Business digest — Oct. 11

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Reames Clovis native awarded medal A Clovis native was awarded the New Mexico Architects Medal during the annual conference for the state’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Tina Reames, a 1986 graduate of Clovis and the daughter of Gerald and Bonita Majewski of Clovis, was awarded the medal that recognizes people who have […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

Southwest Cheese takes gold in international cheese contest

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

Don’t believe everything you see

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It was an interesting time to be on Twitter the last few days. Not just for the 140-character reflections on the U.S.-Canada gold medal hockey game, or the one-liners about the Oscars. It was great for the stuff that didn’t happen, too. I noticed a lot of Twaffic and […]

July 29, 1918

Phillip D. Cooley of Clovis was awarded a marksman medal and diploma offered by the Winchester Junior Rifle Corp. for his score of 219. … The Clovis Journal reported that George L. Pontz was driving a Buick, which he bought from the Clovis Buick Company. … The Model Grocery advertised its specials with housewives in […]

Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

Military feature: Bishop

By CNJ STAFF Air Force Lt. Col. Darren L. Bishop has assumed command of the 339th Recruiting Squadron in Clinton Township, Mich., according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. A 1980 Clovis High School graduate, he is the son of W.A. and Rosetta Bishop of Clovis. Additionally, he has been decorated […]

Class 1A-2A state track capsules

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Floyd eighth-grader Jesus Davalos, left, Fort Sumner senior Jeremy Gauna, middle, and Melrose senior Cedar Rush battle during the District 4-1A track meet last weekend at Fort Sumner. (De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett) CNJ staff A look at this weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Class 1A […]

Bogus medals reprehensible, but not criminal

Freedom Newspapers Perhaps more than a winner, Americans love a hero. Heroes embody qualities we believe represent the best of the American spirit, including the resolve to see something through to the end, battling against fearsome odds and a never-say-die attitude. Our ancestors displayed these qualities as they forged a new nation out of the […]

4/5 Military digest

Baca Army Reserve Master Sgt. John A. Baca is deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners, according to a news release from the Army & Air Force Hometown News. Baca graduated in 1976 from Portales High School, and […]

Serviceman gives county medal

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commission Chairman Ed Perales accepted an honorary medal on behalf of the county from Lt. Richard Benavidez on Tuesday. Benavidez, who is employed at the Curry County Adult Detention Center, recently spent 15 months serving in Washington, D.C., with his National Guard unit. The native New Mexican, […]

Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison Services: Have been held. Robert J. Ellison, 79, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston, Texas.  He was born on March 4, 1926, in Lorenzo, Texas. He was a resident of Galveston since 1968. He served in the U. S. Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel […]

Kennedy, Myrl

Myrl Kennedy Services: Have been held. Fred Myrl Kennedy, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, August 6, 2005 at Good Samaritan Care Center. Kennedy was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Crosbyton, Texas to the home of Dandridge “Tack” Kennedy and the former Mary Jane “Mam” McDonald. He was raised in Dickins, and Wellmon, Texas and […]

Flags at half-staff for N.M. soldier

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson today issued an executive order directing that flags in New Mexico be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Damian Garza. Garza was killed Aug. 4 when his vehicle crashed into a river near Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “Our heartfelt sorrow and gratitude go out to […]

Former area resident dies in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near Jalalabad. It […]

Campaign season lasted way too long

by Bill Sconone Now that the election is over, I’m wondering if anyone can direct me to where I can claim my medal for a year or more of putting up with constant politics. I mean, since Washington is usually pretty liberal with handing out medals, there’s no reason I shouldn’t get one if only […]

Never too late for Purple Heart

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A Portales native who fought hunger, torture and cold weather for 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of World War II finally received a Purple Heart for his military service. It took 63 years, but Alvin Fails accepted the honorary medal from Brigadier General Kenny […]

Garcia, Martin

Martin Garcia Services: Have beenheld. Martin Garcia, 73, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Fort Sumner, to Guadalupe and Bonifacia Garcia. He was raised and attended schools at Fort Sumner. He served in the U.S. Army from May […]

Kyle, V.G.

V.G. Kyle Services: Have been held. V.G. “Red” Kyle, 77, of Fort Sumner died Tuesday, April 27, 2004. He was born on Sept. 6, 1926, in Brownfield, Texas, to F.R. and Edna Walters Kyle. He graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1944. He served in World War II as a M1 Rifle Marksman and […]

Kenemore, George

George W. Kenemore, 73, of Clovis died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 25, 1930, to George and Mary Kenemore. He grew up in Clovis. A veteran of the Korean War, he was discharged honorably in 1952. He fought and was wounded at the Chosen Reservoir […]