Clovis establishments cited for selling alcohol to minors

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police allege two Clovis businesses sold alcohol to minors on New Year’s Eve during a sting operation by the Department of Public safety. Administrative citations are pending against the American Legion Post 25 and Kelley’s Bar and Grill package store, according to a press release from the Department of […]

American Legion members give back to those in need

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Friends and family examine — and informally weigh — the contents of a Thanksgiving box donated to Della Duran through the Sons of the American Legion Post 25. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The cold, gusty morning gave Theresa Buckley the chance to give something she never received — a […]

Connell, Dixie

Dixie Lee Connell, 51, of Logan, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. She was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Fort Sumner, to Pecos and Eleanor Cater Finley. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1970. She married Billy L. Connell on May 2, 2002. Family members said she […]

Castillo, Frank

Frank Castillo Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank G. Castillo, 80, of Clovis, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1924, in Pearsall, Texas, to Roman and Maria Gonzales Castillo. He married Cleo Gallegos on Dec. 15, 1947, in Clovis. He was a resident of Clovis since 1948 […]

Legion post ruined

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By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Decades of camaraderie and Friday night bingo sessions faded with the smoke and flames that engulfed the second floor of American Legion Post 117 late Wednesday afternoon. Nobody was in the structure at 1400 W. Seventh St. and firefighters reported no injuries, but the more than 55-year-old building is […]

American Legion to host state convention

CNJ Staff Roughly 500 members of American Legion posts statewide will be in Clovis today through Sunday for the state’s annual convention. The event will kick off this morning with a golf tournament for American Legion members at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. American Legion members across the state voted to have Clovis American Legion […]

Cannon honors decorated veteran

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent A decorated Clovis veteran will be honored today for service to his community and country. Santiago Hidalgo, 58, will be the first honoree for the Cannon Air Force Base Airman Leadership School “Wall of Heroes” at 10:30 a.m. at the base. The event is closed to the public. Chief Master […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]

Brackney, Henry

Henry Brackney Services: Have been held. Henry A. Brackney, 67, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Southwest Regional Skilled Nursing Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Wellington, Kan., to Robert T. and Ruby Meekins Brackney. He married Marie Hurtado on Sept. 27, 1975, in Albuquerque. He had been a resident […]

Veterans Day breakfast annual Clovis tradition

By Darrell Todd Maurina Nearly 450 came to American Legion Dean Lucas Post 25 Tuesday morning for a Veterans Day breakfast that provided a free meal to veterans, firefighters, police, active duty military and their families. Post Commander Ricardo Hidalgo described it as a “fantastic turnout.” The Veterans Day breakfast has been an annual tradition […]