Clovis couple wins lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple won a top prize playing a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher game, according to a press release. According to the New Mexico Lottery press release: • Troy and Tiffany Vancleave won $50,000 playing the lottery’s “Crossword Deluxe” Scratcher. “I fell to my knees and cried,” Tiffany Vancleave told lottery officials in […]

Engagements —

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Montgomery-Acosta [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Cori Snobble and John Montgomery of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leila Montgomery of Portales, to Harvey Acosta of Portales, son of Saul and Henrietta Acosta of Portales. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. July 13, 2012. The bride elect is a 2003 graduate […]

Engagements — Jan. 1

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Terry-Crow Kendall and Jana Terry of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rana Terry of Portales, to Trent Crow of Portales, son of Rick and Donna Crow of Texico. The couple will exchange vows 5 p.m. Feb. 25, 2012, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. The reception will be at […]

Anniversary — Nov. 27

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Smith Alvin and Mary Frances Smith of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 24, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Arch Community Building. The celebration was hosted by Betty Moore, Debbie Smith, Bill Smith and Roy Smith. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! We love you, all your children and grandchildren. The couple was married […]

Clovis couple pleads ‘not guilty’ to federal charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple accused of defrauding the Air Force of $6.4 million have pleaded not guilty to all charges, according to their attorney, Terree Bowers of Los Angeles. Bowers said Donald Dean Brewer, 62, and his wife, Sherri Lynn Brewer, 62, were released on their own recognizance following a hearing Monday in […]

Softball a big hit in Clovis

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CNJ correspondent: Liliana Castillo Nicole Marez of the Lady Takers prepares to take a swing during Thursday night’s game against the Vipers at Guy Leeder Complex. The Clovis Softball Association sponsors leagues during the spring, summer and fall. Dave Wagner When members of the Clovis Jaycees sought to start a recreational softball program for the […]

Freedom, liberty at heart of conflict

After attending a couple of events last week commemorating 9/11 and watching television coverage it is hard to believe how overwhelming that day still seems. Ten years seems like an eternity when I look at all that has happened in my personal life over that time. When I see the images of that day and […]

Business digest — July 26

Clovis couple wins $10,000 Shawn and Tina-Marie Schiller, members of High Plains Federal Credit Union in Clovis, were top winners in an 11-month Savings Challenge New Mexico contest, walking away with $10,000 after meeting three goals, according to a press release. The couple was coached by High Plains Federal Credit Union coach Tammy Lewis. The […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Texas couple reunited with lost dog in Tucumcari

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico State Police Lee Gardner is reunited with Chance, her search and rescue dog, Wednesday at the New Mexico State Police office in Tucumcari Russell Anglin Forth Worth, Texas, retirees Chick and Lee Gardner were devastated to find their search-and-rescue dog, a black labrador retriever named Chance, missing from their car and […]

Hamburgers childhood treat

Having lunch with a couple of guys that are older fogies than myself I couldn’t win, so I just listened. The talk turned to hamburgers and how cheap we used to buy them growing up. When they got down to a quarter burger I knew I couldn’t beat that myself. I can maybe remember a […]

Engagements — May 15

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Plyler-Spears [image #4, align=left, size=medium] The parents of Hollee Plyler of Clovis announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter to Austin Spears of Clovis. Plyler is a 2011 elementary education graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Spears is employed at BNSF Railway. The couple will be wed in Jamaica June 15, 2011. A […]

Anniversaries — May 1

Elliot Robert and Julie Elliot of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary April 25. The couple was married April 25, 1986, in Riverside, Calif. They have two children. He is an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University. She is a homemaker. Invitations have been sent.

Anniversaries — April 17

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Hall Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Ollie Hall Sr., Michael, Jessie, Kenneth, Treena, William and Anthony. The couple was married April 24, 1961 in Clovis. They have seven children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. […]

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nicole Thornton worked as the community affairs coordinator as well as the Portales Main Street manager. Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said […]

Anniversaries — April 10

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Neal Lloyd and Barbara Neal of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at New Life Assembly in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by Debra Vistine, Deruce Cornell, Cindy Anderson, Marli Raney, Lynez Jesko, Marilyn Jesko and Randa Jesko. The couple was married April 18, 1961 in Clovis. […]

Weddings — March 20

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Roach- Rodriquez Kayla Roach and JoDerick Rodriquez of Portales were married Feb. 26 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The Rev. David McVey performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Karen Roach and Tesha Payne of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Steve Miller and Sandy Phillips of […]

Anniversaries — March 6

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011. [image #2, align=left, size=right] The couple was married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. The couple has two children and three grandchildren He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Holland’s Printshop in Clovis. [image #1, align=left, size=right] […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on Seventh […]