Shout outs— July 17

Veteran sends well wishes to relatives Born in Tucumcari in 1963, retired Senior Master Sgt. Dave Aragon spent most of his early years as a Clovis resident, attending Lincoln Jackson Elementary School, Marshall Junior High School, then Clovis High School, graduating with the Class of 1982. Dave enlisted and entered the active duty Air Force […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

June 15, 2008 Weddings

Shawver-WoolseyHeather Shawver and Brian Woolsey, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage May 3, 2008, at the home of John and Lucy Swain.The Rev. Dick Ross performed the garden wedding ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Della Symcox of Spring, Texas, and James and Monta Gayle of San Antonio, Texas.She is the granddaughter of Julia […]

City Championship features close battle

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Albert Rubio of Clovis chips onto the third green during Friday’s first round of the Clovis City Championship at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff David Maldonado didn’t think he’d played that well on Friday, yet he kept himself in contention in the Clovis City Championship tournament at Municipal Golf […]

Traffic stops just another part of life

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I’ve always had a healthy respect for the police. When I was a kid, I knew they weren’t to be trifled with. As an adult, I have a respect for the job they do and I still know they aren’t to be trifled with. I’ve run across various names for […]

More money, fewer duties; sign me up

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Dear editors, Just a heads up here that I probably will be quitting the column. Let’s keep it just between us. If word leaks to the readers, I am going to be flooded with e-mails saying … “Promise?” Let me take this opportunity to apologize for having recently exposed the […]

Stout, Jonnie L.

Mrs. Jonnie L. Dillehay Stout, 88, of Clarendon, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in Clarendon. She was born March 12, 1917, in Jacksonville, Texas, to Thomas Henry and Emily Williams Dillehay. She married the Rev. John Henry Stout on Sept. 4, 1934, in Jacksonsville. They were residents of Carizzo prior of moving to Clarendon […]

Pastor’s humanity can alter view of divinity

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist There’s been some brouhaha over the NBC television show “The Book of Daniel.” The show got the kind of pre-airing publicity money can’t buy: It created controversy. “The Book of Daniel” is about an Episcopalian preacher named Daniel Webster. Webster works to rein in the chaos of his dysfunctional family […]

2005 not so shabby for New Mexico

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist A year ends. A year begins. About the only thing that will change by this time next year are your memories. And the most important thing for you to remember right this moment is that you have the power to shape those memories. Is that heavy, or what? Isn’t that […]

In Tribute: Dairyman remembered for singing voice

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Leon Nash lived to be 94, which is a long time in most families, but not among the Nash clan. “People in our family live to be close to 100. Dad really died kinda early,” Jerry Nash said with a laugh about his father. Leon was a dairy farmer […]

Bears preferable to workplace idleness

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I recall a saying I heard during my brief career as a construction heavy equipment operator: “I’d rather wrestle a bear than spend all day doing nothing at work.” It was the 1980s and I heard there was “big coin” in heavy equipment operating, and I needed “big coin.” After […]

Financial ministry helps manage money with faith

By Darrell Todd Maurina When the Rev. Randy Mullin of First Baptist Church of Farwell began hosting a financial ministry this past fall, he couldn’t believe the response. “It’s been incredible,” Mullin said. “When we launched this thing back in November, I guess probably the best way to describe it is we hit a very […]