Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

Retiree mortality rate needs study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Department of Defense actuaries have discovered significantly higher mortality rates among active duty retirees compared to reserve retirees, and the disparity stretches back decades. In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Anniversaries

Griggs Garland and Sue Griggs of Tucumcari will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. The couple was married Dec. 16, 1948, in Clovis. They have five children, 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He is retired from the U.S Postal Service. She is a retired homemaker and retired daycare provider. Fitz Rex and Charlene Fitz […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Baugh Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th weeding anniversary Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and grandchildren. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958 in Topeka, Kan. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He is retired from […]

Former police chief to assist district attorney’s office

CNJ staff Retired Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair has joined the district attorney’s office as a senior investigator. “Dan Blair’s experience will greatly assist the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office by preparing and reviewing cases with prosecutors and investigating alleged crimes in Roosevelt and Curry County,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said in a press release. […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries

Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a retired Portales High School administrator and serves as a regent at Eastern New Mexico University. She is a retired Portales Schools teacher. They have two […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Anniversaries

Kline Ron and Peg Kline of Clovis celebrated their 60th anniversary Saturday at the home of their granddaughter. The couple was married Sept. 24, 1948, in North Umberland, Pa. They have two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy and is a retired truck driver. She is retired from the Philadelphia […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Anniversaries

Martin George and Benita Martin of Clovis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, 2008, at the Red Lobster restaurant in Clovis. Their children and grandchildren hosted a celebratory luncheon. The couple was married Aug. 29, 1948, in Hazelton, Kan. They have two children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is a retired roadmaster […]

Events honor Clovis’ rock ‘n’ roll history

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Norman Petty Recording Studio Curator Kenneth Broad said he donated a sizable amount of artifacts including musical equipment and photos to the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum. The museum has an inventory of about 400 items. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sitting in a beach chair […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Anniversaries

Bookout J.W. and Barbara Bookout of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at the home of their son and daughter-in-law in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Sept. 5, 1958, in Bethal. They have four children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is a retired auto […]

Disabled, retired pay concurrent

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist New groups of disabled retirees will be able this year to draw Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) or higher amounts of Concurrent Retired Disability Payments (CRDP) under legislation passed in January. Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials explained in an interview how they are implementing the changes. Again it will involve […]

July 13, 2008 Anniversaries

Birdsong Fred and Gladys Birdsong of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. July 20, 2008, at Central Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Lynnette Roller and Curtis Birdsong. The couple was married July 27, 1958, in Roswell. They have three grandchildren. He is retired from the Air […]

Retired general honored for Cannon efforts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of Defense […]

June 22, 2008 Anniversaries

Jacobs Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their four children. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in Newport, Ark. The have eight grandchildren. He […]

Venomous neighbors on the high plains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The prairie rattlesnake has the most extensive range of any rattlesnake in the U.S. The snake’s venom is considered highly toxic and affects the blood. Antivenin is commonly available at hospitals and should be sought immediately if bitten.. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There are at least five spiders […]

Cannon Community

AFA Chapter 256 to meet April 18 The initial 2008 meeting of Llano Estacado Chapter 256 of the Air Force Association will begin at 5:30 p.m. April 18 at The Landing. Retired Lt. Gen. Don Peterson, former AFA Chapter president and former 27th Fighter Wing commander, will be the guest speaker. Dinner after the meeting […]

April 6, 2008 Anniversaries

Grigsby Delmer and Helen Grigsby of Clovis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was hosted by Larry and Tammy Lewis, Gabriel and Kim Lara and Casey and Jennifer Gilbert. The couple was married March 28, 1958, in Sapulpa, Okla. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He is a retired business owner. She […]

Railroaders reminisce

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Each month a group of retired and current railroaders get together to keep up the family feeling their group shares. The third Thursday of every month, the National Association of Veteran and Retired Railway Employees holds a potluck at Baxter-Curren Senior Center so that railroaders can come and talk […]

Volunteer opportunity: Retired and senior volunteer program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for older adults. Information: 763-6009

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for older adults. Information: 763-6009