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 […]