Oct. 5, 2008 Weddings

Mendoza-Garcia Heather Mendoza and Roman Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage Sept. 9 at the of home of Teresa and Robert Montoya. The rev. Jan Garrett performed the ceremony. Their children Masen, Mauricio and Gabriella Montoya along with Eleanna Garcia were in their wedding party. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries

Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a retired Portales High School administrator and serves as a regent at Eastern New Mexico University. She is a retired Portales Schools teacher. They have two […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Heller Christian and Regina Heller of Clovis will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17, 2008, at their home. The celebration will be hosted by the couple. They couple was married Sept. 17, 1978, at Fort Polk, La. The have three children and seven grandchildren. He is a reverend. She is a caretaker. Invitations […]

Sept. 11, 2008 Engagements

Melancon-Sehorn Burton Melancon of Albuquerque and LeighAnn Melancon of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Melancon, to Nathan Sehorn, both of Clovis. He is the son of George Sehorn and Linda Brandon, both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Parkland Baptist […]

Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

July 27, 2008 Anniversaries

Rubio Eddie and Viola Rubio of Clovis will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at noon Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. A reception will immediately follow at La Quinta Inn, 4521 N. Prince St. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Eddie A. Rubio Jr., Raquel R. Rubio, Reyna G. Rubio and grandchildren, […]

July 6, 2008 Engagements

Gomez-Morales Johnny and Patsy Gomez announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lisa Gomez, to Robert Morales, all of Clovis. He is the grandson of Grace Salinas of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. August 16, 2008, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ. The reception will follow. The […]

June 30, 2008 Weddings

Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Natalie Rockley of Stillwater, Okla. The groom is the son of Joe and Charmain Howard of Clovis. The couple will reside […]

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 […]

Couple’s work worldly

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Courtesy photo Dwayne Carter building a house in Rio Bravo, Mexico during a mission trip. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Ann and Dwayne Carter volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and serve the prayer breakfast for the First United Methodist Church, but for 10 years helping others was something they did throughout the world. Ann […]

Young couple copes with tragic losses

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Courtesy photo Amber Noack said her son Aaydyn was a funny child, always happy and never sullen. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Exactly one week after Amber and Brad Noack buried their infant daughter, tragedy struck again for the young couple. Their 19-month-old son, Aaydyn Noack, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he […]

June 22, 2008 Anniversaries

Jacobs Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their four children. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in Newport, Ark. The have eight grandchildren. He […]

Newman Project equips homes with safety measures

CNJ Staff The Newman Project, which promotes safety for local seniors, helped to equip 20 homes in Curry and Roosevelt County this week. The Newman Project was formed by District Attorney Matt Chandler to ensure the safety of the seniors in the community. The project was named in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, an […]

Couple shares graduate experience

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Colon and his wife Erica inspect their diplomas after they both graduated with associate’s degree in general studies Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement ceremony. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he […]

April 20, 2008 Engagements

Ferris/Brown Scott and Donna Ferris of Dalhart, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Marie Ferris of Dalhart, to Gary Allan Brown of Grady. He is the son of Linda and Tommy Brown of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows July 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart. The […]

April 13, 2008 Engagements

Pickens-Bryant Maureen Burns of Clovis and Cary and Sheila Pickens of Winters, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heather Pickens, to Phil Bryant, both of Clovis. He is the son of Mark and Phyllis Bryant of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 24, 2008, at the Clovis […]

Couple’s main means of transportation stolen

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Alex Yuen said his bicycle didn’t just take him from home to work, it also gave a sense of freedom. A New York transplant, Yuen, 38, said he has never had the interest to learn how to drive a car. “I just like to ride just to ride, just […]

April 6, 2008 Engagements

Kern-Whitaker David and Judy Kern of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Barri Kern, to Jeff Whitaker, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Mark and Karen Whitaker of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 10, 2008, at Trinity Church in Lubbock. A reception at the church will follow. […]

Mission trip inspires local church group

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Courtesy photo: Rev. Ben Wright Members of St. James Church begin work on a home they built for a family in Juarez, Mexico, which was named “Casa Manos de Dios” or “The Hands of God Home.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Barbara Brockmeier spent a week carrying lumber, pounding nails and helping put stucco […]

Saiz 50th anniversary

Nazario and Tommie Saiz of Clovis will observe their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. A celebration will be held at a later date. The couple was married March 18, 1958, in Vaughn at St. Mary’s Church. They have eight children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are both retired.