New guy in town

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Pastor Michael Johnston, who moved to Clovis from Big Spring, Texas, said he plans on creating a “family focused church” at Central Christian Church where families sit and worship together. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A self-proclaimed “wanderer,” Michael Johnston is the new pastor at Central Christian Church. Johnston […]

Residents clean cemetery for Memorial Day

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David Sena, left, and Jim Apodaca work on cleaning up Apodaca’s grandfather’s grave Sunday morning at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. The neighbors also worked on fixing up other graves for Memorial Day. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Memorial Day is not just another day for Tommy E. Sena […]

Johnston, Kay

Kay Johnston Services: Have been held. Kay Johnston, 59, of Portales died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Health Care Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 3, 1944, in Tucumcari to Louise and Bill Johnston. Her family moved to Portales from Levelland, Texas, in 1959. While she was in school, she worked […]

Area men remember deadly march

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Lee Roach, 85, was one of 89 men from Curry County forced into the Bataan Death March on April 9, 1942. He said it was a lack of food and water that killed people. (CNJ photo by Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina On Dec. 8, 1941, the Japanese Air Force followed up its surprise […]

Anniversaries 4/11 – Johnston

Johnston Melburn and Caruth Johnston of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 until 4 p.m. on April 18, 2004, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ, Fellowship Room in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Pam Brumfield (and husband, Ben) of Deming, Patti Cox (Rodney) of Longview, Texas, […]

Alexander, Calvin

Calvin R. Alexander, 84, of Portales died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on April 4, 1919, in Honey Grove, Texas, to Ida May and Fletcher Alexander. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II serving as a guard for President Franklin D. Roosevelt at his […]

Crew chiefs to receive new award at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen serving in the 27th Fighter Wing have a new award they can win — the “Proud Falcon Dedicated Crew Chief of the Quarter.” On Friday, Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, presented the first award to Staff Sgt. Steven Johnston before a cheering audience of airmen from […]

Johnston, Maxine

Maxine F. Johnston Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maxine F. Johnston, 73, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Dora to Ruby and Frank Morrison. She attended school in both Dora and Floyd before moving to Portales. She was a 1948 graduate of Portales High […]