Ticket feature: Sons of the Pioneers performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Sons of the Pioneers is part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The Sons of the Pioneers will be performing 7 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Sons of the Pioneers have built a whole new genre that has […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sons with songs, state titles and a blackout

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

God’s instructions important to read, understand

Curtis K. Shelburne I just bought a new weed-eater. The old one was sputtering along just fine in excellent two-cycle engine form, but two of my sons have just moved into a different house and needed weed-whacking equipment. In a gesture of paternal magnanimity, I donated the old weed-destroyer to the cause. I didn’t tell […]

Reunion — July 18

Greathouse reunion The Greathouse reunion held their 54th get together on July 11 at the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative in Portales. There were two clans represented with 36 people attending. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Floretta Wood. Those attending […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Schools Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks believes there is a difference between medicine and healing. She said just because medicine can’t fix a health issue, you can still heal a person with human kindness. Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. […]

A place to call home

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randi Hales, left, and her two sons, Dontaie, middle, and Alex are hoping to move into their home built by Habitat for Humanity within the next year. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Randi Hales of Clovis likes camping, but to make a stable home for her sons, she believed […]

Preacher father and four preacher sons

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist People are sometimes surprised when they learn that I am not only a minister, I am the son of a minister and the brother of three ministers. You should have been at the wedding when my widower father in his eighties married a slightly older but wonderful woman. There […]

First Person: Designing dreams

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis native Paul Reed says he wants to move Clovis’ architecture forward. Paul Reed, 44, was born and raised in Clovis. For seven years, he has been a licensed architect in Clovis, but his life revolves around his two sons. Reed does 40 to 50 projects a year, from one-room […]

First impressions from Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I’m writing from Mbale, Uganda, my problem is not that I don’t have enough to write about; it’s much the opposite.   We’ve been in Africa for just three days. We’re barely out of the jet-lag doldrums, much less qualified to hold a serious opinion or draw any […]

County marks overpass groundbreaking

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleirt is shoveled Thursday to symbolize the start of the N.M. 467 railroad overpass project. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Fluffy white clouds, a clear blue sky and a light breeze created a pleasant atmosphere for the N.M. Road 467 railroad overpass groundbreaking held Thursday at the future construction site. […]

Marie Spears

Marie Spears, 101, of Texico died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at her home in Texico. She was born Dec. 24, 1904, in Springfield, Mo., to W. E. and Laura Maxwell. She homesteaded in the Melrose area with her family in 1908 and moved to Clovis in 1914. She married L. J. “Roy” Spears in September […]

Mask, Stella

Stella Mask, 88, of Clovis, and formerly of Roswell, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Clovis. Born May 28, 1918, in Oklahoma, she was married to Jack Mask, a Roswell businessman. She was a homemaker. She moved to Clovis six years ago after living in Roswell most of her life. She was a life-long […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

Howard, Joe

Joe Howard, 75, of Portales, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Born June 22, 1930, to Charles and Daisy Paul Howard in Highway, he married Ora Lee Howard on Feb. 10, 1951, in Safford, Ariz. He was a carpenter. He is survived by his wife, of Portales, three sons, […]

Castorena, Clara

Clara F. Castorena, 85, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Menard, Texas. She married Polo Castorena in Menard on Oct. 3, 1938. She moved to Muleshoe in 1950 from Sudan. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe and the Guadalupana […]

Samson, Roy

Roy Samson, 59, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 10, 1946, in New York City to Luicle and Henry A. Samson. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge in 1973, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Garden City, […]

Ray, Romane

Romane Ray, 79, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1926, in McAlister to Leroy and Lenora Green. She won several medals for all-tournament play in Texas and New Mexico as a basketball player. She scored more than 80 points in one game and was […]

Reynolds, Jackie

Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete at Cyril High, graduating in 1960. After graduation, he attended Cameron College for two years. In 1965, […]