Change of command ceremony being held at base

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base will hold a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. July 8. Col. Albert Elton II will assume command of the wing, replacing Col. Stephen Clark. Clark took command of Cannon in May 2009. His next assignment is as director of plans, programs, requirements […]

Area servicemen share Memorial Day thoughts

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Alisa Boswell With Memorial Day approaching May 30, a few Clovis and Portales military and veteran residents decided to share what the holiday means to them and how they honor fallen comrades. Senior Airman Craig McKay of Cannon Air Force Base said while he was in Afghanistan, he witnessed a ceremony in which the body […]

Weddings — March 20

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Roach- Rodriquez Kayla Roach and JoDerick Rodriquez of Portales were married Feb. 26 at Central Christian Church in Portales. The Rev. David McVey performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Billy and Karen Roach and Tehsa Payne of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Sharon and Steve Miller and Sandy Phillips of […]

Grace in winning important lesson

We humans feel we need ceremonies and symbols, some more elaborate than others. When we marry, we have a ceremony during which words are spoken, and among Christians they invariably involve the three main Christian directives: Faith, hope and charity (love), the greatest being love. Symbols of the love are exchanged — before witnesses. I […]

Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Portales kicks off holiday with tree lighting ceremony

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Argen Duncan Santa would have brought Rudolph, but it’s deer season in New Mexico, the jolly old elf explained during the lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual event included a performance by Portales High School choir students, 36 […]

Portales ceremony commemorates 9/11

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Jared Tucker Local leaders and business owners voiced their opinions about current governmental issues while honoring lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at an annual ceremony Friday in the James Polk Stone Community Bank parking lot in Portales. Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry, one of two guest speakers at the ceremony, […]

9/11 memorial set for Friday

The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank President David Stone […]

CCC graduation nearly 200 students

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students will be making the next step with graduation this week. The college is set for its 24th convocation, with a 6 p.m. Friday ceremony at the Clovis Civic Center. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing for the college, said there are tentatively 198 students set to […]

Honors — May 9

Tasha Daale Tasha Daale of Clovis was among 287 Dordt College students awarded diplomas at the 2010 commencement ceremony held May 7, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Daale is the daughter of Eric and Tamara Daale of Clovis.