Issues or causes should not take God’s place in our lives

Curtis Shelburne Tell me, if you please, does the name Wayne B. Wheeler ring any bells for you? It didn’t for me, either, until I read Daniel Okrent’s fascinating book Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Wayne Wheeler died in 1927, less than a paltry 100 years ago. At that time, the editors […]

New Clovis principal ready for latest challenge

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Wayne Marshall will take over as Clovis High principal in July. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Wayne Marshall likes a challenge. In his life, he’s been a member of the Air Force, cycled cross country, been an elementary school teacher and a principal at two grade levels. For his next challenge, Marshall will take […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

Jan. 3, 1962

The Swift & Company beef processing plant was preparing for groundbreaking ceremonies just south of Clovis. … Jerry Wheeler was captain of Clovis High’s basketball team. The playmaking guard was averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. … Marshall’s eighth graders had the best record among area junior high basketball teams at 6-1. … […]

Drinking in Corona certainly eventful

By Grant McGee: Local columnist One of our county extension agents is leaving. Les Owen and his young family are moving to Las Cruces. Les has been here for the past few years doing county extension things like working with 4-H kids and answering questions for me about rabbits and zucchini. Les’ big business, though, […]

Wright, Wayne O.

Wayne O. Wright, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Tucson. He was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Diller, Neb. As a child he resided in Powell, Wyo. He married Clementine Rassier on April 21, 1935, in Billings, Mont. In 1948, the family relocated to Arizona and were long-time residents of Sonoita. […]

June 4, 2006 Anniversaries

Don and Sharon Boydstun of Clovis celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today at 2409 Williams Ave. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Kevin, Shelli and Wayne, and Wayne’s wife, Stephanie. The couple married on June 4, 1966, in Clovis. In addition to their three children, they have three grandchildren. He is a farmer […]

4/14 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 5 through Wednesday: • Curtis Wayne Spillman, 32, to Temeka Latrice Stewart, 25, both of Clovis. • Steven Wayne Oehm, 36, to Gia Marie Larson, 34, both of Clovis. • Isaias Soria, 51, to Peggy Sena, 54, both of Clovis. • Arturo Martinez-Baca, 33, […]

Hayes, Gordon “Wayne”

Gordon “Wayne” Hayes, 75, of Clovis, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 24, 1930, in Barberton, Ohio, to Homer and Myrtle Hayes, he retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant after 30 years of service. He was a life member of Clovis Elk’s Lodge 1244, where […]

4/7 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 29 through Wednesday: • Joel Parrish Smiley, 19, to Blair Erica Bouchard, 18, both of Clovis. • Leroy Andrew Lucero Jr., 32, to Corey Jean Short, 22, both of Clovis. • Joseph Wayne Wright, 34, to Dee Dee Jo Hill, 35, both of Clovis. […]

Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]

Virgil Blakley

Virgil Blakley, 92, of the Rogers community, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Dickens, Texas. His family moved by covered wagon to Capitan in 1919. They moved to the Rogers community in 1921. He graduated from Rogers High School in 1932. He […]

Hardin, R.B.

R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns on April 8, 1950, in Portales. For several years starting in […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

DFA farmers back Cannon effort

CNJ staff Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., have joined “Operation Keep Cannon,” a grassroots campaign to keep Cannon Air Force Base, according to a DFA press release. “DFA’s dairy farmers don’t want to see the base close,” said Wayne Palla, Clovis dairy farmer and chairman for DFA’s Southwest Area Council. “We are huge supporters of […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Stobb, Beverly

Beverly Stobb Services: Have been held. Beverly Oralene Stobb, 41, of Denton, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. She was born on April 16, 1963, in Fort Sumner, to Harlin Wayne and Glennas Stobb. She attended school in Portales and graduated in 1981. While attending Portales High School, she won the state championship in shot […]

Martin, Mildred

Mildred Martin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mildred Belle Martin, 87, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 25, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla., to Clarence Davenport and Mary Lula Long. She was a member of the Fairfield Extension Club, the 16th and Pile […]

Morris, Harvey Wayne

Harvey Wayne Morris Services: Have been held. Harvey Wayne Morris, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Clovis, to Lee and Alice Wana Bradshaw Morris. He married Meredith June Petersen on March 25, 1960, in Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 […]

Elliott, Mary

Mary Elliott Services: Have been held. Mary Elliott, 77, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at her home. She was born on July 7, 1927, in Newport, Pa., to Robert and Mary Catherine Leinaweaver. Family members said she worked in food preparation for many years and was known for being a great […]