Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Business digest — Dec. 13

Mother, daughter honored for book A Clovis mother-daughter team was recently honored with the national Benjamin Franklin Award for children’s books. Liz and Stephanie Eisenbraun’s book design project, “Baking with Friends,” was cited for originality in interior design by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. Liz Eisenbraun has worked with numerous local clients, including Taco Box […]

Anniversaries —

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Hicks Don and Sharon Hicks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 2. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] He is a retired math teacher at Clovis Community College. She has been an active Realtor for 40 years and is at RE/MAX First Place Realtors. They have two children, a son: Todd Hicks, married to Lori, and a […]

Rite of passage: the busted wing

Landon Hall For my 5-year-old daughter, a broken arm actually has been a positive learning experience. She’s learned that her body isn’t invincible — and yet it’s not fragile, either. She’s learned how the body works, and how it heals. On Aug. 2, she fell while playing hide-and-seek with the neighbor kids, smacking her elbow […]

Letters to the editor: Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God

Gay lifestyle unacceptable to God Regarding the July 21 letter from Adam Martinez: Those participating in the gay pride parade were forcing their lifestyle on us. I happened to be on Main Street that day shopping with my daughter and having a great mom/daughter day until … How can we leave them alone? Every time […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: They’re young girls, not tramps

Marla Jo Fisher It’s nice to know that we can walk into any mall these days and outfit Curly Girl for her future career as a prostitute. Maybe she’ll meet Hugh Grant while she’s trolling the streets. Maybe she’ll be a stripper or a call girl who meets a nice married governor from Back East. […]

Math camp organizers hope to foster student interest

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Vargas, 11, counts the number of items he placed in an egg carton as an example of how fractions work Wednesday at Marshall Middle School’s Kitten Math Camp. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Carman Richard had trouble getting her daughter Joy Richard to read until she found a story that […]

Military digest —

Elliott Candace Elliott, daughter of Robert and Julie Elliott, arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C. on May 9, to begin the first phase of her nine weeks of Army Basic Combat Training. She will graduate in July.

Engagements — May 15

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Plyler-Spears [image #4, align=left, size=medium] The parents of Hollee Plyler of Clovis announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter to Austin Spears of Clovis. Plyler is a 2011 elementary education graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Spears is employed at BNSF Railway. The couple will be wed in Jamaica June 15, 2011. A […]

Engagements — May 8

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Allison-Cox [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Tim and Jo Allison of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth Allison of Portales, to Brain Andrew Cox of Clovis, son of Andy and Mary Cox. The couple will be married 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Clovis. The […]

Weddings — March 20

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Roach- Rodriquez Kayla Roach and JoDerick Rodriquez of Portales were married Feb. 26 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The Rev. David McVey performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Karen Roach and Tesha Payne of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Steve Miller and Sandy Phillips of […]

Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Project aids ENMU coach’s daughter

Eastern New Mexico University has announced a “Win for Wallis” campaign in support of Lauren Wallis, the daughter of ENMU defensive coordinator Todd Wallis and his wife, Michelle. Lauren Wallis was born six weeks premature July 12. So far, $3,267.08 has been generated through the project, which is based on points scored (236) and turnovers […]

Engagements — Oct. 17

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Brown-Parsley Randy and Christi Brown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter , Megan Lea Brown of Texico to Charles James “CJ” Parsley of Vega, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Chip Parsley of Corpus Christi, Texas and Jaylene McFaul of Vega, Texas. The bride-elect graduated from Texico High School in […]

Birthdays — Oct. 3

Macias Gus Macias of Clovis celebrated his 18th birthday 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2010, at 921 Adams Rd. He was born Sept. 27, 1992, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his family. He has one daughter. His family, especially his daughter, Lisa Maria Macias, would like to wish him a very happy birthday. We […]

Birthday — Sept. 5

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Sena Sena [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Sarah Marez and Gabriel Sena of Clovis would like to wish their daughter, Kye Lee Nieves Sena, a very special first birthday. How beautiful you have grown in the last year. Grandma Nene is watching over you every step you take. We love you. Kye is also the granddaughter of […]

Weekly update — Aug. 8

Woman cited in connection with daughter’s death A 39-year-old Texico woman whose 14-year-old daughter was thrown from a pickup truck and killed July 21 has been cited in connection with the death. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Christine Uballe was cited for driving without a license, violating child passenger restraint requirements and driving with an unsecured […]

Engagements — June 27

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Anthony-Gillard [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Alton and Debbie Anthony of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessicka Anthony of Clovis, to Andrew Gilliard, of Clovis, son of Troy and Tonia Gilliard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. July 3, 2010, at Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park. The […]

Melrose man pleads guilty to child abuse

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Melrose was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to abusing his 3-month-old daughter. Phillip Holmes is required to serve an additional two years of parole upon completion of his sentence and participate in mandatory counseling, according to a press release from the District Attorney Matt Chandler. Holmes […]

Calls oppose cigarette tax hike

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican As its done in previous years, a major tobacco company is running a phone bank to urge New Mexicans to tell legislators to vote against raising cigarette taxes. A spokesman for Altria, parent company of Phillip Morris, said Monday that such calls are supposed to go only […]