Honors —

Pavalok Pavalok John A. Pavalok of Portales recently graduated from the Naval Officer Training School in Newport, R.I., and has been commissioned as O-1 Ensign and will be assigned to Pensacola, Fla., for pilot training to become a naval aviator. He is the son of George and Mary Pavalok of Portales.

Birthdays —

McAlavy Donald K. McAlavy of St. Petersburg, Fla. celebrated his 80th birthday on Dec. 30 in Largo, Fla. The celebration was hosted by Kim (McAlavy) Siewert, it was a suprise western themed party. Donald was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Clovis. He has six children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Weddings — Aug. 7

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Landers Crystal Marie Bailon of Orlando, Fla., and Benjamin Paul Landers of Orlando, were joined in marriage July 11, 2011, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The Rev. George Doumanian performed a sunset ceremony on the beach. The bride is the daughter of Gergorio and Suan Bailon of Fort Sumner. She is the granddaughter of the late […]

Weddings —

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Griffith Brittany L. Behenna of Albuquerque and Brady D. Griffith of Floyd were joined in marriage June 11, 2011, at Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. The Rev. Bruce Wilder performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William Mark and Jessica Behenna of Bloomfield Hill, Mich., and Melody Behenna of Corrales. She is […]

Government not in business of parenting

Except for one new wrinkle, Destin, Fla., resident Barbara Warburton’s complaint about the television show “Family Guy” is no different from complaints that have dogged certain TV shows for decades, from the Smothers Brothers’ variety show in the ’60s to “South Park” today. She thinks “Family Guy” is offensive and un-Christian and will corrupt viewers. […]

19th SOS establishes detachment at Cannon Air Force Base

Let’s be Clovis

Clovis’ Steve Gershon was stationed at Clovis and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., during his military career.

The pay’s not bad

Tuesday is the day to sign up if you’d like to run for county offices across New Mexico. Did you know a Curry County commissioner earns $19,584.24 a year, plus benefits? Did you know the county clerk and county treasurer each earn $49,120.76 a year, plus benefits? Some people can probably live on those salaries. […]

Perales, Wilson

Wilson Perales, 63, of Clovis died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, to Quintin and Mercedes Soto Perales. He married Elba Resto in Clovis and worked as a plumber. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two brothers, Nelson […]

Strickland, Eldon “Ray”

Eldon “Ray” Strickland, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. Born July 30, 1932, to Paul and Opal Bradley Strickland in Black, Texas, he married Lois Deaton on June 6, 1954, in Friona, Texas. He was the owner and operator of the Ceramic Factory in Clovis. He […]

Snell, Richard

Richard M. Snell, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 2, 1934, to Marion Matthew and Bertha Ann Martin Snell in Clovis. He was an attorney and practiced law for 30 years in Clovis before retiring to his horse and cattle ranch in Ranchvale. […]

Fletcher Jr, William “Bill”

William James “Bill” Fletcher Jr., 58, a longtime Alamogordo resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 in Sanford, Fla.  Born May 14, 1947, in Beyonne, N. J., he grew up in Puerto Rico. His 22-year service in the U.S. Air Force included a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. In 1989, he retired as a […]

June B. Ezell

June B. Ezell, 90, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, and was a longtime Portales resident.

Clovis man faces child molestation charges

CNJ staff A Clovis man facing child molestation charges is being held in a Pinellas County, Fla., jail after being arrested during a traffic stop. Roy Johnston, 54, was arrested Tuesday in Largo, Fla., which is a suburb of Tampa, according to Sgt. Jim Bordner of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Clovis police alleged on […]

Brown, Jeffrey J.

Jeffrey J. Brown, 57, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Punta Gorda, Fla., following a lengthy illness. He was born June 1, 1948, in Portales to J.J. and Betty Brown. A 1966 from Portales High graduate, he attended Eastern New Mexico University from 1966 to 1967, and graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock in 1972 […]

Kimmel, Charles N.

Charles Nicholas Kimmel, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1922, to Charles N. and Zilpah Irene Swank Kimmel in Treskow, Pa. He married Dorothy Louise “Dot” Balcom on Dec. 29, 1942, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

Ezell, June

June B. Ezell, 90, of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and formerly of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Hospice Care Center in Port Orange, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, to Charles and Leah Bieler. She grew up in the Texico/Farwell area and graduated from West Texas State Teachers College. She married […]

Leona Mitzelfelt

Leona Mitzelfelt, 96, of Clovis, died Oct. 4, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Middlegrove, Ill., to Ora and Isabella Wilson Morse. As a young girl, she left home to study nursing in Orlando, Fla. After graduating in 1931, she specialized in […]

Hottman Jr., David

Mr. David Hottman Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Oct. 1, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born April 6, 1937, in Port Gamble, Wash. He worked on the B-2 plane for 10 years at Northrup-Grummin in Pico-Rivera, Calif. He retired the Air Force as a staff sergeant after 21 years of service. Family […]