Year in Review: Soldiers die in line of duty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks: Army Honor Guard members fold a flag from the coffin of Sgt. Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. outside the Scared Heart Church. Segura, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, was seving his second tour in Iraq. CNJ staff Two U.S. Army soldiers with Clovis ties were killed during a three-week span while […]

Students collect culinary clues

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksJamie Dunn prepares one of many dishes Thursday night during the Taste of Home Cooking School, held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Culinary secrets must be pried from some cooks. But not Jamie Dunn. The culinary specialist shared 10 recipes and lots of kitchen wisdom […]

Community unites over loss

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Leroy Segura Sr. and Sandra Segura await the start of services for their son, Army Sgt. Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr., on Monday morning at Sacred Heart Church in Clovis. Segura was killed in a vehicle accident Aug. 4 in Iraq. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Six soldiers serving as pallbearers stood at attention Monday […]

Mourners line streets in support of war casualty

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Solemnly they stood, forming a tableau that stretched from a corner in Clovis to Melrose to Fort Sumner. “We are here to support the family of the fallen soldier,” said Byron Cross, near a Clovis church entrance, his motorcycle behind him. A legion of supporters — most of whom […]

Church protestors have no place in community

By Freedom Newspapers Hate disguised as righteousness is nothing but the seeds of evil. Evil like this should be understood and ignored. On Monday in Clovis, we will have the chance to do so. An evil group will profanely display itself at the funeral of an Army soldier who died during wartime. Members of Westboro […]

Purple Hearted: Clovis native killed in Iraq was serving his second tour.

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Leroy Segura Sr. hugs his niece, Alisha Segura, on Tuesday at his home in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. had already earned a Purple Heart when he returned to Iraq for a second tour of duty in July. Returning to the war-ravaged country just […]

Second Clovis soldier killed

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J.R. Segura helped Clovis win a rare district cross country title in 2000. (Courtesy photo) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Leroy “J.R.” Segura Jr. approached running and military service in much the same manner — with an unbending work ethic and dedication to his friends and teammates. Segura, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, died […]

Clovis soldier dies in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A soldier from Clovis died in Iraq on Friday, the Department of Defense confirmed today. Sgt. Leroy Segura Jr., 23, died of injuries he received in a vehicle accident while serving in Habbaniyah, Iraq, a news release from DoD reported. Segura was in a Humvee that rolled while maneuvering over […]

5/12 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 4 through Wednesday: • Cole Michael Montgomery, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Samantha Danielle Sandy, 20, of Logansport, Ind. • Max L. Scarborough, 64, to Marcianna Ryan, 59, both of Amarillo, Texas. • Ricky Neil Stewart, 56, of Clovis to Sandra Garza Rogers, […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Banagay, Susanna

Susanna Banagay Services: Have been held. Ms. Susanna Marie Herbeck Banagay, 27, of Clovis, a certified nursing assistant, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 11, 1976, in Fort Sumner, to Robert and Yolanda Segura Banagay. She worked at the Retirement Ranch. She was a member of the American Legion […]