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, […]

Dodge announces re-election plans

CNJ staff Democrat George Dodge of Santa Rosa plans to run for re-election for District 63 in the state House of Representatives. The district includes Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Guadalupe counties. He has held the position since 2011. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve my constituents the last two years and […]

Anniversary —

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Gonzales Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 4 at Our Lady of Guadalupe. The celebration was hosted by their children, Agnes Gonzales, Ray and Katrina Vigil, Dave and Sabrina Jablonski, Regina and Karlo Jajlardo and Corrina Gonzales. The couple was married Feb. 3, 1962, at Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Summer food program offers children free lunch

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Siblings Alleanna Medina, left, Angel Medina, center, and Alex Medina eat lunch in the back of their mother’s SUV Tuesday at Highland Park. Liliana Castillo Any child ages 1 through 18 can receive a free lunch throughout June and July at 25 locations in Clovis. And at two locations in […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Clovis man sentenced for attacking fellow inmate

CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years for attacking a fellow inmate with a broomstick in November 2008. The most recent sentence brings Guadalupe Urquizo’s sentence to 41 years imprisonment for several violent acts since 2008, according to a Tuesday press release from the district attorney’s office. Urquizo is one […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gearing up

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Courtesy photo Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Fiesta is expected to offer food, games, music, dancing, an antique car show and more. Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe is sure to entertain all ages in a variety of ways. Kicking off Friday night, the three-day festival is a more than […]

Easter services

Today Our Lady of Guadalupe Church — 6 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass of The Last Supper First United Methodist Church — 6:30 p.m., Maundy Trinity United Methodist Church — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, Fellowship Hall at church First United Methodist Church of Portales — 7:30 p.m. Communion, music and meditation Word of God Lutheran […]

Press release: Inmate convicted of attempted murder in jail attack

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Guadalupe Urquizo Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Guadalupe Urquizo, age 29, was found guilty of one (1) count of Attempted Murder, two (2) counts of Aggravated Battery upon a Peace Officer, and one (1) count of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prisoner. The charges stem from an incident that […]

Religion feature: Church fiesta features Hawaiian entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s annual fiesta includes games, food and live entertainment under the big tent. Freedom New Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is bringing the sights of Hawaii to Clovis for the annual Fiesta this weekend. The parish hosts the event each year as the church’s main […]

Religion Digest: Parish planning three-day Fiesta

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is holding its Fiesta 2007 today through Sunday. The Fiesta will be held at 108 N. Davis St. Today’s activities include a 5:30 p.m. dinner, which will be followed by a 7 p.m. variety show. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for […]

In Tribute: Father inspired, excited church members

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Father Wilfred Savard was involved in the Catholic Church for most of his 86 years, and he led with a style that inspired his church members to be involved, and be excited. “He was a different type,” said Mimi Garza, a member of Sacred Heart Community Church in Clovis. […]

Dec. 27, 2006 Hometown Heroes

Army Pfc. Jose Rivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., according to a news release from Army & Air Force Hometown News Service. He is the son of Guadalupe Rivas of Clovis, and a 2003 graduate of Clovis High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the […]

Virgin de Guadalupe still mystery

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We’re not supposed to argue about religion, or so we’re told. But the Virgin Mary has become a very arguable figure in Biblical history, with many alleged apparitions and unexplained events surrounding her. The Virgin Mary — or Our Lady of Guadalupe, as we Latinos call her — holds a […]

July 21, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

July 14, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

July 7, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible Class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

June 23, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Gospel Songfest — 7 p.m., Calvary Tabernacle, 212 Ash. A variety of Gospel singers will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free with an opportunity to give in a freewill […]

Martinez-Villarreal, Federico

Federico Martinez-Villarreal, 19, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born Sept. 18, 1986, to Geraldo and Maria Martinez-Villarreal in Durango, Mexico, he married Noehmi Sanchez in October of 2005 in Clovis. He was employed as a dairy laborer and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Ortega, Juanita

Juanita Ortega, 89, of Clovis died Friday, May 5, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Quanah, Texas, to Amado and Maria Duran Ortega. She worked in nursing as a home health caretaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by […]