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Aragon Nellie Baca of Portales and Matthew Mark Aragon of Clovis were joined in marriage Oct. 1, 2011 at Legacy Life Family Church in Clovis. The Rev. David Lomrana performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tina Chavez of Clovis and Clifford Baca of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late Cleofas […]

Ten rules to a good, clean fight

Curtis Shelburne Mark it down: all couples sometimes fight. If it makes you feel better to hedge, make that “All couples sometimes have serious and somewhat warm discussions.” That is nothing but normal, and may even be healthy—vastly healthier than the immature, toxic, and completely unfair “I’m clamming up,” passive aggressive, silent approach no one […]

Governor proposes ethics and campaign finance reforms, domestic partnerships for unmarried same-sex couples

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson warned Tuesday of possible government worker layoffs in the coming year if state agency budgets are slashed and he declared his opposition to reinstating the sales tax on food to deal with New Mexico’s financial problems. On the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, Richardson […]

Unmarried couples bill stalls again

By Steve Terrell A domestic partnership bill on Monday fell short of the votes it needed to clear a state Senate committee. The tie vote meant the Senate Judiciary Committee remains a roadblock for backers of legislation allowing unmarried partners in New Mexico — same-sex and otherwise — many of the same rights and privileges […]

Domestic partnerships battle resumes

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Unmarried couples would get the same rights and privileges as their married counterparts under a bill recommended Wednesday by a Senate Committee. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to recommend passage of Senate Bill 12, also known as the Domestic Partners Rights & Responsibilities Act. While supporters say […]

Oct. 26 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Everlasting Matrimony: Pearls of Wisdom from Couples Married 50 Years or More by Sheryl Kurland was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Melvin and Donna Floyd. This treasure trove of wisdom and insight from 75 couples who have celebrated 50 years of […]

One couples’ decision and what it says

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “My daughter and her husband have told me that they’ve dedicated themselves to being more serious about their faith.” The good friend sharing this news with me was smiling, deeply thankful that his kids, just starting a family, were opting for a commitment to Christ more meaningful than the […]

Letters to the Editor: School annual debate continues

By having gay couples in this year’s Clovis High School yearbook I believe yearbook staff members Jessie Hardison and Maggie Chavez have tried to bring the city of Clovis into the 21st Century. The fact that some residents and business owners are threatening to pull advertising and support for the schools shows just how behind […]

Debate over school annual continues

By having gay couples in this year’s Clovis High School yearbook I believe yearbook staff members Jessie Hardison and Maggie Chavez have tried to bring the city of Clovis into the 21st Century. The fact that some residents and business owners are threatening to pull advertising and support for the schools shows just how behind […]

Yearbook creates concern

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Staff member Jessie Hardison, left, and editor in chief Maggie Chavez said they included gay couples in Clovis High’s yearbook to illustrate the school’s diversity. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Staff members of the 2008 Clovis High School yearbook say the inclusion of photos and interviews with gay couples […]

Discriminating against divorce not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico T oday, divorced couples equal married couples in numbers. So imagine if divorce were a fireable offense. It is, at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill. Popular English Professor Kent Gramm was fired recently, after 20 years at the school, because he and his wife divorced. Students have circulated a petition in support […]

Two votes no on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Bob Baker: “This a pretty tough issue. Personally, I have problems with the social impacts of openly recognizing domestic partners. […]

Domestic partnership clears N.M. House

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A domestic partnership bill passed Tuesday by the House is a positive step, according to the leader of a Clovis church that openly accepts gay people. The bill would allow gay and heterosexual couples to form domestic partnerships and enjoy the same rights and benefits as married couples. “It […]

Domestic partnership passes committee

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Miriam Rand and her partner have been together 20 years. They’ve worked in the community and at home, raising three children and now a grandchild. Through it all, they’ve lugged around a batch of legal documents that give one another the rights they would have if they were married. […]

April 10, 1916

Local merchants were preparing for “dress-up week.” A headline in The Clovis News read, “Local merchants prepare to satisfy sartorial longings for each and every citizen of Clovis. Get togged out for Easter. Country-wide movement has at last found place in Clovis.” … Five couples exchanged vows in an “exceptionally busy marriage week in police […]

Mexican weddings loaded with tradition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers There’s nothing like a wedding dance to remind your family what a bad dancer you are. But when I was with familia at my sister Becky’s recent wedding, I was like, “What the heck?” I just had to dance “La Marcha,” which no Mexican wedding would be complete without. Then […]

Faith guides relationships

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Commitment to and faith in your partner and God are the common thread to a lasting and enduring marriage for two Portales couples. “I think you need to have a commitment,” said Janet Collins, who has been married to husband Steve for 34 years. “There are good times and bad […]

Clovis has a voice in national conference call

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents participated in a national conference call with the White House on Thursday regarding improvements in the state and national economy. “All over the United States, different people were on the conference call about how the economy is turning around,” said state Rep. Anna Crook. “There […]

Same-sex couples’ children are different

Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Are children raised by gay parents worse off than other children? As same-sex couples line up for marriage licenses in Massachusetts, the question achieves greater urgency. Two researchers answered when they reviewed the available scholarly literature in the American Sociological Review three years ago. What makes their essay intriguing is that […]

Huber tackles tough marriage issues

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to sum up the situation when they said, “Oh what knotty times are these — all civilized people […]