Engagements — Jan. 16

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Smith-Carpenter Stephanie Smith and Tyler Carpenter of Austin, Texas, will be married Jan. 28, 2011, at the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Cindy Smith of Lansing, Mich. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Jaqque Johnson of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from Michigan State University […]

Families share Thanksgiving plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Villareal George and Nickie Villareal of Bovina announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Villareal of Bovina, to Devin Wade Carpenter of Muleshoe. He is the son of Otis and Karen Carpenter and Cara Wade, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m., Nov. 8, 2008, at the Farwell […]

June 30, 2008 Anniversaries

Richardson George and Rosa Richardson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday in Santa Rosa. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in New York. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a carpenter. She is […]

Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

Hang out without the hangover

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer New Year’s Day brings a new year, and with it can come hangovers for those who celebrate a little too much. Hangover remedies vary from old wives’ tales to the tried and true methods. Joseph Carpenter, a nutritionist at Gym X, said leftover toxins from the alcohol in your […]

Doggie day care

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonnette Carpenter of Clovis, co-owner of Waggin’ Tails, spends Yappy Hour Monday afternoon with, from left, Boomer, Puppy, Skeeter, and Murphy. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Seven eager, upturned faces watch impatiently as Tonnette Carpenter rips open a bag of cookies. As the group of day care attendees clamor […]

Christmas another day of work for many

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Thomas Klütts prepares meals during a busy spell Monday at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Klütts said many customers ordered traditional Christmas meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Having to work on Christmas didn’t take away from the holiday spirit of many Clovis residents, who said they […]

Shared passion: Twins teach at Clovis grade schools

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Pam Adkins, left, teaches at Mesa Elemenand Tam Curry, right, are twin sisters that teach at Mesa Elementary and her twin sister Tam Curry at Clovis Christian. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The kindergarten teacher plucked an old hardback book from a shelf in her sister’s classroom. “Can I have […]

NIE honors Clovis special ed teacher

CNJ staff A stack of newspapers greets Tonnette Carpenter and her students twice a week. Horoscopes, comics, and sports immediately grab the attention of the students. But Carpenter directs her pupils to local and national articles, using words printed on the page as a learning tool. “The more one reads, the better reading skills become,” […]

4/14 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 5 through Wednesday: • Curtis Wayne Spillman, 32, to Temeka Latrice Stewart, 25, both of Clovis. • Steven Wayne Oehm, 36, to Gia Marie Larson, 34, both of Clovis. • Isaias Soria, 51, to Peggy Sena, 54, both of Clovis. • Arturo Martinez-Baca, 33, […]

Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He […]

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Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Willard Carpenter Date of birth: Sept. 11, 1924 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: House Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Italy Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit: 10th Mountain Division, 85th Infantry Regiment. In his words: Spring thaw had begun and it was then the push began. […]

Carpenter, Blanche

Mrs. Blanche Carpenter, 76, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born March 10, 1929, in Clovis to Jake and Ethel Eller. She was active in theater productions and was the first FHA president. She served as secretary for three Clovis Municipal Schools superintendents. After retirement, family members said she […]

Carpenter, Marcia

Marcia Carpenter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marcia Janice Carpenter, 60, of The Colony, Texas, a juvenile detention officer and homemaker, died Friday, April 1, 2005, in Plano, Texas. She was born on April 22, 1944, in Clovis, to Clifford and Julia Leake. She attended high school in Bovina, and at the age of 17, […]

Meadors, J.E.

J.E. Meadors Services:Have been held. Mr. J.E. Meadors, 85, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on March 15, 1919, in Mart, Texas, to Lee and H.T. Meadors. He grew up in the Waco, Texas area near Elk, Texas. He served during World War II in […]

Carpenter, Doris

Doris Carpenter Services: Have been held. Doris Carpenter, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 22, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dorothy and Everett Boggs. She lived in Grand Rapids, Mich., until the age of 15 when her family moved to Wayland, […]

Terrorist incident used by Putin to grab power

Freedom Newspapers Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the outrageous terrorist killings of school children in Beslan to reach for more power for himself. Unfortunately, it is all too typical for government leaders to use the fear engendered by attacks to reach for even more power. Putin’s power grab is shocking for being more blatant […]

Carpenter, Ernest

Ernest Rex Carpenter, 79, Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 22, 1924, in Texico, to John Otis and Mary Inez Carpenter. He was a 4-H leader. He was also a PRCA calf and steer roper and bulldogger. Family members said he loved fishing, hunting and reading about […]

Engagements 3/7 – Kelsey-Carpenter

Kelsey-Carpenter Col. Charles Jr. and Genie Kelsey of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lori Kelsey of Lubbock, to Luke Carpenter of Plainview, Texas, son of Donna Carpenter of Dora. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. (CST) on March 27, 2004, at Sunset Church of Christ […]