Tony J. Ortega, Paul M. Jones

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Tony J. Ortega Date of Birth: May 10, 1919 Dates of Service: 1940 -1945 Hometown: Tucumcari Lives in: Tucumcari Theater or Location […]

Locals remember D-Day 60 years after invasion

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer D-Day isn’t just a date in the history book for Clovis resident Chuck Haas. Sixty years ago, on June 6, 1944, the sailor was making the treacherous passage between troop ships anchored off Normandy and the stretch of shoreline code-named “Omaha Beach.” On that beachhead and others like […]

Reunions 5/2

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. Reunion The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. will hold its 2004 reunion Sept. 13-19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410. For reservations call 1-877-377-7227. Make sure you ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. rate. For more information contact Don Shade, 299 […]

Beach, Letha S.

Letha Stephens Beach Services: Have been held. Letha Stephens Beach, 92, of Melrose died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Parkview Nursing Center in Muleshoe. She was born Oct. 28, 1911, in Wapanucka, Okla., to Andy and Maude Kendrick Stephens. She married John Garland Beach Aug. 9, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla. She was a homemaker who […]

Engagements

George-Zieser Jacob and Margaret George of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shalomi George of Miami Beach, Fla., to Kent Zieser of Miami Beach, Fla., son of Howard and Martha Zieser of Manchester, Iowa. The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on June 5, 2004, at St. Patrick’s Church […]

Beach, Dorothy R.

Beach, Dorothy Reid Services: Have been held. Dorothy Reid Beach, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to T.C. And Tommie Boutcher Raper. She was a former resident of Clovis and had worked for Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper. […]

Hill, Joseph

Joseph Hill Services: Have been held Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue. He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air […]