Memorial fund for pilot’s family established

By CNJ Staff A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed Nov. 27 in Iraq. Maj. Gilbert’s wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune […]

Air Force: F-16 pilot killed

Staff and wire reports The American pilot whose F-16 fighter jet went down in Iraq on Monday was listed as killed in action following DNA analysis of remains recovered at the crash site, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday. Maj. Troy L. Gilbert, 34, was supporting troops fighting in Anbar province, where many of the […]

Family, friends remember shooting victim

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleCheryl Cunningham, right, hugs Lupe Perez at a memorial to remember her son, Carlos, at Cameo Elementary School on Friday. Cunningham taught writing to Perez last school year. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Her head cradled by the shoulder of another woman, low moans rolled from Lupe Perez. This day […]

Services set for soldier

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis family of a soldier slain in combat in Afghanistan has planned a local memorial service Sunday. Full military honors for Sgt. Robert Paul Kassin, including a flag presentation to the family and a 21-gun salute, will be provided by the Cannon Honor Guard, according to Cannon Air […]

Byous, Ethelva M.

Ethelva Mae Byous, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1918, in Fort Klamath, Ore., to Raymond and Wileska Loosley. She was a registered nurse and served in the Army Nurses Corp. at the beginning of World War II. She was also a school nurse […]

Gonzales, Raymond

Raymond Gonzales, 70, of Denver and formerly of Melrose, died Friday, May 26, 2006, in St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Born Oct. 19, 1935, in LaGarita, he graduated from Melrose High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the state and county in Denver.  He is survived by his wife, […]

Bataan veterans remembered

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle of […]

Residents pay respects to war dead

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A wreath is set in place to honor those who died in combat. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Curry/Roosevelt Joint Veterans Council held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis to honor those who died defending the United States. Sgt. Eugene Von Bon of Cannon […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

May 28, 2006 Senior Menus

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m.. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish Bingo (Loteria); 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Friday: […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

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The Pacific Prowler, a restored World War II B-25 bomber, was in service from 1944 to 1958 before it was decommissioned. Since that time it was used in the films “Flight of the Phoenix” and “Memphis Belle.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific […]

Memorial Day a time to honor our fallen heroes

27th Fighter Wing On Memorial Day we pause to remember all who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation, the fallen warriors who never came home to their families and friends. Liberty is a precious gift whose benefits we all enjoy, but too often give little thought to its price. Memorial Day is the one […]

Gate-to-Gate run set

Janet Taylor-Birkey A Gate-to-Gate run will be held May 25 to commemorate Memorial Day. All Cannon ID holders are welcome to join the run which begins at 7:15 a.m. at Unity Park. “This is going to be a neat event because each walker [or] runner will carry a carnation and place it on the memorial […]

Montoya, Alice Kaye

Alice Kaye Montoya, 59, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born May 4, 1946, in Nebraska City, Neb., to Herbert and Wilma Leffler Bolte, she had been a Clovis resident for the past 11 years. She served in the U.S. Air Force. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Weavers celebrate Navajo tradition

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Eleanore Nestlerode explains color variations among her freshly died yarn. Nestlerode was one of several artisans who demonstrated the craft of Navajo rug-making during the Bosque Redondo “Fabric of Life” celebration. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a […]

Bock, David

David Ray Bock, 54, of Farwell, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home. Born May 5, 1951, in Eureka, Calif., to George and Rita Swing Bock, he married Wanna Leasa Menning on Aug. 7, 1999, in Farwell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved from Greenville, S.C., to Farwell, where he […]

Morales, Arnold

Arnold Morales, 57, of Morton, Texas, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Palestine, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Morton to Alfredo Morales and Anita Barrera. He lived in Morton all his life. He was a self-employed construction worker for several years and worked as a welder for the oil industry. He was […]

Maxine L. “Honey” Ingle

Maxine L. “Honey” Ingle, 75, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Aug. 3, 1930, to Bee and Annie Tims Lewis in Bradley, Okla., and married Walter Ingle on Sept. 4, 1949, in Estancia. She was a homemaker and also assisted her husband in the family business, […]

Grover, Byron “Bud”

Byron R. “Bud” Grover, 71, of Midland, died on Friday, March 10, 2006. The family will receive friends Monday, March 13, 2006, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com U.S. Army Pfc. […]