Our people: Healing souls

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sistar Yancy is a board certified Christian counselor and enjoys seeing lives changed through her work. Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to […]

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun.“We are very pleased that Mitch has agreed to lead Freedom Communications as its […]

Our people: Good to be King

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Courtesy photo King was a Maypole Queen Attendant in 1971. Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Our people: Call of duty

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Courtesy photo Majors Tammy Ray, left, and Kevin Ray are leaving Clovis on June 27 for a new assignment in Dalles, Ore. Bio • Name: Kevin and Tammy Ray • Birthday: Kevin: Nov. 4, 1964 Tammy: Dec. 9, 1965 • Profession: Salvation Army Corps Officers • Family: We’ve been married 20 years. Children Caleb, 13, […]

Our People: Easy rider

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Courtesy photo Martinez-Terry’s husband Ray Terry taught her to ride motorcycles when she was 42. Bio Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Birthday: Dec. 19, 1948 Hometown: Portales Profession: Portales city clerk Family: Two stepchildren, Joe Terry and Gail Terry, and one son, Manuel Terry Joan Martinez-Terry has been the clerk in Portales for nearly 29 years. She […]

Our people: Family matters

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Officer Harold Edwards grew up in Fort Sumner and said he enjoys that small town feel of Portales. Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, […]

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Courtesy photo Hatley at 18 takes a photo with his 3-year-old niece Raven in 2003. Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a […]

First person: Ingram retires after 44 years of teaching

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School science teacher Peggy Ingram looks forward to traveling and reading. Peggy Ingram of Clovis has been a teacher for 44 years. She is retiring from Clovis High School, where she teaches anatomy, physiology and biology, at the end of the school year. Planning for the future: It’s […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Schools Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks believes there is a difference between medicine and healing. She said just because medicine can’t fix a health issue, you can still heal a person with human kindness. Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. […]

Our people: Life in development

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Nathan McCreery runs a photo studio, lectures at Eastern New Mexico University, and is an adjunct instructor in art at Clovis Community College. Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two […]