Residents balk at nuisance ordinance proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Commission had an unusually large audience during its meeting Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Many of the residents attended to express their concerns about a nuisance ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners postponed a decision Tuesday on a […]

Big winds punctuate wedding

Compiled by CNJ Staff Jerry and James Priest lived in a cramped trailer home for nine months last year after their home was torn apart by the tornado. Parts of their 85-year-old home were strewn around their 75 acres south of Clovis. A new office for their auction business set up in a trailer was […]

Sept. 16 Engagement

Priest-Jones Layton Priest of Artesia announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Starla L. Priest of Yukon, Okla. to Nathan M. Jones, of Yukon, Okla. He is the son of Mark Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Lynn Miller of Owasso, Okla. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, […]

Summer seminarian

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez John Trambley, a second-year seminarian, is spending the summer in a priestly internship at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, learning firsthand about his future career as a man of the cloth. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer John Trambley believes he was called to the priesthood over several years […]

Clovis couple finds calling in auctioneering

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James Priest of W&J Auctions auctioned off more than 5,000 items Saturday in a warehouse behind Joe’s Boot Shop. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After more than a half century in business, James and Jerry Priest have a few simple rules for how they conduct auctions. They bid on […]

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.” […]

Priest, Roxanna

Roxanna Y. Priest, 44, of Artesia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Clovis to Jake and Viola (Berry) Box, she married Layton Priest on June 21, 1980, in Elida. She moved to Artesia in 1993 from Roswell. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Temple Assembly […]

St. Helen church gets new priest

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — At one point, James McGowan wanted to be a stand-up comedian. He also considered careers in military and police work. But ultimately, he following a calling he received in first grade to become a priest. However, this was not before being a jack of all trades while he […]

Priest, Maggie L.

Maggie Lou Priest Services: Have been held. Maggie Lou “Chick” Priest, 88, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at All Care Assisted Living in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 15, 1916, in Tom, Okla., to Jo and Artie Hutchinson. She came to New Mexico in 1928, as a child with her family. She […]

Jones, Nora

Nora Jones Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nora E. Jones, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in Salt Lake City. She was born on March 18, 1918, in Snyder, Okla., to Tom and Bertha Perry. She married Clifton M. Jones on July 15, 1938, in Cortez, Colo. She was a member of 16th […]