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 […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Engagements

Freitas Mitch and Kelly Freitas of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Freitas of Clovis to Chris Vierra of Merced, Ca. He is the son of Skip and Joni Vierra of Merced, Ca. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 20, 2009, at Pismo Beach, Ca. The reception will be at […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: American Idol Where: FOX When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: The top 12 female singers perform.

Barber bows out of business

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wendell Kelly gives his last haircut at Sands Barber Shop in Portales after a career spanning 50 years. An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly of Sands Barber Shop retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and […]

Onate making its mark in 5A

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just three years ago, Onate High in Las Cruces won a state football championship, beating Roswell Goddard in the finals … in Class 4A. This fall, increasing enrollment pushed the Knights into Class 5A, where they’ve already earned respect as one of the state’s elite in any classification. “They played […]

W.Y. Mitchell, M.C. Kelly

Sharna Johnson “We are going to take this crossing even if it takes a truck to haul the dog tags back.” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. W.Y. Mitchell Date […]

Askew, Kelly

Kelly Askew Services: Have been held. Mr. Kelly Askew, 69, of Portales, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in the Garrison community, to Marie and Dell Askew. He grew up in the Garrison community and attended school at Causey until the middle […]

Senior’s gold rush continues

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Fort Sumner senior Sandy Fortner pulls away to win the 100 meters Saturday in the Class 1A track and field championships Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex. Staff photo: John Eisel By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Teenagers tend to remember little things like promises for a car. And […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]