Area organizations commemorating Memorial Day

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim Cowman, shown speaking at the May 21 memorial service at the Curry County War Memorial, said there are 173 Curry County residents listed as being killed in action. He hopes another name will never need to be added, but realizes that is not realistic. Kevin Wilson Jim Cowman retired […]

Finally, anthem singer in purple

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John Urban tries on his new Wildcats’ hat at his Kiwanis club meeting. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer John Urban has been a key part of Clovis High School football for 45 years. That’s his voice across the intercom before the game and during the halftime shows. For the past […]

Proud to be remembered: Veterans appreciate day of honor

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Evelyn Glasscock, right, tells veteran Dennis Dayhoff thank you for his service in the United States Armed Forces during a appreciation ceremony for veterans Wednesday at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Mike Linn: CNJ news editor For about five minutes, all eyes were on Lester Teakell, an energetic and humorous […]

War monument to honor Clovis heroes

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Four pillars honoring Curry County residents known to have died in war will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Monday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina In most years, Clovis veterans gather at a local cemetery for Memorial Day services honoring deceased veterans. This year will be different, as […]

Memorial pillars on track

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Veterans Jim Cowman and Leon Morris discuss where to place a set of pillars honoring those from Curry County who died in the nation’s wars outside the Clovis-Carver Library on Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina The money has been pledged, the plans have been set, and Clovis is on track […]

Memorial in works to honor area vets

By Darrell Todd Maurina Area veterans organizations learned last week they have raised enough money in cash and pledges to begin work on a veteran’s monument outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The memorial will honor 125 veterans from Curry County who died in war. Jim Cowman, representative of the retired Marine Corps organization on the […]

Vets question if holiday has new meaning

Rick White Somewhere between the time Jim Cowman was growing up in rural Michigan and his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, the meaning of Memorial Day changed. Cowman, 65, cites a decline in patriotism and a more complex world as reasons why he thinks the national holiday honoring those who died while […]