First person: Unexpected pageantry

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s Junior Miss winner Victoria Bailey is a cheerleader and enjoys reading Shakespeare. Clovis High School senior Victoria Bailey won the state level of America’s Junior Miss pageant Saturday at New Mexico State University in Grants. She is the first person from Clovis to be named New Mexico Junior […]

What’s your policy regarding leaking boats?

By Curtis Shelburne: religion columnist Whatever your personal policy about riding in leaking boats, a real leak in a real boat in which you are really riding will put it to the test. The policy, I mean. The boat, too, I suppose. My wife and I and two of our sons recently had the opportunity […]

Snapshot: Rep. Udall presents medals

WHAT: U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will present Congressional Medals to Victoria and Patrick Adams of Clovis, according to a press release from Udall’s office. Victoria, 16, is a Clovis High School student and her older brother, Patrick, 18, is a freshman at the University of New Mexico. Victoria will receive bronze and silver medals […]

Student profile: Victoria Pallaschke

Victoria Anne Pallaschke is a senior at the Clovis High School. She is the daughter of John and LaVonda Pallaschke. What is your idea of a perfect day? Laying out under the warm sun. Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party, and why? One of my grandfathers because I never got to meet him and […]

Military sacrifice includes missing loved ones at Thanksgiving

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Shannah Garza, left, plans to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home today for 22-month-old son Ethan Garza and daughter Victoria Garza. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It […]

Pinson, Victoria “Vicky”

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn for several years. […]

Lesly, Victoria

Victoria Lesly Services: No formal services are planned at this time. Mrs. Victoria Lesly, 44, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at her home in Portales. Mrs. Lesly was born Dec. 18, 1960, in Clovis to Nadine and Rodney Tidwell. She lived her entire life in Clovis until a short time ago, when she moved to […]

Hawkins, Frances M.

Frances M. Hawkins Services: Have been held. Frances M. Hawkins, 79, of Bovina, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 17, 1924, in Kado, Okla. She married Lloyd Gober on Dec. 19, 1946, in New Mexico. She married Erith Hawkins in 1995, in New Mexico. She […]