Portales veterans honoring returning, deploying airmen

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Attendees at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 “Hail and Farewell” event Friday listen to a speaker. Once a month since January, the local VFW post has been recognizing Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Support Squadron personnel who are deploying or have returned from deployment. Argen Duncan […]

And now for some good news

Doug McGregor passes along good news about his granddaughter, Jezika Freeman, who was seriously injured in a recent automobile accident that killed her husband. “Friday she told the therapist that the therapy was ‘hard’ so they told her she would get to rest on Sunday as there wouldn’t be any therapy on Sunday,” McGregor wrote […]

Udall wants to honor Bataan vets

U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M., wants to bestow Bataan Death March veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), 2.3 million members strong, has endorsed the plan, according to a news release from Udall’s office. “The coalescing support around this long-overdue tribute to the veterans who endured […]

Veterans Day events

The following events are planned in honor of Veterans Day: Today Veterans breakfast — 7-11 a.m., American Legion No. 25, 2400 W. 7th St. Opening of exhibit “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes … Navajo Code Talkers of WWII” — 2 p.m., Bosque Redondo Memorial. Information: 355-2573. VFW 9515 Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW […]

Veterans Day events

The following events are planned in honor of Veterans Day: Today VFW Post 3015 open house — 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 3015, 2815 W. 7th St. Wednesday American Legion No. 117 open house — 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 3015, 2815 W. 7th St. Thursday Veterans breakfast — 8 a.m., Baxter-Curren Senior Center, 908 Hickory. Information: […]

Teacher rewarded for exceptional instruction

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis teacher who aims to bring history to life has been honored by the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mike Rutledge has been named the New Mexico Citizenship Teacher of the Year for grades nine through 12 by the state veterans organization. He teaches social studies and […]

Veterans council seeks help finding veterans’ graves

CNJ staff The Joint Veterans Council of Curry and Roosevelt counties will place approximately 2,300 American flags on veterans’ graves this weekend. But each year, council volunteers miss veterans’ graves because there is nothing to indicate veteran status. All veteran organizations have bronze markers that can be purchased to mark veterans’ graves. VFW Post 9515 […]

Chavez, Florence “Lencha”

Florence “Lencha” Chavez, 86, of Clovis died Friday, April 28, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1920, to Jose D. and Delfinia Marez Zamora in Yeso, she married Alfonso Chavez on Jan. 9, 1946, in Fort Sumner. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother, and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the […]

Group hosting events for Veteran’s Week

Freedom Newspapers The Joint Veterans Council will be hosting several events throughout the area for Veteran’s Week. The theme for this year’s event is Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue. The scheduled events are: Monday • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., open house at VFW 3280 Tuesday • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., open […]

Families join for cookout at post

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ News Journal While many Clovis families enjoyed Memorial Day by cooking food in back yards on a family grill, members and friends of VFW Post 3015 came to a Monday afternoon cookout at the veterans’ post. “This is our family,” said Post Commander Dale Huft. “We get together as veterans […]