Man arrested on federal warrant

CNJ Staff Officers responding to a domestic dispute report arrested a Portales man on a federal drug trafficking warrant in the early morning hours Thursday, according to police reports. Victor Sotelo, 24, was arrested and booked at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on the trafficking warrant and charges of evading police, the documents read. […]

Funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Christmas means taking the opportunity to give

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 Tis the season for gift-giving, an ancient tradition that originated in a foreign land. But as might be expected, sometimes the meaning and origins are lost over […]

Christmas Eve present tradition worth passing

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Christmas Eve gift! It’s a simple phrase that’s been uttered on Dec. 24 by my family as long as I can remember. In fact I’m not sure anyone knows when it all started. That makes it a family Christmas tradition. I’m sure if someone in my family or anyone else […]

Ornaments include sentiment

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Delores Eichenberger of Clovis points to a Christmas ornament that decorates the tree her husband, Frank Eichenberger, inherited from his grandparents.(CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) Freedom Newspapers This Christmas season, eastern New Mexico residents shared the history behind their favorite ornaments with Freedom Newspapers. The history of Christmas tree ornaments Modern Christmas trees emerged in […]

Cats roll past Alamogordo

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Clovis senior post Michael Lewis looks to go to the basket in Friday’s game against Alamogordo at Rock Staubus Gym. Lewis finished with 13 points and four rebounds in the Wildcats’ 86-60 victory. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Alamogordo boys basketball coach John Madden said he warned his team […]

Dec. 23, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. R”

Today’s focus: “Ms. R” Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. R” is a single mother and has a limited income. She won’t have any extra money for Christmas. Holiday hopes: To have presents for her children. Clothing needs: Boys pants sizes 12, 4T and 18 months. Boys shirt sizes large, 4T and 18 […]

Hero welcomed home

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Navy Seaman Apprentice John Martinez, right, was welcomed home Friday by family and friends to spend the holidays. (Freedom Newspapers: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis family gave their hero the homecoming of a king Friday. Eighteen people spread across a corner by the Greyhound bus station in Clovis, sang carols […]

Fuller sentencing hearing continued

By Freedom Newspapers The sentencing hearing in the Jerry Fuller case scheduled for Friday in Roosevelt County District Court has been continued until Jan. 17. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, the courts postponed the hearing again because of the difficulty juggling schedules before the holidays. Fuller, 34, has pleaded guilty to two […]

Day Trip: Enjoy City of Mosaics’ mix

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The gazebo in downtown Levelland, Texas, is the center of activity for a variety of of celebrations held in the city. Here a music group performs at Sounds of Texas. (Courtesy Photo) Compiled by Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A Texas MainStreet city, Levelland is home to an eclectic mixture of art and entertainment that will […]

Birthday

Cook Dorothy Cook of Roswell, formerly of Melrose, will celebrate her 90th birthday at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda in Roswell. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Judy McDonald of Wiesbaden, Germany. Dorothy Cook was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Wellington, Texas. She has four children (one […]

Anniversaries

Whitfield Billy N. and Billie R. Whitfield of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church. The celebration was hosted by their children. The couple were married on Aug. 31, 1956, in Portales. They have five children and six granchildren. He is the owner and operator of […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone

By Don McAlavy: Columnist This is a story about a little girl who wanted only a dollhouse for Christmas. The time was 1905. The place was between Clovis and Fort Sumner. The 6-year-old girl was named Anna but called Annie by her mother and father, Tom and Etta Brown. She was the only child of […]

Checking out potential mates is long process

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist While Santa is always merry and bright and would make a good mate since he has 11 months off to do things like fix the sink, he’s also married. Not to fret. As the end of the year offers time to reflect on relationships that didn’t work, it also offers time […]

Holiday customs come from various origins

By Clyde Davis: Columnist During the first week of December, as part of the routine of decorating our home for the holiday season, we placed the Advent wreath in its usual place, arranged in the middle of the dining room table. Because our wreath is “modular” for storage purposes, it could be arranged in several […]

Some people never grow too old to play with children’s toys

By Bob Huber: Columnist Christmas Eve always reminds me of the old bromide, “Bizarre conditions are easier to get into than out of.” Which somehow explains why I’m too old to play with toys, but I’m just not willing to give it up and go through a painful withdrawal. You see, foraging through toy sections […]

Cats improve to 7-0 with rout of Coyotes

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Clovis junior Manuel Robles scored 12 points off the bench in the Wildcats’ win over Roswell High. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer J.D. Isler believes opponents aren’t always ready for what they get with his Clovis High boys basketball team. “We’re the kind of team that doesn’t look very […]

Cops go shopping with youth

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CClovis police officer Brent Aguilar helps Fabian Selgado pull the rip chord on a spinning toy while Fabian’s brother Benjamin Selgado III looks on. Aguilar was with the boys during By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff It was hard to distinguish who was having more fun — the cops or the kids — as they cruised […]

Plant aims to get fat on fuel production

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Another multimillion-dollar renewable fuel company is poised to settle in Clovis. An $80 million facility that would turn animal by-products into fuel is likely to become the second tenant of the Clovis Industrial Park, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. officials announced Thursday. CIDC Executive Director Chase Gentry said he is […]