Brown, Eugene

Eugene Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wayland Brown, 90, of Clovis, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 13, 1914, in Tulsa, Okla., to Eli and Jennie Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Violet Brown of Clovis; three children, Odelsa […]

Local agencies train for crises

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Emergency personnel from throughout Curry County met Wednesday to plan for a disaster they hope will never happen. In their scenario, a tornado appeared over the skies of southwest Clovis, touching down and destroying half of Plains Regional Medical Center and half of Sandia Elementary. Curry County Emergency […]

Chaparral CC upgrade in full swing

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A informal dinning room is is one of many new additions to the club. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner A year after purchasing the former Colonial Park Country Club, Norman and Dana Kelley are starting to see their million-dollar renovation project take shape. Norman took early retirement as an operations manager for […]

It’s Good To Be Under God’s Blanket

By Curtis K. Shelburne Because I just had a new book come out (the first in a series entitled Wing Whispers), and because the powers that be at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., happen to like my publisher, my wife and I got to go to the Pepperdine Bible Lectures a week or two ago […]

Closure of bases revisited

By Ken Guggenheim: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday narrowly defeated a proposal that would have delayed the next round of domestic base closings until the Pentagon determines what it wants to do with its overseas facilities. The 49-47 vote was a victory for the Pentagon, which opposes any delay in next […]

Military families want flags for veterans’ graves

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Leon Morris wants to hear from local relatives of United States military veterans. Two local veterans’ groups, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 3280 and 3015, coordinate the annual Memorial Day placement of American flags on the graves of Curry County veterans. However, Morris said members of local veterans’ […]

Cheese waste could feed pigs

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A manufacturer of animal food is one of two companies that have indicated an interest in moving to Clovis, thanks to the Southwest Cheese Co. plant, said Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation. International Ingredients is in discussions with Clovis city officials to build a […]

Covered rodeo arena may not be cost effective for county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Increased estimates are causing county officials to question whether they can complete plans to remodel the fairgrounds rodeo arena, proposed as a cheap way to build a county special events center. An estimate for a metal building that would be part of the proposed remodeling has come back at […]

Voters swarming county office

Political Notebook The Curry County clerk’s office is busy these days. County Clerk Mario Trujillo said last week 320 people have voted early at his office for the June 1 primary. Also, his office has mailed out 159 absentee ballots. Those figures, he says, are higher than other primaries. “Well I do know that it […]

Clovis police officer injured during arrest

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer A Clovis police officer was injured while making an arrest Saturday night and will be off duty for nine to 12 weeks. Officer Robert Denney called dispatchers about 11:15 p.m. Saturday to report he had begun a pursuit after seeing a 2001 Ford Escort driving southbound on Main […]

Police Blotter 5/19

Police responded to a gas station in the 1000 block of Mitchell about 1:15 p.m. on May 12 where a clerk said his 1972 Dodge pickup had been burglarized during the workday. The employee said a customer had come in and told him his truck had been moved to a different location. Upon inspection, the […]

U.S. right to keep Iraq transfer date despite slaying

Freedom Newspapers The assassination of Abdel-Zahraa Othman, until his death the head of the Iraqi Governing Council, might prompt some to say the United States should put more forces in Iraq and plan to stay longer. But Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt’s response was the right one: “Days like today convince us even more that the […]

Good deed turned tragic at area farmhouse

Don McAlavy How would you feel if you caused the death of your wife? It’s unthinkable, but such a tragedy occurred in Curry County nearly 87 years ago. Sometime on the Sunday night of Sept. 2, 1917, on a farm about 20 miles northwest of Clovis, a man walked up to the house of Rufus […]

Brown v. board hasn’t solved problems

Leonard Pitts Jr. I have not looked forward to this column. To be perfectly candid, I’m only writing it because I feel obligated. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that ended the doctrine of “separate but equal” and helped shatter American apartheid. What else is […]

Olivas, Jose

Jose Olivas Services:Have been held. Mr. Jose J. Olivas, 63, of Portales, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Sept. 26, 1940, in Chihuahua, Mexico, to Elfonsa and Jesus Olivas. He came to the United States when he was 16. He lived in a number of different […]

Hailey, Perna T.

Perna T. Hailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Perna T. Hailey, 84, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 12, 1919, in Romance, Mo., to Logan and Mae Birch Naugle. She married Robert T. Hailey on Aug. 8, 1939, in Ava, Mo. She […]

Gregory, Leon

Leon Gregory Services: Have been held. Mr. Leon Gregory, 79, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Nov. 15, 1924, in Clovis, to Elisha and Bessie Langham Gregory. He had lived in Clovis most of his life. He served in the U. S. Army during World War […]

Faris, Guylinda Sue

Guylinda Sue Faris Services: Will be held at a later date. Ms. Guylinda Sue Faris, 67, of Clovis, a private childcare provider, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on March 25, 1937, in Clovis, to Guy Logan and Lois Faris. In addition to private childcare, she worked […]

Airman gets life sentence

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Arindain: Received life sentence in killing of Orelup. The Associated Press WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A military judge on Monday sentenced a former sergeant from Cannon Air Force Base to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing a former girlfriend who was the mother of his child. Staff Sgt. Jason Arindain was […]

Marine misses court date while in Iraq

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Schmuck: Will not make trial date while in Iraq. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer John Schmuck is accused of battery in connection with a Clovis bar fight in November of 2002. He didn’t show up for court in April 2003, he didn’t show up for another court date last week and a warrant […]