Veterans tribute coming

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Courtesy photo The American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be in Clovis at the high School March 13-18 with an 80-percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a 9/11 memorial and other displays to honor lives lost for freedom. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer sharna_johnson@link.freedom Every year, students in Renie Smith�s advance placement […]

Sept. 20, 1975

Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran and Trinity Churches, the Van Khau Phong family, Vietnamese refugees, were the guests of honor at a public reception. … Richard Ramsey of the Soil Conservation Service reported to the Ned Houk Memorial Park board that the construction on the Running Water Draw Dam was 85 to 90 percent complete. … […]

Memorials don’t have to be about death

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Navajo author Luci Tapahonso wrote about a Native American family who was traveling on the deserted dirt road between Oak Springs, Ariz., and Shiprock many years ago. The family of three was traveling on horseback through this deserted area. On the way, the couple’s baby girl became sick. So far […]

In final days, squadron honors fallen

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Capt. Chris Gruner of the 524th Fighter Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base bows his head in prayer Friday afternoon at the rededication of a stained glass window that serves as a memorial to nine pilots who lost their lives while flying Cannon jets. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer […]

Honoring sacrifice

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Linda Pacheco sits beside the grave of her only brother. “I miss him a lot,” she said. “He was the backbone of the family.” Her brother, who served with the National Guard in Clovis, died two years ago from a heart attack. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Beneath a […]

Memorial Day closings

The following government offices, financial institutions and schools will be closed Memorial Day: Banks Federal credit unions City Animal Shelter Curry County State Wayland Baptist University Clovis Community College Clovis Municipal Schools Eastern New Mexico University

Memorial Day’s meaning sadly more relevant

By Freedom Newspapers It is all too commonplace to think of Memorial Day as the semiofficial beginning of the summer vacation season. The attitude was reinforced by Congress in 1971, when it was pegged to the last Monday in May — to make for a nice three-day weekend — rather than the traditional date of […]

Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

Patriotism helps define us as nation

When I was a little girl, Memorial Day around my grandparents’ community in Arkansas was known as “Decoration Day.” On Saturday, families would meet and tidy up the church cemetery. They would cut overgrown grass and trim around the headstones. Then they always finished by placing fresh flowers on the graves. On this Memorial Day, […]

List: Memorial Day closings

The following government offices, financial institutions and schools will be closed for Memorial Day: Banks Federal credit unions City Animal Shelter Curry County State Wayland Baptist University Clovis Community College Clovis Municipal Schools Eastern New Mexico University