Muleshoe residents to vote for new senator

By Michelle Seeber MULESHOE — Texas voters living in Senate District 31 — a 26-county area that includes Bailey and Parmer counties — will vote in a special election on Jan. 20 to determine which of seven candidates will replace resigning Republican Sen. Teel Bivin. President Bush recently appointed Bivin ambassador to Sweden. Vying for […]

Anniversaries 11/23

Bailey Foy and Grace Bailey of Clovis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2003, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married on Nov. 27, 1933, in Estancia. They have five […]

Texico working for perfect end to season

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Texico backup quarterback Zane Anderson stiff-arms a Cloudcroft defender in last week’s semifinal contest. CNJ staff photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Having already soundly beaten Loving this year, Texico senior lineman Bryce Bailey thinks the Wolverines can build off that as they prepare for Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game against the Falcons […]

Long-standing house has wild history

Don McAlavy The first homes in early-1900s Clovis were tents and one- or two-room shacks. But one of the homes built in 1908, at Ninth and Gidding streets (almost out of town at the time) was the J. S. Fitzhugh home that ranked among the best homes in eastern New Mexico. It cost more than […]

Bailey, Lucile A.

Lucile A. Bailey Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucile A. Bailey, 90, of Clovis, a retired bank teller, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 8, 1913, in Saginaw, Texas, to Pryor and Maud Burton McDaniel. She was a member of First Christian Church. She was preceded […]

Triple homicide suspect moved

By Jack King A man charged with the murders of three Bailey County, Texas, people was moved to the Lamb County (Texas) Detention Center Saturday for security reasons, Bailey County Sheriff Richard Wills said Sunday. Larry Brent Kitchens, 51, was arrested Saturday on capital murder charges in connection with the death of his ex-wife Rhonda […]

Bailey, Leroy

Leroy Bailey Services: Have been held. Mr. Leroy Bailey, 71, of Broadview, a farmer/rancher, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 16, 1932, in Bethany, Okla., to Ralph and Letha Coffman Bailey. He graduated from Grady High School in 1950. He joined the U. S. Army […]

West Nile cases on the rise

By Darrell Todd Maurina The first local county where humans contracted West Nile continues to have the highest number of cases in the region. Bailey County now has 10 confirmed cases of West Nile in humans and 13 more suspected cases are awaiting the results of state testing, officials with Muleshoe Medical Center said. “I […]

Smith, Eva

Eva Smith Services: Have been held. Ms. Eva Lou Smith, 63, of Clovis, a nurse, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Portales, to Marvin Luther Smith and Belle Martha West. She was a nurse for Golden Age Nursing Home and also worked for 15 […]

Wolverines want more

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — After two years as the hunter, the Texico Wolverines may become the hunted in Class 1A football this season. Fourth-year coach Mike Prokop has nine starters back on both sides of the ball, losing only running back-defensive back Adrian Loera and receiver-defensive end Landon Johnson from a squad which ran […]

American eliminated in 11-12s

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Albuquerque Petroglyph’s seven-run first, including a couple of home runs, proved too much for Clovis American to overcome Sunday as it bowed out of the state 11-12-year-old Little League tournament at Keys Park in a 9-6 loss. American went 1-2 in the tournament, beating Taos 2-1 on Friday night […]

Cherry, Ozell

Ozell Cherry Services: Have ben held. Ms. Ozell Higginbotham Cherry, 77, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1926, in Bailey County, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was employed […]

Neugebauer leading in Texas runoff election

CNJ Staff In Bailey and Parmer counties, Randy Neugebauer, a Lubbock land developer, defeated Mike Conaway, a Midland accountant, in a run-off election Tuesday night for the U.S. 19th Congressional District formerly held by Larry Combest, a Lubbock Republican who retired Saturday. Statewide, Neugebauer held a 4.8 percent lead over Conaway, with 96.6 percent of […]

Foam roofing provides durability

By Jack King The closed-cell urethane foam two Clovis roofing contractors are offering makes a lighter weight, better insulating, roofing material than traditional substances and is more convenient to apply, both for the contractor and the customer, they said recently. Trace Bailey, of T.S. Bailey Enterprises, said he has been in the business of spraying […]