Anniversaries — Oct. 10

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Carey Bill and Susan Carey of Clovis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 6, 2010, in Branson, Mo. The couple was married Oct. 6, 1965, in Mesquite, Texas. They have six children, Scott Carey, Robin Bateman, Tim Carey, Jennifer Fields, Mark Carey and Holly Breeden; and 14 grandchildren. He is a retired Clovis police chief […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 15

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Burrage [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ed and Barbara Burrage of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married on Aug. 14, 1960, at the Eastern New Mexico University Baptist Student Union. They have two children, Misti Everett and Todd Burrage; and seven grandchildren. Ed is retired from Safeway and Barbara is […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Carolyn and Frank Sherman were named the Ambassadors of the Year by the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 2009, where they volunteered together for 21 years. Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for […]

Anniversaries — July 11

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Craven Betty and Jim Craven of Clovis are celebrating 52 years of marriage 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 at 1300 Gidding St. in Clovis. The celebration is open to friends and relatives. Michael Craven and Stacia Williams are hosting the event. The Cravens were married Dec. 26, 1957, at the First Assembly of […]

Wike named new drug force coordinator

Former police officer Heather Wike is the new Region V Drug Task Force Coordinator. Wike will receive a salary of $40,000 under a contract subject to a performance review in six months, according to a press release received Monday from the Clovis Police Department. Retired Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey held the position since Oct. […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jeff Hardy points out what could be bad incoming weather moving into Clovis/Curry County on Wilhite Road. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday […]

Interviews set for Region V Drug Task Force coordinator

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Three candidates are being interviewed Monday for the position of Region V Drug Task Force coordinator. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said the candidates for the position are retired Deputy Police Chief Roger Bartosiewicz, retired Clovis Police Chief Ray Mondragon and former Clovis Police Officer Heather Wike. Sanders, who […]

Anniversaries — June 6

Nance John and Teresa Nance of Causey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2010, at Causey Community Building. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 5, 1960, in Lingo. They have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer. She is a […]

Compensation restored to widows

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Jacqueline Peters, widow of a retired Army officer, only recently grasped how “ludicrous” the law has become that limits Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments to surviving spouses of military members who either die in retirement from service-related ailments or die while on active duty. These survivors qualify for Dependency and […]

First person: Meeting student needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis schools Student Support Services Executive Director Tamara Moore-Callahan took over the position last year. Tamara Moore-Callahan, executive director of student services for Clovis Schools, took over the position after Cindy Osborn retired last year. Moore-Callahan and her husband moved to Clovis while her husband was in the military. He […]

Education feature: Retired CCC administrator enjoyed challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Caffey sits in his home office. Caffey retired from Clovis Community College on Jan. 4 after 17 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer David Caffey enjoyed everything he did at Clovis Community College. As vice president for Instruction for seven years and vice president for institutional effectiveness, his […]

ENMU adopting retired racing dogs as mascots

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Morrow By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is going to the dogs, and not in a bad way. The school is getting a pair of retired racing greyhounds to serve as official mascots. The greyhounds will begin appearing at university and community events starting early next year. A committee of student […]

TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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Courtesy photo Senior Master Sgt. Bob Elliott, right, retired from the Air Force in 2004, a month before graduating with his master’s degree. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan Cannon Connections staff Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman […]

First person: Former Cannon chaplain returns to area

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Piepkorn served 37 years in the Air Force, Navy Reserves, Coast Guard Reserves and active duty. Pastor Gary Piepkorn was a chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base when the Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales opened. Piepkorn was transferred from Cannon and after several years, retired from the […]

April 5, 2009 Anniversary

Nigreville John and Josefina Nigreville of Clovis celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary on March 28 at Mabry Inn. The celebration was hosted by their children, Kiki, Irma and John. The couple was married March 29, 1959 in El Paso, Texas. They have three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired Senior Master […]

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

Retiree mortality rate needs study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Department of Defense actuaries have discovered significantly higher mortality rates among active duty retirees compared to reserve retirees, and the disparity stretches back decades. In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Griggs Garland and Sue Griggs of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple was married Dec. 16, 1948, in Clovis. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the U.S Postal Service. She is a retired homemaker and retired daycare provider. Fitz Rex and Charlene Fitz […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Baugh Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th weeding anniversary Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and grandchildren. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kan. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He is retired from […]