In Tribute: County farmer loved to fly

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the possible exception of a game of golf around the world, Allen Rogers didn’t take a break from working, or writing about the work he had to do. “He never retired,” daughter Marty Lamb said. “Even before he died, he was on the lawn mower … and he […]

Nov. 16 Letters to the Editor

Memorial fitting tribute to local vets Last Sunday, the “Blue Star Memorial” was unveiled. It is a wonderful symbol for those of us who are spouses, parents or anyone who loves a military member in a war zone or in harm’s way in any foreign country. I would like to thank Bess Kline and those […]

In tribute: Former police officer loved family, pranks

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer C.T. “Tommy” Bull was remembered by friends and family as a dedicated family man and law enforcement officer, and a lover of kids, animals and pranks. Bull, a retired Clovis police officer and railroad special investigator, died Aug. 15 at his home in Portales with his wife Margia by […]

In tribute: Former detective loved challenge

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Courtesy photo Bill Bollinger was a former Clovis police detective and city commissioner. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Bill Bollinger saw something he liked — a case to solve, a piece of wood to form, or a person to care about —he never let go. The former Clovis police detective and city commissioner […]

Tribute to a golfer

Cecil Davis, a 1950 Clovis High School graduate and one of the region’s all-time great athletes, died Aug. 8 in Albuquerque. Davis, a multi-sport star who played minor league baseball and was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor, was an avid golfer — and still a good one — well into […]

Team pays tribute to friend

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Josh Romero of Clovis Scum picks up a grounder during the second inning of the team’s matchup against Clovis’ Los M’s Saturday during the New Mexico USSSA men’s class E state tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. Scum won 23-2. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico They weren’t hard to spot […]

In Tribute: Father knew importance of giving

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In Tribute: Vietnam vet dedicated to appliance repair

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There were two things Duward Moon hated to see — a home appliance that didn’t work and a veteran who didn’t belong to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post. He spent his free time fixing both. The Vietnam veteran and repairman died March 31 at age 61. Born Jan. […]

In Tribute: Father remembered for musical talent

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Former bandmates said Jeff Jacobs was the best singer they’d ever known. Family members said he was even better as a father. The only one who never talked about Jacobs’ talents, it seemed, was Jacobs himself. The Brooklyn native, who stayed put after arriving in Clovis via the Air […]

Wall tribute stirs painful memories

CNJ STAFF With today’s arrival of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Ronald Dickson’s emotions are mixed, and he doesn’t know if he’s ready to face what 40 years of time and distance have pushed beneath the surface. It wasn’t all bad. He learned a trade, experienced camaraderie and grew as a person. But he […]

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 […]

Concerts provide lifetime of memories

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to The Clovis Music Festival last weekend? That was some event. Rock ’n’ rollers from another time came to our town to play electric music and boogie. Folks I talked to said Thursday and Saturday’s performers gave great shows at the Clovis Civic Center. We went to […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

In tribute: Student remembered for determination

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Family members said Samuel Kuni never let his size or his handicap keep him down. Born four months premature and later handicapped with impaired vision, Kuni had a huge heart, they said. Kuni, 12, died on Oct. 3 at a Lubbock hospital from complications due to a staph infection, […]

A mother’s day tribute

By Amos (Gary Mitchell) Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a mother s day tribute boss i was searching for kite string the other day for my little […]