Club notes — Nov. 13

Beta Phi Eight members of Beta Phi had their October Social Oct. 15 at IHop. The girls enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast. Collene Baldwin, Sandy Friday, Dottie Good, Laura Lofflin, Patsy Lorenz, Bev Miller, Suzy Moore and Rachel Wallace were in attendance. — Submitted by Bev Miller

Don’t let imperfections ruin life

The imperfections in the world can bring some entertainment. I am glad for that. Unbroken comfort can make you more numb than jumping into that frozen lake with a polar bear club. Recently I enjoyed sitting outside during the dirt storm that hit the area. My young daughter enjoyed it with me. She ran around […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Carolyn and Frank Sherman were named the Ambassadors of the Year by the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, where they volunteered together for 21 years. Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for […]

Education feature: Retired CCC administrator enjoyed challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Caffey sits in his home office. Caffey retired from Clovis Community College on Jan. 4 after 17 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer David Caffey enjoyed everything he did at Clovis Community College. As vice president for Instruction for seven years and vice president for institutional effectiveness, his […]

Samaritan opportunities all around us

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist She has been gone now for many years. Our children were small and she lived not far from our home. She rarely enjoyed the pleasure of anyone’s company. When I stumbled upon her, it was at a time when I was involved in delivering sacks of groceries for a church […]

Day of fun

Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing Commander, greets the volunteers who cooked hamburgers for Cannon Appreciation Day. Cannon Connections Staff Hundreds of Cannon Air Force Base airmen and their families enjoyed Cannon Appreciation Day Aug. 25. The annual event, which was hosted by the Committee of Fifty and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, was […]

In tribute: Friend: Traveler enjoyed life

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Thelma Middleton loved to travel, her friends said, and on one trip she met a fortune teller who told her she’d live to be 50. She decided she wanted to live to be 100, and she did. The Clovis centenarian died June 25. She was born in Gatesville, Texas, […]

Day full of dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Angelica Martinez, 6, tries to rope a plastic calf Saturday at a calf-roping booth at the second annual DairyFest held by the United Dairy Women at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully before throwing it this time. The 6-year-old’s family […]

ENMU grads to match wits in NCAA tourney game

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Creighton’s Dana Altman and Nevada’s Mark Fox have more in common than leading their teams to the NCAA tournament. They both played basketball for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Their teams will collide in the first round of the South Regional on Friday in New Orleans. Nevada […]

Baldwin, Brian A.

Brian Alan Baldwin, 32, of Clovis died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 26, 1974, to David and Nelda Quinn Baldwin in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a 1992 graduate of Grady High School and was employed as a welder. He was a member of Central Christian Church. Family members […]

Rury, Zelbert “Zeb”

Zelbert “Zeb” Rury, 78, of Clovis died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born June 20, 1927, in Rush Springs, Okla., to James and Jane Rury, he moved to Bovina in 1942 and graduated from Farwell High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. He married Erma Robards […]

McDonald, William

William (Bill) McDonald, 91, of Clovis died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 22, 1914, in Bovina. Family members said he served God in faith and actions. He served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and reading, family members said. Examples of his woodworking […]

Lantz-Casados, Darla

Darla M. Lantz-Casados, 48, of Los Alamos, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Family members said she was a giving and creative person who enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed painting, photography, creating flower arrangements, snow skiing, bicycling, and sports. Family members said her greatest pleasure in life was being a grandmother. She was a […]

Former ENMU standout cherishes college days

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Former Eastern New Mexico University football standout Michael Sinclair played 12 seasons in the NFL. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University football player Michael Sinclair had his No. 72 jersey retired by the school during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s basketball game. Sinclair played at […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member […]

Ford, Clayton

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members said. He also enjoyed riding horses and breaking colts and riding his dirt […]

Rodriguez, Adriana

Adriana L. Rodriguez, 20, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1985, to Diana (Baca) and Arthur Rodriguez. She graduated from Portales High School in May 2003. Family members said she enjoyed music, movies, and her computer she received from the New Mexico Make-A-Wish Foundation. She […]

11/27 Letters to the editor

Reason for school merger hypocritical The Nov. 15 school board meeting was historical. With little compassion shown by the board, except for two, and certainly not by the administration, an execution date has been set for the guillotine to fall on Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy. Despite the objections of both communities, hundreds of students from Bella […]

11/17 Education Digest

ENMU hosting education conference Aspiring teachers in junior high school and high school will have the chance to learn more about the field of education at Eastern New Mexico University this weekend. ENMU’s College of Education, in partnership with Title V, will host the 2005 New Mexico Future Educators Association state conference Friday and Saturday […]