Engagements — Jan. 16

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Smith-Carpenter Stephanie Smith and Tyler Carpenter of Austin, Texas, will be married Jan. 28, 2011, at the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Cindy Smith of Lansing, Mich. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Jaqque Johnson of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from Michigan State University […]

Families share Thanksgiving plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Villareal George and Nickie Villareal of Bovina announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Villareal of Bovina, to Devin Wade Carpenter of Muleshoe. He is the son of Otis and Karen Carpenter and Cara Wade, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m., Nov. 8, 2008, at the Farwell […]

June 30, 2008 Anniversaries

Richardson George and Rosa Richardson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday in Santa Rosa. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in New York. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a carpenter. She is […]

Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

Hang out without the hangover

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said leftover toxins from the alcohol in your […]

Doggie day care

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonnette Carpenter of Clovis, co-owner of Waggin’ Tails, spends Yappy Hour Monday afternoon with, from left, Boomer, Puppy, Skeeter, and Murphy. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seven eager, upturned faces watch impatiently as Tonnette Carpenter rips open a bag of cookies. As the group of day care attendees clamor […]

Christmas another day of work for many

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Thomas Klütts prepares meals during a busy spell Monday at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Klütts said many customers ordered traditional Christmas meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Having to work on Christmas didn’t take away from the holiday spirit of many Clovis residents, who said they […]

Shared passion: Twins teach at Clovis grade schools

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Pam Adkins, left, teaches at Mesa Elemenand Tam Curry, right, are twin sisters that teach at Mesa Elementary and her twin sister Tam Curry at Clovis Christian. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The kindergarten teacher plucked an old hardback book from a shelf in her sister’s classroom. “Can I have […]

NIE honors Clovis special ed teacher

CNJ staff A stack of newspapers greets Tonnette Carpenter and her students twice a week. Horoscopes, comics, and sports immediately grab the attention of the students. But Carpenter directs her pupils to local and national articles, using words printed on the page as a learning tool. “The more one reads, the better reading skills become,” […]