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Articles from the May 23, 2009 edition

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Each soldier's sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as...

 

Gel candles featured

Information on making gel candles and recipes for children to make will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Diane Lieb will show how to make gel can... Full story

 

Missing boy brought community together

Six-year-old Matthew Roberts, son of Debbie and Geoff Roberts of 500 W. Christopher in Clovis, went missing on May 8, 1990. His disappearance sparked a massive search by residents and law enforcement officials that included approximately 5,000...

 

Boy's fate complicated decision

Daniel Hauser is at the center of a heated controversy that pits his parents against the state of Minnesota in a question of life, death and freedom. Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minn., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form...

 

Band made lasting impact on genre

"Shenandoah was one of the first groups to rebel against the urban cowboy image of the ‘80s and lead the way to the new traditionalism of the ‘90s.” (Shenandoah website)...

 

First person: Pastor returns to answer call

Pastor Gary Piepkorn was a chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base when the Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales opened. Piepkorn moved away from Cannon and after several years, retired from the service at Onizuka Air Station in California. Around t... Full story

 

City officials OK rec center rate hike

Portales city leaders are moving forward with programs to keep kids busy during the summer. But it all comes at a cost, and one that is higher than Portales residents are used to paying. At issue are two programs dubbed “Kids N Motion” at the...

 

County responds to handicap needs at fairgrounds

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joe Wilson of Clovis said he refused to let his wheelchair stop him from attending the Curry County Fair with his grandchildren this year. This year, nothing will make Joe Wilson happier than to join a brigade of... Full story

 

May 24 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:...

 

State's ruling slowly stripping away rights

Daniel Hauser is at the center of a heated controversy that pits his parents against the state of Minnesota in a question of life, death and freedom. Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minn., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form...

 

Take time to demonstrate patriotism

I could probably count the number of times on one hand I’ve actually been off on Memorial Day or one of the other three-day weekend holidays. Over the years I’ve worked at the newspaper on Memorial Day. Even... Full story

 

Each soldier's sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as... Full story

 

Take time to demonstrate patriotism

I could probably count the number of times on one hand I’ve actually been off on Memorial Day or one of the other three-day weekend holidays. Over the years I’ve worked at the newspaper on Memorial Day. Even...

 

May 23 Letters to the Editor

Recycling has many benefits My class is learning about recycling and I would like to inform people. Recycling is a good thing to do because it keeps our Earth clean. We need to keep our Earth clean because we only have one Earth. My school, Zia...

 

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