Shoutouts — Nov. 6

Acquisition seminar planned The National Contract Management Association High Plains Chapter will be hosting an acquisition education seminar, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Clovis Community College. Contact Maria Jane Sipin at 646-210-2547.

Police searching for missing Portales woman

Freedom New Mexico Maria Galvan, 63, of Portales has been missing since Saturday afternoon. “She was homebound with health issues and ended up leaving the home,” said Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Galvan left her residence, 1018 N. Ave. A, on foot in an unknown direction Saturday. Berry said a family member reported her […]

Birthdays — Oct. 3

Macias Gus Macias of Clovis celebrated his 18th birthday 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2010, at 921 Adams Rd. He was born Sept. 27, 1992, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his family. He has one daughter. His family, especially his daughter, Lisa Maria Macias, would like to wish him a very happy birthday. We […]

Business feature: Furniture store ending 33-year run

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Don Krauss, owner of Clovis Furniture Center, walks down the aisle of the store Monday. Krauss is having an retirement sale after 33 years as owner of the store. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Maria Flores didn’t think she’d be employed long at Clovis Furniture when she first started […]

Food drive a great success

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Airman 1st Class John Encomienda and Amn Natalie Mcleod, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stand next to two of the 12 Air Force Sergeants Association food drive boxes they built. By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections A recent trial community service project at Cannon Air Force Base will […]

Funerals not always sad occasion

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I told my sister Maria recently, “You missed a good funeral,” and she looked at me like I was nuts. “No, I mean it,” I explained. “It was a good funeral, getting to meet and visit with Dad’s side of the family.” It’s something we rarely got to do while […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Hobbs blanks Lady Cats

CNJ staff HOBBS — Goals by Maria Lopez and Kathy Hiser lifted the Hobbs Lady Eagles past Clovis High 2-0 on Saturday in a District 4-5A girls soccer match. CHS coach Shane Leatherwood said it was a competitive match and the Lady Wildcats (4-8-2, 0-1 district) didn’t play badly. “I think we played well on […]

Slaying victim’s family visits site

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David and Maria Beardmore view a cross they placed Thursday to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found by hunters in December. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a […]

Garrola, Manuel

Manuel Torres Garrola, 26, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 outside of Portales. Mr. Torres was born April 9, 1980 in Cevallos, Mexico to Mañuela and Manuel Torres Valenzuela. Mr. Torres lived in Mexico until about 10 years ago when he moved to Portales. During that time he worked at several local dairies. He was known […]

Taylor, Cecil

Cecil Taylor, 76, of Lubbock, and formerly of Portales, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Hale Center, Texas, to Stella Ann and Amzy H. Taylor, he grew up on the family farm in Dimmitt, Texas. Following high school graduation, he was drafted into the Army to […]

Naturalization complicated for many immigrants

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Carolina Lopez helps out a customer at the Carneceria Chihuahua restaurant in Portales. Lopez’ parents came to the United States illegally but are now permanent U.S. residents. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Parra) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Growing up, Maria Valenzuela lived in a crowded adobe house with her family in Michoacan, Mexico. They shared […]

4-9 Anniversaries

Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at 6:00 p.m. on April 15 at the American Legion Post 25 with family and friends. The celebration will be hosted by Patricia Lindsey and husband Herbert, Simon Barela and wife Maria, Matthew Barela of Clovis, Mario Barela and wife Maria (Rosie) […]

La Casita honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Denise Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Ramon Rascon, Isaac Sena A/B: Jaquelin Acosta, Miguel Altamirano, Izaiah Aragon, Julio Avina, Juan Carrera, Abraham Castillo, Savanna Garcia, Xavier Gonzales, Veronica Lopez, Maria Navarrete, Hector Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Brandon Rosas, Joseline […]

2/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 9, 2006 through Wednesday: • Joe Franklin Sena, 32, to Regina Marie Chavez, 32, both of Clovis • Edilberto Gonzalez, 22, to Kayleigh Elizabeth King, 19, both of Clovis • Valentine Chavez IV, 22, to Brandie Angel Cordova, 21, both of Clovis • Luke […]

Sandoval, Maria del Carmen Marquez

Mrs. Maria del Carmen Marquez Sandoval, 98, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1907, in La Loma, to Onofre and Mariana Griego Marquez. Family members said she loved to dance, was happy for all of her life and dearly loved her family and friends. […]

Maestas, Jose

Jose Felipe Maestas, 88, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1917, to Donicio Maestas and Maria Martinez in Anton Chico. He married Maria Cordova in Santa Rosa. He was a railroader, worked for the city of Clovis and a self-employed carpenter. He is preceded in death by his […]

Laura McNaughton

Laura McNaughton, 30, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Aug. 24, 1975, in San Diego to David and Maria “Lucky” Moreno Beardmore. She moved to Clovis in August 2002. She was currently working at the Rib Crib and was a student at Wayland Baptist, where she was working toward […]

Mondragon, Maria E.

Maria Elena Mondragon, 86, of Albuquerque, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 28, 1919, in Pintada, to Lorenzo and Carolina Cordova Garcia. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She came to Clovis in 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and […]

Moreno, Alan

Alan Loya Moreno, 1, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Feb. 4, 2004, to Delta Lourdes Loya Moreno in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Augustine Loya Duran. Survivors include his mother, Delta Loya Moreno of Clovis; brother, Jade […]

8/19 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 10 through Aug. 17: • Brian Andrew Taylor, 30, to Kristi Ray Mick, 28, both of Clovis • Kody Allen Underwood, 20, to Mandy Rae Luther, 21, of Clovis • Steven Patrick Eiduk, 26, to Dawn Marie Southern, 30, both of Clovis • Salvador […]