Military Digest: Drake

Army Pvt. Marcus D. Drake has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army and Air Force News Service press release. He is the son of Janis Bayle of Clovis. Drake is a 2007 graduate of a high school program at Clovis Community College.

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Teacher looks forward to new challenge

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Sandy Belden will be a new kindergarten teacher at Brown Early Development Center in Portales this upcoming school year. Having taught first grade at La Casita Elementary School in Clovis for the past two years, Belden said she is looking forward to teaching at Brown. She and her family live […]

Kendrick-Mercer Honors 7/30

Myashia Kendrick-Mercer of Clovis was among 220 graduates of Lubbock Christian University who participated in commencement exercises in May, according to a university news release. She graduated with a Master of Education degree in administration. She is the wife of Jason J. Mercer.

Torres-Aragon Engagement

Mary L. Daigneault of Dexter and Felix V. Torres of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Theresa A. Torres of Dexter, to Benjamin E. Aragon of Clovis. He is the son of Arlene D. Aragon and Ben Aragon Jr., both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony […]

ENMU graduates preparing to take next step

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Rudy Pena, right, of Clovis, shares the graduation excitement with Mark Gormley of Portales on Saturday during commencement exercises at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University students who donned cap and gown Saturday at their graduation are looking forward to the next step in […]

Myrick, Matthew

Matthew DeWayne Myrick, 36, of Hereford, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. He was born June 8, 1969. He graduated from North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. He served in the U.S. Naval Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991. On Jan. 2, 1993, He married Christy Alison Butler in Austin, Texas. He graduated from […]

2/22 Military digest

Light Air Force Airman Lainey C. Light has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of LaRene Whitehead of Portales. The airman is a 2004 graduate of Portales High School. Workheiser Air Force Airman Jason M. Workheiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland […]

1/29 Honors

Jerramy Wilber of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University. He received a certificate of Occupational Training and Auto Body/Detail with honors. Lacie Young of Clovis graduated in the 2005 fall semester at Amarillo College.

Greathouse, Ruth

Ruth Dolores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss. She moved to Artesia and graduated from Artesia High School in 1942. She married Frank Greathouse Jr. on June 29, 1944. They lived on the family farm in Rogers […]

Back in my day

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Known as “Coach K,” Max Kralicek is not only loved by students and fellow teachers, he is known as something of a prankster, often singling out the principal for his jokes and mischief. At one time, Kralicek drove a 1946 Chevy, worked as a carry-out clerk at the grocery […]

Henry, Robert

Services: Have been held. Robert Charles “Bob” Henry, 76, of Panhandle, Texas, died Monday, March 14, 2005 in Dallas. He was born in Center, Okla., and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma and earned a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. He spent 37 years as a coach, […]

Shaw, Kenneth A.

Kenneth A. Shaw Services: Have been held. Mr. Kenneth A. Shaw, 55, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Raton, to Lorene and James A. Shaw. He graduated from Roy High School in 1965. He then came to Portales to attend the university and […]

Younger, Billie J.

Billie J. Younger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Billie J. Younger, 77, of Melrose, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 30, 1927, in Shamrock, Texas, to W. H. and Ruby Corzine. She moved to Field in 1952 and then to Melrose in 1956. She […]

Ackley, Thomas

Thomas Ackley Services: No services have been held. Mr. Thomas Daniel Ackley, 39, of Clovis, died Dec. 17, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 24, 1965, at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipine Islands, to Donovan D. and Mitsue Ackley. He married Mary Hazelton on Aug. 17, 1990, […]

1/2 Wedding, Honors

Shuckman/Fox Ashley Carol Shuckman of Plano, Texas, and Jeffrey Lynn Fox of Mc Kinney, Texas, were joined in marriage Oct. 16, 2004, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The Rev. Patrick Berry performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of George and Ann Shuckman of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Gaynell […]

Selgado-Mendez, Marie

Marie Selgado-Mendez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marie B. Selgado-Mendez, 60, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on March 12, 1944, in Vaughn, to Candido and Domitilia Garcia Selgado. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1964. She married Richard T. Mendez Dec. 24, 1965 in […]

‘Whiner’ gets mixed replies from readers

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Thank you, reader, for letting me get that off my chest. I have spent the last couple of hours going over reader response e-mails and letters to the editor. I was shocked — be prepared, this is going to knock your socks off — to find not everyone thinks I am […]

Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the […]

Johnson, Joan

Joan Johnson Services: Have been held. Helen Joan Johnson, 61, of Lubbock, formerly of Farwell, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on July 24, 1942, in Clovis, to Oscar and Dorothy Hubbell. She graduated from high school in Farwell in 1960. She attended West Texas State University for 2 years and […]