Portales residents replace stolen tree

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

God gives strength in times of despair

I wrote about this story several years ago. It is a story I heard in my teen years, but I do not remember its origin. I found some of my scribbled notes about this story that were packed away in a box of old correspondence. So here is the story. Wynton and Mary were high […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa International Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly evening meeting May 9. Hostesses Sylvia Bean, Glenda Hileman, and Narcy Tucker, prepared a wonderful meal. President Kathy Travis, Recording Secretary-Mary Weigl, and past Governor Nancy Taylor updated us on their recent trip to District 10 Conference in Montrose, Colo. Also in attendance were: Judith Glikas, […]

National Piano Guild audition set

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The National Piano Guild Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday in the piano studios of Eunice Schumpert in Portales and Doris Tankersly in Clovis. The adjudicator is a private piano teacher, Mary-Lynn Brown, of Las Cruces. Brown is a graduate of ENMU in piano performance, and has 36 credit hours toward a master’s degree […]

Anniversaries — April 3

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French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made […]

Zias drop pair in late innings at St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — After opening its season with a pair of losses in the St. Mary’s Classic on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dropped to 0-4 on Sunday as Texas A&M-Kingsville and St. Mary’s put together two-run rallies in their final at-bats. ENMU erased a 4-0, first-inning deficit against Kingsville, tying […]

Family: Mother of three who died ‘good person’

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Mary Castillo, 56, died Thursday afternoon from injuries she sustained in a crash Wednesday night. Sharna Johnson Mary Castillo was a mother of three and a “good person” who had a lot of friends in the community. Angel Martinez said his family is still in shock at his sister’s traumatic death Thursday. Castillo, 56, lived […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 14

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Sullinger [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary “Liz” Sullinger will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 2010, at the Master’s Centre conference room from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Dick and Mary met by chance in the spring of 1946 as he was returning from his naval service in […]

Muleshoe teacher’s dedication honored

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Courtesy photo This was Mary DeShazo’s class about 1946-47. David Stevens Mary Brantley worked in the front office at Muleshoe’s Mary DeShazo Elementary School from 1969 to 2002. She was sometimes mistaken for the school’s namesake. “People would ask me ‘Are you Mary DeShazo?’ because I’d been there so long,” Brantley said. “A lot of […]

Engagement — July 25

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Ortiz-Garcia [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Esequiel Ortiz and Mary Cothern of Beeville, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andrea Ortiz of Portales, to TJ Garcia of Portales, son of Toby Garcia and Mary Cruz of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at The Rose Garden […]

Weddings — June 27

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Montiel [image #2, align= right, size= medium] Hannah Montiel of Portales and John A. Montiel of Portales were joined in marriage May 23, 2010 at The Memorial Building. The Rev. Brad Morgan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Mike Etchepareborde of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin T. […]

Letter to the editor: Practice civility instead of hate

What an uplifting letter from Mary Reed in the April 4 CNJ (“Rooting for Christian spirit’s return”). I did not know Reed nor her grandmother but they exemplify in my mind what a true Christian is. I, too, have been saddened by the vitriolic tone of speech of some supposedly “good” Christians in our community […]

Zias drop pair in St. Mary’s Classic

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Designated player Lea Padilla hit a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to lift Incarnate Word to a 3-2 victory over the Eastern New Mexico University softball team in the St. Mary’s Classic. The loss dropped the Zias to 2-4 overall, including 1-3 in the tournament. […]

Story of Jacob, Esau demonstrates follies of favoritism

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week I wrote about the frustrations of Mary and Joseph when they lost Jesus back in Jerusalem. They were like any other parents — frustration sometimes sets in when it comes to raising children. There is another account of children and frustration. Except for Christ, the sinless one, the […]

Clovis women win $50,000 each

Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery.Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler.Patton said she plans to pay off her car loan, the lottery said.Lujan said she may buy a new car […]

St. Mary’s rallies past Zias

CNJ Staff SAN ANTONIO — Senior forward Ashton Benford scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and St. Mary’s recovered from a slow start to beat Eastern New Mexico University 65-52 Tuesday night in The Rattlers’ New Year’s Classic. Benford shot 10-for-17 from the field, and the Rattlers (11-1) also got 12 points and nine […]

Hounds rally for victory at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Goals by senior defender Michael James and junior forward Jerry Varpilah less than 2 1/2 minutes apart midway through the second half rallied the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over St. Mary’s on Sunday. The Rattlers (5-11), who beat ENMU 1-0 in Portales […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Anniversaries

Richards Marion and Mary Jo Richards of Texico are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at Leal’s Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St. R.L. Richards, Lecil Richards, Damon Richards and Quata Casaday are hosting the luncheon. The couple was married Oct. 26, 1948, in Fame, Okla. They have […]

Homemade jelly recipe for disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]