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Big winds punctuate wedding

Compiled by CNJ Staff Jerry and James Priest lived in a cramped trailer home for nine months last year after their home was torn apart by the tornado. Parts of their 85-year-old home were strewn around their 75 acres south of Clovis. A new office for their auction business set up in a trailer was […]

January 2008 Obituaries list

The following people with local connections died in the month of January, according to obituaries from the Clovis News Journal: Albright, Kenneth O., 76, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Aye, Ernest R., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 27 Banister, Ralph G., 91, of Clovis, Jan. 10 Barreras, Eloisa Josephine, 71, of Clovis, Jan. 8 Barron, Rouel G., […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Honor Rolls

Eastern New Mexico University The following area students were recognized for having made Eastern New Mexico University’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2007 semester. Melrose — Jamie K. Dickerman, Brynna R. Kos, Robin D’Nae Reed, Kimberlee A Smith Texico — Stephanie L. Bailey, Alexandra Denea Brooks, Melissa M. Freitas, Lacy Dene Price, Gabriel J. […]

12-21 Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: • Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis • Lafayette Dean Charleston, 40, of Apo, N.Y., to Ursula Vatrese Floyd, 36, of Clovis • Charles Joe Moore, 29, to Brandi Jeanelle Stotts, 28, both of Clovis […]

Vet refurbishes medical equipment

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia James Freeman is a veteran who collects medical equipment, repairs it and distributes it to the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted […]

Nov. 27 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of October: Penny Lane Type: Antiques Owner: Roger Grah Location: 318 N. Main St. Tim’s Custom Upholstery Type: Upholstery Owner: Tim Felland Location: 210 Main St. James T. Lara Jr. Type: Guns Owner: James T. Lara Jr. Location: 217 John Doe […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Religion Digest

Healing hour held on Main Street Beginning at the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday, St James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St., will be holding a public service of healing hour during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, to continue every fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: 763-4638.

Police: Man arrested in connection to shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Patrick Whitney, left, Detective Charlie Aguirre, center, and Sgt. Max Stansell stand outside an apartment Wednesday on the corner of Seventh and Sheldon streets after executing a search warrant. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with an early-morning shooting. […]

Hospitable Halloween

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Rooney, 4, waves a state police sticker Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center. The sticker came in a treat bag from community members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Community members surprised children in Plains Regional Medical Center’s pediatric ward Tuesday with Halloween treat bags. Suzanna Cantu, who coordinated […]

Aug. 24 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 9 through Wednesday: Donald Wayne Gibbs, 28, to Ashley Nicole Gates, 21, both of Clovis David Samuel Ellestad, 26, to Victoria Marie Reed, 27, both of Clovis Eduardo Hernandez, 18, to Catherine Jean Sloniker, 18, both of Clovis Myron Dwayne Spurlock, 26, to Crystal […]

Promotions

The following Cannon Air Force Base airmen have been promoted to staff sergeant: Robinson, Hugh Carter, Jenita Thompson, Nathan Trapp, Daniel Eggers, Michael Brown, Johnny Daniels, Robert Robinson, Jaime Marks, Christopher Love, James Cruz, Vonda Syzdek, John Laurent, Ray Harper, Travis Wagner, Matthew Gould, Joseph Manion, Thomas Labonte, Scott Greene, Boyd Byrd, Michael De La […]

Religion Digest: Former resident signing books

Former Clovis and Portales resident Sue Jones, of Whitefield, Okla., will autograph her book “When Mercy Said No!” from 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Master’s Centre Parable Christian Store, according to a news release from the publisher. “When Mercy Said No!” is an account of a near-death experience and the […]

Association honors square-dance couple

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. The […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

March 7, 1984

Clovis’ newest city commissioners were James. B. Moss, James R. Dickenson, Jay Michael Johnson and Patrick C. Sandoval. Russell Muffley beat nine other candidates for the municipal judgeship. The March 6 election brought out 4,128 voters. … A Rotan, Texas, woman won the “name the cup contest” sponsored by Clovis-based Allsup’s convenience stores. She selected […]

Clovis couple finds calling in auctioneering

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James Priest of W&J Auctions auctioned off more than 5,000 items Saturday in a warehouse behind Joe’s Boot Shop. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After more than a half century in business, James and Jerry Priest have a few simple rules for how they conduct auctions. They bid on […]

“Hardest-working” title fit self-reliant Brown

By Freedom Newspapers It was almost a shock to hear that James Brown was only 73 when he died on Christmas morning in Beech Island, S.C. It seemed as if the self-styled — but accurately so — “hardest working man in show business” had lived through enough to fill at least three or four ordinary […]

Samaritans replace kids’ stolen coins

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James Bickley Elementary School staff members, from left, Susan Sandoval, Cynthia Flores, Stephanie Seifert and Dru Morris were surprised at the community response to a media report about money for equipment being. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]