Wedding: Ollerman/Campbell

CNJ Staff Nicole Ollerman and Tom Campbell, both of Clovis, were married Nov. 26, 2005, at Anthem, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Pitney and Fred Ollerman. The bridegroom is the son of Jan Johnston and Thomas Campbell. Maid of honor was Rachelle Swanner and best man was Roy Campbell. Flower girl was […]

Anniversary: Platt

CNJ Staff Tom and Donna Marie (Frazier) Platt of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2005, at their eldest daughter’s home in Midland, Texas. The celebration was hosted by their three children, Debbie Imken and husband Keith, Connie Carroll and husband Ed, and Tommy Platt. Also in attendance were grandchildren, Eric, Meredith […]

Birthday: Lopez

CNJ Staff Ferminino George Lopez III of Clovis celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 30, 2005, at 521 Tucker Ave. The celebration was hosted by his parents Maggie Cheverez and George Lopez Jr. Ferminino was born Nov. 30, 2004, in Clovis.

Empire builder, benefactor in hardware store

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Not until after John H. Barry died could the folks in a big part of New Mexico realize how a man in a hardware store could be an empire builder and benefactor. There never was a real story on Mr. Barry because he despised publicity. We are talking about the John […]

Fathers do learn from children

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Dad always used holidays and birthday celebrations as an excuse to climb into his cups. One time I even heard him give a toast, “Here’s to the groundhog, God bless him.”  Hardly a 24-hour period went by without Dad recognizing some festivity or other. Dad favored that condition until one winter’s […]

Senator Bingaman discusses BRAC, Iraq and more

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman D-N.M. spokes about various issues concerning eastern New Mexico on Thursday during an interview with Freedom Newspapers. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was in Clovis and Portales on Thursday and was on hand for a briefing at Clovis Community College with […]

Balanced attack key for Cats

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering […]

Lady Cats drub cold-shooting Portales

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Portales sophomore Bethany Self tries to dribble out of a double-team from Clovis seniors Brittany Blackmon (22) and Aimee Hilburn in the second quarter of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Although both of the respective head coaches might disagree, Friday night saw 5A Clovis as 19 points […]

Gilliland

CNJ staff Jimmy Gilliland Date of birth: Sept. 12, 1927 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Ship Fitter 3rd class Unit and specialty: USS West Virginia Lives in: Clovis In his words: Gilliland enlisted in the Navy right after high schools. “I was coming […]

Air Force team projects timeline

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U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. speaks to the Air Force team that was visiting the Clovis and Portales communities Thursday during a meeting at Clovis Community College. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Initial evaluations of the region by an Air Force team ended Friday with a debriefing at Cannon Air […]