Religion feature: Church fiesta features Hawaiian entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s annual fiesta includes games, food and live entertainment under the big tent. Freedom New Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is bringing the sights of Hawaii to Clovis for the annual Fiesta this weekend. The parish hosts the event each year as the church’s main […]

Smith, Cheryl

Cheryl Cooper Parish Smith, 57, of Albuquerque, formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 26, 2006, after a bout with cancer. She was born April 24, 1949, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She lived in Clovis for 30 years before moving to Albuquerque in 2003. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth M. Cooper. She […]

Muleshoe church members re-enact Christ’s walk to his crucifixion

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Louis Godinez of Muleshoe carries a cross Friday along U.S. 84 with other members of Immaculate Conception Parish in a re-enactment of the walk Jesus is said to have made to Calvary. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of […]

St. Helen church gets new priest

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — At one point, James McGowan wanted to be a stand-up comedian. He also considered careers in military and police work. But ultimately, he following a calling he received in first grade to become a priest. However, this was not before being a jack of all trades while he […]

Critical days continue to claim airmen

Tech. Sgt. Mike Spaits The fatal auto accident that claimed the lives of two Airmen in Germany recently raised the Air Force’s death toll to 24 during this year’s “101 Critical Days of Summer.” While that number is fairly typical for summer fatalities, it is still too high, said Tom Pazell, deputy chief of Air […]

Former enlisted chief still speaks for airmen

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Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Sam Parish discusses how to improve the work of NCO’s in a conversation Wednesday with Command Chief Master Sgt. James Randall. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — When Sam Parish enlisted in the Air Force […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]

Jean Parish

Jean Parish Services: Have been held. Mrs. Jean Parish, 80, of Clovis, retired, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 10, 1923, in Clovis, to Herbert and Vivian Hodges. She was a member of the VFW Post 3280 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She […]