Kassin was giving, caring

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer She was working for a loan company near Fort Benning, Ga. He was a soldier who came in to make regular payments. And then he started coming in to purchase money orders. And then just to buy stamps. Pretty soon, she suspected he was inventing reasons to see her. […]

Felts Anniversary

Joe Felts and Pat Richardson Felts of Morton, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5. The couple married Aug. 5, 1956, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is self-employed and she is a homemaker.

Civic center draws rave reviews

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin WilsonClovis Civic Center Operations Manager Brock Neely lines up glasses Wednesday afternoon at the center. Neely was setting up for a retirement party later that evening. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Web postings by area residents gave rave reviews to the Clovis Civic Center. Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ testimony […]

5/7 Anniversaries

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 3 at their home. They were married May 3, 1951, in Clovis. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple are retired.

2/12 Anniversaries

Firestone Johnnie and Betty Firestone of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Roosevelt County Electric Coop hospitality room in Portales. The couple was married Feb. 12, 1956, in Portales. He is a farmer and rancher with operations in Floyd, Portales and Fort Sumner. She is […]

Reliving parents’ courtships connects ages

Helena Rodriguez For many people, Lubbock is a place to shop until you drop, dine out and go night-clubbing. For me, the Hub City is a place where it all began — literally. My parents met in Lubbock in August of 1963 and married on Sept. 25, 1965. It was only fitting that we were […]

6/12 Anniversaries

Gaedke Billy and Phyllis Gaedke of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2005. The couple was married on May 28, 1955, in Lincoln, Neb. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force. She is retired from the Air Force civil service. Townson James and Frances Townson of Melrose will celebrate their 40th […]

Upcoming wedding not result of love

By Leonard Pitts Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau have set a date. Middle of April, according to their online wedding gift registry. You can search it out on macys.com. Among other things, the kids would like a Delonghi Retro 4-Slice Toaster Oven — $99.99, in case you’re feeling generous. There is speculation that the […]

Society has fascination with celebrities

By Ned Cantwell Journalists never stop wondering what makes a reader pause and actually read a news story. Why, just then, did he put down the remote clicker and zone in on the CNN report? Some of the answer is obvious, of course. When nature proves no terrorist organization can match its wrath, the whole […]

1/9 Anniversary, Birthday and Wedding

Anniversary Pinnell Wayne (Tuff) and Joan Pinnell of Melrose, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2005 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their children and family. The couple was married Jan. 15, 1955 in Adrian, Texas. They have four […]

8/8/04 anniversaries

Duffield Myles and Pat Duffield of Clovis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 2004, at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The surprise celebration was hosted by their seven children and was attended by over 100 guests from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas. The couple […]

Real Stability in Life Is Found Only in One Source

By Curtis K. Shelburne My head is spinning this week. Actually, this summer. It was going to be a pretty uneventful summer, we thought. Pretty relaxing. Laid back. That was before the massive renovation at the house got started. We asked for that. We wanted it. It’s a good thing. We’re eating most of our […]

Anniversaries 4/25 — Greer

Greer Jerry and Wynette Greer of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The couple was married on April 21, 1954, in Tucumcari. They have three children; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. They are retired business owners. Invitations have been sent.

Anniversaries 4/4 – Burch

Burch Wanda and Wayne Burch of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 28, 2004, with a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. The couple was married on Feb. 28, 1954, in Ranchvale. They have two children; and three grandchildren. He has been a real estate broker for the past 32 years and is semi-retired. […]

Anniversaries 2/29 – Romero, Sandoval

Romero Eddie and Darlene Romero of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24, 2004, with a family celebration. The couple was married on Feb. 24, 1979, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is employed with Nick Griego Construction. She is a housewife. Sandoval Lucio and Mary Ann Sandoval of […]

Anniversaries 2/15

Snipes Bernie and Bertie Snipes of Clovis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2004, at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1964, in Clovis. They have three children; and […]

Aniversaries 2/8

McCormick Van and Betty McCormick of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2004, at the Texico Community Center, 215 North Griffin. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Eddy McCormick of Clovis, Vanna Blackerby of Lexington Park, Md., and Veta McCrain of Greeley, Colo. The […]

Police Blotter 1/8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 2:50 p.m. Friday to the 900 block of North Pile where a couple were arguing over their wedding rings. The husband said the wife tried to throw his wedding ring away. The wife said her husband had not been […]

Anniversaries 11/23

Bailey Foy and Grace Bailey of Clovis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2003, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 27, 1933, in Estancia. They have five […]

Anniversaries – 11/2

Herington L.C. “Buster” and Doris Herington of Farwell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. (CST) until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Farwell Community Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 7, 1953, in Clovis. They have four children; nine grandchildren; and […]