Church sponsoring food program

CNJ staff Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will sponsor a summer food service program from May 23 to Aug. 5. Breakfast and lunch will be served at 26 locations in the area for children between the ages of 1 and 18. Church member Johnny Chavez said the program is a continuation of the school-lunch program. […]

Riordan, Daniel Ray, Sr.

Daniel Ray Riordan Sr. Services: Have been held Daniel Ray Riordan Sr., 83, of Clovis, died April 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 20, 1922, in Austin, Texas, to Michael and Gertrude Simpson Riordan. He married Effie I. Sawyer on April 3, 1948, in Kyle, Texas. He […]

Salazar, Julia

Julia Salazar Services: Have been held. Mrs. Julia Salazar, 84, of Portales, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Juan de Dios, to Antonia and Victor Chavez. She married Emilio Salazar on June 22, 1942, in Puerta de Luna. They lived in various […]

Johnny Castillo

Services: Have been held. Johnny Castillo, 40, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 5, 1964, in Muleshoe, to Fidencio and Catarina Castillo. He married Barbara Vargas on July 29, 1994, in Bovina. He was a laborer at Excel. Family members said he enjoyed […]

Thomson, Ronnica Lea

Services: Have been held. Ronnica Lea Thomson, 34, of Clovis died Monday, March 7, 2005 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Clovis, to Bill and Janetta Miller Geisler. She married Mike Thomson on Aug. 7, 1993, in Clovis. She was a benefits representative for Clovis Municipal Schools and a member of […]

Torres, Johnny

Services: Have been held. Mr. Johnny Ray Torres, 38, of Farwell, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Lariat, Texas. He was born on Oct. 12, 1966, in Clovis. He lived in Texico and Farwell all his life. He graduated from Texico High School in 1983 and was employed by Farwell Grain and Inspection Co. He […]

Johnny Carson: Quintessentially human

Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist Johnny Carson was perhaps the greatest comic craftsman in American popular entertainment. But this is not to say he was in any way parochial. Indeed, being a master comic in America is being a master comic of the modern world. Carson’s genius was, in part, to forge a link with millions […]

Wright, Caryol

Caryol Wright Services: Have been held. Caryol Wright, 59, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 15, 1945, in Portales, to Juanita and Johnny Wright. She graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and went on to study cosmetology in Clovis. For several years […]

Letter can simplify Christmas tradition

By Helena Rodriguez Hola, dear family, friends and readers of this column. Whether you’re a devoted reader or you stumbled onto this page while hunting for the sports section, season’s greetings to all. It’s time for my annual Christmas letter. Wait. I’ve never written a Christmas letter. What the heck, there’s a first time for […]

Rock ‘n’ roll teacher performs in Clovis

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Bovina High School music director, John Steinhardt will perform in Clovis as Schizoid Johnny, Saturday. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer After more than 20 years of touring as Schizoid Johnny, a one-man band, John Steinhardt became a music teacher at a school in California. “In order to do the art, I had to actually […]