Pyle won’t seek re-election

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle announced Saturday he will not seek a second term. Pyle said in a press release he is getting married in February and wants to devote more time to his new wife. “I love public service and have truly enjoyed serving the residents of Melrose as their mayor. The Village […]

First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a historic marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

D-Day holiday of remembrance

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Our very dear friend was married in Philadelphia yesterday. Perhaps because it is the day after her birthday, perhaps because it is the day after Janice and I have our wedding anniversary, she chose June 6 as a wedding date. Then again, perhaps it was to open herself up to […]

April, 12 2009 Artist of the month

Gene Terry My family moved to House when I was six months old. My dad, Clyde Henry farmed at House and later at Melrose where I grew up. I married Merle Terry in 1948 and we have lived in Clovis most of our married life. We have three daughters, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. […]

First person: Pageant queen proud to represent married women

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt is excited about representing married women of new mexico as Mrs. New Mexico because she said married women don’t get enough credit. Noel Hunt, 22, isn’t working for the first time since she was 15. But her husband still says she has too much to do. As a mother, […]

Preacher father and four preacher sons

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist People are sometimes surprised when they learn that I am not only a minister, I am the son of a minister and the brother of three ministers. You should have been at the wedding when my widower father in his eighties married a slightly older but wonderful woman. There […]

March 22, 2009 Anniversaries

Creiglow Roy A. Creiglow and Saundra L. Creiglow of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. March 29, 2009, in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The celebration will be hosted by their son Keith Creiglow and his wife, Leah. The couple was married March 29, 1959, in Lancaster, Ohio. They have 5 children, 13 […]

11/30 Anniversaries

Donahey Bobby Jack and Donna Lea Castle-Donahey of Texico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married Nov. 30, 1968, in Clovis. They have two children and the grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is a retired banker.

Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries

Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a retired Portales High School administrator and serves as a regent at Eastern New Mexico University. She is a retired Portales Schools teacher. They have two […]

Flirting touchy subject

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist Y ou would think flirting would be something I gave more thought to in my single days, than my married ones. Not so. While I’ve never been one to bat my eyelashes to get my way, I am now more aware of flirting than ever precisely because I’m married. Now, […]

June 30, 2008 Anniversaries

Richardson George and Rosa Richardson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday in Santa Rosa. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in New York. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a carpenter. She is […]

Couple’s work worldly

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Courtesy photo Dwayne Carter building a house in Rio Bravo, Mexico during a mission trip. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Ann and Dwayne Carter volunteer at the Lighthouse Mission and serve the prayer breakfast for the First United Methodist Church, but for 10 years helping others was something they did throughout the world. Ann […]

June 22, 2008 Anniversaries

Jacobs Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their four children. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in Newport, Ark. The have eight grandchildren. He […]

Valentine’s Day lunch honors golden couples

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Harold and Avis Carpenter met two and one-half miles away from where they currently live in Oklahoma Lane. “We think we’ve been married a long time, too,” Avis Carpenter said. “But it’s been good.” By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The keys to making a marriage last 50 years or […]

Death march survivor, Curry County native dies at 86

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Francis Hall Van Buskirk, a Curry County native and one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March during World War II, has died. Van Buskirk died Feb. 7 at age 86. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. today at McGee Memorial Chapel. He will be […]

Kudos to state’s guacamole

Argus Hamilton offers high praise for New Mexico guacamole. Check out his humor column under the “More features” link below. • • • The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is gathering memorabilia from the “Clovis Sound” era of the 1950s. The artifacts – which already include musical instruments and an extensive collection of radios — […]

In search of old diner photos

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is gathering memorabilia from the “Clovis Sound” era of the 1950s. The artifacts – which already include musical instruments and an extensive collection of radios — will be used to dress up the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum scheduled to open Sept. 3 during the annual […]

One vote yes on domestic partners issue

New Mexico lawmakers published a questionnaire in Sunday’s newspaper asking constituents a series of questions. One asked “Do you support all the same rights for domestic partners as for husband/wife couples?” Here’s an answer, from Ardyth Elms: “Yes. After many years of caring and loving for someone, you have the rights of any married couple. […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

RobertsBill and Edith Roberts of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2007 with a luncheon hosted by their family. The couple was married Dec. 29, 1957, in Artesia. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a self-employed farmer and rancher. She is a homemaker.