Plane crashes near Tucumcari

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Freedom Newspapers:Thomas Garcia Two Yuma, Ariz., residents, Gary Mayer and Kathryn Blohm, were injured in the crash of this Beech airplane Friday outside of Tucumcari, according to reports from the New Mexico State Police. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of […]

Logan standoff lasts four hours

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A Logan man surrendered peacefully Monday morning following a standoff with police that lasted more than four hours. Manuel “Nine” Trujillo, 34, was to be taken to the Quay County Detention Center about 1:30 p.m. and charged with aggravated battery on a household member, false imprisonment, negligent use of a […]

CHS TENNIS: Hobbs posts 9-0 victories

CNJ staff Tuesday at Hobbs Boys Hobbs 9, Clovis 0 Singles No. 1 — Josh Baker (H) def. Marlon Wright 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 — Michael Kunko (H) def. Andy North 6-7, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 — Adam Pennell (H) def. Cory Young 6-0, 6-3; No. 4 — Chad Henry (H) def. Devin Aragon 6-1, […]

Only thing we have to fear is ourselves

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist America is the world’s hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats. How did this happen? It’s simple: The only thing powerful […]

Nov. 14, 2006 Business Digest

Paint store making move to Prince St. Sherwin-Williams is moving its retail paint store from downtown Clovis to North Prince Street, according to store manager Rusty Baker. Baker said the new store will have 5,000 square feet of space, 25 percent more than the 1201 North Main St. location. Assistant Manager Jeff Huddleston said the […]

When we clean the environment, parks will benefit

Freedom Newspapers Wouldn’t it be great if we could place our national parks in hermetically sealed bubbles, keeping them separate and apart from the less-pristine world, like snow globes on a mantle? That isn’t possible, of course, given the dynamic and interconnected quality of the natural world — so let’s stop pretending it is when […]

Dreesen, Thelma

Thelma Baker Dreesen, 92, of Dimmitt, Texas, died Sunday, May 21,2006, in Dimmitt. She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Wills Point, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in California. She was a resident of Dimmitt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Family members said she enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. She was preceded in […]

Baker, Joe

Joe Baker, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Dec. 6, 1955, in Anchorage, Alaska, to Anita and William Calvin Baker. He was born into an Army family. They were stationed in Alaska and Germany as well as several locations in the continental U.S. His teen years […]

12/25 Organizations

El Portal Chapter The El Portal Chapter club met at 6 p.m on Dec. 10 at the Territorial Restaurant in Portales. The program focused on Christmas traditions. Nine members of El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and 10 guests held a formal evening of dining. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over a […]

Campbell, Kleinive M.

Kleinive Mitchell Campbell, 87, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born to J.H. and Nancy (Hunt) Mitchell on April 23, 1918, in Delhi, Okla. She was raised in Oklahoma. Her father was a Baptist minister. She attended school at Thomas, Okla., graduating in 1934. She married […]

With A Little Help From My Friends…

The Porters attach a leash to a husky as they prepare to take the dog outside for a walk. Airman Thomas Trower, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Cannon, Clovis and Portales are seeing an increase in many domestic animals being sent out to survive on their own. Owners are deserting the animals that once trusted […]

Couple on a mission: Rescue man’s best friend

By Tonya Garner A cacophony of barks greet Clovis residents Bob and Carol Baker as they enter the rear room of the Clovis Animal Shelter. A tour of the room with the Bakers reveals a dozen or so dogs separated by metal cages, temporary homes for lost, stray and unwanted canines of various temperaments, breeds […]

Bail revocation ends in shooting injuries

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis bail bond employee and a suspected bail-jumper suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds Tuesday. Crystal Snell of Hank’s Bail Bonds was shot in the leg and Javier Sanchez, 33, in the lower back about 10 a.m. in the 300 block of Gaylord, according law enforcement officials. Both were shot […]

Blakely, Betty

Betty Blakely Services: Have been held. Betty Rosalee Robinson Blakely, 74, of Belen, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home. She was born on Sept. 22, 1930. Family members said her kindness and loving heart will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blakely; her mother, Betty Baker; and a […]

Baker, C.M.

C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay a week, but liked the community, and decided to stay, family members said. He […]

Baker, Edgar L.

Edgar L. Baker Services: Have been held. Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for a brief time he […]

Baker, Essie

Essie Baker Services: Have been held. Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. […]

County manager leaving early

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Geneva Cooper has decided to make Monday her last day as Curry County manager, which will leave the county without a manager for just over a month. Dick Smith won’t start in the county manager’s position until Jan. 3. Ironically, it’s because Smith is not available to begin in December […]

Woollums, Lennie

Lennie Woollums Services: Have been held. Lennie Mae Woollums, 84, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in House, to Robert L. and Maggie Rosetta Baker. She attended school in Taiban and graduated from high school in 1940. She married Jewell A. Woollums on Aug. […]

Trampe, Agnes

Agnes Trampe Services:Have been held. Agnes Trampe, 92, of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 8, 1912, in Roy, to Morris and Mary Baker. She was a secretary for a hearing aid company in Defiance, Ohio, for many years. She moved back to […]