Clovis Christian seniors graduate

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A teary-eyed Amanda Riley said sometimes unanswered prayers are a good thing. The 2008 Clovis Christian School class salutatorian said her unsuccessful attempt at graduating early last year was a blessing because she was able to get better acquainted with her classmates. “The unity of this class is irreplaceable,” [...]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian [...]

Dora School News May 25

Summer break Dora School ended the spring semester on Thursday. Regular classes resume Aug. 11, for the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

Anniversary: Breshears

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Curtis and Mary Ellen Breshears of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 31, 2008, at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married May 30, 1958, in Portales. They have three children and six grandchildren. He is a fertilizer dealer, owner of SpraGreen [...]

Birth: Zupancic

Julia Marie Zupancic was born May 23, 2008, to Steven and Laura Zupancic of Lubbock at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She weighed 8 pounds. Grandparents are Tom ans Susan Williams of Midland, Texas, and James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Birth: Thomas

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Landri Ella Thomas was born May 6, 2008, to Don and Suzanne Thomas of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas of Portales and Don and Julie Nickles of Nampa, Idaho.

Honors: NMJC graduates

Two students from Portales were awarded associate degrees from New Mexico Junior College on May 9. Daniel C. Vela received an Associate of Arts degree, and Joseph Roy Friesen received Associate of Applied Science degree. Freisen is an honor graduate, based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better of the credit hours completed [...]

Honors: Zupancic

Steven Zupancic received a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders on May 17, 2008, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His thesis title is “Gap Detection Ability Determined by Cortical Event Related Potentials in Cochlear Implant Users.” He is the son of James and Isabel Zupancic of Portales.

Engagement: Reed/Caton

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Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland, son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church. The bride-elect [...]

Engagement: Collins/Legleiter

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Don and Sandra Collins of Sundown, Texas, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Collins of Portales to Lonnie Legleiter of Portales, son of Mack and Marjorie Legleiter of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. June 28, 2008, at Emmanual Baptist Church in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of [...]