Garcia, Frank

Frank Garcia Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank Garcia, 95, of Portales, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 27, 1909, in Mora, to Ramonita and Francisco B. Garcia. He lived in the Mora area for many years. He grew up on a ranch, working […]

Reese , Charles

Charles Reese Services:Have been held. Charles Arthur Reese, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 14, 1933, in Longview, Texas, to Arthur and Viola Reese. He came to Clovis in the 1950s. He married Marie Huey on Nov. 26, 1955, in Las […]

Grimes, Michelle M.

Michelle Miller Grimes Services: Have been held. Michelle Miller Grimes, 32, of Rio Rancho, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center in Albuquerque. She was born on Sept. 17, 1972, in Clovis, to Scott Leslie and Edwina Fajardo Miller. She was a medical records clerk at the health clinic. She was a […]

Blakely, Betty

Betty Blakely Services: Have been held. Betty Rosalee Robinson Blakely, 74, of Belen, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home. She was born on Sept. 22, 1930. Family members said her kindness and loving heart will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blakely; her mother, Betty Baker; and a […]

Students attend band camp to prepare for halftime shows, competitions

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Clovis High School marching band students work on their marching skills Tuesday during band camp at the high school. The camp, which began Monday and runs through Aug. 10, starts at 8 a.m. with marching practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lounging by the pool and sleeping in are no […]

Many N.M. superintendents have short tenure

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — More than half of the state’s 89 school districts will be led by superintendents who have two years or less in their current positions when classes start this year. In Roosevelt County, two school districts recently parted ways with their superintendents. Fort Sumner and Clovis also have new superintendents. […]

Plateau laying fiber-optic cable

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Mark Battles of Cable Vision INC. uses a ditchwitch to drop fiber-optic lines from the back of a building off Mitchell Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Plateau Telecommunications plans to lay fiber-optic lines through many of Clovis’ business corridors in hopes of challenging its chief competition, Qwest. The approximate […]

Showdown on detainees, bases delayed

By Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday delayed potential showdowns with the White House over terrorism detainees and closing U.S. military bases after the Republican-run chamber failed to sidetrack amendments on the two contentious issues. The Tennessee Republican’s decision to put off until fall further consideration of […]

7/27 Business Digest

Quilt shops holding weekend shop hop Eleven quilt shops in the region have joined together for the third annual Top of Texas Quilt Shop Hop, providing a weekend for anyone who enjoys quilting and fabric arts, according to a press release The Patchwork House. Free gifts will be available for quilt customers visiting the quilt […]

Zias’ Klafka leaves for South Plains College

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Dustin Klafka, who as acting head coach last season led the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 13-14 record, has accepted an assistant coaching position at a junior college in his hometown of Levelland, Texas. An ENMU graduate, Klafka stepped in last year while head coach […]