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 […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Relay for Life kicking off

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colorful balloons, candles and a gender-bending beauty pageant are just a few of the activities planned during the American Cancer Society’s 11th annual Relay for Life. Hundreds are expected to walk overnight Friday and Saturday at Ned Houk Park to raise funds for cancer research, education and patient support, […]

Ground broken for events center

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, takes part in a calf-roping contest during the groundbreaking for the Special Events Center Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Harden did rope the mechanical calf for a score. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Elected officials from the state and county gathered Saturday at the Curry County […]

4-9 Engagements

Cain/Peabody Randy and Elaine Cain of Pleasant Hill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelsi Cain, of Lubbock, to Mark Peabody, also of Lubbock, son of Jim and Libby Peabody, of Pleasant Hill. The couple will exchange vows on May 27 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and a reception […]

4-2 Engagements

McCasland/Layton Lisa Jo McCasland and Ellis McCasland, of Clovis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Jordon McCasland of Lubbock, to Lance Eric Layton, also of Lubbock, son of Keith and Julie Layton, of Sudan, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 24 at the home of Layne and Shelly Norris and a reception will […]

3-12 Wedding

Chancy/Foskey Stephni Chancy and Addison Foskey, both of Clovis, were married Jan. 26 at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nev. The double-ring ceremony was performed in the presence of 22 close family members. The bride is the daughter of Kim and Charlie Roberts and Steve and Michele Chancy, all of Clovis. […]

Engagements: Dickerman-Bright (11/13 week)

Scott and Bett Dickerman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Dustie Dickerman, to Seth Bright, son of Gary and Gennifer Bright of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. Reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is […]

‘In the military’ means belonging to special fraternity

By Col. Peggy Poore The other week, I had the pleasure of attending Cannon’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony. Like many of the other official functions I’ve attended, this event included a short ceremony that paid special tribute to our prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) service members. As I stand for […]

More than 400 seniors graduate at CHS

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Clovis High School senior Nathan Cordova, center, hugs fellow seniors Abril Rosas, left, and Amber Thompson after Saturday’s Clovis High School Commencement ceremony at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Graduation was old mortarboard for Kathy Adams, who watched her third of four children graduate Saturday during Clovis […]

Cultural performance draws crowds to street

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Bella Vista fifth-grader Colleen Campos performs the Folkorico dance “Las Perlitas” during the second annual Brickroad to Cultural Friendship Saturday on Main Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The sidewalks along Main Street were bulging with onlookers Saturday as students from 13 Clovis elementary school sashayed, twisted, and spun across […]

Crystal-clear love

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By David Irvin, CNJ staff writer Meredith Wavey Bender took great care not to tear the paper wrapped around each of her gifts as she opened them at her retirement ceremony Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. After nearly 42 years of civil service at the air base in the 27th Medical Group, her actions […]

12/5 Birth, Birthday, Engagements and Wedding

Birth Moehrig Adam and Shante Moehrig of Floresville, Texas are the parents of a 7-pound, 6-ounce boy born July 9, 2004 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Nathan Cade Moehrig has one brother, Deron James. Grandparents are Rich and Connie Burger of Floresville and Richard and Vickie Moehrig of La Vernia, Texas. […]

Clovis cadets earn nation’s highest ranking

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Members of the Clovis High School Junior ROTC Color Guard retire the colors during their commander’s call Wednesday at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Air Force JROTC has been named a distinguished unit. That’s the highest-ranking given by the JROTC program nationwide. It means […]

Clovis grad draws guard duty for escorting of Reagan’s body.

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER A Clovis High School graduate and U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard member stood guard as former President Ronald Reagan’s flag-draped casket was escorted from California to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Brian Wanzor guarded the Boeing 747 used to transport Reagan’s body from Point Mugu, Calif., for national memorial services to […]