Memorial fitting tribute to local vets Last Sunday, the “Blue Star Memorial” was unveiled. It is a wonderful symbol for those of us who are spouses, parents or anyone who loves a military member in a war zone or in harm’s way in any foreign country. I would like to thank Bess Kline and those […]

Military feature: Local woman oversees military tribute installation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Garden Club Member Bess Kline, left, and the New Mexico visitor information center supervisor Janice Hamilton, right, joined forces to place a Blue Star Memorial marker at the visitor information center on U.S. 60/84. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bess Kline said she has been working about […]

In memory of Prothro

A memorial tree planting in honor of George Prothro is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday on the front lawn of Clovis Community College.

Portales to honor a veteran

The city of Portales will honor Joe Blair for his service to the community at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Memorial Building.

Monument honors Melrose veterans

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Courtesy photo The Memorial Wall lists 225 veterans from the village of Melrose. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Veterans Committee has a new venue for its Memorial Day service. Melrose Veterans Committee Chairman James Townson said today’s Memorial Day service will be held at Baxter Park, where a Memorial Wall listing 225 […]

Memorial Day closures

CNJ staff The following entities will be closed Monday in celebration: • Banks • County offices • City offices • State offices • Federal offices • Schools and colleges • Post office The Clovis News Journal business offices will also be closed Monday.

Memorial Day plans affected by fuel prices

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jeff Godfrey of Cleburne, Texas, pumps gas at a gas station in south Clovis on his way through town. Godfrey and his family were heading to Prescott, Ariz., for an art show where he will be displaying his art in. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Record fuel prices have […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

Memories of war

With the traveling memorial to fallen soldiers in town this week, we asked readers if they had memories of Vietnam they’d like to share. Check out the emotional responses on the editor’s Web log: http://fallingwithstyle.freedomblogging.com/ • • • The player of the week, honored for leaving a Web site comment that enlightens, inspires or just […]

Traveling memorial

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Patriot Guard rider Cruz “Cruzzer” Garcia from Albuquerque takes a photo Thursday for a group of National Guard soldiers in front of the truck that caries the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica. More than 100 motorcycles, police, fire and military personnel gathered at Cooks Truck Stop in Clovis Thursday afternoon to […]