Our people: Need for speed

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Tonjia Rolan: Freedom New Mexico Linda Newell at work in her warehouse restoring an antique bicycle. Linda Newell was raised on a cattle ranch in the Texas panhandle, where she became an adept ranch hand and developed a love for cars. Newell, who loves to laugh, moved to Clovis with her husband Pat 14 years […]

Parade attendee hopes sacrifices remembered

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Benna Sayyed Anita Fite was eager to watch her husband drive a fully restored 1945 military jeep down Main Street in Saturday’s Veterans Day parade. She also came for another reason. As the floats, the groups of motorcyclist veterans, the military personnel and others passed through the intersection of Main and West Seventh St., Fite […]

Group organizing troop care packages for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Corissa Breeden of Clovis brushes up on her social networking skills during a break Wednesday at the Hastings coffee shop. Breeden’s suggestion on Facebook to gather items for deployed troops has turned in Operation Home Front Cares, which will put together care packages for military members and military working dogs […]

Our people: Man of steel

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Liliana Castillo: FNM Correspondent Clovis Family YMCA Director Shane Nelson is such a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has an entire wall themed in their signature yellow and black in his office. Shane Nelson, associate executive director of the Clovis Family YMCA, made the first big move of his life to bring the […]

Police blotter — July 17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. July 5 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of vicious dogs. A woman said she and her husband were attacked by two dogs while they were in their yard, but her husband […]

Our people: A clean sweep

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico CMS custodian Lois Bunting enjoys her job because she can touch children’s lives. Clovis resident Lois Bunting has worked for Clovis Municipal Schools as a custodian for 22 years. Bunting and her husband Woody Bunting moved to Clovis in 1985 when he received orders to Cannon Air Force Base and […]

Bin Laden reaction: He needed to be brought to justice

They were already planning to move back to New Mexico to be closer to their families, but Eastern New Mexico United Way Director Erinn Burch said Sept. 11 made she and her husband want to come home that much more. “We decided we didn’t need to find the perfect job; the perfect this or that […]

Our people: Former farmer stays busy

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Courtesy photo Longtime Clovis resident and retiree Don Reid said he’s busier now than he ever was. Clovis resident Don Reid is a self-declared house husband. In his retirement, he spends his time working around the house, visiting hospitals and retirement homes, spending time with his grandchildren, teaching a men’s non-denominational Bible class and going […]

Cannon spouses start German club

Alisa Boswell Calling all fluent German speakers to join them is a new German club that has stemmed from Cannon Air Force Base. Deutscher Stammtisch, which is German for German Club, was started by Barbara Howery, the wife of an Air Force major stationed at CAFB. After coming to Clovis with her husband, Howery was […]

Couple’s mishap should serve as warning

Freedom Newspapers More than a week has passed since Tiffany Young-Hartley reported her husband was fatally shot as they rode personal watercraft on International Falcon Reservoir, southeast of Laredo, Texas. She has made the rounds of national news shows describing the attack on the two of them, and demanding that her husband’s body be turned […]

Shooting victim’s widow recalls memories of husband

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Courtesy photo Rey Ornelas, his wife Shirley Ornelas and their son Rey jr. were a close family and enjoyed spending time together on the farm where Rey worked. Rey Ornelas was shot and killed May 30, 1993. Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems […]

Melrose couple plans to spend lottery winnings on new floors

CNJ staff A Melrose couple who won $50,000 from a scratch lottery ticket Sunday plan to install new floors in their home and share their winnings with their children. Mary Vineyard told lottery officials she was watching TV and scratching off tickets her husband purchased her that night. “Real quick, I saw that the same […]

Woman wins $50,000 lottery

CNJ staff A Clovis woman won $50,000 on an Aerosmith scratcher game Wednesday, according to a news release from the New Mexico Lottery. Gloria Bock was waiting to meet her husband for lunch at Kripple Creek restaurant on Prince Street when she decided to buy a $5 scratcher to pass the time, said a spokesperson […]

Cannon spouse says census work has been good way to get to know community

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bethany Mueller hosted a training class in Portales April 15 for crew leaders in the area at Portales City Hall. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community […]

Being sick a favor to husband

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Some people suffer from motion sickness. I’m one of them. Horseback is about the only movement my body can tolerate without nausea. I’ve thrown up in airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, boats — even in water when the only flotation device was my body. I’ve read that about half our nation’s […]

First person: Meeting student needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis schools Student Support Services Executive Director Tamara Moore-Callahan took over the position last year. Tamara Moore-Callahan, executive director of student services for Clovis Schools, took over the position after Cindy Osborn retired last year. Moore-Callahan and her husband moved to Clovis while her husband was in the military. He […]

Hungry bears no laughing matter

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One summer my husband and I ran what was called a “guest ranch” in the mountains. It was a group of cabins built so they enclosed a middle open space where children could play and grownups could visit. Wood for the fireplaces was stacked in there as well. Besides handling […]

Military spouses cope with loved ones deployed during holidays

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went […]

Police blotter — Sept. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Noon Aug. 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Holmberg for a domestic dispute. A man said he and his wife were arguing and she threw Gatorade at him, then hit him in the mouth with the bottle. The officer […]

Talking aids strengths

By Anita Tedaldi My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. As with […]