Love notes

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Floral Associate Danielle Martinez puts together an arrangement Friday at Hestands Floral. Owner Michelle Ward said her shop had 63 pre-orders for Valentine’s Day, which is double last year. With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their […]

Officials concerned fire season could run long

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks fire equipment on one of the Portales fire trucks Tuesday afternoon. This fire season has marked one of the worst and the longest for eastern New Mexico and fire officials say it could last well into the fall. Alisa Boswell Usually, August and September would […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Area servicemen share Memorial Day thoughts

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Ricardo Hidalgo of American Legion Post 25 in Clovis adjusts the POW-MIA Empty Chair Display at Post 25 Friday afternoon. The POW-MIA flag will be carried at the 2011 Memorial Day Observance at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden at 10 a.m. on May 30. Alisa Boswell With Memorial Day approaching May […]

Rise in fuel costs based on demand

Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy Pelosi — price […]

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Global warming bill on political tipping point

A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be left to function […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

Outside support can help keep resolutions

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MCT illustration By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in […]

Police: Fireworks complaints increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Delilah Barela and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Destinee look for fireworks Thursday at a tent sale west of Clovis to help the family celebrate the July 4th weekend. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Independence Day draws closer, Clovis police are getting 10 calls or more a day because […]

Application deadline approaching for wool growers’ scholarship

May 15 is the deadline for graduating high school seniors to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers’ Inc. (NMWGI) annual scholarship, according to NMWGI President Joan Kincaid, Pinon. “Our association looks forward to the opportunity to help a student further his or her education every year, and we encourage all qualified students to apply, […]

March 22, 2009 Engagements

Caselman-Odeguard Kelly and Kara Caselman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexandra Caselman to Billy Wayne Odegaard. He is the son of Roger and Paula Odegaard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 30, 2009, at First Baptist Texico in Texico. A reception will follow in […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Engagements

Reed-Moore Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Layna Reed of Melrose to Jordan Moore of Clovis. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis. The couple will exchange July 31, 2009, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Truest love in the world comes from the heart of God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With Valentines Day approaching, I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of love.

8/31 Engagements

Medina-Lucero James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis. He is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 6, 2008, in Clovis. Invitations have been sent. Boney-Koepplinger Kim […]

July 20, 2008 Engagements

Montoya-Montes Leroy and Emily Montoya announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Montoya, to Daniel Montes, all of Clovis. He is the son of Mario and Anna Montes of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Aug. 9, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The reception will follow at the […]

July 6, 2008 Engagements

Gomez-Morales Johnny and Patsy Gomez announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lisa Gomez, to Robert Morales, all of Clovis. He is the grandson of Grace Salinas of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. August 16, 2008, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ. The reception will follow. The […]

May 18, 2008 Engagements

Pamela Dawn Hightower of Hobbs and formerly of Melrose, and Nathan Shawn Curlee of Midland, Texas, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

May 4, 2008 Engagements

Fearon-Rogers Mel Fearon of Halton, Australia, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Briana Fearon, of Sydney, Australia, to Billy Rogers, of Hong Kong. He is the son of Tom and Bev Colvin of Clovis. A wedding date has not been set. The bride elect is a graduate of the Sydney Institute of […]

Relay for Life event approaching

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CNJ file photo Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser, brought an estimated 3,000 people to Clovis’ opening ceremonies last year at Ned Houk Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Relay for Life’s track may be a little darker this year. Each year, the track at Ned Houk Park for the Clovis […]