Engagements —

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Apodaca-Hutcheson Paul Apodaca of Clovis and Carla Lueras-Fisher of Lubbock announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Paula Apodaca of Lubbock, to Lee Hutcheson of Lubbock. He is the son of John and Yolanda Hutcheson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2011, at Emmanuel Worship Center in Lubbock. The bride-elect […]

First person: Clovis nurses aid honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rudy Apodaca, 55, has been a certified nurses assistant for seven years. He said he likes his job because he likes helping people. Rudy Apodaca was named home health aid of the year by the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care. Apodaca has been a certified nurses aid […]

Tucumcari mayor accused of dragging dog

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred and […]

Criminal complaint: Victor Apodaca escape

To read a copy of a criminal complaint filed against Victor Apodaca, the first escaped inmate to be captured after eight cut a hole in the roof at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and escaped Sunday, click the link below. • Criminal complaint against Victor Apodaca

Police report on escape discovery

Bus brings residents relief from prescription costs

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Frances Apodaca of Clovis attended Wednesday’s “Help is Here Express” national bus tour at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The program helps low-income residents pay for prescription drugs. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Having suffered a heart attack, Frances Apodaca depends on three prescription drugs to remain healthy. The 49-year-old […]

Apodaca, Ramona

Ramona Apodaca, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home. Born March 30, 1923, in La Palma, she was the daughter of Alcario and Paulita Dominguez. A life member of the VFW Auxiliary, family members said she fed wild birds, loved children, crocheted, sewed, did puzzles, beaded bracelets. She was preceded in […]

Hostage standoff ends in arrest

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man was arrested early Friday morning for holding his 19-year-old girlfriend captive and assaulting her and a dog, according to Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel. The arrest followed a three-hour-long hostage negotiation at victim’s residence at 1113 Prince St. The standoff ended about 4 a.m. Police say […]

Taos coach has many local ties

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Parents from Tucumcari, a sister from Portales, an aunt and uncle from Amarillo, friends from Lubbock — the roster of Rick Apodaca supporters was certainly impressive when the Taos basketball team took the court Friday against Clovis. But Apodaca, a former assistant in Portales before taking the Taos head coaching […]

Red hot Cibola roasts Clovis

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Senior point guard Roman Andrade and the Cibola Cougars shot themselves back into the District 4-5A race. Andrade scored 25 points and Cibola hit 11 3-pointers Friday as the Cougars beat Clovis 73-55. The Cougars, ranked third in thr Albuquerque Journal Coaches’ Poll, used a dominating third quarter to put Clovis […]

Garcia, Dulcinia

Dulcinia Garcia Services: have been held. Dulcinia S. Garcia, 78, of Willard, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Aug. 17, 1926, in Deramadero, to Louis and Aurelia Velasquez Marez. She married Rafael M. Garcia on May 5, 1946, in Portales. She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-granddaughter, […]

8/15/04 Weddings

Casaus Gina V. Apodaca of Clovis, and B.J. Casaus of Clovis, were joined in marriage on Aug. 4, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. G. Graham performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ronny L. and Frances Apodaca of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of George Eloy and Estefanita Baca […]

Versatility Apodaca’s game

By Eric Butler For many years, Pam Apodaca has grown used to playing a variety of infield positions in her numerous softball games in Albuquerque. The recent Cibola High graduate is, however, about to embark on a post-prep journey that will take her into the outfield and to places outside her home city. First stop […]

Sisneros, Jose “Joe” F.

Jose “Joe” F. Sisneros Services: Have been held. Jose “Joe” F. Sisneros, 53, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 21, 1950, in Vaughn to Napoleon and Josefita Luna Sisneros. He worked at ENMRSH with wood working and yard maintenance. He was a […]

Yucca students Washington bound

By Ryan Lengerich Two Yucca Junior High students have been selected for an elite leadership conference in Washington set for March. Tyler Fontenot, 13, and Zach Zurzolo,12, will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in the nation’s capital along with 200 middle school students from around the country. The seventh-graders will tour historic landmarks, […]

Death of waitress served notice to politicians

By Don McAlavy Sometime after 3 a.m. on March 30, 1949, Ovida “Cricket” Coogler was killed in Las Cruces. She was 18, stood 5 feet, 4 inches and weighed about 100 pounds. She worked as a waitress. She was called “Cricket” because of the clicking noise made by her spike-heeled shoes as she walked. She […]

Public Record

Compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Joel Barba, 25, of Texico and Regina Jalyn Longley, 25, of Clovis Melecio Bustillos, 36 and Darlene J. Gutierrez, 43, both of Texico Jude Allen Sena, 45 and Rebecca Andrea Gonzales, 44, both of Clovis Royce Donovan Foster, 18 and Verneda Ann Koenig, 19, […]