Engagements — Jan. 15

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Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Weddings —

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Ward [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Tommy J. Miller of Logan announce the love and marriage between Mariah Jai Ciemny, daughter of Maretta J. Miller and Rick L. Ciemny, of Wellington, Kan., to Justin Dwayne Ward, son of Suzy R. Carpenter Young of Brownwood, Texas, and Marshall E. Ward of Merkel, Texas. The […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Military mama: A few tips for surviving military marriage

I’ve been asked for tips on surviving a military marriage. In response, I have compiled a simple how-to guide for military spouses, those just starting out and those needing a little refresher. I know I always need the reminder. • First and foremost be flexible. Understand that shifts will change, locations will change, and pretty […]

Engagements —

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McBride-Kiser Sharon Logemann of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Morgan McBride of Portales, to Jarod Kiser of Clovis, son of Keith and Elizabeth Kiser of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 17, 2011, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The reception will be at the American Legion in Clovis. […]

Aug. 19 — Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June and July: • David I. Cook, 30, of Portales, and TaraLeigh Wagner, 31, of Amarillo. • John M. Salazar, 26, and Phoebe M. K. Brandenburg, 20, both of Portales. • Rafael Maya Contreras, 24, of Hillsboro, Ore., and Alma E. Perez-Garcia, 22, of Portales. […]

Defining marriage private affair

Kevin Wilson Whenever somebody tells me that allowing same-sex marriages will decimate heterosexual marriage, I tell them gay marriage will make hamburgers tastier. I figure, as long as neither of us has proof … A slightly more rational argument is taking place after New York’s Legislature approved same-sex marriage. There’s already talk of a domino […]

Engagement — May 29

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Johnson-Brock Ron and Teresa Johnson of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britni Johnson, to Jared Brock, son of Joe Brock of Lubbock and the late Judy Brock. The couple will exchange vows on June 17, 2011, at Camp Blue Haven. The reception will be in August in Shallowater, Texas. The […]

Friday morning briefing: On marriage, no degree and a deadly fire sparks change

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Quirky quote of the day “An open marriage is nature’s way of telling you that you need a divorce.” — Ann Landers Peek-a-blog Political blogster Joe Monahan’s latest posting includes this comment from Tommie Newman of Clovis regarding questions raised about possible GOP Senate candidate […]

Anniversaries —

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Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in Clovis. Their […]

Marriage has been good to me

The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems like it was just yesterday […]

Monday morning briefing: From cane maze to same-sex marriage

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Open mouth ruins marriage bliss

By Karl Terry: FNM 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, […]

Engagement

Morris-Gilchrist Patti Heflin of Portales and Stanley Morris of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Robert Wayne Morris of Durango, Colo., to Amber Kay Gilchrist of Durango, Colo., daughter of Larry and Kathleen Gilchrist of Seiling, Okla. The couple will exchange vows 1 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2009, at the Ridgewood […]

Talking strengthens marriage

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My husband returned home for a short visit before taking off again. I guess we should be used to the routine, the coming and going, and to the changes we adjust to, but each time I’m taken back by how tough it is, no matter the preparation and good intentions. […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Wedding

Encinias Amanda LeAnn Southern of Clovis and Phillip Ray Encinias of Clovis were joined in marriage March 7, 2009 in Portales. The Rev. Deacon Fred Arnold performed the candlelight double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Judy Southern and Max Baca of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Rubel and Judith Encinias […]

April 26 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were filed from April 20 through April 21 in Roosevelt County. • Nicole M. Duarte, 25, to Geronimo Rodriguez, 26, both of Portales. • Jamie M. Faubus, 29, of Roswell, to Shawn Castaldi, 36, both of Portales.

Wife’s hair color livens up marriage

By Karl Terry: PNT 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 […]