May 25, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Caton Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland. He is the son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. […]

May 11, 2008 Weddings

Netcher-Smith Arleen Hickam Netcher and D.W. “Bill” Smith were joined in marriage May 3, 2008, in the conference room of the Best Western Clovis Inn. The bride’s son, Raymond E. Netcher, walked her down the aisle. Judge Kevin Duncan performed the ceremony. Maid of honor was Edith “Edie” Barela of Clovis, daughter of the bride. […]

Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

five residents plan bids for Commission seats

CNJ staff Four Curry County residents have announced their bids for two County Commission seats up for election in November. County commission seats for District 3, 4 and 5 and the county clerk and treasurer seats are up for election. Also up for election are three state senate and state representative spots to represent the […]

County rancher says he’s running for commission

CNJ staff A Curry County rancher said he is running for a seat on the county commission. Rancher Wendell Bostwick, 61, said Thursday he is running for District 4 Commissioner Albin Smith’s seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Smith reached the county’s two-term limit and cannot run again for two years. “I just want […]

Defense trying to discredit case against airman

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for Airman Basic Edward Novak II began working Friday to undermine the integrity of an Air Force investigation. The defense highlighted what they thought were weaknesses in the case during the cross-examination of two prosecution witnesses during the second day of testimony […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Lawyer Otto Smith, Clovis family beloved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist My mother and us three kids came to town (Clovis) from the farm and met Otto Smith in the summer of 1944. She asked Smith if he would be her lawyer in the divorce of her husband. Smith said he would and immediately asked my mother if my brother, 16-year-old […]

Swing time

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Josiwak of Roswell twirls Mary Weigl of Kenna at The Circle 8 District square dance Saturday. The couples have to dance each step the caller calls in time with the music. David and Alyse Josiwak danced on their first date 39 years ago. About 15 years ago the couple […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens