‘Big Boy’ Martin defended his father’s honor

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Marvin “Big Boy” Martin was born Nov. 8, 1885, in Calloway County, Ky., and because of his father’s ill health (asthma), his family came to New Mexico on Nov. 12, 1906. His father, Richard “Uncle Dick” Martin homesteaded near Blacktower, southeast of Field. “My father built and ran a hotel […]

Jan. 8, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 a.m. Dec. 30 an officer responded to a home in the 2000 block of La Fonda Road for an injured subject. A 16-year-old boy told the officers he had been jumped and was bleeding from his side. […]

Something to do on January 8, 2008

Musical artists Chris Brown and Bow Wow with special guests Soulja Boy, Sean Kingston, and Lil Mama will be performing at 7 p.m. at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 23, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 9 a.m. Dec. 13 an officer on duty at a school in the 100 block of Commerce Way was approached by an injured student. The boy said he wanted to see the nurse because his head hurt, and […]

Dec. 20, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 11 a.m. Dec. 7 an officer responded to a school in the 1600 block of Sutter Place for a report of a weapon. An administrator said a folding knife was found in the pants pocket of a student […]

Dec. 18, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About noon Dec. 5 an officer responded to a store in the 1900 block of Prince Street for a report of shoplifting. A store manager said two young males in their late teens came in and took two bottles […]

Dec. 11, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 a.m. Nov. 30 an officer on patrol in the area of east 21st Street saw a vehicle go through an intersection without stopping. The vehicle did not pull over when the officer activated his emergency lights. The […]

Quay woman sentenced in child drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded […]

Nov. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a student with a weapon. A school administrator said the boy had been brought to the office to be searched […]

Ceremonies mark passing of time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I went to a Clovis wedding not too long ago. My friends Ms. J and Mr. J got hitched. It was a small affair in the bride’s parents’ back yard. The blessed couple was happy, the vibe was good, I was glad to be there. There was a time that […]

10-21-07 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 9 a.m. Oct. 11 an officer responded to a business in the 1700 block of Seventh Street for a fraud report. An employee said the company had received information a former employee was charging items at several locations to the company’s accounts. • • […]

Slaying suspect remains in institution

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales mother charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son in January has been ordered to remain in the custody of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, N.M., pending another competency hearing. Teresa K. Gilman, 25, faces first-degree murder or the alternative charge […]

Sept. 13 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: Around noon Aug. 28 an officer came upon school personnel breaking up a fight in the hall at Yucca Middle School. One of the 13-year-old girls said she was punched first and then fought back. The other student said […]

Aug. 26 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Aug. 19 an officer responded to the hospital emergency room for a battery victim. A woman told the officer her 14-year-old son had been beaten up at the fair by a boy who […]

Boy Scouts shouldn’t be derided for following foundation values

Freedom Newspapers There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

Earning badges not just boy’s sport

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge […]

Library Books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives by Michael Diamond was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Marcus Grau. A clinical psychiatrist analyzes each stage of life for father and son and demonstrates the power […]

Cops and courts: Thieves strip car of wheels, tires

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Thieves stole approximately $450 worth of wheels and tires off a car kept in a storage yard last week, according to police reports. The auto sales lot owner told police he had been keeping the car at the yard at 620 East Grand St. The tires were stolen from […]

Drowning settlement reached

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The family of a 3-year-old boy who drowned at Potter Pool in 2005 has received an undisclosed lawsuit settlement amount, according to city officials. F. Michael Hart, an Albuquerque attorney representing the child’s mother, Angela Davis, said his client feels city officials have been sincere in their efforts to […]