Film festival draws crowd

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Fishing clinic offered Saturday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Children of all ages looking to wet a hook or land a big catch can participate in Saturday’s Kids All-American Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event, sponsored locally by the Optimist Club of Clovis, will be held at the back lake of Ned Houk Park. Participants will be divided […]

Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. […]

Lanell Jones

Lanell Jones, 76, of Santa Fe, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, in Santa Fe. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Portales. Survivors include her son, John Parsons (and wife Yanfang) of Bethesda, Md.; daughter, LeeAnn Rael (Ray) of Santa Fe; granddaughters, Alix Rael, Katie Rael and Yvonne Parsons; and grandson, Scott Parsons. Arrangements […]

Raposa, Helen

Helen Raposa Services: Have been held. Helen Raposa, 45, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 23, 1959, in Vaughn, to Noah M. and Alice Montoya Rael. She was raised in Vaughn and Clovis. She attended school in Clovis. She married Ronald Raposa […]

Rael, Mary A.

Mary A. Rael Services: Have been held. Mary A. Rael, 92, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 10, 1912, in Fort Sumner, to Severo and Olimpia Gallegos Romero. She married Joe G. Rael on June 3, 1929, in Clovis. She was a custodian at […]

Madrid, Manuel L.

Manuel L. Madrid Services: Have been held. Manuel L. Madrid, 87, of Vaughn, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. He was born April 8, 1917, in Puerto De Luna, to Joseph Madrid and the former Elauteria Luna. He married Elena on Feb. 19, 1949, in Encino. He worked as […]

Portales teens having ‘reel’ fun

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Two 14 year-old Portales High School students started Wizard Productions when they were in third grade. By sixth grade they had an editing program on their computer, and now the two and more than 10 of their friends have produced a 90-minute feature film. Philip Harrell and Sam Pool’s […]

Fishing, family, fun

By Helena Rodriguez Reels for real kids: Fishing Derby all about family, fun and fishing By Helena Rodriguez CNJ STAFF WRITER Helena _Rodriguez@link.freedom.com The 16th annual Optimist Club of Clovis Fishing Derby, scheduled Saturday at Ned Houk Park, is a way to get children away from the television and into the reeling outdoors, according to […]