Garcia, Donato Maes Sr.

Donato Maes Garcia Sr. Services: Have been held. Donato Maes Garcia Sr., 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 22, 1924, in Boreca. He worked many years for Malcolm and Michael Garrett as foreman for Garrett Farms. He was preceded in death by his parents; five […]

Defense keeps Buffs unbeaten

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Melrose senior Caleb Dodd turns the corner as he heads upfield during the first half of its game against Logan on Friday in Melrose. Melrose defeated Logan 46-22. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer MELROSE — Excuse Melrose if its offense wasn’t running at peak efficiency Friday night against Logan. […]

Hounds end 5-game skid against ACU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University ended a five-year losing streak against Abilene Christian Saturday night with a 28-21 Lone Star Conference South Division victory at Greyhound Stadium. Junior running back Jason Tezeno scored the deciding touchdown on an 11-yard run in the first minute of the fourth quarter, […]

Cibola sinks Cats in OT

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Clovis senior Kendal Essex walks on the field moments after Cibola’s Javier Jimenez scored the game winning goal in overtime. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Bullets can only be dodged for so long. Cibola’s Javier Jimenez put a shot from the left side by Clovis sophomore goalie Josh Bussen, […]

ENMU roundup

Freedom Newspapers JOPLIN, Mo. — Freshman forward Albert Robinson scored an unassisted goal about five minutes into the second half Saturday and Eastern New Mexico University’s men made it stand up for a 1-0 win over Missouri Southern in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. The Greyhounds (4-5-1, 2-4 SSC) took 19 shots in the game, […]

Cibola sweeps Lady Cats

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Cibola outsized and outplayed the Clovis volleyball team Saturday in a 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 District 4-5A win. “That might be, collectively, the best team we’ve seen all year,” Clovis coach Darrel Ray said. Ray added he wanted his younger, less experienced team to learn from playing the Lady Cougars. Ray said […]

Air Force flexes its muscle

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Garison Bohler, 2, and his dad Matt Bohler, of Muleshoe, Texas, watch a performance during the 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base. An A-10 Warthog is in the background. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Chilly temperatures and intermittent rain showers at Saturday’s 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air […]

No more ‘Cooper County’

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Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper talks with Lance Pyle, executive assistant and indigent specialist, Friday in the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Top-level officials like Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper are becoming a statistical rarity. She got married when she was a junior at Portales High School. […]

Billy the Kid can rest, probe dismissed

The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — Three southeastern New Mexico officials looking for answers about the death of Western legend Billy the Kid have dropped their request to exhume what are believed to be the outlaw’s remains. Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, joined by deputy and Capitan Mayor Steve Sederwall and DeBaca County Sheriff Gary […]

Irresponsible pay raises a tradition in U.S. Congress

Freedom Editorial How many times have you heard an exchange similar to this at work: The boss will be out of the office for a few days and tells an employee she’ll be in charge during the absence. When this information is relayed to other employees, someone will good-naturedly exclaim that this means raises for […]

Sheriff recall needs to play out in court

Letters to the editor Your coverage of the impending recall of De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves was, well, interesting … especially the comments of Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. Hatcher is president of that esteemed organization of law enforcement professionals, the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association. Don’t confuse this group with the New Mexico Sheriffs’ […]

Superintendent trying to better himself

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “What do you think about the possibility of Neil Nuttall leaving Clovis schools for a college in Missouri? He’s one of four finalists for that job. Has he been a good superintendent? Are Clovis schools better today than when he arrived seven years ago?” Some […]

Bailey, Thelma S.

Thelma S. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church […]

Clovis man found guilty of identity theft

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and […]

Police Blotter: 9-26-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Tuesday to the 400 block of Starlight Drive in reference to a harassment complaint. The officer responding to the scene met with the male subject, and advised him to stop calling the two women accusing him of harassment. The officer […]

Pennies add up for charity

Reporter’s Notebook Pennies do add up. Students in Clovis schools can verify that, having raised $7,253.76 in their first United Way Penny Drive. Every school in the Clovis district participated in the project, with Mesa Elementary leading the way by collecting $1,210, according to a news release from Curry County United Way. Sandia Elementary ($1,070.50) […]

Cats feeling at home again

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Clovis senior running back Phillip Williams had a career rushing night against Rio Rancho, finishing with 275 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 28-21 Wildcat win at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo by Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor He didn’t like the idea of losing the battle of star running backs named […]

Anniversaries, Weddings, and Births

Birth: Hunt Kari Hunt, of Fort Sumner, is the parent of KoElle Mae Hunt, a 9 pound 3 ounce girl born on Aug. 3, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Bob and Karla Hunt of Fort Sumner and Dale McIlroy II of Bonsall, Calif. Her great-grandparents are Jimmie Stephenson and […]

Wildcats wary of Rio Rancho RB

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Clovis junior Tanner Fickling tries to turn the corner on La Cueva senior Franke Baca during last week’s game. (Staff photo by Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Rio Rancho coach Phil Lopez plans to shuffle star running back Chris Williams around on offense like a three-card monte dealer, hoping to make the […]

Hounds face confident ‘Cats

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Abilene Christian football coach Gary Gaines figured his team was about due against Tarleton State. After all, the Wildcats had lost six in a row against the Texans going into last week’s matchup in Stephenville, Texas, including all four since Gaines had been at the school. But ACU ended the […]