Hand crafts featured at peanut festival

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Amanda Kaberlein of AmandaKure Salon works on a Hello Kitty necklace for a customer Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. Kaberlein connects chain links together to form the necklace. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University celebrated a little legume that […]

Tucumcari woman celebrates century

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Courtesy photo Pacheco at 18. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family.Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said.So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, […]

Much-honored Reagan’s ideas marginalized

Freedom New Mexico A bipartisan crowd celebrated last week’s unveiling of a larger-than-life bronze statue of President Ronald Reagan in the Capitol Rotunda. We admit we felt a little choked up, just like former first lady Nancy Reagan, who shed a few tears at remembrances of the heady days of the Reagan presidency. More than […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Anniversaries

Kline Ron and Peg Kline of Clovis celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday at the home of their granddaughter. The couple was married Sept. 24, 1948, in North Umberland, Pa. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy and is a retired truck driver. She is retired from the Philadelphia […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Anniversaries

Bookout J.W. and Barbara Bookout of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Sept. 5, 1958, in Bethal. They have four children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is a retired auto […]

Juneteenth celebration scheduled Saturday

CNJ staff What: Juneteenth Celebration When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Potter Park Background: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, according to juneteenth.com. Observed around June 19, it commemorates the day Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 that the Civil War […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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CNJ file photo Singer Reynaldo Maestas performs at last year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Art Series’ Cinco De Mayo celebration at the American Legion Post 26. This year’s event is at Post 25, featuring the group Los Tropicales. Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin […]

Celebrating libraries

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Heather Christensen, from top, Tawna Luscombe, Natalie Salaz are three of the staff of the Portales Public Library. The library’s director Denise Burnett said the Internet will give you information, but books give you knowledge. The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind […]

April 13, 2008 Birthdays

Taliaferro Eldean Taliaferro of Clovis celebrated his 80th birthday on April 11, 2008. A celebration was hosted by his family. Eldean Taliaferro was born April 11, 1928, in Elk City, Okla. He has six children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

April 6, 2008 Anniversaries

Grigsby Delmer and Helen Grigsby of Clovis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was hosted by Larry and Tammy Lewis, Gabriel and Kim Lara and Casey and Jennifer Gilbert. The couple was married March 28, 1958, in Sapulpa, Okla. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He is a retired business owner. She […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Birthdays

Earl Hudspeth of Clovis celebrated his 85th birthday February 9, 2008. The celebration was hosted by his children and grandchildren. Earl was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Melrose. He has five children, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

July 28, 1989

The Clovis News-Journal reported that production personnel at Frozefruit in Clovis would be temporarily laid off while the company underwent general maintenance. … Rev. and Mrs. V. Ray Allen celebrated 20 years as pastors of Bethel Assembly of God. … Watson Motors, 600 W. Seventh, celebrated its first Toyota-Thon Sale.

5/7 Anniversaries

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 3 at their home. They were married May 3, 1951, in Clovis. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple are retired.

Anniversaries 2/29 – Romero, Sandoval

Romero Eddie and Darlene Romero of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24, 2004, with a family celebration. The couple was married on Feb. 24, 1979, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is employed with Nick Griego Construction. She is a housewife. Sandoval Lucio and Mary Ann Sandoval of […]

Birthday celebrations 2/22

Luckett Nina Luckett of Clovis celebrated her 102nd birthday on Feb. 12, 2004. She enjoyed all the phone calls she received and cards and letters. She was born on Feb. 12, 1902, in Fort Scott, Kan. She has four children; and numerous grandchildren. Collins Ara Jordan Byrd Collins of Clovis celebrated her 90th birthday on […]

2nd anniversary of Sept. 11 must not be forgotten

Can it be almost two years since unbelievable images of death and destruction in America dominated the world’s television screens? Yes, on Sept. 11, 2003, it will have been 24 months since terrorists used airliners to strike the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed […]