Anniversaries —

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Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at www.lacasasena.com. The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

Trust in Christ leads to miracles

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore, and taught the people from the boat. When Jesus finishes speaking, he […]

Vote on Ute Water Project funding delayed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Federal and area officials have to wait another day to find out the fate of a bill that would help pay for the Ute Water Project. The U.S. House ran out of time Tuesday before it could vote on an authorization bill for the $437 million project, according to […]

It’s Their Business: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends

Name: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends Location: 900 N. Prince St. What they do: They carry saltwater and freshwater fish, tanks and accessories. They also carry ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, bunnies and on occasion puppies, along with pet items such as dog collars, leashes, bedding and small animal cages. Who’s in charge: John and Frances […]

Former Greyhound coaching top NFL back

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico With the AFC’s top two teams duking it out today, one of the NFL’s best running backs is being coached by a Greyhound. Eastern New Mexico alum Matt Simon, running backs coach for the San Diego Chargers, played linebacker for the Greyhounds before becoming a graduate assistant under then […]

Now for the latest press releases …

The latest addition to the Editors’ Notebook is a section for press releases. We’ll post releases with local news ties just as we receive them, minus any private contact information. Today we’ve posted releases from the district attorney, Sundance Cat Sanctuary and others. Click on “More Features” below to access “Press Releases.” • • • […]

Players’ notions change after all-star week

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Heading into the week of all-star football practices, which culminated in a 24-7 victory for the South on Friday, Clovis linemen Randy Cerda and Aaron Simon may have had certain preconceived notions about some things. At the end of the week, some of those were all but forgotten […]

Heisch-Simon wedding 7/30

Heisch-Simon Dana M. Simon and Rae A. Heisch, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 21 at the Hope Center. The Rev. Steve Brown performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Williams of Pennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Marlene Williams of Pennsylvania. The bridegroom is the son of Stanley […]

Reaching out to others part of Easter story

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes simple and seemingly insignificant words leave permanent impressions and stay in our memory for a long time. For years, I have remembered a woman who said something to me when I was a young girl. At just a very young age, this woman helped me look within myself and […]

Simon, Anthony “Tony”

Anthony Dean “Tony” Simon, 43, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Jan. 6, 1962, to Wilfred John and Frances Prince Simon in Clovis. He worked as an Allstate adjuster. He was baptized at El Porvenir Church Camp of the New Mexico Christian Churches, and […]

Wildcats fans gear up for title game

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Clovis High School senior Autumn Skinner, 18, draws a paw as fellow senior Kymberly Helton, 17, also works on a sign for the door of their Spanish III class Thursday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The hallways at Clovis High School are decked out in purple and white. The colors […]

CHS FOOTBALL: On the front line

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The Clovis offensive line has allowed only one sack this season, allowing quarterback Devin Sweet to pass for 845 yards and 9 touchdowns. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer They’re big. They’re strong. They’re goofy. The Clovis offensive line has been pushing opponents around and cracking each other up while […]

Crusader gone; memory of Nazi atrocities remain

Editorial H e was controversial, and he was not always right. Sometimes he displayed an ego as large as the cause he took on. However, Simon Wiesenthal, who died Tuesday in Vienna at the age of 96, probably did more to prevent people from forgetting the Holocaust perpetrated on European Jewry by the Nazi regime […]

Cats begin two-a-days looking for faster start

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Sophomore backs (from left) Dominique Charles, Jaden Isler and Taylor Muse receive snacks from CHS football booster club member Bessie Lovern during a break on Monday’s first day of football practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez)Clovis High seni By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High senior Aaron Simon is changing positions in the offensive […]

Garcia, Frank

Frank Garcia Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank Garcia, 95, of Portales, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 27, 1909, in Mora, to Ramonita and Francisco B. Garcia. He lived in the Mora area for many years. He grew up on a ranch, working […]

Some one-liners contain the most pithy prose

By Bob Huber One of my scholarly pursuits is the care and feeding of one-liners. I get most of them from my wife Marilyn who seems to have an endless supply and loves to toss them out to brighten my day, as follows: • “You may think you’re still young, but you need your false […]

Cues crucial in Clovis Community College play

By Helena Rodriguez Pulling off a wildly funny Neil Simon play where rumors fly and doors constantly open and shut is not about location, said actress Trenity J. Hill, it’s about timing. Cues are relative in Clovis Community Colleges’ upcoming play, “Rumors,” which another cast member, Chris Journey, describes not so much as a “whodunit,” […]