Birthdays — July 17

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Brooks Stephanie Brooks of Clovis celebrated her 50th birthday July 15, 2011. She was born July 15, 1961, in Farwell. She has two children and two grandchildren.

Engagements — Jan. 16

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Smith-Carpenter Stephanie Smith and Tyler Carpenter of Austin, Texas, will be married Jan. 28, 2011, at the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Cindy Smith of Lansing, Mich. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Jaqque Johnson of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from Michigan State University […]

County employees hoping for pay raise

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Deputy Assessor Jessica Rosenblad reviews a file Wednesday at the Curry County courthouse. Rosenblad is a two-year county employee. Sharna Johnson The money would help, but for Stephanie Hicks, it’s more about a show of appreciation. A single-mother working two jobs to support herself and her son, Hicks said even […]

Patrick Lyons secures Public Regulation Commission position

Kevin Wilson Patrick Lyons has secured another four years in state government. The former state senator and current land commissioner handily won his race for District 2 of the Public Regulation Commission, defeating Democrat Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa. As of 10:22 p.m., Lyons had garnered 54,351 votes against 25,360 for DuBois. Lyons, a Republican […]

Education digest: CCC scholarship established

CCC scholarship established The Clovis Community College Faculty Association has established a scholarship to support CCC students, according to a news release. The CCC Faculty Merit Scholarship rewards academic achievement and community service, the release said. Recipients will be recognized at the spring commencement ceremony on May 14. Two $600 scholarships will be awarded each […]

4-2 Clovis High honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. 10th Grade Danielle I. Adams, Victoria M. Adams, Tyler L. Albracht, Jesus O. Anchondo, Alicia K. Archangel, Emily C. Aulson, Ricky G. Bardwell, Jr, Kanisha L. Beachum, Aleck M. Beaulieu, Tyler Berry, Sean T. Blossom, Amy D. Bocox, Olivia D. Boutte, […]

3/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 8 through Wednesday: • Jose Dolores Vasquez, 32, to Melissa Ann Bonness, 23, both of Clovis. • Salvador Cobos Barajas, 26, to Michelle Venegas Garcia, 32, both of Clovis. • Jake Andrew Chavez, 31, to Bernadette Marie Chavez, 26, both of Clovis. • Gabriel […]

Zia Elementary fifth-grader advances to national bee

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Zia Elementary fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson, 10, waits in his seat for the next round during the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when […]

Compadres make for big, happy family

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist My daughter Laura has a new set of godparents, or a new madrina and padrino, as we call them. And in the process, I guess I’ve got myself a new set of compadres. Last Sunday, my uncle and aunt, Manny and Matilda Ortega, drove from Hobbs to serve as sponsors […]

More students schooled at home

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Home schooling was an easy choice for Stephanie Proctor. About 10 years ago, she and husband Philip lived in Houston and their oldest son Matthew had just finished fourth grade. Stephanie said she didn’t like what she saw at her son’s middle school —no doors on the bathroom stalls […]

Empty Stocking Fund may fulfill two-gift wish

Eric Butler Shelly isn’t looking to have everything for her 5-year-old daughter this Christmas. It’s not a stocking full of goodies or a tree that appears to have a gift-wrapped box foundation that the single mother wants. In fact, Shelly has very modest goals for little Stephanie. “I just want a nice, quiet Christmas,” she […]

Daly, Tom

Tom Daly Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Daly, 74, of Clovis, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James and Mary Anne Kelly Daly. He married Florence Duffy on Oct. 18, 1952, in […]

Gallegos, Richard IV

Richard Gallegos IV Services: Have been held. Richard Gallegos IV, infant son of Richard and Stephanie Gallegos of Clovis, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born that same day in Clovis. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Marissa Gallegos of Clovis; grandparents, Richard and Hope Gallegos of Clovis, Jesse and Maria Valero […]