Senior happenings — June 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Friendship. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10 a.m. – Noon Voting for election of officers; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

Anniversaries — June 6

Nance John and Teresa Nance of Causey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2010, at Causey Community Building. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married June 5, 1960, in Lingo. They have four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer. She is a […]

Press Release: Health department releases tips on surviving heat

SANTA FE, NM-With the state facing extremely hot temperatures this weekend, citizens need to take proper precautions to avoid potential health problems like heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat, the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most […]

Final unofficial primary election results

Curry County Precincts Reporting: 37 of 37 Magistrate judge District 1 Democrat • Johnny Chavez — 428 Republican • Duane K. Castleberry — 646

Our people: Family matters

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Officer Harold Edwards grew up in Fort Sumner and said he enjoys that small town feel of Portales. Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, […]

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Courtesy photo Hatley at 18 takes a photo with his 3-year-old niece Raven in 2003. Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a […]

First person: Ingram retires after 44 years of teaching

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School science teacher Peggy Ingram looks forward to traveling and reading. Peggy Ingram of Clovis has been a teacher for 44 years. She is retiring from Clovis High School, where she teaches anatomy, physiology and biology, at the end of the school year. Planning for the future: It’s […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Schools Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks believes there is a difference between medicine and healing. She said just because medicine can’t fix a health issue, you can still heal a person with human kindness. Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. […]

Our people: Life in development

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Nathan McCreery runs a photo studio, lectures at Eastern New Mexico University, and is an adjunct instructor in art at Clovis Community College. Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two […]

Senior happenings — April 25

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St. Monday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Pinochle; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mex. bingo. Tuesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 3 p.m. fun night; 4 p.m. b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9-11 a.m. Coffee klutch; 1 p.m. Phase 10 tournament; 2:30 p.m. Bridge Club 10. […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Courtesy photo Hill and his family spent time together at a park near Portales. Pictured are Hill, left, his daughter Morgran, top left, wife Debbie and son Jordan. Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and […]

Our people: Teaching soulful work

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Gary Mitchell keeps his references close by while teaching classes at Wayland Baptist University. • Name: Gary Mitchell • Birthday: Feb. 18, 1948 • Hometown: Clovis • Profession: Executive director and dean, Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus • Family: Wife Judy Mitchell, daughter Mara Andrews, grandchildren Thomas Andrews and Aubrey Andrews, and […]

Sports records

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New Mexico state champions Baseballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Baseball_Past_State_Champs.pdf BasketballGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Basketball_Girls_Coaches_Champions.pdfBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Basketball_Boys_Coaches_Champions.pdf Cross countryBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Cross_Country_Boys_Coaches_Champions.pdfGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Cross_Country_Girls_State_Champions.pdfFootballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Football_Past_Champs.pdfGolfhttp://www.nmact.org/golf_past_championsSoccerhttp://www.nmact.org/soccer_state_championship_recordsSoftballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Softball_Past__Champions.pdfSwimmingBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Swimming_Boys_State_Records.pdfGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Swimming_Girls_State_Records.pdfTennishttp://www.nmact.org/tennis_past_champsTrack and fieldGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Track_and_Field_State_Records_Girls.pdfBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Track_and_Field_State_Records_Boys.pdf Wrestlinghttp://www.nmact.org/files/Wrestling_Past_Champions.pdf

Our people: Keeping stories going

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Don Criss has worked at KENW-TV for 36 and a quarter years. He said he’ll remain busy after retirement by telling stories at church and getting a ham operators certification. Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years […]

A view from under the pew: a loose nut encounters amos

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a loose nut encounters amos boss […]

Our people: Taking center stage

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Courtesy photo Mendoza and her aunt Rachel Cassillas do everything together, Mendoza said. Name: Christy Mendoza Birthday: Nov. 28, 1949 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Film and theater instructor and director, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series director Family: My mom Mary Mendoza and my aunt Rachel Cassillas Christy Mendoza was born in Los Angeles. She moved […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Tony Gennaro, 76, continues to enjoy nature and wildlife. Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer

Our People: Still going strong

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Courtesy photo Realtors Al Winklejohn, left, and Jim Fisher, right, made T-shirts to celebrate Shaw’s celebrated peanut brittle. They presented her with this T-shirt in Albuquerque in 1992. Bio: • Name: Tillie Shaw• Birthday:

Tres Amigas plan moving forward

SANTA FE, N.M. – March 19, 2010 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it received responses at a hearing on March 18, 2010 on the regulatory filings it submitted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Tres Amigas SuperStation. FERC’s orders were as follows: