Honor Roll: Clovis High School

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Tenth Grade Honor Roll: Danielle I. Adams, Tyler L. Albracht, Alicia K. Archangel, Emily C. Aulson, Jimmie D. Bailey, Iii, Casandra Barela, Kanisha L. Beachum, Blake Beard, Aleck M. Beaulieu, Tyler Berry, Amy D. Bocox, Christopher M. Boyce, Aaron D. Boydstun, Sarah M. Brady, Kayla B. Breedlove, John Bright, Kelsey […]

Honor Roll: Choices

Choices Tenth Grade Honor Roll: Patrick A. Gallegos, Sommer D. Morales, Alysha D. Ramos, Dustin D. Rush, Patrick Trujillo Eleventh Grade Honor Roll: Frank Acuna, Jennifer L. Aragon, Laura Armendaris, Shantal J. Baca, Gabriel Chacon, Cory J. Collier, Jonathan M. Cortez, Britney Ewers, Tiffany N. Harrell, Nathan A. Lewis, Krystal Loera, Adam Lopez, Diego Lopez, […]

Honor Roll: Cameo Elementary School

CNJ Staff Cameo Elementary School,/b> Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Jaquan Franklin, J.J. San Juan, Terence Barella, Fred Schilling. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll– Mary-Allison Almond, LeAnna Foust, Harlie Galaviz, DesMariah Garcia, Josh Garcia, Esteban Gonzales, Adan Martinez, Kimberly Reid, Estevan Romero, Joshua Torres, Alisia Amaro, Marcello Garza, Roderick Turner, Delino Lewis. Fourth Grade: […]

Honor Roll: Bella Vista Elementary School

CNJ Staff Bella Vista Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Denicia Aragon, Lendel Brown, Mariah Chavez, Marquese Gaither, Delicia Garcia, Anthony Gutierrez, Sarita Martinez, Deja Robinson, Josh Rodriguez, Jaime Sierra. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Devyn Alvarado, RJ Alvarado, Angel Anaya, Whitney Anderson, Teddy Bargas, Kenny Castillo, Shianne Diaz, Terry Hill, Janae […]

Honor Roll: Barry Elementary School

CNJ Staff Barry Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Kameron Alston, Courtney Bezner, Kiernan Cole, Nichele Hyman, Skylar LeClear, Dalton Roberts, Janae Travier, Conner Williams. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jada Branch, Blake Capati, Merisa Carrera, Malik Chevry, Johnny Keys, Ariel Lindeman, Colton Martin, Taylor Moulton, Bianca Navarro, Aviana Pena, Sarah Pettyjohn, […]

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.

Residents give gift of sight in Africa


Clovis residents George and Diana Franklin are the founders of the nonprofit organization SEE Ministries, established in 1998 for the purpose of providing eyeglasses to rural Africans. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A story in the Gospel of Mark features a blind man named Bartimaeus. According to the biblical story, Jesus and […]

12/2 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks, except dashes and hyphens. monkey talk boss i can t help but marvel at the mess you humans often get into just judging by the stories in your […]

Aunt’s good stewardship shows Christmas spirit

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist This time of year, I invariably receive anonymous letters because I write about Christmas. They chastise me for giving credence to the pagan holiday of Christmas. Well I am bracing for a new batch of anonymous letters because I have four columns lined up all about Christmas. At Christmas we […]

Commonplaces Never Become Tiresome

By Curtis K. Shelburne I was not particularly looking for wisdom when a friend and I walked into a Thai food restaurant recently; I was just looking for food and trying to make sense out of a menu filled with genuine Thai cuisine. What I ended up eating was excellent, but I’m still wondering about […]

God’s people are to ‘overflow’ with Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Sometimes we just make things too hard. I was listening to one of Garrison Keillor’s “News from Lake Wobegon” stories one day as he was talking about the deer hunting season that had closed up in (fictitious) Lake Wobegon right before Thanksgiving. Keillor painted a word picture (which I’ve embellished […]

11/18 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. de-churched for a night boss i remember it happening just like it was yesterday in fact it was yesterday when it happened i got locked out of church locked out of fellowship with the […]

Every season should bring out thankful heart

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. Christmas comes next and then Easter — which is the order of my favorite seasons. I suppose fall and all its colors of the changing season reminds me of life’s changes. We are not in one season for all the times of our […]

Organizations (11-20)

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension Club met in the home of Mary Dell Brown Nov. 11 for their Thanksgiving celebration. Mary Dell and Viola McGregor were hostesses. Martha Watkins called a short business meeting to order with Wessie White reading the previous minutes. Roll call was answered to “What we were thankful for” with seventeen […]

Weddings (11-20)

Rogers/McGriff Vanessa Latrice Rogers of Warner Robins, Ga., and Derrick Lewis McGriff of Hawkinsville, Ga., were married Oct. 15, 2005, at Greater Works Than These Ministries in Brunswick, Ga. Elder Pernell Smith, Sr., cousin of the bride, performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Patricia Rogers of Brunswick, Ga., formerly […]

Anniversaries (11-20)

Griego Christian and Cleo Griego of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married Nov. 24, 1955, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. The couple will be traveling to Ruidoso for their anniversary celebration. He is a retired city worker. She is a housewife. Newberry Dean “Spud” and […]

Memories of past winters dog former New Yorker

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ columnist The hazards of winter have already hit our humble abode. Sure, they are not like New York winter hazards — slushy subways, frozen taxi seats, yellow snow — but they are hazardous all the same. Actually, I was lucky enough to avoid the foremost hazard, which would have occurred had […]

First Thanksgiving rooted in act of giving

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist ‘M y hands are small, I know,but they’re not yours, they are my own but they’re not yours, they are my own and I am never broken.” — Jewel.  Well, my hands aren’t really very small. They are — hey, one of the coolest things that happened to me in junior […]