8/31 Births

Prothro Lark Elizabeth Crown Prothro was born Aug. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to George Michael and Ziggy Crown Prothro of Portales. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. She has one brother, Theodore Darius Ezell. Grandparents are Mary Marquis of Bastrop, Texas; Gene Crown of Riverdale, Md. and Shirley and George L. […]

Walk will aid multiple sclerosis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She said more than 80 […]

Saiz 50th anniversary

Nazario and Tommie Saiz of Clovis will observe their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. A celebration will be held at a later date. The couple was married March 18, 1958, in Vaughn at St. Mary’s Church. They have eight children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are both retired.

Zias blank No. 17 Midwestern

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a four-hitter and drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly as Eastern New Mexico University blanked 17th-ranked Midwestern State 1-0 on Saturday in the St. Mary’s Classic softball tournament. The Zias (1-3) lost their first game on Saturday to ninth-ranked host St. […]

Zias absorb pair of losses at St. Mary’s

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — It wasn’t the kind of start the Eastern New Mexico University softball team expected. After suffering through a 4-0 shutout loss to Southeastern Oklahoma in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic, the Zias carried a 3-1 lead into the fifth inning against St. Edward’s before the Hilltoppers erupted against senior right-hander […]

Jan. 25 Solstice

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Name: Solstice, “Sully” for short About: Sully is 10-years-old. He was adopted from a friend. A Sun Conure, Sully could live to be 40-years-old. He loves sunflower seeds, crunch and munch and attention. Owner: Mary Bowlin

10-28 Weddings

Bain-Garcia Mary E. Bain of Portales and Tomas M. Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage July 21, 2007, at 801 Hinkle Street in Clovis. The Rev. Eric Mason performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Edna and Bert Tan Duncan Jr. of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elsie and […]

Oct. 14 Wedding

Bain/Garcia Mary E. Bain of Portales and Tomas M. Garcia of Clovis were joined in marriage July 21, 2007, at 801 Hinkle in Clovis. The Rev. Eric Mason performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Edna and Bert Tan Duncan Sr. of Texas and the late Mary Ida and […]

Rattlers get past Hounds

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals in the second half and pulled away to a 4-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for the Greyhounds (3-4). The Rattlers (4-2) scored in the eighth minute when senior Funmilola Dada […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]

Work not as important as The Word

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist What if you are having several people over for Sunday dinner? Women, are you concerned with the rolls and dessert or do you want just to visit with your guests? It seems trivial but let me explain. Among the many characters mentioned in Bible passages that chronicle the week before […]

Movie reminder Christmas isn’t so simple

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Seeing “The Nativity” movie this busy holiday season really helps put this whole Christmas thing into perspective. The greatest story every told didn’t happen in a Hallmark card setting. There was cow poop and all. My daughter Laura and I went to see “The Nativity” last weekend and I felt […]

Book inspired by Virgin Mary

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 9, the Rev. Gary C. Caster spent an entire summer expecting Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, to appear before him. The Blessed Virgin didn’t materialize, but Caster’s love and fascination for her never diminished. “It was a long summer,” Caster said. “She never came.” […]

Virgin de Guadalupe still mystery

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We’re not supposed to argue about religion, or so we’re told. But the Virgin Mary has become a very arguable figure in Biblical history, with many alleged apparitions and unexplained events surrounding her. The Virgin Mary — or Our Lady of Guadalupe, as we Latinos call her — holds a […]

St. Mary’s beats Zias in three

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — St. Mary’s pulled out two close games late and posted a three-game sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in a tournament hosted by West Texas A&M. The Rattlers (17-11) held off the Zias late in each game to win 30-23, 33-31, 33-31 behind 25 kills from Samantha Weber. […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]

You, not Congress, know what is best

By Walter E. Williams: Syndicated columnist One of the great contributions of Nobel Laureate economist Friedrich Hayek was to admonish us to recognize the insurmountable limits to human knowledge. Why? Not even the brightest minds, and surely not the U.S. Congress, can ever have the knowledge to shape an economic system entirely to our liking. […]

Club Notes 7/9

Altrusa Altrusa International of Clovis members met at Muffley’s Back Door for their monthly program. A salad supper was served. New officers were installed: Phyllis Davidson, president; Nancy Taylor, vice president; Jennifer Gomez, recording secretary; Beverly Fitz, corresponding secretary; Glenda Hileman, treasurer; and JoAnn Winslow, Mary Weigl and Amber Folk, directors. Carolyn Muffley conducted the […]

McKeown, Mary J.

Mary J. McKeown, 81 of Clovis, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at her home. She was born June 28, 1924, in Winslow, Ark., to Louis Franklin and Sarah Josephine Epley Jackson. She managed a fabric store for 12 years, worked as a beautician, and assisting with the family mortuary in Carrizozo for 10 years. She […]

Mendoza, Raymond R.

Raymond R. Mendoza, 82, of Cambridge, N.Y., and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Troy, N.Y. Born Jan. 22, 1924, in Los Angeles to Sidney Mendoza and Lupe Contreras-Pascutti, he married Mary Casillas on June 22, 1948. He retired from the trucking business in Los Angeles. He lived part of the year […]