Clovis plans for 100th

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksClovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman kneels in the spot where a time capsule was buried in 1957. The photo in his hand shows the spot where it was buried. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Theodore Roosevelt was president, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and the world’s first air force […]

Independence celebration planned

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bell rung by the Rev. Idalgo on Sept. 16, 1810, signaled the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. The ensuing battle lasted for 10 years before independence was gained. Today, the observance marking the day is known as Diez y seis de Septiembre. An area event commemorating […]

Anniversaries 7/30

Hunt Coy and Gail Hunt of Alamogordo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday at Melrose City Park in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by Russell and Sandra Wheeler and Keith and Judy Corbin. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1966, at the home of Jim and Billie Robberson in McAlister. They have two […]

Birthdays – 7/23

Delaney Rosa Carter Delaney of Clovis, formerly of Tucumcari, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis- Carver Public Library (North Annex entry), 701 N. Main. She was born July 27, 1916, in Swearingen, Texas. The celebration is open to friends and relatives. No gifts […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

Cannon celebration in works

Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Air Force and state dignitaries will take part in a July 1 celebration of Cannon Air Force Base landing a mission. Tentative plans include a static display of the aircraft used by Special Operations from the 16th Special Ops Wing that will call Cannon home by October 2007 along with […]

June 4, 2006 Anniversaries

Don and Sharon Boydstun of Clovis celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today at 2409 Williams Ave. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Kevin, Shelli and Wayne, and Wayne’s wife, Stephanie. The couple married on June 4, 1966, in Clovis. In addition to their three children, they have three grandchildren. He is a farmer […]

5/21 Anniversaries

Jacoby John and Mary Jacoby of Clovis will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 11 a.m. on June 3 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by the Jacoby children and their families. The couple married on June 3, 1956, in Clovis. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

5/7 Birthdays

Hopper Frances (Carroll) Hopper of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday at Courthouse Annex in Fort Sumner. The celebration will be hosted by her children, Carlene McLain, Joyce Neagle, Carroll Hopper, Wynell Richards, Phyllis Dobbins, and stepdaughters, Imogene Cheyne and Edna McIntire. Born May 17, 1916, south of […]

Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend

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Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Capitan’s Smokey Bear Days set for next weekend Yes, Smokey Bear was a real bear and he was rescued from a forest fire near Capitan. That’s why Capitan holds a “Smokey Bear Days Celebration” once a year. Now a U.S. Forest Service icon known all over the world, […]

4/23 Birthdays

Glaze Eunice Glaze of Clovis celebrates her 100th birthday today at Bee Hive Homes in Clovis. The celebration is being hosted by Bee Hive Homes. Born April 23, 1906, in Ponca, Neb., she has two children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are relatives are joining in the celebration.

4-9 Anniversaries

Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at 6:00 p.m. on April 15 at the American Legion Post 25 with family and friends. The celebration will be hosted by Patricia Lindsey and husband Herbert, Simon Barela and wife Maria, Matthew Barela of Clovis, Mario Barela and wife Maria (Rosie) […]

3/26 Birthdays

Plexico Mildred Plexico of Portales celebrates her 95th birthday today at Central Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Gwendolyn Plexico. There will be snacks and cake at the reception. Mildred Plexico was born on March 28, 1911, in Smith County, Tenn., and Elm Wood was the closest town. She has six […]

3-12 Anniversaries

Johnson Lewis and Frankie Johnson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their Sunday School class of First Baptist Church in Keller, Texas. Their daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Eddy Wilks, and granddaughter, Dean-na Wilks, hosted the celebration with cake and punch. The Johnsons were married March 3, 1946, in Portales. A 1943 Clovis High School […]

New Orleans deserves chance to celebrate

Freedom Newspapers In some of the media reports on this year’s Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans there was a distinct and unmistakable tone of scolding. How can you have a frivolous party, how can you celebrate and be happy when so many neighborhoods are still in ruins, when so many New Orleanians are still […]

2/19 Birthdays

Page-Mullins Ethel Page-Mullins of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Golden Acres community room in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Page-Mullins was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Topaz, Texas. She is a long-time resident of Roosevelt County, having lived in the Richland […]

2/12 Birthdays

McElroy Mildred J. McElroy of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday. The celebration will be hosted by her family. She was born Feb. 14 ,1916, in Causey.

2/12 Anniversaries

Firestone Johnnie and Betty Firestone of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Roosevelt County Electric Coop hospitality room in Portales. The couple was married Feb. 12, 1956, in Portales. He is a farmer and rancher with operations in Floyd, Portales and Fort Sumner. She is […]

Anniversaries (11-20)

Griego Christian and Cleo Griego of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married Nov. 24, 1955, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. The couple will be traveling to Ruidoso for their anniversary celebration. He is a retired city worker. She is a housewife. Newberry Dean “Spud” and […]

Anniversaries: Pringle (11/13 week)

William and Janice Pringle of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19 at the Clovis Advent Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.