Our people: Answering the call

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Courtesy photo Clovis residents Gerri and Richard Gomez met over 30 years ago. Clovis natives Richard and Gerri Gomez have run the Lighthouse Mission for nearly 25 years. Richard Gomez said the reason is simple. “It’s a calling.” Gerri Gomez said they do what they do “to give people help today and hope for tomorrow.” […]

Religion feature: Lighthouse Mission opening new facility Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lighthouse Mission soup kitchen volunteer Patrick Apodaca has lunch in the soup kitchen with his daughter, Sarah Cordova, and her son, Christopher Cordova. Sarah has also volunteered at the Lighthouse Mission. Benna Sayyed The Lighthouse Mission homeless shelter in Clovis has helped countless down-and-out folks for 25 years, but outgrew […]

Clovis native top sniper

CNJ staff Clovis High graduate Herman Gomez was a member of a team that placed fourth among 37 teams last month at a national sniper competition in Gastonia, N.C., according to a press release from the Franklin, Tenn., police department, where Gomez is an officer. A member of Franklin’s SWAT Team, Gomez teamed with Ryan […]

Our people: I’m going to let it shine

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Liliana Castillo: FNM correspondent Randy Gomez is a Clovis native and spent six years in the Air Force. Clovis native Randy Gomez started the Beacon of Light Church after separating from the Lighthouse Mission in April of 2007. Gomez and his wife established a new name and location and adopted the Recovery Program. Gomez said […]

Lighthouse Mission to host senior day

Liliana Castillo The Lighthouse Mission is gearing up for the first of two events in honor of seniors in 2011. The mission initiated Senior Day in 2010 as a way to appreciate what senior citizens have done, said Executive Director Richard Gomez. “They’re the ones that have made the city what it is. We want […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting holiday dinner

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will be hosting its annual holiday meal noon Thursday. Director Jerri Gomez said the meal will include shank ham and all the fixings including homemade bread. Gomez said the meal is for the underprivileged, disabled, elderly and those who don’t have family to share the holidays with. The meal is […]

Renewing vows — Aug. 8

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Bonney Jane and Ronnie Bonney Jr. of Clovis will be renewing their vows at Sacred Heart Church on Aug. 14, 2010, with a reception and dance to follow. The bride is the daughter of Nadine Armijo of Clovis and Eddy Gallegos of Santa Fe. She is the granddaughter of Sereriano and Mary Armijo of Clovis […]

Clovis woman arrested for marijuana distribution

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was arrested Wednesday for distribution of marijuana. Emily Jaramillo, 27, is being held in lieu of $26,000 bond and is charged with distribution of marijuana, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Also arrested was Ray Gomez, 37, on a warrant for failure […]

July 6, 2008 Engagements

Gomez-Morales Johnny and Patsy Gomez announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lisa Gomez, to Robert Morales, all of Clovis. He is the grandson of Grace Salinas of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. August 16, 2008, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ. The reception will follow. The […]

Lighthouse Mission needs summer kids’ meal volunteers

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez is looking for volunteers to help provide a summer breakfast program for about 50 area children on Saturday mornings. Gomez hopes to offer children food, as well as a time of Bible-based lessons and activities. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Lighthouse Mission director Richard […]

Clovis team wins AAU state title

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Cats, an AAU team from Clovis, took first place in the 11-and-under division of the AAU State/District championship Sunday in Albuquerque. Brandi Gomez and Danni Williams posted double figures in a semifinal win over the El Paso Longhorns (Gomez 15, Williams 11) and the title game victory over the […]

Pursuit to land “Suit” complete

Courtesy photo Joseph A. Wasson Jr., center, stars as Gomez in a National Hispanic Cultural Center performance of “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.” The show will be presented free Friday night at Marshall Auditorium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” six men see something they want and […]

Education Feature: Airmen take students under their wings

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Julian Gomez, left, sits with his mentor, Staff Sgt. Samuel Song, during geometry class at Yucca Middle School. The pair have been working together for about seven weeks as part of the school’s mentoring program with Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In a classroom in […]

Lighthouse Mission celebrates with annual Christmas party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Klaudette Benavidez, 5, was wide-eyed with excitement Saturday as she and her siblings were given gifts for Christmas at the Lighthouse Mission Christmas Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Seven Doran jumped in excitement Saturday as she left the Lighthouse Mission Christmas party with her family. The 4-year-old had […]

Dec. 12, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Gomez Army Pvt. Gonzalo Gomez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Gomez is the son of Maria Gomez of Clovis. Hyre Navy seaman recruit Jeffrey W. Hyre, son of Patrice and Steven Hyre of Clovis, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training […]

Abuse recovery services funded

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A federally funded program to provide services and resources for substance abuse recovery will launch soon in Curry County. Clients will receive vouchers for a myriad of services in the community such as transportation, child care, life skills, job development, spiritual guidance, family support, fitness gym memberships, acupuncture and […]

Group fulfills holiday mission

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Nelda Ridgell came to the Lighthouse Mission Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner for the third year. “It’s a blessing,” she said. “First from God, second from (the mission).” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Lighthouse Mission cooked up 38 turkeys and 20 gallons of green beans to feed 289 people […]

State court wants judge suspended

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a proposed formal reprimand of an Albuquerque judge, saying it isn’t sufficient punishment. Instead, the justices said Bernalillo County Metropolitan Judge Theresa Gomez should be suspended without pay for two weeks. Last month, Gomez — who lived rent-free for nearly two years […]

Stout to coach Lady Rams

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Courtesy photo Clay Stout, who helped coach Texico to the Class 2A state championship in March after leading the Sudan girls program the previous nine years, has been named Portales’ new girls basketball coach. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Less than a month after the resignation of longtime coach Brenda Gomez, the Portales […]

Portales’ Gomez honored during North-South tilts

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LAS VEGAS, N.M. — When the Class 3A North-South all-star basketball games took place Friday night, five recent Portales seniors were there to represent the South squad. It seemed only right that Brenda Gomez, who coached them throughout their high school careers, was also honored. Prior to the girls contest, […]