Engagements —

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Montgomery-Acosta [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Cori Snobble and John Montgomery of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Montgomery of Portales, to Harvey Acosta of Portales, son of Saul and Henrietta Acosta of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. July 13, 2012. The bride elect is a 2003 graduate […]

Honors — June 12

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Montgomery Arden Conrad Montgomery of Portales graduated from Air Force basic training with honors May 20, 2011, at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. He ranked 19th in the honor graduates out of 60. [image #2, align=left, size= medium] The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force […]

Tucumcari suspect awaiting extradition

Freedom New Mexico A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel awaits extradition from Conroe, Texas. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33, of Chicago, waived extradition Thursday morning in a Montgomery County, Texas, courtroom, Montgomery County officials said. The Quay County Sheriff’s Office will transport Madonda to Tucumcari, where he will stand trial on two […]

Clovis Music Festival kicking off this week

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform Thursday at the Curry County Events Center during the Clovis Music Festival. Liliana Castillo The 2010 Clovis Music Festival is just around the corner. The four-day musical event will take place 7 p.m. nightly at the Curry County Events Center, beginning Thursday with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee, Charlie Hits it Big by Deborah Blumenthal, Lucy Maud Montgomery by Elizabeth Macleod and The Texas Rangers by Michael Spradlin were given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. These selections have received […]

GI Bill may receive sizable boost

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist The Bush administration has endorsed a House bill that would improve the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) education benefits in several ways including with a 31 percent jump in monthly benefits and a new $500-a-month stipend to help cover college living expenses. The administration’s aim is not only to improve veterans’ […]

Special Operations team arriving to Cannon Sunday

CNJ Staff An Air Force Special Operations Command team will arrive Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base to gather information for the imminent transfer of Cannon ownership to AFSOC, according to an AFSOC spokesperson. “Everybody on the team is a subject matter expert who will look at the issues and challenges regarding the base transfer,” […]

Ring in year with tax credit

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer As a working mother, Candace Montgomery uses her cell phone frequently to maintain contact with her two teenage daughters. And the teenagers use their phones to talk for hours, text message, and download music and ringtones. “Their cell phones are like an extra appendage,” Montgomery said. “I swear it […]

4/5 Military digest

Baca Army Reserve Master Sgt. John A. Baca is deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners, according to a news release from the Army & Air Force Hometown News. Baca graduated in 1976 from Portales High School, and […]

Local returns from Baghdad tour

Karl Terry Spc. James Montgomery, a member of the 126th Military Police, a National Guard Unit out of Albuquerque, is enjoying his first break from active duty in five months at his parents home in Portales. He is currently stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. He says the sight of dirty streets with trash […]

Portales soldiers cross paths while serving in Iraq

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Portales residents, left to right, Darren Hooker, Walter Carr, Brett Bedinger and James Montgomery pose for a photo while serving in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) By Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to […]

Some schools take sex education too far

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The sex educators in Montgomery County, Md., have devised a film for 10th-graders that features a young lady putting a condom on a cucumber. You do wonder, when you read about these things, why they stop there. After all, if the assumption is that kids are too stupid to know […]

The dream lives on

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County Manager Dick Smith, left, Commission Chairperson Ed Perales, center, and Selmus Price, who serves on the Clovis Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk on Monday morning. (Photo: Tova Fruchtman) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 100 Clovis residents, young and old, large and small, black and […]

Moore, Paula S.

Paula Sue Moore Services: Have been held. Paula Sue Moore, 53, of Wetumpka, Ala., executive editor of the Montgomery, Ala. Advertiser, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1950, in El Reno, Okla., to Paul and Mary Trapp of Clovis. She was a 1968 graduate of Clovis High School […]

Craig, Michael Irving

Michael Irving Craig Services: Have been held. Michael Irving Craig, 49, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 27, 1954, in Houston, Texas, to Henry and Francis Wisenbaker Craig. He married Jayne Wiseman on Sept. 10, 1977, at Cannon Air Force Base. He served in […]