10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]

Sept. 11 events include concert

CNJ Staff A 9/11 concert will be held at the Patriot Outdoors center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Christian music artist Van Walworth will be performing and retired Air Force Col. Penny Bailey will speak about escaping the attack on the Pentagon six years ago. Other events include a breakfast for police and firefighters […]

Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. … Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a route running from El Paso through Nebraska. … Mandells Department Store claimed to have “Advance […]

Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

Baskett honored at ceremony

CNJ staff Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett had his No. 18 Wildcats football jersey retired during halftime of the Carlsbad-Clovis boys basketball game Tuesday night, with a packed Rock Staubus Gym cheering on his achievements. A proclamation declaring Tuesday “Hank Baskett Day” from Clovis Mayor David Lansford was read […]

Growth management organization selected

CNJ Staff The Local Growth Management Committee, consisting of elected representatives from Portales, Clovis, and Curry and Roosevelt counties, appointed the nine members of the Local Growth Management Organization on Friday. The organization members will make recommendations to the Local Growth Management Committee regarding the anticipated growth brought about by an expanded mission at Cannon […]

Legislation sweetens pot for 2007 pay hikes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The 2007 defense authorization bill, which the president is expected to sign this month, will bring better pay and benefits to large segments of the military community. Drilling reservists who lack affordable health care coverage will be pleased. So will medical scholarship students seeking stipend increases. Others will be upset […]

Anniversary

Inman Marlon and Karolene Inman of Farwell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2006, at their home. The couple were married Sept. 7, 1956, in Muleshoe, Texas. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is a retired farmer and she is a retired teacher.

Anniversaries – Pennington

Bill and Bernice Pennington of Farwell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday. The couple were married July 25, 1946, in Portales. They have two children, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Retirees hoping for back pay

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Retired Army Staff Sgt. Daniel F. Purinton, 71, has argued for almost two years that the Department of Veterans Affairs owes him an additional $8,044. Purinton said the underpayment occurred as Department of Defense and VA officials implemented a complex series of laws, starting in 2003, to end for many […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

Wilson, Gray

Gray Wilson, 93, of Pep died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born Nov. 6, 1912, in St. Paul, Minn., to Irma and Oliver S. Wilson, he grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  On Sept. 2, 1939, in Navada, Iowa, he married Sara Margaret Wilson. He served in the Navy as a cook […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

5/7 Anniversaries

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 3 at their home. They were married May 3, 1951, in Clovis. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple are retired.

Kimmel, Charles N.

Charles Nicholas Kimmel, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1922, to Charles N. and Zilpah Irene Swank Kimmel in Treskow, Pa. He married Dorothy Louise “Dot” Balcom on Dec. 29, 1942, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]

Smith, Alton “Al”

Mr. Alton “Al” Price Smith of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Mr. Smith retired from the Air Force after 20 years and was also a retired truck driver. He was a life member of VFW Post 3015 and also was a MOC member of AHO 5. He was preceded in death by […]

Sanchez Sullivan, Martha

Martha O. Sanchez Sullivan, 67, of Franklin, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1938, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as an administrator at Wrentham State School in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. She was raised and educated in […]

Anniversaries (11-20)

Griego Christian and Cleo Griego of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The couple was married Nov. 24, 1955, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Clovis. The couple will be traveling to Ruidoso for their anniversary celebration. He is a retired city worker. She is a housewife. Newberry Dean “Spud” and […]

Shelton, Donald

Donald L. Shelton, 70, of Rushville, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill. He was born May 24, 1935, in Beardstown, Ill., to Claude and Edith Shelton. He married Gladys Irene Hatchett Carpenter on Oct. 4, 1975, in Beardstown. He retired as master sergeant from the Air Force […]

Former ENMU coach Elliott in hospital

CNJ staff Bud Elliott, who retired after last season after 11 years as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach, is in Lubbock Heart Hospital after breaking his shinbone in a fall at home. ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo said after Saturday’s game at Southwestern Oklahoma that the 73-year-old Elliott had been on a respirator after […]