Press release: Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” Still On in Clovis

The kickoff concert of the 2010-2011 Cultural Arts Series, “Hotel California—A Salute to the Eagles” scheduled for October 9 at 7 pm at Marshall Auditorium is still on, according to Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts Director at Clovis Community College. “The real Eagles concert in Lubbock this week was canceled and rescheduled for later this month,” […]

McGee: Corrections officers deserve salute

One of our area jails has a new guy in charge. That can’t be an easy job. I mean, on one hand you’re basically working for a committee, and on the other, you’re sitting on top of what is, for all intents and purposes, a pressure cooker. I had a brief career as a corrections […]

Graduates, I salute you

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s graduation time again. Did you worry that you might not make it? I got to thinking about those who are graduating and those who’ve dropped out. Then I remembered a high school friend named Catfish. Back then I wondered if he was going to join me and my pals […]

Flag salute monument to be dedicated

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Jane Hilliard, 89, checks over a monument honoring Portales women who created the salute to the flag of New Mexico in 1963. Hilliard was part of the effort and will be on hand when the monument is dedicated. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico I salute the flag of the […]

Pledge writers deserve show of hands

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It takes strong bricks to build strong buildings. It takes strong women to build a strong community. That’s what I heard Tuesday at a reception honoring the women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If that’s true, and I believe it is, […]

Flag salute creators honored

Freedom New Mexico New Mexicans are reminded of unity and friendship when reciting the salute to the flag of the state of New Mexico. The salute was created by Portales women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter, No. 1022, United Daughters of the Confederacy and adopted by the legislature in 1963. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Authors of state flag salute honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Ross stands with a portrait of her grandmother, Lora Vale Oldham, in her home. Oldham fought for Hazel Petty’s unofficial salute to the New Mexico flag to be adopted as the official salute. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the […]

Portales women recognized for salute

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES CREATORS OF THE SALUTE TO THE STATE FLAG New Mexico history is imbedded into our culture. The pride and honorable heritage of this great state can be attributed only to the hardworking and visionary residents that have inhabited this land for centuries. Every New Mexican feels the unity and friendship while […]

The final salute Base renders honors to lifelong supporter

The Cannon Air Force Base community remembered Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart and his contributions at a memorial service March 2. Mr. Stewart, 81, died February 27. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Men and women of Cannon Air Force Base gathered with family members and military dignitaries from around the world March 2 to commemorate the life of […]

Festivities set for 4th

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Gearing up for four days of fun, fireworks and food, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is setting final plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, dubbed “2004 Cannon and Clovis Salute to Freedom.” “We’re calling the celebration the ‘Salute to Freedom’ because we’re welcoming home about 200 of […]

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 […]