Preacher shares a love story

In case you missed it, Pastor Curtis Shelburne writes about “a funeral and the depth of family love” in his latest column:

Weather causes extensive crop damage

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Curtis Preston said the hail — some as big as baseballs — destroyed about 25,000 acres of corn, cotton and […]

Barber shears five generations

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Curtis, 15 months, sits on his grandfather Blake Curtis’ lap Wednesday for his first haircut at Ellison’s Barbershop. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Blake Curtis held his 15-month-old grandson in his lap in the barber’s chair as Ellison Green snipped at the child’s hair. With the younger Blake’s […]

Greigo-Montanez Wedding

Franchesca Griego of Clovis and Robert Montanez Jr. of Portales were joined in marriage July 8, 2006, at Faith Christian Family Church. The Rev. Peter Jaramillo performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mario and Suzette Griego of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Nick and Clara Griego of Clovis and […]

Duncan wins probate judge seat

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When county officials declared Kevin Duncan the winner of the probate judge primary election, one thing was foremost on his mind — sleep. Duncan garnered 1,469 votes, according to county tallies, which trickled in Wednesday morning, slowed by a hitch in counting absentee ballots. His opponent, Michael Wells, garnered […]

Dogs reported poisoned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Three dogs in a Clovis neighborhood were poisoned Sunday with a household chemical wrapped in uncooked bacon. One family is mourning the loss of a beloved pet as a result. Divot, a small, Lhasa apso mix owned by the Curtis family, died Monday afternoon after ingesting organo-phosphate, a chemical […]

Ira Curtis Vibbard

Ira Curtis Vibbard Services:10 a.m. Sunday at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2915 S. Union. Ira Curtis Vibbard, 67, of Dexter died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, surrounded by his family at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Portales to Walter Vibbard and Nettie Powell Vibbard. He married Cheryl Adams on Dec. 5, 1976 […]

Close to home, yet world away: trip to Portales

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We are going to take a virtual tour of Portales, by way of enhancing our romancing through some wonderful events and new opportunities in this town. If you wish to grab a mid-autumn getaway with the love of your life, the approaching weekend could be a busy one for you. Changes […]

Reporter’s notebook: Schools pledge record amount for United Way

The teachers and staff of the Clovis Municipal School system recently showed their commitment to the community by pledging a record $61,416 to United Way of Eastern New Mexico. It was a 22-percent increase from last year, according to school and United Way officials. United Way is a non-profit charitable organization which raises money to […]

Tiffin, Curtis

Curtis Tiffin Services:Have been held. Curtis Tiffin, 80, died Aug. 8, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock Tiffin was born Mar. 25, 1925, in Maude, Okla. to Effie and A. N. Tiffin. Tiffin’s family moved from Maude, Okla., to Ranchvale when he was four years old. He graduated from high school there in 1943, […]