Experts offer advice on avoiding flu

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Camellia Gallegos, a nationally certified medical technician at Clovis Family Healthcare, draws up a flu vaccine. Benna Sayyed Winter is right around the corner, temperatures are dropping and the flu season is here. Essie Means, director of Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center, is at ground zero for the battle against […]

Pet grooming growing trend

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alice McMath, a groomer for Pet Care in Clovis, trims a Shih Tzu named Shelby Friday. McMath said she has been in the dog grooming business for more than 20 years and sees a lot of passion in people towards their pets. Alisa Boswell Pampered pets may be the new […]

Government not in business of parenting

Except for one new wrinkle, Destin, Fla., resident Barbara Warburton’s complaint about the television show “Family Guy” is no different from complaints that have dogged certain TV shows for decades, from the Smothers Brothers’ variety show in the ’60s to “South Park” today. She thinks “Family Guy” is offensive and un-Christian and will corrupt viewers. […]

No matter our status, we all need Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week, I was out shopping for a birthday gift and ran into Barbara in the town section. I had not seen her in months. She was with her 4-year-old granddaughter Maggie. Barbara and Maggie were shopping for Maggie’s birthday. Barbara had decided to let Maggie choose her own birthday gift. […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 15

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Burrage [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ed and Barbara Burrage of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married on Aug. 14, 1960, at the Eastern New Mexico University Baptist Student Union. They have two children, Misti Everett and Todd Burrage; and seven grandchildren. Ed is retired from Safeway and Barbara is […]

Red hat in gray-suit world

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “By the way, I’m not doing Christmas cards. If you want them sent, you’ll have to do it.” According to Sam Gardner in Philip Gulley’s delightful “Harmony” series, it was the same “fight” every year. Sam, pastor of the Harmony Friends’ Meeting (Quaker church) would buy four boxes of […]

June 22, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club attended its annual pilgrimage on June 10 by visiting the grounds belonging to Nick and Nancy Fischer. The Fischers moved to Curry County seven years ago from Colorado and have done extensive landscaping on their four-acre property. There are more than hundred trees of various types on the […]

Wilson-Townsley Engagement

Carl and Penny Wilson of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elisabeth Wilson, to Barak “Chris” Townsley of Clovis. He is the son of Mike and Hope Reid of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at First Christian Church at 1700 N. Main. The reception […]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member […]

Merriman, Robert

Robert Mack Merriman, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Holly Lake Nursing Center in Weatherford, Texas. He was born March 12, 1914, in Gordon, Texas, to John and LaMira Merriman. He married Barbara Allen Ratliff in 1939 in Strawn, Texas. He worked as a switchman for the Sante Fe railroad and retired […]

Hoop movie filmed in area makes debut

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Former Farwell High School basketball standout Hailey Grimes was one of several area residents to land a role in the movie. (CNJ file photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent “Believe In Me” has hit the big screen. The movie, primarily filmed in Clovis and Portales in the fall of 2004, debuted Tuesday at the Santa […]

Ford, Barbara

Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937 in New York, N.Y. to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque. She attended Texas Women’s University and the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with […]

In tribute: Former store owner remembered as good-natured

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Ray Anaya first met Raymond Sena at the American Legion Post 25 more than 30 years ago. Anaya, who recently became engaged to Sena’s cousin, Barbara, found himself suspended by his shirt collar, being held by Sena. “I was scared at first,” Anaya said. “My feet were dangling under […]

Johnny Castillo

Services: Have been held. Johnny Castillo, 40, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 5, 1964, in Muleshoe, to Fidencio and Catarina Castillo. He married Barbara Vargas on July 29, 1994, in Bovina. He was a laborer at Excel. Family members said he enjoyed […]

Goddard, Barbara

Barbara Goddard Services: Have been held. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as a manager in the fish market […]

Polk , Gladys

Services: Have been held. Gladys Stella Northcutt Polk, 97, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at her home. She was born May 20, 1907, in Hermleigh, Texas, to John Henry and Lola Wesley Northcutt. She came to this area in a covered wagon and her family homesteaded in the Bellview area. She was a […]

Evans, Barbara

Barbara Evans Services: Have been held. Mrs. Barbara “Polly” Evans, 71, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1933, in Portales, to Ellen and William F. Marcus. She grew up in Floyd and graduated from Portales High School. She moved to Utah […]

Prayer, pride help family get through sons’ service

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Four American flags wave proudly outside the Isaacs family home just west of Portales. One represents the family’s love of country. The others represent three sons: Corey, Toby and Eric Isaacs, who have all recently completed military obligations in Iraq. All three are scheduled to be home for […]

Fuller, Barbara

Barbara Fuller Services: No local services are planned Barbara Ann Fuller, 71, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in McAdo, Texas, to George W. and Julia Beatrice Boren Shaw. She was raised in Fort Sumner where she graduated from high […]

Thomas, Barbara

Barbara Thomas Services: Have been held. Mrs. Barbara E. Thomas, 85, of Clovis, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 8, 1918, near Farmersville, Texas, to Walter Roy and Dora Lawrence Johnson. She graduated from Farmersville High School in 1936. She married Dumas T. Thomas on […]