Ministry more of a calling than a career

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Twenty-five years. Easter Sunday was for my wife and me our 25th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 25. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though […]

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 […]

God’s rules more important than man’s

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Not long ago my wife and I were away for a couple of days at a hotel in the Dallas area for a training seminar. For almost 20 years, I was the one attending the classes and she was the spouse along for the ride. For a number of years […]

Life of cowboy’s wife hardly idyllic

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist The cowboy rides up horseback, leading a good-looking sorrel mare that’s his gift to you, and the two of you ride off into the sunset and live “happily ever after.” That’s the way it happens in the movies and the romantic novels. Excuse me. Here is a typical morning […]

Our differences included in God’s love

By Curtis K. Shelburne Once every couple of years my wife finds out how blessed she is. You see, unlike many husbands whose fingers itch to control the remote anytime the TV drifts over to any channel not owned by ESPN, I’d usually rather watch an old movie (make that “always” if it’s John Wayne) […]

Detention officer, wife facing felony drug charges

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker says a county detention center officer was fired Friday after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from the jail to sell on the street. Hooker said Larry Martinez, 36, and his wife, Jesseka Martinez, 35, are facing assorted felony drug […]

Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

Former DA court hearing scheduled Jan. 11

CNJ staff Former District Attorney Randall Harris will be arraigned in district court Jan. 11 on misdemeanor charges of domestic assault against his wife. The case against Harris was moved from Curry County Magistrate to district court Dec. 17, according to court records. Harris, 48, was charged Oct. 4 with misdemeanor battery against a household […]

First person: Traveling to volunteer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rod Bakken spends his winters volunteering at the Lighthouse Mission. Rod Bakken travels to Clovis each winter to avoid the bitter cold of North Dakota. While in town, he spends his days volunteering at Lighthouse Mission. Christmas presence: It all started last year, it was Christmas time. My wife and […]

Former DA arrested for domestic assault

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Courtesy Former District Attorney Randall Harris, 48, was arrested Wednesday night for domestic assault. He was released on a $1,500 bond the same day. Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris was arrested Wednesday night for domestic assault after his wife told police he threatened her and pushed her into a door. Harris, 48, […]

Losing family pet always rough

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Without human offspring, dogs have always been like children for my wife and I. This week we’re grieving the loss of a family member. Our pets give us so much love and fill lonely voids with soft ears to stroke. When they die they rip our hearts out. We knew […]

Wife’s purse contents mystifying

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Faith outweighs material goods

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist A millionaire California investor with a wife and five children owned a massive sky rise apartment building. Not only was the businessman financially successful, he was a deeply spiritual man. He had a firm conviction that what wealth he acquired came from God and must be returned to God. The […]

TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and […]

Wife of former Clovis mayor dies

CNJ Staff The wife of a former Clovis mayor is dead. Elaine Moss, 80, died Saturday at Retirement Ranch in Clovis, according to Muffley Funeral Home. She is the wife of Dr. James Moss, who served as mayor from 1990-92, and has remained active in civic and community affairs. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Wife’s hair color livens up marriage

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. Had I taken the time to calculate the investment […]

First person: Cannon airman represents Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico pageant

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Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and running for Mrs. New Mexico. Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and talking to girls and women about how much she enjoys being a wife, mother, and an airman. As Mrs. Clovis running for Mrs. New Mexico, Brown said she wants to […]

Don’t underestimate a rancher’s wife

By Con McAlvy: CNJ columnist What about the Curry County rancher’s wife? Well, she comes in all assorted sizes – short and tall and medium height. She’s America’s greatest career girl, she feeds the men who feed the world. She’s America in a gingham dress, she’s democracy in a pair of blue jeans, and she’s […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Clovis High grad writes book on St. Paul’s teachings

Joseph Durepos said his wife’s nudge to keep him awake at church a year ago motivated him to write an inspirational book based on the teachings of St. Paul.

First Person: Businessman carves niche

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Chick Taylor works in his woodworking shop because it keeps him happy, he said. Chick Taylor, 75, carved a home for himself, his wife and brother-in-law from his father’s printing business. The 90-year-old, 7,000-square-foot downtown business building has five bedrooms, five dining areas, a five-car garage and a woodworking shop […]