Important to visit family

I got lost finding my uncle and aunt’s house. Yes, it was that simple. I was going to visit my Uncle Mel and Aunt Joann, on my recent trip back to western Pennsylvania and I got lost. They live on a state route which connects Butler County and Beaver County, and I became confused because […]

Our people: Taking center stage

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Courtesy photo Mendoza and her aunt Rachel Cassillas do everything together, Mendoza said. Name: Christy Mendoza Birthday: Nov. 28, 1949 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Film and theater instructor and director, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series director Family: My mom Mary Mendoza and my aunt Rachel Cassillas Christy Mendoza was born in Los Angeles. She moved […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Reunion

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 22nd annual reunion. It was held July 19 in the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas; Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; Cousins, Dub and Virginia Cleveland of […]

8-19 Reunions

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, Texas, held their 21st annual reunion July 21 at the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas, and Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; cousins Jack and Claire Johnson of Georgetown, […]

Childhood memories change with time

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day after Thanksgiving, in my memory at least, there was inevitably an inch dusting of snow. The snow had all fallen overnight and was finished by 6 a.m., when we arose early for the first day of deer season. The rifles had all been cleaned and oiled, and the […]

Holiday time to count blessings

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist This Thanksgiving my husband will not be with us. Like countless other families whose loved ones are serving in the armed forces, we’ll do our best to keep the holiday spirit alive, and show our children that we have lots to be grateful for, despite the fact that Daddy is […]

Election chatter heard ’round table

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist An exhaustive political season and its climatic November showdown still have people talking. Snippets of conversations that might take place at Thanksgiving dinner tables around New Mexico. At a mansion in Santa Fe: “The thing I am most grateful about, and I think most New Mexicans are grateful about, is […]

Sometimes death defies all temptations

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I was still in high-top shoes when my Uncle Claude, a luckless man, tried to cash in a one-way ticket to eternity. He tried to commit suicide. It was in the autumn years of the Great Depression, and Uncle Claude’s luck fit the economic catastrophe. He was thousands of dollars […]

Relay for Life: Clovis 10-year-old battling cancer

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Jeffrey Pierson, 10, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February after suffering for three years from migraine headaches, according to his mother, Becky Pierson. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer At first glance, Jeffrey Pierson looks strong and healthy, but closer inspection reveals the heart-breaking signs of a young boy […]

Hubbard, Kenneth

Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He came to Portales in 1939 to attend Eastern New Mexico Junior College, […]