Retired teacher enjoys helping

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Courtesy photo Martin and husband Lynn were married Nov. 15, 1948, in Clovis at First Baptist Church. Longtime Clovis resident Marian Ruth Martin remembers walking home for Eugene Field Elementary School in wind gusts that could knock her down. The 81-year-old said she remembers wondering what that wind’s purpose was. “In God’s universe, everything is […]

Father says shooting victim loved life

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Courtesy photo Angel Vale, 22, was found shot to death outside her Portales residence Thursday evening. Sharna Johnson Raymond Vale remembers his daughter as a dedicated, hard-working girl who wanted to help people and loved life. Angel Vale was found dead Thursday evening in the sideyard of a Portales home she was renting. The 22-year-old […]

Custom Classic upgrades, but legacy remains

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CNJ Photo: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez of S.O.S. Softball offers a pitch during Friday’s women’s recreation game at the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic. The tournament includes 125 teams and is in its 27th run. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Roger Jackson remembers when he and staff would do Custom Classic brackets by hand, cutting […]

Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

National Geographic remembers Roosevelt County

The National Geographic Magazine Web site features a photo taken in Roosevelt County in 1957. The photo, part of the site’s “Flashback” section, shows the effects of wind erosion on the sandy soil of the area. Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher is quoted in the caption of the photo. See it at: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/flashback/2008?image=9

Worship through song

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Courtesy photo Marlyn Everette is presented with flowers and a plaque by Jason Paulk at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in June for 50 years of ministry in the chapel choir. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer According to music director Jason Paulk of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Marlyn Everett has been inspiring the congregation […]

Comedian’s take on life will be missed

Freedom New Mexico Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as […]

Church hits 100 year mark

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks First United Methodist Church members will celebrate 100 years of worship Sunday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident John Urban was born Methodist, which is what prompted him to seek out a church during a 1958 business trip to Clovis. “I was traveling from Des Moines, Iowa, to […]

Lynn Martin, James Wells

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lynn Martin Date of birth: May 1, 1924 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Golthwaite, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Women want certain things in a man

Bob Huber: Local columnist In these troubled times when we’re smothered by hurricanes, terrorists, tattoos, and bad football seasons, it’s time to probe an even greater baffling question, one that has tormented mankind for thousands of years — “What does a woman want in a man?” I have some answers, because I spent 51 years […]