Big Valley sells Clovis inventory

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac on Monday took over inventory from the Big Valley GMC Buick Pontiac. Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac co-owner Bryce Bender said the dealership will be called Bender GM World. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There is a reason the Big Valley lot on Mabry is empty. […]

2/12 Engagements

Lindsey/Ogilvie Connie Lindsey of Grady and Tim Ogilvie of Clovis announce their engagement The bride-elect is employed at Clovis Medical Associates. The prospective groom is employed at BNSF Railway. The couple will exchange vows at 8 pm on Feb. 18 at University Baptist Church in Portales. The reception is open to friends and relatives. Bender/Martin […]

2005 year of new products, technology

By Ray Sullivan: Guest Columnist The year 2005 was a busy time for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. New publishing initiatives and technical upgrades allowed us to expand and improve on how we provide you with important information in traditional and new ways. And it occurred amidst some of the busiest news days our region […]

Cops and courts: Man faces up to 33 1/2 years for multiple crimes

A Clovis man faces up to 33 1/2 years in prison after a jury convicted him of multiple crimes earlier this month. A jury found Charles Ray Kirven, 38, guilty of aggravated battery, burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal damage and possession of stolen property. According to a press release from the […]

Crystal-clear love

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By David Irvin, CNJ staff writer Meredith Wavey Bender took great care not to tear the paper wrapped around each of her gifts as she opened them at her retirement ceremony Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. After nearly 42 years of civil service at the air base in the 27th Medical Group, her actions […]

Fire damage estimates much higher at $1.5 million

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An early morning fire on Oct. 23 at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being called intentional by the State Fire Marshal, according to Clovis police. Damage resulting from the flame is now being estimated at $1.5 million. Clovis police originally estimated the damage at $250,000. “We don’t have […]

Police suspect arson

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Clovis firefighter Garrett Nash walks through what used to be the showroom on the eastside of Bender Chevrolet-Cadilac Saturday after it was destroyed by a fire earlier in the day. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) by David Irvin An early-morning fire Saturday at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being investigated as arson, police said. Clovis […]

Births 2/22

Bender Johnathan Bender and Vicki Lucero of Clovis are the parents of a 8-pound, 7.6-ounce girl born on Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Janelle Denae Bender has a brother, Seth, 3, and a sister, Julia, 2. Her grandparents are Victor and Sharon Lucero. Her great-grandparents are Earl and Wanda Scott.