Former vice-commander asks residents to take pause

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Philip Frazee, former 27th Fighter Wing vice-commander at Cannon Air Force Base, sums up his Monday morning address at the Memorial Day ceremony at Lawn Haven Cemetery as an MC-130W from Cannon Air Force Base flies overhead to close the event. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Amid a […]

Aviation only part of regimen for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

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Cadet Col. Michael Roper, 17, practices spinning his rifle Tuesday outside Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer As a sophomore at Clovis High School, Michael Roper enrolled in a course he thought was about aircraft and flight. He didn’t know he’d be wearing a uniform and embarking on […]

Clovis cadets earn nation’s highest ranking

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Members of the Clovis High School Junior ROTC Color Guard retire the colors during their commander’s call Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Air Force JROTC has been named a distinguished unit. That’s the highest-ranking given by the JROTC program nationwide. It means […]

Junior ROTC wins distinguished award

Reporter’s Notebook The junior ROTC unit at Clovis High School has won a distinguished unit citation, according to Col. Philip Frazee, senior aerospace science instructor at the high school. Frazee received the award May 11 at the Clovis Municipal School Board meeting. “This is the highest award the corps can get,” Frazee said. “It’s a […]

Horses go on the block

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Eldon Krebs, of Gordon, Neb., (far left) watches a video of a horse Saturday along with Ryan Andrews, of Beaumont, Texas, at Clovis Livestock Auction’s Fall Horse Sale. Andrews, who sells horses, has them on video tape for buyers to watch. By Janet Bresenham They come from all over the United States and south and […]

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 […]