Kids appreciate cow experience

CNJ staff Marisa Michael of Sandia Elementary and Kaleigh Autrey of Texico Elementary won top honors in the Kids, Kows & More Essay Contest, according to a news release from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. They each receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Their essays were chosen from almost 1,000 fourth-graders from […]

Eastern holds 112th commencement

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Mario M. Chavez of Clovis adjusts the tassel on his mortarboard Saturday after graduating with a master’s degree. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University welcomed back a graduate as commencement speaker and 368 students received diplomas during the school’s 112th commencement Saturday at Greyhound Arena. New […]

Autrey, Ralph

Ralph E. Autrey, 92, of Texico died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1912, in Concho County, Texas, to Felix and Emily Autrey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Lawana Talley on Nov. 16, 1973, in Texico. He had been a […]

Estancia posts win over Lady Spikers

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A pair of teams expected to make a run for the Class 2A state volleyball team hooked up for a battle Tuesday night. And, no surprise here, it took five games to decide things between host Texico and Estancia. In the end, the Lady Bears took a 25-16, […]

Area barrel rider takes fourth

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Bill Warner of Minden, La., received a no time in the calf roping event during 35th Annual PRCA Rodeo Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Katti Autrey made the hour-long drive worth it. The barrel racer from Fort Sumner finished her run in 16.76 seconds Saturday night to take […]

Robinson, Annie

Annie Robinson Services:Have been held. Annie Robinson, 89, of Artesia, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. She was born June 21, 1915 in Hayworth, Okla. to Marion West and the former Mary Elizabeth Martin. She attended school at Clarksville, Texas. She married Charles Robinson in 1936. During WWII, Annie […]

Reporter’s notebook: Firefighters honored at banquet

Lt. Ricky Mitchell of the Clovis Fire Department has worked over the years to foster strong working relationships, demonstrate a high level of competency as a firefighter and improve his skills as an Emergency Medical Technician assistant, his fire chief said. In recognition of those traits, Mitchell was presented the fireman of the year award […]

Engagements 4/11 – Cortese-Autrey, Dayhoff-Looper, Keeling-Nuttall

Cortese-Autrey Ralph W. and Mary Ann Cortese of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Cortese of Fort Sumner, to William Ryan Autrey of Texico, son of Oran J. and Deborah Autrey of Texico. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on June 24, 2004, at First Baptist […]

Engagements 3/28 – Kirkland-Bradley, Cortese-Autrey

Kirkland-Bradley Duke and Rhonda Kirkland of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andi Kirkland of Farwell, to Lance Bradley of Clovis, son of Walter and Debbie Bradley of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows on April 17 at the Terrazza Garden at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. The reception will […]

Autrey, Milton

Milton Autrey Services: Have been held. Mr. Milton Autrey, 71, of Texico, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Oct. 4, 1931, in Mountainair, to Felix and Emlie Egger Autrey. Mr. Autrey married Betsy Moore on June 16, 1952, in Clovis. He had been a resident of Texico since […]

Autrey, Margaret

Margaret Autrey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margaret Ann Morrison Winn Autrey, 50, of Clovis, a school bus driver, died Monday, June 16, 2003, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 12, 1953, in Portales. She was raised in Ruidoso where she graduated from high school. She married Mack Winn in March of 1972. She […]

Cemetery cleaning ‘long overdue’

Janet Bresenham TEXICO — For nearly six years, Darlene Curry has come often to the Texico Cemetery on the outskirts of town, finding comfort at the gravesides of her only daughter, Wendi Homer, 25, and her only granddaughter, 4-month-old Allie Homer, who died in a car accident on an icy road between Melrose and Fort […]