Anniversary — Jan. 8

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Burford Joe and Geraldine Burford of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. The celebration will be hosted by James Burford, Patricia and Bobby Peugh, Kathleen Reese and Nancy and Don Maxie. The couple was married Jan. 10, 1942, in […]

Education column: James Bickley principal focuses on school’s strengths

Taking the opportunity the other day to visit with one of our elementary principals, I learned about some of the things that would be happening during this upcoming year at their school. Carlos Carrillo, principal at James Bickley Elementary, focusing on strengths, shared, “we have great teachers at James Bickley, who work very well together […]

James Bickley renovation becomes new building project

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File photo Clovis Municipal Schools administration has asked that architects incorporate the front of the current James Bickley Elementary School into a new building for the school if the project is approved by the state. Liliana Castillo With cost estimates to renovate James Bickley Elementary School coming in at about $9 million, Clovis schools is […]

May Day celebration

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration by winding the poles Friday on the front lawn of the school. Tony Bullocks James Bickley Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students take part in the 63rd annual May Day celebration […]

Chamber breakfast Friday

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce monthly member breakfast is 7 a.m. Friday. The breakfast is hosted by James Polk Stone Community Bank and will be held at 901 Colonial Parkway.

Interest in wind power picking up

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Kratzer of Portales, lead meteorologist at Cannon Air Force Base, said the region faces 50 mph or higher winds an average of 15 times per year. Alisa Boswell Wind and its power is old stuff to eastern New Mexico residents. But there is a new push to harness that […]

Anniversaries —

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SONY DSC Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in […]

James Bickley fourth-grader wins County bee

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Garcia Alisa Boswell The annual Curry County district school spelling bee took place Saturday at Texico Elementary School with 10 students from five Curry County schools competing. Schools competing included James Bickley, Zia Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Texico Elementary and Texico Junior High. Jody Burrage, a teacher on the James Bickley spelling bee committee, said […]

Lucero elected District 2 De Baca County Commissioner

CNJ staff Adolfo Lucero was elected De Baca County Commissioner for District 2 Tuesday, finishing with 705 votes to James G. Bell’s 182 votes. Lucero said his first step will be to thoroughly research De Baca County’s water shortage and landfill issues from the perspective of all the county’s citizens before pursuing definite action. “I […]

Weddings — Oct. 31

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Dorval [image #2, align=left, size=medium] August Parie of Portales and Nicholas Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Parie of Portales. The groom is the son of James Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., and Denise D’Angelantonio of Springfield, Mass. The maid of honor was […]

Students learn about food chain through owl pellets

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Bickley Elementary fourth grader Gerardo Valenzuela picks fur off of a skull. Liliana Castillo A class of about 20 fourth-graders dissected what looked like hairballs Wednesday at James Bickley Elementary School. The subject of their regard with tweezers and other tools were owl pellets. Owls eat their food in […]

ENMU president to speak on bond issue

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble will visit Dr. James Lee’s Communication 102 public speaking class at 7 p.m. today in Room 111 of the Communication Building, according to a news release. Gamble will speak on Bond D. If the bond passes in the Nov. 2 general election, ENMU will receive $7 […]

ENMU alumni honored

By Noelle Bartl: ENMU Director of Development Eastern New Mexico University presented several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards Saturday during homecoming breakfast in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: Business of the Year: Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car Being raised in the small town of Causey southeast of […]

Portales ceremony commemorates 9/11

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry speaks to a crowd at the annual 9/11 ceremony Friday morning at James Polk Stone Community Bank. “9-11 made heroes out of normal, everyday people,” Berry told the crowd. Jared Tucker Local leaders and business owners voiced their opinions about current governmental issues while […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

James Bickley Elementary seeking mentors

Liliana Castillo Jim and Carolyn Shipley started mentoring at James Bickley Elementary School three years ago. The children keep them coming back. “I enjoy seeing the lights come on in their eyes when they learn something,” Shipley said. The Shipleys are two of the 27 volunteer mentors that provide one-on-one time for students who need […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 8

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Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for […]

Loyalty important at work

Karl Terry I think modern society has almost completely lost touch with the concept of loyalty. The most recent example of this was last weekend when basketball superstar LeBron James used free agency to leave the team and fans who had invested seven years in him at Cleveland, taking his talent to a loaded up […]

Health experts: Take proper precautions in sun

Clarence Plank Summer sun may be a pleasure but area cancer experts say safely enjoying the sun means taking proper precautions. There are an estimated two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. Most are considered to be sun-related, according to the American Cancer Society. James Townson, 66, of Melrose is one […]

LeBron James makes his pick: He’s going to Miami

The Associated Press LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami. Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born. Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he’s decided to join […]