Engagements — Jan. 15

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Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Weddings —

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Ward [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan announce the love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington, Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young of Brownwood, Texas, and Marshall E. Ward of Merkel, Texas. The […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Engagements —

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McBride-Kiser Sharon Logemann of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Morgan McBride of Portales, to Jarod Kiser of Clovis, son of Keith and Elizabeth Kiser of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2011, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The reception will be at the American Legion in Clovis. […]

Gay marriage: Let speculation begin

Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. As long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino effect, how New York […]

Engagement — May 29

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Johnson-Brock Ron and Teresa Johnson of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britni Johnson, to Jared Brock, son of Joe Brock of Lubbock and the late Judy Brock. The couple will exchange vows on June 17, 2011, at Camp Blue Haven. The reception will be in August in Shallowater, Texas. The […]

Anniversaries —

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SONY DSC Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in […]

Clerk: Strange dates the norm for marriage licenses

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Maria Moreno Orozco and Israel Moreno wait Tuesday afternoon while Curry County Marriage License Clerk Connie Backoff files their license, making their marriage official. Sharna Johnson In five years on the job, Connie Backoff has discovered issuing marriage licenses is nothing short of interesting. From age gaps to unusual date […]

Marriage has been good to me

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems […]

Monday morning briefing: From cane maze to same-sex marriage

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.