Honors — Oct. 3

Area quilters top show Area quilters took honors at the Roswell Quilt Show, which was presented by Pecos Valley Quilters Sept. 24 and 25. Linda Custer of Rogers won Best of Show, Mayor’s Choice and first place for her “Finally!!!” large appliqued and machine-quilted (one-person) quilt. Lou Sikes of Portales won first place for “The […]

Births — Aug. 8

Potter Brogan Wade Potter was born July 21, 2010, to Jason and Amanda Potter of Shallowater, Texas, at Covenant Lakeside in Lubbock. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd; and Tom and Claryce Gainer of Levelland.

Education feature: Clovis Christian principal to be recognized by state

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour is set to receive state recognition for her work teaching math and science. She received the presidential award for excellence in mathematics and science teaching by the National Science and Math Foundation three times at the state level and once at the national […]

First person: Combining school and faith

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda D’Amour spent 10 years as a banker before deciding to become a teacher. She started as the principal of the Clovis Christian elementary school in August. CNJ staff Linda D’Amour recently moved from public school to parochial, taking the job as principal of Clovis Christian Elementary school in August. […]

Low cost spaying, neutering offered

A mobile medical unit is in Clovis this weekend offering low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. Low-income families and military members ranked E-5 and below can have their pet spayed or neutered for $20, according to a press release from Linda Cross, project coordinator. Appointments will be made for Today, Saturday or Sunday. […]

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Jan. 7 at the Extension Office. The meeting was called to order by vice-president Linda Roberts. Amy Armenta read the minutes from the last meeting. Helen Casuas gave the treasurer’s report and reported there were 146 members. Linda Roberts announced the MRSA Leadership Training Class […]

11-25 Births

McMath Kolten Ryan McMath was born Oct. 26, 2007, to Ryan and Nicole McMath of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed six pounds four ounces. He has one brother, Brennen, 21 months. Grandparents are Linda Pornak, Pat and Nancy Bishop, all of Clovis and Archie and Anne McMath, both of Portales. […]

Oct. 23, 1977

Halloween costumes such as Raggedy Ann, Bozo and Spiderman were on sale at Kmart for $1.33. … Linda Crowl, Clovis High School student, was the winner of a writing contest sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of English. … A two-story home at 1307 Sheldon St. could be purchased through Lariat Realty for $17,000.

In Tribute: Airman ‘learned to love Clovis’

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Six hats, all with American flag pins in them, sit in the house where retired Airman 3rd Class Charles “Bud” Klingensmith lived. Family members said patriotism was important to Klingensmith, who died of cancer July 24, one day before his 67th birthday. They said he once wrote in a […]

In Tribute: Family remembers court clerk’s kindness

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Christine Casaus’ desk at the district court clerk’s office still has socks in the drawer and her jacket on the chair two weeks after she died June 15. Casaus, 52, was a deputy court clerk in the 9th Judicial District Court for 15 years. Family and friends remember her […]

Risque celebration may not fly in Clovis

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So what are you doing to ring in the New Year? Going to a party? Watching TV? Sleeping? If we had a big celebration on Main Street to welcome 2007, would you go? I mean New York has its brilliant ball of glittering crystal dropping in Times Square, New Orleans […]

Victim’s sister feels justice served

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley sat unflinching Thursday as the judge announced the guilty verdict. Behind the defense table, Bentley’s wife dropped her head in her hands, her shoulders wracked with sobs. Across the courtroom aisle, the sister of shooting victim Joseph Phillips gently rubbed her mother’s back, her face […]

Births 8/13

Sorenson Garrett Lee Sorenson was born June 20 to Josh and Erica Sorenson of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Gene Jones and Jody Sorenson Jones of Clovis and David and Linda Jackson, stationed at Aviano Air Force Base, Italy. Great-grandparents are Juanita Plumb of […]

Abdill Club Notes

The Greathouse clans held a 50th reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales July 9. There were three clans represented with 70 people attending. Following visitation and a potluck dinner, the business meeting was called to order by President Dan Greathouse. This year’s reunion was dedicated to Delores Greathouse, Robert Dunn, Renee Hull and George […]

Harrison, Bill H.

Bill H. Harrison, 76, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1929, to Jessie Cleve and Hettie Lucas Harrison in Wellington, Texas. He married Ellen Strycker on June 8, 1963, in Nobnoster, Mo. He was a retired master sergeant in the Air Force, former manager […]

Linda De La Rosa

Linda De La Rosa, 52, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Artesia. She graduated from Artesia High School. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, sewing, crafts and making rosaries. She was […]

Stout, Jonnie L.

Mrs. Jonnie L. Dillehay Stout, 88, of Clarendon, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in Clarendon. She was born March 12, 1917, in Jacksonville, Texas, to Thomas Henry and Emily Williams Dillehay. She married the Rev. John Henry Stout on Sept. 4, 1934, in Jacksonsville. They were residents of Carizzo prior of moving to Clarendon […]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member […]

Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He […]