BNSF helping raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

CNJ staff The BNSF Railway company’s Railway Special car will be in Clovis on Thursday and Friday as part of its 11 city tour, according to a news release. The BNSF Special will provide train rides to BNSF employees and their family members as a thank you for their service. The ride will also raise […]

Friday morning briefing: Bowling for kids, music and April Fool

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Bowling for kids The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico are looking for participants in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser. It’s May 14 at the

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to raise money with bowling event

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Kevin Wilson Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is a relatively small operation, with a staff that consists of executive director Meg Sadau, and a minimal office in the Matt 25 Hope Center where she has spent a year. The operation is hoping it can bowl over a few sponsors, however, so it […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

eb. 8, 2009: Birth Announcements

Aragon Michael Andrew Aragon was born Dec. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Hospital, to Michael and Mercie Aragon of Tucumcari. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces. He has two sisters, Lisa, 16, and Briana, 8. Grandparents are Jose (Lupe) Martinez and Andy and Corinne Pulido of San Mateo, Calif. Great-grandparent is Donaciana Jimenez.

Local twins may be oldest living in New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sisters Maxine Hidalgo and Eufelia Rubio celebrate their 95th birthday on Jan. 22. The family has tried to find records to confirm the pair are the oldest living twins in the state. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Clovis may be home to the oldest living twins in New Mexico. […]

June 22, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Three books in the Daughters of Lancaster County series by Wanda Brunstetter, two volumes of Sisters of the Quilt series by Cindy Woodsmall, and The Crossroad by Beverly Lewis were given by Maria Inman in memory of Sara Denise Shell. Readers of Christian fiction will […]

Thanksgiving brings back fond memories

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico My husband and I are lucky. We are among a handful of local military couples based within driving distance of our families. For now we can get in a car and, within 11 hours, be home. So it came as no surprise when last November his family accepted an […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters board members resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of the Clovis-area Big Brothers Big Sisters resource board have collectively resigned, citing differences with regional corporate management, a board spokeswoman said. All seven members resigned Nov. 8, according to former board president Jo Ann Tootikian. Issuing a statement on behalf of the board, Tootikian said, “The local […]

July 20, 1951

Sisters Barbara and Shirley Boydston won sweepstakes honors in the annual Curry County 4-H Dress Revue. … MSgt. E.A. Nash Jr. was announced as the new Army and Air Force recruiter for Clovis. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross. … Dwight F. Denton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Denton, received a […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Collectors don’t compete over toys

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC TOYS adorn the walls of a bedroom in the home of Leta Cole. The Clovis resident has collected toys from McDonald’s Happy Meals for about a decade. More toys are tucked away in about 15 boxes, her husband, J.D., said. Cole and her sisters in Missouri […]

Eastern student’s siblings are Virginia Tech alumni

By Freedom Newspapers One Eastern New Mexico University student has connections to Blacksburg, Va., and Virginia Tech University where a gunman killed 32 people Monday. Michael Harman, an ENMU junior history major, admits he spent some tense moments Monday morning until he was able to talk with family members who live in Blacksburg. He said […]

Artists of the month

Sisters Loyce Troia and Leona Hughes of Clovis were chosen by the Pintores Art League as artists of the month for February. Their paintings will be at the Clovis-Carver Public Library during February. Troia and Hughes went to Vaughn Municipal Schools and attended Eastern New Mexico University in the 1950s. Recently, Troia took classes at […]

Consistency key to good parenting

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist Lately, my oldest daughter, Luisa, has been testing my ability to be a consistent parent. Every night, she asks to come in my bed when her younger sisters are asleep. I have allowed her to do so on occasions, but since my husband’s deployment her requests have increased in duration […]

Shared passion: Twins teach at Clovis grade schools

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Pam Adkins, left, teaches at Mesa Elemenand Tam Curry, right, are twin sisters that teach at Mesa Elementary and her twin sister Tam Curry at Clovis Christian. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The kindergarten teacher plucked an old hardback book from a shelf in her sister’s classroom. “Can I have […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]

Ochoa, Hugo

Hugo Medrano Ochoa, 32, of Las Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Clovis. Survivors include his parents, Manuel and Silvia Ochoa; two sisters, Consuelo and Karina Ochoa; nephews, Alex and Silvia Ochoa, all of Duarte, Calif; a fiancee, Sandra C. Valdez of Clovis; two sons, Hugo E. Ochoa of Clovis and Manuel Ochoa […]

Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Calbert, Genevieve

Genevieve Calbert, 88, of Tucumcari died Friday, May 26, 2006, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Tucumcari, she had been a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari and was active in the Sacred Heart Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Juan Calbert; two brothers, and two […]

Martinez, Albina “Albinita”

Albina “Albinita” Martinez, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Oct. 24, 1919, in Sombrillo to Sotero and Carmelita Cordova Sisneros. She was a homemaker, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and La Casa Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; three […]