Residents recognize significance of Tuesday’s inauguration

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Briseno, 17, said she didn’t really know how to pack for her trip with 10 classmates to the inauguration. She made sure to pack a map of the metro system subway in Washington D.C. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Among the millions expected to swarm Washington, D.C., for […]

June 22, 2008 Weddings

Gonzales Miranda Chavez and Richard Gonzales, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage May 25, 2008, at their home. District Judge Drew Tatum performed the family ceremony. The couples’ three children are Richard Gonzales II, Alycia Gonzales and Victoria Chavez. The bride is the daughter of Joaquin G. and Naty Madril of Clovis. The bridegroom […]

Portales seniors graduate

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Tanya Gossett gets a hug from from guidance counselor Carolyn Van Wettering as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma during Friday’s Portales High School graduation held at Greyhound Arena. She was among 159 graduates. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It was a ceremony that commemorated the end […]

Officials speak at final ceremony before wall moves on

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School AFJROTC cadet Ryan Telles-Hinch presents arms at Tuesday afternoon’s closing ceremony for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at the Clovis High School campus. By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Each of several speakers during Tuesday’s final ceremony of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at Clovis High School […]

City candidates swearing in

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City Manager Joe Thomas introduces the newly elected city commissioners and mayor during a swearing-in ceremony Monday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. “This is a group of people I am truly looking forward to working with,” Thomas told the more than 75 people who attended the ceremony.

Honoring sacrifice

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Linda Pacheco sits beside the grave of her only brother. “I miss him a lot,” she said. “He was the backbone of the family.” Her brother, who served with the National Guard in Clovis, died two years ago from a heart attack. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Beneath a […]

Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

May 10, 1932

Tom Carlyle, a fourth-grade student at Eugene Field school, submitted the winning slogan in a school safety contest: “Be careful, not dareful.” His cash prize was $2.50. … A Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement asked “Do you inhale?” … High school graduation was scheduled for 88 Clovis High seniors. The ceremony took place at the armory.

Time capsule opening

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: The contents of a time capsule buried in 1957 will be revealed. The event is part of a year-long celebration of Clovis’ 100th anniversary. When: 2 p.m. today Where: The time capsule was buried in front of what was then the Clovis City Hall and what is now […]

Police department celebrates promotions

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Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, oreground, swears in new Deputy Police Chief Mike Ingram on Thursday afternoon. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A bar of paper stars taped to his chest by his young son elicited laughter from a crowd of onlookers as Mike Ingram was named deputy chief […]

Soldiers welcomed home

CNJ STAFF A parade and ceremony are being held today in Rio Rancho to welcome soldiers returning to New Mexico from Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Washington, D.C., according to a press release from the New Mexico National Guard. The parade begins a 2 p.m. at the Sports Complex on High Resort, followed by the ceremony […]

Flag returns to Hurlburt

CNJ Staff The 1st Special Operations Wing flag returns to Hurlburt Field, Fla., Thursday during a redesignation ceremony of the 16th SOW, according to a 16th SOW Public Affairs press release. It will be the first time the 1st SOW flag has flown at Hurlburt Field since Oct. 1, 1993, when Air Force officials redesignated […]

Engagements 7/9

Cain-Harvey Ricky and Sherry Cain announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tasha Cain, to David Harvey, son of Joe and Kathy Harvey, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on July 28 at the bride’s home. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate […]

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 […]

June 4, 2006 Engagements

Amy Leaverton of Clovis announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Justin Johnson of Clovis. She is the daughter of Stan Lassiter of Clovis and the late Rebecca Lassiter of Levelland, Texas. He is the son of Wade Wilson and Sondra Johnson, both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 2 […]

Residents pay respects to war dead

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A wreath is set in place to honor those who died in combat. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Curry/Roosevelt Joint Veterans Council held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis to honor those who died defending the United States. Sgt. Eugene Von Bon of Cannon […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

Clovis High seniors move on

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Seniors bounce a beach ball during the moving of the tassles at Clovis High School graduation ceremonies on Saturday morning. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A festive crowd gathered Saturday in the Rock Staubus Gymnasium to bid farewell to the Clovis High School class of 2006. In purple gowns and […]

5/21 Engagements

Pond/Smith Stuart and Tresa Pond of Grady announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taris Pond, of Clovis to Taylor Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Guy Smith of Colorado and Julie Abernathy of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on June 3 at Kingswood Methodist Church, and […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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Philippa Holmes is greeted by her sons Gregory Holmes, 12, at left, and Gregory Holmes 10 after receiving her degree in early childhood multi-culture education from Clovis Community College Friday. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening […]