Traveling tunes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Junior High students, from left, Adriana Chavez, Sierra Lopez, Ashlee Chadbourne, April Muniz and Kourtney Anthony practice Christmas carols and dances as a part of Joni’s Sandia Carolers. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amid the Santa hat-clad children blustering through “Jingle Bell Rock” stands Joni Anthony, waving her […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

Melrose girls fall to Elida in EPAC finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — With a 5-foot-4 freshman post scoring a team-high 11 points, and nobody else getting over six, scorebook watchers might not believe that Elida actually stood much of a chance at winning the EPAC girls championship game on Saturday night. But, thanks to an extremely off-night for Melrose, the […]

Concerts provide lifetime of memories

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to The Clovis Music Festival last weekend? That was some event. Rock ’n’ rollers from another time came to our town to play electric music and boogie. Folks I talked to said Thursday and Saturday’s performers gave great shows at the Clovis Civic Center. We went to […]

Roosevelt County ablaze with more than 12 fires Sunday

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Lightning strikes caused havoc Sunday, starting more than 12 fires in Roosevelt County that burned more than 24,000 acres, according to local firefighters. There were no injuries or damaged structures reported because of the grass fires that occurred near Elida, Floyd, Arch, Milnesand, Highway and Crossroads. Firefighters from Roosevelt and […]

Parkview honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Rubie Alarcon, Bianca Campos, Patricia Gauna, Dannelle Kirven, James Kitzhaber, Crystal Lujan, Ja-Bre Molett, Christopher Sandoval,Yvonne Sisneros, Bianca Soto, Justin Vistine A/B: Bryanna Bradley, Duncan Earwood, Charlie Dodge, Odalys Esquivel, Monica Gonzalez, Eva Marin, Vanessa Miranda, Courtney Romans, […]

Sena Jr., George

George J. Sena Jr., 39, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Oct. 30, 1966, in Fort Sumner to George and Gloria (Maes) Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He suffered from Osteo Malatia and Renal Tubular Acidosis all his life […]

Griego, Carolina

Carolina L. Griego, 93, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born May 18, 1912, in Canada, Colo., to Albaro Lopez and Ruperta Sandoval. She attended school at Alamo. She married Susano Griego on Sept. 4, 1929, in Santa Rosa. They ranched northeast of […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Robert Anthony Ulibarri

Robert Anthony Ulibarri, 48, of Nocona, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Nocona, Texas. He was born March 21, 1957, in Clovis to Jose Rafael and Lydia Ulibarri. He was the principle of the Nocona High School. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; wife, Deborah Eileen of Nocona; […]

Southard, James

James Southard Services: Have been held. Mr. James Pierce “Jim” Southard, 70, of Kenna, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 30, 1934, on the family ranch in Kenna, to Frank and Kathleen McDowell Southard. He spent most of as a cattle rancher. In 1977, he […]

Lucero, Margaret

Margaret Lucero Services: Have been held. Margaret Roybal Lucero, 47, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at her home. She was born April 25, 1958, in Fort Sumner, to Tiofilo M. and Lucy Sanchez Roybal. She attended school in Fort Sumner. She worked as an office manager at Sears in Roswell and De […]

Lopez, Isaac

Services: Have been held. Isaac G. Lopez Sr., 67, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. He was born on July 7, 1937, where Lake Sumner stands today, to Maximiliano and Gregorita Lopez. He was raised in Fort Sumner, where he graduated from high school in 1956. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1961 and […]

Zamora, Otilia

Otilia Zamora       Services: Have been held. Otilia Lopez Zamora, 90, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 at her home.  She was born Jan. 23, 1914, at Los Ojitos to Gregorio Lopez and Demetria Ronquillo. She attended school at Los Ojitos. She married Herminio (Fermin) Zamora on July 7, 1936, in Puerto De Luna. […]

Garcia, Martin

Martin Garcia Services: Have beenheld. Martin Garcia, 73, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 20, 1930, in Fort Sumner, to Guadalupe and Bonifacia Garcia. He was raised and attended schools at Fort Sumner. He served in the U.S. Army from May […]

Reed, Helen

Helen Reed Services: Have been held. Helen B. Reed, age 61, of Puerto De Luna, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2004, at the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa. She was born on Nov. 5, 1942, in Pastura, to Benito and Pablita Via Campos. She was raised and attended schools in Santa Rosa. Family members said […]

Romero, Manuel

Manuel M. Romero, 74, of Fort Sumner died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 17, 1929, to Higinio and Ricardita Martinez Romero. He attended school at Fort Sumner. He married Annie Griego on Nov. 17, 1961, in Clovis. He worked as an orderly for Pecos Valley Care Center for […]

Gonzales, Alberta S.

Alberta S. Gonzales Services: Have been held. Alberta S. Gonzales, 88, of Fort Sumner died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gonzales was born March 16, 1915, in Fort Sumner to the home of Jose C. Sena and the former Estefanita Trujillo. She married Leandro Gonzales on Jan. 16, 1939, in […]

Kemp, Tommie

Tommie Kemp  Services: Have been held Tommie Kemp, 71, of Hereford died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at the Westgate Nursing Home in Hereford.  He was born July 5, 1932, in Gatesville, Texas, to Charlie and Velma Kemp. He married Brenda McGavock in Juarez, Mexico, in 1972. Mr. Kemp owned and operated Kemp Supply Company in […]

Lujan, Anthony

Anthony D. Lujan, 20, a student at Clovis Community College, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at his home in Clovis. Mr. Lujan was born March 12, 1983, in Clovis to Chris and Mary Griego Lujan. He lived in Clovis eight years before moving to Albuquerque. He returned to Clovis in 2001 after graduating from Highland […]