Home, garden show staged

CNJ staff The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

Wood-burning stoves require more attention

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Now that cooler temperatures are creeping in like mice beneath a breadbox, I had to do something I’ve never done before. Use a wood stove. The only heating elements I’ve ever known include hissing radiators, steam from the rice pot that inevitably boils over and a portable heat fan I […]

Creating paper trails : Having quick access to important life documents is crucial in the event of a disaster or emergency

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By Theresa Walker : Freedom News Service When it comes to life’s emergencies and disasters, we all need to start thinking like Boy Scouts. You know, always be prepared. Maybe you’ve got 10 gallons of water stored away, along with extra food and hygiene supplies. That’s a good start. But what about important documents? If […]

Day trips: Ute Lake offers wet, dry activities

Compiled by Bryant Million Ute Lake State Park near Logan offers visitors many activities in and out of the water. The lake is a manmade reservoir fed by the Canadian River, stretching 13 miles long and never exceeding one mile in width. The lake’s surface covers 8,200 acres, and it is the second largest lake […]

Friedrichs, Arney Vaughn

Arney Vaughn Friedrichs, 32, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was born April 21, 1974, in Clovis. He was employed at the International House of Pancakes and ENMRSH in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his father, Tony Melvin Friedrichs. Survivors include his mother, Roxa J. Friedrichs of Logan; girlfriend, Jennifer; children, […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Joiner, James

James Nelson Joiner, 78, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales following an illness. Born Nov. 10, 1927, in Peacock, Texas, he was the son of Otis R. and Martha Mae (Crawford) Joiner. He grew up in Portales, Taiban and Fort Sumner. He married Garnita Ford on March […]

Reynolds, Jackie

Jackie L. Reynolds, 64, of Anadarko, Okla., died on Thursday, April 6, 2006, in Anadarko, Okla. He was born March 29, 1942, in Fletcher, Okla., to Andrew Jack Reynolds and Doris Benton Reynolds. He was an all-around athlete at Cyril High, graduating in 1960. After graduation, he attended Cameron College for two years. In 1965, […]

Macias, Juan

Juan V. Macias, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan 21, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1929, in Pedernales, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Juan and Eusebia Valles Macias. He brought his family to Clovis in 1979 and worked as a cooker at the ethanol plant until his retirement in 1991. He […]

Rodriguez, Blanca E.

Blanca Estela Rodriguez, 45, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 in Lubbock. She was born on Feb. 29, 1960, in Mexico. She married Raul Rodriguez in Portales on Feb. 4, 1976. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Belen Church of Clovis. She moved to Muleshoe from Needmore 15 years ago. She […]

Sweet, Jewel “Billie”

Jewel “Billie” Sweet, 91, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at her home. She was born March 29, 1914, in Floyd, Texas, to Robert Hendryx and the former Nora Burkhalter. She married Edward Sweet on Jan. 12, 1931, in Santa Rosa. They farmed and made brooms for their living. The family moved to […]

Carol Barela

Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked at Alco for 16 years. She also worked as a checker at IGA. […]

Houston, Lillie “Imogene”

Lillie “Imogene” Houston, 76, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, to Daniel Boone and Lillie Rutherford Nation. She married Clyde Edward Houston on July 24, 1944, in Farwell. She worked for JCPenney in the catalog sales department and was a homemaker. […]

Lavender, Mary

Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, Joe H. Richards of Clovis; and three grandchildren, J.B., Jessica and Victoria. […]

Lawmakers brace for busy 30 days

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson called on the Legislature Tuesday to phase in an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $7.50 an hour and repeal a tax on nursing home beds. In a state of the state speech on the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Courtesy Photo Science of Sports is one of the many different exhibits offered at tehe Science Spectrum in Lubbock. Compiled by Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum […]

Guadalupe Hullinger

Guadalupe Hullinger of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born July 1, 1930, in Clovis to Donicio and Mario Galla Huerta. She traveled with her husband for 30 years of military life. Family members said she was a very giving and caring person who was always ready to […]

Green, Brandon D.

Mr. Brandon Dale Green, 31, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born Jan. 11, 1974, in Amarillo to Gary and Roxanna Green. He came to live with his grandmother in 1987. Family members said he loved fishing, talking on the phone with friends and collecting knives. He […]

Edwards, Nathan

Nathan Edwards, 15, of Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at home. He was born Oct. 26, 1989. He was born and raised in Amarillo and lived there all of his life. He was a sophomore at Randall High School. Family members said he loved to hunt, fish, play golf and ride motorcycles. He […]

Wilson, Margaret

Margaret Wilson Services: Have been held. Margaret Ann Wilson, 81, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Joe and Cora Fay Haltom Scroggins. She married Leo Wilson on Dec. 4, 1941, in Smackover, Ark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist […]