Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is a retired jeweler. She is a retired LPN. Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, […]

Lost dream of cowboy yodeling found

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico If I could yodel I’d buy a horse and guitar and follow Roy Rogers into the sunset. I’ve tried it in the shower but my wife says it sounds like I’m strangling cats. I’m pretty good on yippy-ti-yi-yis, but full on yodeling with the notes rising and falling from […]

10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]

Finding identity difficult process

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My cousin M. was recently divorced. During a family gathering, she shared with my sister and me how difficult it was to start a new life as a single woman after having been married for many years. M. joked that her couch cushions permanently show her body imprint because, since getting […]

June 20, 1931

A man who married a school teacher in Clovis was being held on charges of bigamy in Floydada, Texas. Officials believe he was also married to a woman in Kansas City. … New seats were being installed in the Lyceum Theatre. … Clovis National Bank invited area farmers to “put your money where you know […]

April 5, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal offered this page 1 thought for the day: “What kind of husbands do wives miss most? The smaller ones are the hardest to hit, we believe.” … C.V. Steed Ambulance Service advertised its emergency vehicles were “wonderfully comfortable” and manned by dependable drivers. … Mose Crutch reported the Santa Fe’s master […]

Faith guides relationships

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Commitment to and faith in your partner and God are the common thread to a lasting and enduring marriage for two Portales couples. “I think you need to have a commitment,” said Janet Collins, who has been married to husband Steve for 34 years. “There are good times and bad […]

Love, everlasting

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C.P. and Ruth Jefferson of Clovis celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Jan. 19. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Staying busy and knowing when to keep your mouth shut are the secrets to a long, happy marriage, according to C.P. and Ruth Jefferson. The Clovis couple, who celebrated 61 […]

Checking out potential mates is long process

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist While Santa is always merry and bright and would make a good mate since he has 11 months off to do things like fix the sink, he’s also married. Not to fret. As the end of the year offers time to reflect on relationships that didn’t work, it also offers time […]

Kids can say the darnedest things

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist If you’re looking for answers that have eluded mankind for a dozen millennia, find a bunch of kids. They have all the answers. I received a real-life list of these answers recently from my niece Whitney, a soon-to-be college graduate. (No gifts please; send money!) Here they are: How do […]

Anniversaries 7/30

Hunt Coy and Gail Hunt of Alamogordo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday at Melrose City Park in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by Russell and Sandra Wheeler and Keith and Judy Corbin. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1966, at the home of Jim and Billie Robberson in McAlister. They have two […]

Anniversaries – Pennington

Bill and Bernice Pennington of Farwell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday. The couple were married July 25, 1946, in Portales. They have two children, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Marie Spears

Marie Spears, 101, of Texico died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at her home in Texico. She was born Dec. 24, 1904, in Springfield, Mo., to W. E. and Laura Maxwell. She homesteaded in the Melrose area with her family in 1908 and moved to Clovis in 1914. She married L. J. “Roy” Spears in September […]

5/21 Anniversaries

Jacoby John and Mary Jacoby of Clovis will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 11 a.m. on June 3 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by the Jacoby children and their families. The couple married on June 3, 1956, in Clovis. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired […]

Hutchins, Alice

Alice Mabel Hutchins, 88, of Broadview, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, to James and Mollie Reese who homesteaded in the Bellview community in 1910. She was a graduate of Bellview High School. She married Cleat L. Hutchins on Aug. 18, 1935. They resided in […]

Taking time to look up reminds us that . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne My youngest son, our fourth, was recently able (because of the blessing of a generous gift) to join two of his brothers in Uganda. He plans to stay for at least several months. Having helped get an AIDS orphan relief program there rolling, No. 1 son will be coming home soon […]

Langston, Dewey “Doc”

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded […]

Rose, Alice

Alice Myrl Rose, 94, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Retirement Ranch. She was born Jan. 21, 1912, on the family ranch near Snyder, Texas, to Homer and Lora Hutcherson Miller. She spent her early childhood in Post, Texas. After her father’s death in 1919, the family moved to Crossroads, where her mother […]

Bennett, Kate

Kate Bennett, 94, of Portales died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born June 7, 1911, in Franklin County, Texas, to Dollie and Robert E. Thurman, and had 11 brothers and sisters. She lived her entire life in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.  On Aug. 31, 1932, in […]

3-12 Anniversaries

Johnson Lewis and Frankie Johnson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their Sunday School class of First Baptist Church in Keller, Texas. Their daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Eddy Wilks, and granddaughter, Dean-na Wilks, hosted the celebration with cake and punch. The Johnsons were married March 3, 1946, in Portales. A 1943 Clovis High School […]