Oct. 19, 2008 Engagements

Idsinga-Kuchta Dawn Janae Idsinga of Portales, daughter of the late Debbie Idsinga and the late Douglas Idsinga, is engaged to Joshua Shawn Kuchta of Portales, son of John and Olivia Kuchta of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 2008, at Faith Family Christian Church. The reception will be held at […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Villareal George and Nickie Villareal of Bovina announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Villareal of Bovina, to Devin Wade Carpenter of Muleshoe. He is the son of Otis and Karen Carpenter and Cara Wade, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m., Nov. 8, 2008, at the Farwell […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Engagements

Hinze-Anaya Rev. John and Marcia Hinze of Carlsbad announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Hinze, to Jason Anaya, both of Clovis. He is the son of Ray and Marcy Anaya of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Aug. 30, 2008, at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Carlsbad. A reception will […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Engagements

Brown-Rodriguez Chuck and Rachael Brown of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danielle Brown of Clovis, to Teofilo J. Rodriguez of Portales. He is the son of Reofilo and Inez Rodriguez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. […]

Tribute to a golfer

Cecil Davis, a 1950 Clovis High School graduate and one of the region’s all-time great athletes, died Aug. 8 in Albuquerque. Davis, a multi-sport star who played minor league baseball and was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor, was an avid golfer — and still a good one — well into […]

Wayland Baptist University honors Farwell student

July 13, 2008 Engagements

Westall/Oliver Tim and Tracey Westall of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Westall of Amarillo, Texas, to Martin Oliver of Olton, Texas. He is the son of Stephen and Jenny Oliver of Olton, Texas. The couple will exchange vows August 2, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe, Texas. […]

June 30, 2008 Engagements

Flatow-Miller Carlton and Sandra Flatow of Clovis and Darvin and Andrea Lamm of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Siobhan Flatow, to Kyle Miller, both of Clovis. He is the son of Wendell and Linda Miller and Donna Fee, all of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The couple will exchange vows at 4 […]

Look who’s 70

One of Portales’ more famous former residents — and Eastern New Mexico University’s most famous graduate — will be turning 70 next month.

Eastern education grads ready for spotlight

Friday is the deadline to nominate an outstanding education graduate for Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honors.

June 1, 2008 Engagements

Franse-Carter James Franse of Farwell and Susan Franse of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Julie Nicole Franse, to Will Scott Carter, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Marilyn Carter of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 12, 2008, at Hotel Albuquerque. The reception will […]

May 25, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Caton Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland. He is the son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. […]

Portales seniors graduate

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Tanya Gossett gets a hug from from guidance counselor Carolyn Van Wettering as she crosses the stage to receive her diploma during Friday’s Portales High School graduation held at Greyhound Arena. She was among 159 graduates. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico It was a ceremony that commemorated the end […]

Couple shares graduate experience

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Colon and his wife Erica inspect their diplomas after they both graduated with associate’s degree in general studies Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement ceremony. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he […]

ENMU to graduate 355 students

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University will award 355 college diplomas during Saturday’s 110th annual commencement. Jose Mike Jimenez of Roswell will receive his master’s degree in English following a first career as an insurance adjuster and a 20-year hiatus from any kind of classroom. “The Eastern experience here was incredible. […]

Graduation advice stands test of time

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I have been thinking about school days this past week and my K-12 school experience. Graduation is upon us and many parents and members of extended family will sit at the gymnasium and watch as their seniors graduate. Just possibly this question, “where have the years gone?” will be […]

April 20, 2008 Engagements

Ferris/Brown Scott and Donna Ferris of Dalhart, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Marie Ferris of Dalhart, to Gary Allan Brown of Grady. He is the son of Linda and Tommy Brown of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows July 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Dalhart. The […]

April 6, 2008 Engagements

Kern-Whitaker David and Judy Kern of Clovis announce the engagement of their daughter, Barri Kern, to Jeff Whitaker, both of Lubbock. He is the son of Mark and Karen Whitaker of Hobbs. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. May 10, 2008, at Trinity Church in Lubbock. A reception at the church will follow. […]

March 30, 2008 Engagements

Mr. Keith Riden and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pacheco announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alisha Riden, to Kris Everhart, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rodriguez, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows May 10, 2008 at Parkland Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. […]

3-19-08 Military Digest

West Army Pfc. Steven West has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.West is a 2003 graduate of Clovis High School.