Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Weddings — June 27

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Montiel [image #2, align= right, size= medium] Hannah Montiel of Portales and John A. Montiel of Portales were joined in marriage May 23, 2010 at The Memorial Building. The Rev. Brad Morgan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Mike Etchepareborde of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin T. […]

Roosevelt pastor to be memorialized

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Courtesy photo Joel Givens served as a circuit rider in Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, driving a horse-drawn buggy to take the Methodist ministry to rural residents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traveling by horse and buggy, the Rev. Joel Givens traversed the small communities of Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, visiting […]

Hounds rev up offense

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU freshman receiver Matt Handler is bought down by a Southwestern Oklahoma defender for a 19-yard gain during the second quarter of Saturday’s game at Blackwater Draw. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — For most of a quarter Saturday night, Eastern New Mexico University’s new “air raid” […]

King’s message echoes feelings of hope, peace

Freedom New Mexico Forty years ago this month, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis by an assassin’s rifle bullet. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, campaigning for president in Indianapolis, Ind., made impromptu remarks to a shocked crowd that have been designated by

Tony Campolo brings message to Portales

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Courtesy Photo The Rev. Tony Campolo travels across the country speaking about the need for Christians to be more involved in finding solutions to social justice issues. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo […]

Nov. 12, 1954

Rev. Joseph Underwood, pastor of the Central Baptist Church and president of the Ministerial Alliance Organization, reported to city commissioners that plans were under way to handle the congested traffic in the area surrounding the church building. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 23-year-old woman was arrested for assaulting “the other woman” in her husband’s […]

Oct. 26, 1929

Construction of the second and final unit of the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Seventh streets was to begin immediately, according to the Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the church. … The Gas Company of New Mexico reported gas would be available in Clovis by Jan. 1. … Mrs. J.D. […]

Religious rights era may end with Falwell

By Freedom Newspapers The passing Tuesday of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at age 73 coincides with what just might be the passing of the influence of the political movement that he helped launch. While the Rev. Falwell struck us as a genuine and decent […]

Religion digest: Church holds annual open house

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Church holds annual open house Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st St., will hold its second annual open house from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Members and guests are invited to visit for food, fun and fellowship, according to church officials. San Jon Church celebrates 100 years The San Jon […]

Minyard, Raymond Curtiss

Raymond Curtiss Minyard, 77, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at his home in Clovis. He was born Aug. 31, 1928, to Homer E. and Dollie Thurman Minyard in Holliday, Texas. In 1953, he married Mary Margaret Minyard in Newburg, N.Y. He served 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1974 at […]

Copley, W.T.

W.T. Copley, 78, of Muleshoe died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. Born Nov. 13, 1926, in Duncan, Okla., he married Margie Staus on Aug. 4, 1951, in Muleshoe. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He lived in the Muleshoe area most of his life. […]

Wallace, Billy

Billy R. Wallace, 75, of Alamogordo, died Sunday, March 12, 2006. Born Aug. 15, 1930, in Fort Sumner to Ross and Ruby Wallace, he was the hospital plant manager at Holloman Air Force Base before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, secretary of the Alamogordo Bowling Association and […]

Johnson, Edith

Edith M. Johnson, 85, of Friona, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.  She was born April 5, 1920, in Ringling, Okla., to David and Eva Blanche (Collier) Moseley. Moving from Oklahoma, she lived in Friona for 79 years. She married Herschel Winston Johnson on Sept. 26, 1942, in Clovis. […]

Nevaeh Amber Lopez

Nevaeh Amber Lopez, infant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was born Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Grants. She was the daughter of Asia Skye Pena and Jake Lopez of Portales. A graveside service will be held. The Rev. Pete Jaramillo will officiate. Arrangements are Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Thelma Henderson

Thelma Henderson, 89, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 in Athens, Texas. She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Windham, Texas. She worked as a nurse and lived in Tyler, Texas, for 14 years. She also served as the director of nurses at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott […]

Rodriguez, Blanca E.

Blanca Estela Rodriguez, 45, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005 in Lubbock. She was born on Feb. 29, 1960, in Mexico. She married Raul Rodriguez in Portales on Feb. 4, 1976. Mrs. Rodriguez was a member of the Iglesia Bautista Belen Church of Clovis. She moved to Muleshoe from Needmore 15 years ago. She […]

Blalock, Richard

Richard Blalock, 46, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hobbs to Doris and Walter Blalock. He retired from the Eastern New Mexico University Physical Plant in 2004 due to failing health. Family members said his hobbies included hunting arrowheads with his […]

Robert Anthony Ulibarri

Robert Anthony Ulibarri, 48, of Nocona, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Nocona, Texas. He was born March 21, 1957, in Clovis to Jose Rafael and Lydia Ulibarri. He was the principle of the Nocona High School. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; wife, Deborah Eileen of Nocona; […]

Neville, Velma

Velma Neville, 93, of Portales died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Spur, Texas, to Edna Mae and T.F. Danforth. Her family homesteaded near Lingo when she was in her early teens and she attended school at Lingo. She was trained as a beautician, and established a […]