Shooting victim’s widow recalls memories of husband

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Courtesy photo Rey Ornelas, his wife Shirley Ornelas and their son Rey jr. were a close family and enjoyed spending time together on the farm where Rey worked. Rey Ornelas was shot and killed May 30, 1993. Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems […]

Melrose couple plans to spend lottery winnings on new floors

CNJ staff A Melrose couple who won $50,000 from a scratch lottery ticket Sunday plan to install new floors in their home and share their winnings with their children. Mary Vineyard told lottery officials she was watching TV and scratching off tickets her husband purchased her that night. “Real quick, I saw that the same […]

Woman wins $50,000 lottery

CNJ staff A Clovis woman won $50,000 on an Aerosmith scratcher game Wednesday, according to a news release from the New Mexico Lottery. Gloria Bock was waiting to meet her husband for lunch at Kripple Creek restaurant on Prince Street when she decided to buy a $5 scratcher to pass the time, said a spokesperson […]

Cannon spouse says census work has been good way to get to know community

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bethany Mueller hosted a training class in Portales April 15 for crew leaders in the area at Portales City Hall. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community […]

Being sick a favor to husband

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Some people suffer from motion sickness. I’m one of them. Horseback is about the only movement my body can tolerate without nausea. I’ve thrown up in airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, boats — even in water when the only flotation device was my body. I’ve read that about half our nation’s […]

First person: Meeting student needs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis schools Student Support Services Executive Director Tamara Moore-Callahan took over the position last year. Tamara Moore-Callahan, executive director of student services for Clovis Schools, took over the position after Cindy Osborn retired last year. Moore-Callahan and her husband moved to Clovis while her husband was in the military. He […]

Hungry bears no laughing matter

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One summer my husband and I ran what was called a “guest ranch” in the mountains. It was a group of cabins built so they enclosed a middle open space where children could play and grownups could visit. Wood for the fireplaces was stacked in there as well. Besides handling […]

Military spouses cope with loved ones deployed during holidays

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went […]

Police blotter — Sept. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Noon Aug. 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Holmberg for a domestic dispute. A man said he and his wife were arguing and she threw Gatorade at him, then hit him in the mouth with the bottle. The officer […]

Talking aids strengths

By Anita Tedaldi My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. As with […]