Memorial Day service celebrates uniqueness of America’s armed forces

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Hundreds of American flags were placed at the graves sites of fallen servicemen and women over the weekend by veterans groups for Monday’s Memorial Day service at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The sky broke open over Clovis and Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens on Monday morning […]

Contestants say rodeo helps preserve western lifestyle

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Lacy Price, 17, of Texico, whispers to her quarter horse, Baby, Monday after being crowned the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days […]

Letters to the editor: Coyotes important part of ecosystem

I was sadly disappointed in the article “Coyote: Ugly” by Ryn Gargulinski, which ran in Sunday’s paper. I found the article to be one-sided. It appears to be written from a rancher/farmer’s view with no consideration of the impact coyotes have on the environment. Modern farming and ranching has become about numbers and profit, with […]

Using humans for spare parts inhumane

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist The Kansas City Star, editorializing about the president’s threat to veto the stem cell bill passed by the House, described human embryos as the “excess products of fertility procedures.” The Los Angeles Times, contemptuous of the president’s ethical misgivings, declared: “It’s not a choice between a human life and an […]

Request to curb judge criticism unjust

Freedom Newspapers P ersonal trauma can cloud one’s judgment, so we can to some degree forgive U.S. District Court Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow for recently urging members of Congress to do something to curb public criticism of federal judges. Lefkow’s husband and mother were recently killed by a deranged man who blamed her for a […]

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held.  Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis six months ago.   He was preceded in death by his […]

Hutchison, Johnnie

Johnnie Leonard Hutchison, 63, of Elma, Wash., died Friday, May 20, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 18, 1941, in Clovis, to Grant Harrison and Yadie Elnora Young Hutchison. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and graduated from high school there. In 1961 he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served […]

Cook, J.N.

J.N. Cook Services: Have been held. J.N. Cook, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Jesse and Ellen “Nell” Cook. He has resided in Roswell for 48 years and was a farmer in the Melrose […]

Wofford, Rosa

Rosa Wofford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rosa J. Wofford, 96, of Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa., died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Pa. She was born March 15, 1909, in Tell, Texas, to William C. and Evisa Jane Russell Bohannon. She was a member of the First Church of the […]

Marler, Michael

Michael Marler Services: Have been held. Mr. Michael Marler, 49, of Portales, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 30, 1955, in Portales, to Willie and Odus Marler. He graduated from Portales High School in 1973. He worked for Portales Valley Mills (which later became Borden […]