Birthdays — April 17

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McKinney Benja McKinney of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 2 p.m. today at the Retirement Ranch. The celebration will be hosted by her children. McKinney was born April 16, 1921, in Bosque County, Texas. She has three children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Anniversaries —

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White [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Pat and Wessie White of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Clovis. They were married Dec. 31, 1950, in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Their children and spouses are Nancy and Tommy […]

ENMU scientist classifies prehistoric beetle

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University Associate Professor of Biology Darren Pollock talks about a beetle specimen in his office. He recently helped identify a just-discovered extinct species of prehistoric beetle, modern-day relatives of which live in Portales. Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University scientist has classified an amber-encased prehistoric French […]

Monday morning briefing: Local fireworks video and relatives in Texas

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Video of the day Check out our videos of the fun and fireworks in case you missed them in…or saw them and just can’t get enough. Relative help Are you looking for ancestors from Texas? The General James Smith Chapter of Daughters of the Republic […]

Birthday — June 27

Lorenz [image #1, align= right, size= medium] Elizabeth Lorenz of Clovis will celebrate her 95th birthday at 2 p.m. on July 27 at 321 W. Christopher in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Elizabeth Lorenz was born June 28, 1915, in Fayette County, Texas. She has eight children, 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Engagements

Cherry-Ware Floyd Cherry of Texico announces the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mikayla Brianne Cherry of Texico to Justin Lyn Ware of Farwell. He is the son of Pat and Donna Ware of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows April 18 at 4 p.m. (CST) at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell. […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Birthdays

Cole Christine Cole of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the community center, 1504 Red Cloud Place. The celebration will be hosted by family, friends and relatives. She was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Virginia. She has four children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and […]

The week Lefty Frizzell came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I was up in Cartersville, Ga., recently, eating with my wife and some of our relatives at an old restaurant in historic section of that town. We were the only ones in that cafe eating. As we started eating I heard the song, “Always Late (With Your Kisses)” and that […]

In tribute: Work, prayer vital to nurse

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Praying for friends and relatives is not an uncommon thing among those of the Catholic faith, and Stella Beaulieu certainly did her share. A drive by Lawn Haven Gardens would reveal just how deep Beaulieu’s faith and compassion went. “She (was) praying for the dead souls to get out […]

9-23 Birthday

Shafer Douglas Shafer of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Portales Memorial Building. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Shafer was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Dora. He has three children. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s surgery. … Richard C. Toothaker, son of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.. and Mrs. Donald F. Toothaker, […]

Thornton-Pennington engagement

Paula Manasco and Rick Thornton of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Thornton, to Vann Pennington, both of Clovis. He is the son of Maggie Easterly of Franklin, Texas, and Jim Pennington of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 616 W. Kathie. The […]

4/23 Birthdays

Glaze Eunice Glaze of Clovis celebrates her 100th birthday today at Bee Hive Homes in Clovis. The celebration is being hosted by Bee Hive Homes. Born April 23, 1906, in Ponca, Neb., she has two children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are relatives are joining in the celebration.

3/26 Birthdays

Plexico Mildred Plexico of Portales celebrates her 95th birthday today at Central Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Gwendolyn Plexico. There will be snacks and cake at the reception. Mildred Plexico was born on March 28, 1911, in Smith County, Tenn., and Elm Wood was the closest town. She has six […]

Anniversaries: Pringle (11/13 week)

William and Janice Pringle of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19 at the Clovis Advent Christian Church. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

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. […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Case, Cecilia

Cecilia “Mac” Case, 83, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005. She was born April 7, 1922, in Breckenridge, Texas. She attended Breckenridge High School and graduated from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. During World W War II, she met George Case. They were married in Clovis. She was preceded in death by […]

Bogart, Earnest

Earnest Bogart Earnest James Bogart, 69, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 8 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born on Nov. 23, 1935, in Tucumcari. He had been a welding inspector with Becthal Enterprises in California. He was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge 1172 in Tucumcari. Survivors include his wife, Belle Bogart of San […]

Education from reluctant piano student

By Bob Huber: CNJ columnist When I was a kid, I lived under a family curse that was common in America in those days. It was called “Relatives Dropping In.” I’m talking here about uninvited guests. You know, out-of-work uncles, religious aunts, outlawed cousins and icy in-laws, and they all stayed for days, sometimes months. […]