Anniversaries — April 10

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Neal Lloyd and Barbara Neal of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at New Life Assembly in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by Debra Vistine, Deruce Cornell, Cindy Anderson, Marli Raney, Lynez Jesko, Marilyn Jesko and Randa Jesko. The couple was married April 18, 1961 in Clovis. […]

Second chance worth rooting for

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tommy Allsup practices Thursday with his band, the Texas Playboys, at the Clovis Civic Center. Allsup, a former Buddy Holly bandmate, performed in a tribute to the songs of Holly. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth […]

April 20, 1977

Crosswalk monitors at Highland Elementary had new safety equipment, thanks to the Noonday Lions Club of Clovis. … Aztec Liquors at 1010 E. First was offering Schlitz beer for $6.25 per case; Falstaff cost $5.25. … “The Bad News Bears,” starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, and “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone were among popular movies […]

Couple uses wind to cut costs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple who live on the outskirts of Bovina have more than one reason for installing a wind turbine in their back yard. Tony Neal and his wife, Dottie, installed the 41-foot wind generator in January. The trailblazing couple hope it will cut their energy costs in half, help the […]

Lady Cats beat Goddard in Milk Madness Classic

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Clovis High’s Tori Northcutt tries to get to the basket against Roswell Goddard’s Laura Fry, left, during Friday’s matchup at Rock Staubus Gym. The Lady Wildcats improved to 11-5 by defeating Goddard. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It’s not set up in a traditional bracket format, with winners advancing to […]

Lady Cats take 5A state track title

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Clovis senior Vanessa O’Neal, left, finished fifth in the 400 meters at Saturday’s Class 5A state track meet, helping the Lady Wildcats win their first state title since 1999. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — When they were called to accept first-place trophy, the Wildcats walked to the […]

Clark, Gertrude

Gertrude Clark, 97, of Spiro, Okla., died Friday, March 31, 2006, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born Oct. 25, 1908, in Cowlington, Okla., to Melvin Cicero and Barbara Allen Cole Neal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Scott of Poteau, Okla.; three sons, […]

Widener, Glenn

Glenn Widener, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1921, in Mount Ida, Ark., to Ida and Joseph E. Widener. In 1925, the Widener family moved to the Floyd community. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1940. He married Ila Faye Lee on June 26, […]

Lady Cats show off depth in opener

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Clovis senior Aimee Hilburn struggles past Amber Glasrud of Eldorado during the second half of Wednesday’s Plateau Holiday Classic game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It didn’t take long for Ebony Bunton and Vanessa O’Neal to make an impact. Playing for the first time this […]

Christmas movies will not be missed

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the good thing about no more Christmas: No more sappy Christmas movies. Neal Patrick Harris was in one. Let me quickly acknowledge New Mexico basks in Neal’s fame. He was one of us. His parents, attorneys both, still live in Albuquerque where they no longer practice law but instead […]

Oct. 2 Weddings, Anniversaries, Club Notes, Engagements, and Artist of the Month

Weddings Gonzales/Jablonski Sabrina Gonzales of Clovis and David Jablonski of Baltimore, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 8, 2005, at Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii. The Rev. Roland Mono performed the Hawaiian religious sunset ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Reyes and Clara Gonzales of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Acencion and Eufeia […]

Sept. 25 Anniversaries, Weddings, Engagements, Club Notes, Births

Weddings Moore Joanna O’Neal of Farmington and Clinton Moore of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 13, 2005, in Las Cruces. David Englehart performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Kay O’Neal of Farmington. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Helen O’Neal of Hartville, Ohio. The bridegroom is […]

Lady Wildcats defend home turf

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Clovis junior Kim Perkins jumps over the last hurdle during the 300 meter hurdles Friday during the Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium. Perkins won her heat and had the best time to give her first place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With the home track advantage and a pretty […]

Clovis captures Otero crown

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Redemption is hard to come by when it’s at the home court of a consistently successful program. But the Clovis Wildcats triumphed at one of its few trouble spots from a year ago by beating host Rio Rancho 44-35 in the finals of the 5th annual Mel […]

Public Record 5/21

Compiled from court records from May 13 through May 19 Marriage Licenses Eric Wayne Blair, 22, and Meghann Michelle Casarez, 20, both of Clovis. Jason Marc Fuqua, 27, and Mindy Rae Warner, 24, both of Clovis. Jesus Renteria Jr., 31, of Gruver, Texas, and Margaret Ann Robinson, 37, of Clovis. Eddie Gene Rich, 47, and […]

O’Neal, J.E.

J.E. O’Neal Services: Have been held. Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work […]

Hammit, Tommy Neal

Tommy Neal Hammit Services: Have been held. Mr. Tommy Neal Hammit, 33, of Texico, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 24, 1970, in Clovis, to Dread and Marilyn Hammit. He enjoyed riding in his power chair with his dog Montana. He was a member of First Baptist Church […]

Rasco, Neal

Neal Rasco Services: Have been held. Neal Rasco, 73, of Clovis, died June 25, 2003, at his home. He was born June 10, 1931, in Dickens, Texas, to George and Millie Rasco. He moved to Clovis in 1946 where he met and married his wife of 55 years, Vera Louderback. As a union carpenter, he […]