Monday morning briefing: A recital, a send-off and a windy day

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Music, music, music Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the Junior Voice Recital of Nicole Flores 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Buchanan. The event is free and open to the public. The recital will feature three exclusive arrangements of Italian art songs for voice […]

Weddings — May 29

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Allan Dawn Nicole Welch of Clovis and Raymond Samuel Allan Jr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage June 9, 2011, at Ranchvale Baptist Church in Clovis. [image #3, align=right, size=medium] The Rev. Greg Martin will perform the Rose Ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathrine Welch of Clovis. She is the […]

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Nicole Thornton worked as the community affairs coordinator as well as the Portales Main Street manager. Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said […]

Birthdays — Nov. 7

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Chavez [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Happy first birthday to Karlie Renae Chavez from your mommy, daddy and brothers. We love you, Baby Girl. Karlie was born Nov. 6, 2009, and is the daughter of Elias Chavez and Nicole Castillo. She has three brothers, Joshua, Christopher and Andrew.

First person: Miss New Mexico to perform at Clovis Music Festival

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Courtesy photo: Frank Frost Nicole Miner of Albuquerque was crowned Miss New Mexico in June. She will be in Clovis ito perform at the Clovis Music Festival Sept. 10-13. Nicole Miner of Albuquerque figured this was her year. She’s run for Miss New Mexico for the past four years, each year ending as a runner […]

Aug. 3, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 26 through Wednesday: • Andrew Carlos Benavides, 23, of Clovis, to Vanessa Nicole Johnson, 22, of Portales • William Anthony Stoppel Wescott, 18, to Tabitha Jean Barnes, 18, both of Clovis • Robert Alexander Brunson Jr., 40, of North Charleston, S.C., to Julie Lynn […]

Victims still in need

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Bob Hunger, a Red Cross volunteer, stands by his Emergency Communication Response Vehicle outside the Red Cross office in downtown Clovis. After the tornado on March 23, the Red Cross deployed one of nine ECRVs. (CNJ staff photo:Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A replacement car window, food and water, items for the […]

Book, interview on O.J. tell all hit new low

By Freedom Newspapers And now, from the Department of How Low Will We Go?, comes news that O.J. Simpson is the subject of a two-part Fox TV interview entitled “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” The former football star, who was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend, will describe how, according […]

Aug. 25, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Michael Todd Prestage, 41, to Shelley Leanne Prestage, 38, both of Clovis. • Alexander Lamar Wynn, 36, to Ester Kristine Blood, 38, both of Clovis. • Scott Alan Nelson, 51, to Marilyn Jean Cleaver, 51, both of Clovis. • Luis […]

Christensen, Lila

Lila Christensen, 85, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 23, 2006.   She was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Clovis to Hilary and Ruby Lee (Cook) Looper. Her parents raised her in Clovis. She married F.B. “Chris” Christensen on June 2, 1948. They moved to Lubbock in 1954 and established Chris’ Rexall Drug. He preceded her in […]

State of comedy no laughing matter

By Leonard PItts Jr.: Syndicated columnist Lionel Richie always seemed like one of the good guys. I interviewed him many times back in the ‘70s and found him friendly, funny, gregarious, a great guy to be around. So it has always surprised me that his daughter is such an idiot. Maybe I shouldn’t care. There’s […]

CHS tracksters score in four events on first day of Hereford Invitational

CNJ staff HEREFORD — Clovis High athletes scored in four finals on Friday on the first day of the Hereford Invitational track meet. The girls came away with 14 points, including a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 relay with Vanessa Croke, Nicole Russell, Nicole Johnson and Lula Hita running a time of 12 minutes, 19.25 […]

Wedding: Ollerman/Campbell

CNJ Staff Nicole Ollerman and Tom Campbell, both of Clovis, were married Nov. 26, 2005, at Anthem, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Pitney and Fred Ollerman. The bridegroom is the son of Jan Johnston and Thomas Campbell. Maid of honor was Rachelle Swanner and best man was Roy Campbell. Flower girl was […]

Some ladies are beautiful in any language

By Curtis K. Shelburne When I checked e-mail a little while ago, I noticed a semi-news item about the new movie “The Interpreter” and its star Nicole Kidman. I know nothing about the movie. I know only the film’s title: “The Interpreter.” But I’ve seen Nicole Kidman in some other films. So I wasn’t all […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]