Dance to raise money for Portales war memorial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The corner of Second Street and Main Street in Portales is where a memorial for Roosevelt County war veterans will be located. Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to […]

Thank You Letters: Burglary victims thankful for support

As the victims of the burglary/vandalism/arson that occurred earlier this month, we want to express our most heart-felt thanks to the scores of people who have offered their comfort and support over the past few days. Cannon Air Force Base, the Operations Support Squadron and the Airfield Operations Flight have shown once again that the […]

Something red, something white, something blue

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Red, white and blue. On and around July Fourth, these patriotic hues can be seen nearly everywhere — in yards, storefronts and the aisles of grocery stores. But these decorations are ephemeral. Paying homage to the nation’s colors, the Clovis News Journal searched for them in more permanent states. […]

Muleshoe celebrates the 4th

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Kara Young drives John Young in a small tractor during a parade held as part of Fourth of July festivities in Muleshoe. (CNJ Correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer MULESHOE — When Sue Haberer used to teach school, she was always looking for that perfect gift to give the other teachers on […]

A patriotic song

Reporter’s Notebook Lisa Moore, a Clovis housewife and part-time nurse, offered these holiday comments in a recent e-mail: “Oh say, can you see by the dawn’s early light — the spent firecracker casings lying all over the place? “All you patriotic folks who were overcome by the urge to celebrate the Fourth with the rockets’ […]

Newman, Beatrice

Beatrice Newman Services: Have been held. Beatrice “Bea” Newman, 89, of Clovis died March 10, 2004 at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on July 8, 1914, in Floyd to Luther Lloyd and Hettie Makamson Wharton. She graduated from Floyd High School. She married Robert Newman on Feb. 5, 1925, in Portales. They […]

Area troops to be saluted

Clovis and Portales residents are throwing a party for their military neighbors from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Greene Acres Park in Clovis. The event is dubbed, “Salute to Our Troops: A Homecoming Celebration,” and will feature welcome speeches by both city’s mayors, an F-16 flyover, live music, games and entertainment. Residents from both […]