Engagements — Jan. 22

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Murray-Adams Matthew and Rhonda Murray of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Jessalyn Cherie Murray of Edmond, Okla., to Shawn James Adams of Edmond, Okla., son of Joyce Adams-Buttolph and the late Joseph Buttolph of Austin, Minn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Don and Harriet Bell of Clovis. The couple […]

Texas voters weigh in

Staff and wire reports AUSTIN, Texas — Texas voters have rejected a constitutional amendment that would have given counties the same bonding powers as cities and town, while passing a measure to allow cities and counties to enter contracts with one another without creating a new tax district. Under Proposition 4, Texas counties would have […]

Late goal lifts Hounds to tie

CNJ staff AUSTIN, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is getting used to this overtime thing. The Greyhounds played their school-record sixth OT contest in the last eight games on Sunday, managing a 1-1 non-league tie against St. Edward’s when sophomore midfielder Julian Roberts scored on a free kick with 30 […]

Religion feature: Church welcomes new music director

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Courtesy photo Ken McDonald, shown with his wife Marge, is the new director of music ministries at First United Methodist Church in Clovis First United Methodist Church in Clovis is pleased to announce the addition of Ken McDonald to its professional staff. McDonald will serve as the director of music ministries and brings a wealth […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Idol news, book talk and a baseball legend

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Idol news Angie Brewer of Clovis is one proud mother. She tells us her son, Dominic Yanez of Austin, Texas, is one of four folks to win the “American Idol” competition in that city. Yanez, a singer, advances to the show’s finals in Hollywood. […]

Engagements — Sept. 19

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Boone-Estes [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Jackie Boone, of Austin, Texas, and Casey Estes, of Melrose, are enagaged to be married 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, in Austin. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rich and Jeanne Boone of Austin. The prospective groom is the son of Marvin and Cathy Estes of Melrose. Invitations will be […]

Engagements — Sept. 5

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Frazier-Handel Frazier-Handel [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Lori and Bill Frazier of Melrose would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Diane Frazier, of Austin, Texas, to Joshua Lewis Handel, of Austin, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Jill Falter of Las Vegas, Nev., and Douglas Handel of Dallas. The prospective bride is […]

Plane crashes into Austin IRS building

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service plowed his small plane into an office building housing nearly 200 federal tax employees on Thursday, officials said, setting off a raging fire that sent workers fleeing as thick plumes of black smoke poured into the air. A U.S. law official identified […]

Family inspired to dish out dinners

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo J’Mi Heflin, left, talks to Christy Drake Thursday about paper goods Heflin and her family brought Drake. Heflin and her family used money they would have spent on each other for Christmas to buy dinners for 10 families in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Helping her mother move […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Weddings

Pair-Willard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, Texas, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair, both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt, of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Pair-Williard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt both of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Clovis airport hosts glider

CNJ staff The Civil Air Patrol Clovis High Plains Composite Squadron is scheduled to have a glider at the Clovis Municipal Airport starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to see the glider fly and obtain information about Civil Air Patrol. Civil Air Patrol cadets are eligible for free glider rides. […]

First person: Living the ag life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Austin Graham, 18, has shown horses since he was 7 years old. As the president of the New Mexico state 4-H club during the last school year, Austin Graham, 18, said he missed a lot of school, never got enough sleep and was always busy. A month after his term […]

Former resident recalls CCC memories

By Lisa Smith: Special to the CNJ AUSTIN, Texas —Former Portales and Clovis resident Hermon Elliott remembers his years in the Civilian Conservation Corps as some of the best years of his life. He said he attended dances, swam in Colorado’s warm artesian wells and even saved up enough money to buy his first car. […]

Students get cooking

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Neil Nguyen, left, and Olivia Reeb go over the recipe for a pumpkin dessert Monday during a project at Zia Elementary School while teacher Rose Ellen Dunn pours batter into a pan. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After tapping an egg on the corner of the table, Zack Austin […]

Air patrol teaches cadets to fly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Burns of Clovis, a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol, sits inside a Cessna aircraft Saturday morning at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Burns, a flight officer joined the group two years ago to learn how to fly. By Gabriel Monte The Civil Air Patrol has three congressional mandates: Search […]

It’s their business: The New You

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The New You What they do: Cut, color and style hair, manicures and pedicures. Who’s in charge: Lyndi Austin, owner. How long in business: October 2005. How many employees: Three Location: The salon is at 316 N. Main St. in downtown Clovis. Hours of business: 9 a.m. to […]

Volunteer civic-assist groups growing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two local groups offer a way to serve their country without joining the military. Called upon by the state and federal government in times of need, the Civil Air Patrol and the New Mexico State Guard stand at the ready to provide ground and air support in times of […]

Country singer produces unique, appealing sound

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Some dreams can be followed from anywhere, be it Clovis, Anchorage, Alaska, or Punxsatawney, Pa. If one is a writer, one can send one’s work to where it needs to be for publication consideration. If one is an artist, unless the work is site specific, it can go anywhere; the […]

Myrick, Matthew

Matthew DeWayne Myrick, 36, of Hereford, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. He was born June 8, 1969. He graduated from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Naval Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991. On Jan. 2, 1993, He married Christy Alison Butler in Austin, Texas. He graduated from […]