Forrest community reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.

Anniversaries —

Douglas Sharon and Bernard Douglas will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Dec. 15. The couple married Dec. 15, 1980, in Clovis. They have two daughters, Tiffany Forrest (Andrew) and Kimberly Wormington (Stuart). In addition they have three grandsons, two granddogs, and one grandbunny. Sharon is employed at Los Ninos and Bernard is retired military.

In Tribute: Caton last surviving member of 1933 Forrest hoops champs

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Submitted by Susan Caton Wright Oran Caton, holding the ball in the front row, was a member of Forrest’s 1933 state basketball championship team. By Ben Moffett: Special to the CNJ Oran Caton, 93, the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday at his home in Albuquerque. Caton […]

9-25 Religion digest

First Christian hosting outdoor service First Christian Church is hosting its third annual Church on the Beach. Pastor Jon Forrest said the event is designed for people who would prefer to attend a more casual church service. The service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday on the west side of Greene Acres Park lake. […]

Aug. 2008 Pintores Artist of the Month

Pintores Art League has selected Sondra Forrest as the Artist of the Month for August. Her latest works are on display at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, throughout the month. Forrest was raised in Grady and has lived in Clovis for many years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern New Mexico University. After […]

Memories of the Forrest School

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist By Judy Sours “Saturday, July 5, 2008, marked another Forrest, N.M. reunion,” said Judy Sours. “I have attended several, including the first one held in 1966. The school had recently closed and the buildings were empty, no longer to be used to educate children. “Small rural communities live through the […]

Texas center offers hope

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Once a promising basketball player at a Division I college, Scott Reynolds seemed to have a bright future. But an addiction to drugs and alcohol landed him in a Japanese prison when he was caught smuggling drugs, he said. “I was at the end of my rope,” Reynolds said. […]

Book recounts area’s basketball lore

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Chaparral middle school teacher Bill Stockton remembers his grandfather, Bill, telling him stories about his time on the Forrest High School varsity basketball team in the early 1930s. Clovis boys basketball coach J.D. Isler recollects his father, Jerry, reciting tales of his days on Wheatland High School’s team in […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Cats survive at Carlsbad

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer CARLSBAD — Jordan Mendoza and Bryce Hill took advantage of a second chance. Mendoza’s 19-yard pass to Hill on fourth-and-9 kept alive a key drive, and Brian Mead scored on a 6-yard run a few plays later as Clovis survived a scare to beat Carlsbad 20-13 on Friday at […]

Oklahoman comes to own ‘piece of God’s good earth’

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following was told by Jewel Buttram Ames. We came to the (New Mexico) territory Feb. 20, 1907. I was 5 years old. I think we came to establish a permanent home and to own a piece of God’s good earth. We came from … Henryetta, Okla. My […]

Residents celebrate resolve

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Thousands of residents, young and old, assembled at Saturday’s event at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate the new Special Operations mission for Cannon Air Force Base. As numerous American flags waved in the light breeze, residents sought shade under awnings to enjoy free refreshments and live music. The […]

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 […]

Smith, Cheryl

Cheryl Cooper Parish Smith, 57, of Albuquerque, formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 26, 2006, after a bout with cancer. She was born April 24, 1949, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She lived in Clovis for 30 years before moving to Albuquerque in 2003. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth M. Cooper. She […]

Some struggling with commercial side of Easter holiday

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Norma Stickley shops for Easter baskets and bunnies Thursday at the Main Street Crafters Mall with her great-granddaughter, Alexys Ortiz, 6. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter, with the aisles of local stores filled with vivid displays of pink bunnies, assorted chocolates, marshmallow […]

Lady Cats take twin bill

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Clovis High sophomore Samantha Ramos hits the ground after diving to catch a pop fly to end the fifth inning in the opener of Tuesday’s doubleheader against Roswell Goddard at Lady Wildcat Softball Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Rachelle Urban had a nice, comfortable outing […]

MLK breakfast commemorates civil rights leader

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Col. Dolores Forrest, with the 27th Medical Group, was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A young, black girl stood on top of a box, silent, while her white classmate spoke to the […]

Survivors to speak at two local churches

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two survivors of separate harrowing experiences are scheduled to share their inspirational messages Sunday in Clovis. Gilbert Forrest will conduct multiple services at a revival being held at First Christian Church of Clovis where his son, Jon Forrest, currently serves as senior pastor. The longtime Oklahoma pastor is a […]

11/4 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m., First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main. Guest speaker, Pastor Gilbert Forrest. Information: 763-7113 or 760-2654. Sunday Fall Revival — 10:30 a.m., First Christian […]

Miller, Margaret

Margaret Miller Services:Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Evelyn Miller, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 9, 1921, in McQueen, Okla., to Vernon and Lillie Wise. She married Carrol D. Miller on March 5, 1940, in Clovis. During World War II she moved to California and […]

Crystal-clear love

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By David Irvin, CNJ staff writer Meredith Wavey Bender took great care not to tear the paper wrapped around each of her gifts as she opened them at her retirement ceremony Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. After nearly 42 years of civil service at the air base in the 27th Medical Group, her actions […]