April, 12 2009 Artist of the month

Gene Terry My family moved to House when I was six months old. My dad, Clyde Henry farmed at House and later at Melrose where I grew up. I married Merle Terry in 1948 and we have lived in Clovis most of our married life. We have three daughters, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. […]

Children need to find own path

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist My oldest daughter, age eight, is beginning to show concerns about what other people think of her. She asks me if a skirt looks nice or if her hair resembles the other girls’ in her swimming class. I see her eyes furtively checking out her friends’ attires and shoes before […]

Fund set up for children of woman killed in accident

CNJ staff report A fund has been established at the Cannon Federal Credit Union for the four daughters of Suzanne Urioste, who was killed in a car accident earlier this month. Cannon Federal is located at 4205 N. Prince St.

New home for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laurie Kennedy fights back tears Saturday as she holds up her certificate of occupancy after she was presented with keys to her new house built by Habitat for Humanity. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy had her first gathering in her new home Saturday. Kennedy and her two […]

Workers raise walls for Habitat

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Laurie Kennedy, second from left, invests sweat equity Saturday into a home being built for her by Habitat for Humanity. People throughout the Clovis community helped with raising the walls of the home. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday […]

Author develops early passion for writing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Lois Duncan is an award-winning author best known for her suspense novels for adolescents and teens. In early October, her novel, “Daughters of Eve,” was pulled from elementary library shelves in Clovis schools. The former state resident told the Clovis News Journal the suspense novel was not appropriate […]

Castorena, Clara

Clara F. Castorena, 85, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Menard, Texas. She married Polo Castorena in Menard on Oct. 3, 1938. She moved to Muleshoe in 1950 from Sudan. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Muleshoe and the Guadalupana […]

Denison, Vera Lee

Vera Lee Denison, 84, of Conestee, S.C., formerly of Clovis, Hassell and Encino, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Conestee. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Texas to Oscar and Evvie Turner Ranells. Her family moved to Hassell, where she married Carl Leslie Blackburn in Clovis. They moved to Subiaco, Ark., where he later […]

Whitworth, Jeffie

Jeffie Whitworth, 89, of Santa Fe and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Casa Real Nursing Home in Santa Fe. She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Bronco, Texas, to Etha and Jefferson Davis Hunter. As a small child, she moved with her family to Portales. They built and owned the Traveler’s […]

Duncan, Charles “Charlie” E.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Duncan, 69, of Texico, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1936, to J.D. and Esther Singletary Duncan in Clovis. He graduated from Rosedale High School. He married Alice Mae Autrey on April 15, 1962, in Clovis. He was a lifetime resident of the Pleasant Hill […]