Anniversary —

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a retired air force airman and printer at Hollands. She is retired from school food service.

Anniversaries — March 6

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011. [image #2, align=left, size=right] The couple was married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. The couple has two children and three grandchildren He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Holland’s Printshop in Clovis. [image #1, align=left, size=right] […]

Bataan veterans remembered

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle of […]

Local speller eyes spot on TV

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lucas Donaldson is traveling more than 1,500 miles to spell words most people can’t pronounce. The Zia Elementary student, who begins sixth grade in the fall, will compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee beginning today in Washington, D.C. Donaldson said he would be studying late Tuesday in […]

3/5 Anniversary

Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children and three grandchildren. The couple met at a country-western dance on Christmas Eve in 1955 and dated for two months and one week before they married. […]

W Carpenter, I Butler

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Willard Carpenter Date of birth: Sept. 11, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: House Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Italy Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit: 10th Mountain Division, 85th Infantry Regiment. In his words: Spring thaw had begun and it was then the push began. […]

Students learn about plants by helping prep the school grounds

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Mesa Elementary third grader Robin Howe pulls weeds with her class Wednesday morning, in front of the school. The children learned how to recognize weeds from plants before moving to the garden. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Mason Odom knelt among the woodchips and intently unearthed a weed. The 8-year-old […]

Shiplet, Creao

Creao Shiplet Services: Have been held. Creao Shiplet, 83, of Logan, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Autumn Blessings Assisted Living in Logan. She was born on Dec. 28, 1921, in Henryetta, Okla. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Logan. She and her husband owned and operated the LP gas company […]

Butler, Mineola

Mineola Butler, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Butler was born July 25, 1914, in Lockney, Texas, to John and Alice Welch Lile. She married Willie Butler Sept. 16, 1936 in Levelland, Texas, and had lived in Clovis for 58 years. She was a member […]

Military feature: Bataan March survivor honored

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Col. John Posner left, of Cannon Air Force Base presents Irvin Butler with a plaque after the World War II veteran was inducted into the base’s Wall of Heroes. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; […]

Clovis pharmacist’s license revoked

Staff and wire reports STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS CLOVIS — The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy on Thursday revoked a Clovis pharmacist’s license for altering quantities of prescription drugs and dispensing drugs without a prescription. The board also fined Joel J. Butler — a registered pharmacist and owner of Medical Center Pharmacy in Clovis — […]

Kersey, Andrew

Andrew Kersey Services: Have been held. Andrew Troy Kersey, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 5, 2004. He was born on April 29, 1924, in Manitou, Okla., to Andrew and Lela Cook Kersey. He was raised in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He was a World War II veteran. He retired from Sandia National Labs in 1986. […]

Search on for bilingual principal

Ryan Lengerich: CNJ News Journal Jarilyn Butler didn’t always speak her students’ language. On snowy days, the former Lockwood Elementary School principal would receive phone calls from parents asking if school had been canceled. Many would ask in Spanish. Butler speaks only English. “I would pick up the phone and it was ‘Habla espanol?’ And […]

Butler, Lyda

Lyda Butler Services: No service is planned. Lyda Mae Butler, 73, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1931, in Santa Monica, Calif., to John William and Lyda M. Ward Thomas. She was raised in Southern California and went to school there. After living in several different […]

Lockwood students sing and dance to celebrate academics

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Lockwood Elementary Kindergarten students Khasiano Martinez, left, and Vivian Miller join hands as they sing “God Bless America” during an Academic Pep Rally at the school Friday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Ryan Lengerich Motivating elementary students to learn is easy: Hold a pep rally — an academic pep rally. Lockwood Elementary students cheered, laughed […]

Butler, Mark Wayne

Mark Wayne Butler Services: Have been held. Mr. Mark Wayne Butler, 17, of Ruidoso, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 4, 1986, in Clovis. He lived in Clovis until age 13, when he moved to Ruidoso. He was a student at Ruidoso High School. He had been a member […]

Diddle to try hand at coaching women

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After 30 years of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle has decided it’s time for a change. The former Eastern New Mexico University coach has accepted the women’s head coaching position at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Diddle, who coached a national team in the United Arab Emirates […]

Artist remembered for generosity

By Jack King Geraldine Ottie Green was a woman of many talents, according to friends. The wife of longtime area physician Dr. Marion F. Green, the great-great-grandmother was a nurse who helped her husband in his practices in Muleshoe and Farwell. She also was a civic-spirited person who started the Muleshoe Public Library and an […]