Foster grandparents … enough love to go around

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Kate Griego, of Clovis, left, a foster grandparent listens as James Bickley Elementary second grader Treshanna Mathis, 7, reads “Clifford The Big Red Dog.” CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Helena Rodriguez Frances Aragon may not remember all the names of her foster grandchildren, but she loves them all the same. “I forget names and faces, […]

Survivors event was spiritually empowering

Clyde Davis The best moment in the entire experience was my beautiful wife, Janice, waiting at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. Immediately after I came across and the volunteer handed me my survivor’s rose, Jan greeted me with the bouquet and the sign that she and Lynn and Dot had made while […]

Spammed out? ‘Make them pay’ is creed of Vanquish software

Tom DiFrancesca Here’s an update on the Clovis “WhyNot” project: We need more folks to get involved. A couple of local concerned citizens have registered at the Web site www.whynot.net/clovis but that is not enough. We need a lot of concerned citizens to participate in this project. I’m going to mention the endeavor in future […]

Births – 11/2

Keith Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis are the parents of a 7-pound, 15.5-ounce girl, MacKenzie Marie Keith, born on Aug. 13, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy of Clovis, Richard and Liz Henderson of Ellisville, Mo., Andy Winton of Clovis and the late John […]

Weddings – 11/2

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey and Brian Scott Corrie, both of Fort Collins, Colo., were married on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter of Tad and Fran […]

Anniversaries – 11/2

Herington L.C. “Buster” and Doris Herington of Farwell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. (CST) until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Farwell Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 7, 1953, in Clovis. They have four children; nine grandchildren; and […]

Engagements – 11/2

Maldonado-Perales Laura Maldonado of Clovis and Guillermo Perales Jr. of Clovis, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. They will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, 2003, at Faith Christian family Church in Clovis. The bride is employed at Big Country Ford. The prospective groom is employed at High Plains Federal Credit Union. The […]

Artist of the Month

Pintores Artist of the Month for November Pat Weekley has been selected Pintores Artist of the month for November. Her paintings will be on display at Clovis Carver Public Library during November. She started painting in oils early in the 1980s and began painting with Virginia Gregory. Later taking classes at Clovis Community College, she […]

School Menus/Week of 11/2

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Banana nut muffin, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tator tots, lettuce, pickle spear, peaches, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Waffles, juice, milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, lettuce, corn, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast bread, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, garlic bread, milk. Thursday: […]

Honors 11/2

Romero Brenda Romero of Lubbock has been promoted to director of Customer Management Group (CMG) Facilities North America effective Oct. 1. She is the daughter of Bobby and Theresa Sandoval of Clovis and she is a 1979 graduate of Clovis High School.

Senior Calendar – Week of 11/2

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Cake walk; Noon — Potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. — Spanish […]

Organizations – Club Notes 10/31

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Friendship Rebekah Lodge met Tuesday for its regular meeting. It was the 94th anniversary of the Lodge. Noble Grand Vicky Howard and Chaplain Robbie Wicker served sandwiches, chips and birthday cake. Wanda Scott and Melvin and Serena Goar talked about some of the things that happed at the Rebekah assembly in Deming. […]

A ministry of marriage comes to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Building strong marriages is a priority for Russell and Marni Hawkins, who both come from homes where their parents divorced. To help avoid the same fate after they married more than seven years ago, the two joined what was then known as “Marriage Ministries International.” They became volunteer leaders in a […]

When picking your fight, make it worthwhile

Judy Brandon I have vivid childhood memories from years spent in Kansas City during my parents’ seminary days. The family budget was tight so my parents were very frugal and very inventive in making ends meet. On one occasion, my mother purchased an old sofa from a thrift store. The sofa’s wood trim was in […]

Religion Calendar 10/31

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Parkland Baptist Church Children’s Fall Festival — 5:30-8 p.m. for infants to sixth grade. Burritos served from 5:30 to 6 p.m., game booths from 6 to 8 […]

Religion Digest 10/31

First Christian Church First Christian Church is hosting a harvest festival, described by church officials as a safe environment for kids to have treats without the tricks. The event is set for 6:30 tonight at the church building across from Marshall Junior High at 1700 N. Main. Children are encouraged to dress up as Bible […]

Woman attacked in car

By Darrell Todd Maurina One man is in jail following a Wednesday night beating of a passing motorist, but a second suspect escaped from the Clovis police station. Police said Johnny J. “J.J.” Chavez, 20, escaped from police custody while another suspect was being interviewed. According to police reports, Chavez had been handcuffed and left […]

Clovis man arrested on arson charges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Police arrested a Clovis man Wednesday night in connection with a house that burned down last weekend. Police said Matthew Southers, 20, admitted to burning down a house at 820 1/2 Jones late Saturday night. They said he is also suspected in connection with an arson early in the morning of […]

‘Day of the Dead’ to be held for ENMU students

By Mike Linn Those who knew Eric Hodgest say they don’t need his picture to see his face. Or to remember his smile. Or even his charm. Still, Hodgest’s photo, along with those of three other Eastern New Mexico University students, will be displayed on an altar today in ENMU’s Campus Union Building Ballroom. Hodgest, […]

Life is a little easier with Clovis Meals on Wheels

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Upon being released from the hospital after a recent stay, 70-year-old Joyce Noack of Clovis got a suggestion that might make her life a little easier. The […]