Local social worker honored by CYFD

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wlison Sheila Smith, a social worker at the Children, Youth and Families Department, takes a call in her office Monday. On Wednesday Smith will receive the Rose Praisner Award from the National Association of Social Workers New Mexico Chapter in Albuquerque for 22 years of service. Benna Sayyed Sheila Smith was [...]

Anniversaries —

Bailey Hank and Sheila Bailey of Broadview will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 18 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Master’s Center. The celebration will be hosted by Brittany and Justin Johnson, Isaac Bailey and Josh and Jonie Bailey. The couple was married Sept. 12, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nev. They have three children [...]

Former Olympic swimmer to speak at Chamber luncheon

CNJ staff Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event will be noon at the Chamber of Commerce. Taormina was a swimmer in the 1996 Atlanta games, a triathlete in 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) and a pentathlete in the 2008 Beijing games. For [...]

Press release: Sheila Taormina to visit Clovis

At just over 5’2” tall, and not having made her first Olympic team until the age of 27, Sheila Taormina seems an unlikely candidate to have competed at four consecutive summer Olympiads in three completely different sports. However, when the first shot was fired at the modern pentathlon competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing, [...]

Music brought couple to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The parents of Harold and Sheila (McGinnis) Phillips were Quakers, and so were Harold and Sheila who had come to Clovis in 1953. In 1977 Sheila gave me two books written by her mother, Edith B. McGinnis who died in 1976. The books were “First Quakers in Texas,” and “I [...]

Mother uses “Sad Story” in attempt to curb meth

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Freedom Newspapers: Helena Rodriguez Sheila Savitz, left, visits the grave of her son, Rob, in Portales Cemetery with her daughter, Amanda Ziegler. A copy of Rob’s last letter, “My Sad Story,” is embedded in the gravestone for all to read. The letter is as a warning to would-be meth users. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers [...]

Tractor gets pink paint job to raise cancer awareness

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Shelia Smith of Roswell drives her pink 1955 Farmall tractor in the parade at the New Mexico Ag Expo Tuesday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie [...]

Inherited house-pigeon both pet, pest

By Bill Sconone: Guest Columnist About eight years ago, when my wife’s cousin Sheila lived in Nevada, a pigeon decided to follow her brother home from fishing. No one thought too much of it until the dirty bird took up residence. Sheila and her husband Hank traveled a lot and began to haul the dirty [...]

9/16 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7-14: • Marc Anthony Cavalier, 20, of Clovis, to Catherine Rose Sciurba, 20, of Buena Park, Calif. • Francisco Hernandez, 40, to Eva Fatima Urban, 36, both of Clovis • Moses Guadalupe Bryan, 56, to Mary Helen Sena, 56, both of Clovis • Jose [...]

Mother, cousins help take bite out of Clovis crime

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Tim Morrison, Erica Carr-Romero (with her K-9 dog, Karlo) and Sheila Morrison work in law enforcement. CNJ photo by Rick White By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor On Sunday mornings, during breakfast at a Clovis restaurant, a family of law-enforcement personnel speaks in a code guests at surrounding tables don’t typically understand. Clovis Police dispatcher [...]