Closure comes with return of remains

By Ray Sullivan: Freedom Newspapers Publisher My Veterans Day came early this year. It was better than ever. The saying goes that men and women never feel as alive as when death lurks in nearby shadows. It is clearly evident at Arlington National Cemetery, where every day is Veterans Day. This tale you’ll read here […]

Hayes, Delores

Delores Turner Hayes, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, in Roswell. She is survived by her husband, Walt Hayes; a daughter, Carmen Cimino (and husband, Jeremy) of Jacksonville, N.C.; a son, Nathan Rivers of Jacksonville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Mackenzie Jean Cimino of Jacksonville, N.C.; three sisters, Charlene Cameron (Duncan) of Macon, Ga., Betty […]

Pre-paid funerals can lock in today’s rates

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home is among the area mortuaries that offer pre-paid services. Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer * Proponents tout savings, less stress as major advantages. While addressing the inevitability of death can be uncomfortable, planning ahead for a funeral can save money and lessen stress, according to financial advisors and funeral service providers. Prepaid […]

Reynolds searches for grave of Ruth of Tolar

Don McAlavy “I wanted to see Tolar again,” said Stephen Reynolds, a former game warden in eastern New Mexico. “Mainly I wanted to search for Ruth. Both the town and the child had been forsaken, but in different ways: Ruth, around 1910 when our family had to leave her grave behind, and Tolar almost 35 […]

Sego, Lyna

Lyna Sego Services: Have been held. Lyna M. Sego, 85, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born on March 10, 1920, in West Point, Miss., to Charles T. White and Lina M. Worth. She moved to Amarillo at age 2 and graduated from Amarillo High School. She married Ernest […]

Sometimes we all need a little perspective

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local religious columnist My two-years-younger brother Jim wrote an interesting column for his church newsletter the other day. He had some great things to say, but what really made the article interesting is where he was when he wrote it. The boy has always marched to a bit of a different […]

Stone, Sara

Sara Stone Services: Have been held. Sara Elizabeth “Saby” Gordon Stone, 79, of Roswell, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Floyd. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University then moved to Dexter, where she taught for 27 years for Dexter Public Schools. She married Fred H. […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Residents clean cemetery for Memorial Day

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David Sena, left, and Jim Apodaca work on cleaning up Apodaca’s grandfather’s grave Sunday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. The neighbors also worked on fixing up other graves for Memorial Day. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Memorial Day is not just another day for Tommy E. Sena […]

5/29 Letters to the editor

Military has understated Cannon’s value The Department of Defense stated it would weigh military value during the Base Realignment and Closure process. We believe the military value at Cannon Air Force Base has been understated by someone in the U. S. military establishment and it should be reviewed again. The Air Force has previously stated […]