The sky is calling: Pilots take to flight early

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By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It starts like this. “I want to become a pilot. I think it’s awesome. I want to be a fighter pilot. My second choice would be a commercial pilot. Then a stunt pilot. Then a test pilot,” said Andres Gallegos of Albuquerque. His aspirations, at this stage, are simply […]

Lifestyles 9-4

CNJ staff Births Kilian Sean and Amanda Kilian of Urbana, Ill. are the parents of a 7-pound, 6-ounce boy, William Thomas Kilian, who was born on July 7, 2005 at the Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Kilian of Clovis, and Orin and Pam Whisman of DeLand, Ill. Great-grandparents are Caryl […]

Henry Gallegos, Carl Field, Lynn Wright

Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Henry Gallegos Date of birth: July 16,1926 Dates of service: October 1943 to August 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: […]

Gallegos, Vicente

Vicente Gallegos Services: Have been held. Vicente Gallegos, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Clovis, to Estella Rivera and Margarito Gallegos. He married Stella Saiz of Anton Chico in 1952. He worked for the Senior Volunteer Program at Laurel […]

Moralez, Lawrence

Lawrence Moralez Services: Have been held. Mr. Lawrence “Moe” Moralez, 42, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 10, 1962, in Tucumcari, to Santiago and Damacia Moralez. He married Cynthia Yzaguirre on June 25, 2003, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

Clovis bows out at state tennis tourney

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Patricia Gallegos pretty much had the same kind of day when the state singles competition got under way Wednesday at Albuquerque Academy. As in 2004, Gallegos won her first match before falling in the quarterfinal round. The Clovis High senior defeated La Cueva’s Janelle Otero 6-2, 6-2 in […]

Gallegos looking for spot in finals

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Clovis junior Adam Quintero hits a return back during his singles match against Carlsbad’s Michael Ongaga Saturday at the high school. CNJ file photo By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Patricia Gallegos knows her work is cut out any time she faces Sandia’s Anna Surviladze — she’s never beaten her. She’d like to get another […]

CHS senior volleying for third-straight state berth

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Clovis High senior Patricia Gallegos competes April 16 against Carlsbad at CHS. Gallegos finished 4-1 in District 4-5A play. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Patricia Gallegos would like to have some company this year at the state tennis tournament. The past two years the Clovis High senior has been the […]

Romero, Adam

Services: Have been held. Adam Romero, 15, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in Curry County. He was born on July 8, 1989, in Clovis, to Richard Romero and Debra Gallegos. He was a sophomore at Clovis High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. He received a character of […]

Aucoin, Edward

Edward Aucoin Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward Donald Aucoin, 68, of Clovis, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Amarillo. He was born on Nov. 28, 1936, in Henniker, N.H., to Wilfred and Therese Favreau Aucoin. He married Norma Nudd on Dec. 28, 1963, in Henniker, N.H. He served […]

Gallegos stays perfect in 4-5A

CNJ Staff Clovis senior Patricia Gallegos clinched at least the second seed in the District 4-5A tennis tournament Saturday with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 win over Caitlin Allen of Carlsbad. Gallegos improved to 3-0 in district play with the win during a match at the Clovis High tennis courts. “We’re glad for her to get […]

Rams rumble over Cuba

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Portales’ Bo Gabriel hits the floor for a loose ball during the second half of a Class 3A quarterfinal game against Cuba Wednesday at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. (CNJ staff: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s boys weren’t about to let Cuba — and its boisterous fans — […]

Class 3A boys: Portales smokes Cuba

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s boys weren’t about to let Cuba — and its boisterous fans — or a broken bus stop them. The Rams held high-scoring senior Michael Kilroy 15 points under his Class 3A-leading average and took control from the get-go in a 67-46 state quarterfinal victory Wednesday at […]

Gallegos, Fidelia

Fidelia Gallegos Services: Have been held. Fidelia Garcia Gallegos, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 5, 1912, in Villa Nueva, to Porfirio and Petrita Madrid Garcia. She married Adolfo Gallegos on Aug. 29, 1934, in Villa Nueva, and moved to Clovis in 1951. […]

Gonzales, Paul

Paul Gonzales Services: Have been held. Paul Gonzales, 70, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Heart Hospital of Albuquerque. He was born on Feb. 28, 1934, in Los Ojitos, to Elias Nicolas and Petra Valdez Gonzales. He was raised at Los Ojitos and Fort Sumner. He graduated from Fort Sumner High […]

Mount, Esmeralda

Esmeralda Mount Services: Have been held. Esmeralda “Esmie” Mount, 66, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1938, in La Loma, to Roman and Lugardita Romero Gonzalez. She married Michael Mount on June 9, 1967, in Clovis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Gallegos, Teresa

Teresa Gallegos Services: Have been held. Teresa Gallegos, 51 of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 27, 1953, in San Francisco, to Catarino and Stella Garza. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a […]

Gallegos, Florinda

Florinda Gallegos Services: Have been held. Florinda “Inda” Gallegos, 78, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Clovis. She was born on June 21, 1926, in Santa Rosa, to Guadalupe and Ignacita Chavez Martinez. She married Nicanor Gallegos on Nov. 22, 1945, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady […]

Portales targeting Wildcats for upset

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Portales boys basketball team has been steadily improving, but the Rams know they have their work cut out tonight when they face big Tigg Bunton and his fellow Clovis Wildcats. Clovis (13-1), whose only loss was by two points to Frenship at Woolforth, Texas, is a senior-dominated squad led […]

Gallegos, Pete

Pete Gallegos Services: Have been held. Mr. Pete Gallegos, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 1, 1927, in Sacatosa, to Glaudina and Pedro Gallegos. He married Aurelia Pena in Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 1, 1952. He made his home in […]