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Gonzales Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration was hosted by their children, Agnes Gonzales, Ray and Katrina Vigil, Dave and Sabrina Jablonski, Regina and Karlo Jajlardo and Corrina Gonzales. The couple was married Feb. 3, 1962, at Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets to perform in Clovis

CNJ staff The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be rehearsing today and Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium, according to a news release. The group will rehearse beginning 9 a.m. today and will hold a free community performance 8 p.m. Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets are a […]

Southern, Derrell

Derrell Southern, 49, of Portales, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 16, 1957, in Portales to Jean and E.T. Southern. He grew up in Portales and worked as a truck driver near Clara, Okla., for a number of years. He returned to Portales about a year […]

Castorena, Clara

Clara F. Castorena, 85, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Menard, Texas. She married Polo Castorena in Menard on Oct. 3, 1938. She moved to Muleshoe in 1950 from Sudan. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe and the Guadalupana […]

Roberts-Jones, Pansy F.

Pansy Farrington Roberts-Jones, 96, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 16, 1909, in Kelly (Gould), Okla., to Benjamin Franklin and Mable Clara Roberts. She completed grammar school in Harmon County, Okla. in 1925. In 1928, she attended Draughon’s Business College in Wichita Falls, Texas, on […]

Felty, Clara

Clara Felty Services: Have been held. Clara Lucille Felty, 83, of Belen, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was raised in Clovis and on Dec. 25, 1937, she married William Roy Felty in Clovis. Family members said she loved to sew, collected knickknacks and her indoor plant gardening skills […]

Teal, Julius Crofton

Julius Crofton Teal Services: Have been held. Julius Crofton Teal, 85, of Odessa, Texas, died Monday, March 8, 2004, in Yuma, Ariz. He was born on Aug. 29, 1918, in Comanche, Texas, to Jess and Ada Dyson Teal. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy from Sept. […]

Talley, Clara

Clara Talley Services: Have been held. Mrs.. Clara Talley, 84, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at the Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Clovis to Maude and Orlando Lang. She came to Portales in 1929. Nearly all of her life was lived within the state. […]

Foote, Roy

Roy Foote Services: Have been held. Roy Foote, 83, of Tucumcari, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 3, 1919, in Orlando, Okla. He was an active farmer and rancher in the Tucumcari area for many years. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Slater of Clovis, Donna Brasher of Amarillo, and Mary […]

Smith, J.D.

J.D. Smith Services: Have been held. Johnny David Smith, 44, of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy C. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Diana of Katy, formerly of Clovis; two daughters, Emma and Clara Smith of Katy; his father, Johnny T. Smith of […]

Respect means more than flowers

Judy Brandon What is respect? We think of respect but don’t always apply it to every situation in life. Years ago, I learned a lasting lesson in respect. When I was in high school, I went with a girlfriend many times to see her grandmother who lived in a local rest home. The first time […]

chased by oranges

by amos Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i was minding my own business the other day strolling through the church kitchen when marcellus the ugly ungodly cat scampered across the counter in pursuit of hapless homer hummingbird homer made […]