Clovis couple pleads ‘not guilty’ to federal charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple accused of defrauding the Air Force of $6.4 million have pleaded not guilty to all charges, according to their attorney, Terree Bowers of Los Angeles. Bowers said Donald Dean Brewer, 62, and his wife, Sherri Lynn Brewer, 62, were released on their own recognizance following a hearing Monday in […]

Lawyer: Couple accused of fraud saved government money

Robin Fornoff A lawyer for a former Clovis car dealer and his wife accused of defrauding the Air Force of $6.4 million said Thursday his clients have actually saved the government money. The Associated Press reported Donald Dean Brewer, 62, and his wife, Sherri Lynn Brewer, 62, of Clovis were indicted by a federal grand […]

Club notes — April 3

PRMC Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held the annual awards luncheon at the Days Inn March 22. President Fran Boney introduced guests Cindy Landerman and Lorraine Winegate from KCLV and Deborah Lewis certified victim advocate from the Hartley House. Hoyt Skabelund presented Vivian Lake a name-inscribed bowl in honor of being selected Auxilian of […]

Reaching out to the needy

Clarence Plank Two Eastern New Mexico University students are putting together a school supplies drive this summer for children in Portales and Clovis. Colton Brewer and Jonathan Bull, both of Portales, are asking local churches to help. Brewer said he felt inspired by God to gather the school supplies. “I really felt there was a […]

Ethnic studies don’t threaten U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer once again is taking heat for signing a knee-jerk bill that targets minority groups. Just weeks after signing the immigration enforcement bill that allows local police to stop people, without evidence of a crime, and ask for their proof of legal U.S. residency, Brewer approved a bill restricting […]

Clovis high students awarded

CNJ staff Clovis High School seniors Tara Dewitt and Kyler Brewer-Hill have been presented the “Wendy’s High School Heisman Award” for Clovis. They were awarded a certificate, a Wendy’s patch and a $10 Wendy’s gift card, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the release, this award is presented to two […]

Brewer Jeep hopes to remain open as Brewer Mitsubishi

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of four New Mexico Chrysler dealers on the closure list released by Chrysler LLC on Thursday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Don Brewer isn’t planning to just roll over and stop selling Jeeps. Clovis’ Brewer Jeep is one of 789 Chrysler dealerships nationwide targeted […]

Youngster gives back in heart fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabbie Brewer, 11, tries double-dutch jump rope for the first time Thursday during Jump Rope for the Heart at Zia Elementary School. Brewer had heart surgery when she was 2 weeks old due to a restricted heart artery, and doctors never thought she would b By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Orchestra honors military with special performance

By Casey Peacock:Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present a salute to America’s military, with the “America at War” series at 7 p.m. (MST) Jan. 12 and 13 at the Civic Center Theatre in Lubbock. The performance is part of LSO’s 60th anniversary celebration. Guest conductor will be Jeffrey Pollock, Fort Worth, Texas, Symphony Orchestra […]

Brewer, Margaret

Mrs. Margaret Ann Riley Brewer, 66, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born March 13, 1939, in Clovis, to Leo Riley and Alice Riley Yourell. She married Bill Brewer on Aug. 4, 1956, in Clovis. She began a career at the Foxy Drive-In restaurant as a car-hop and later […]

Read, Robert

Robert Read, 76, of Bovina, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, in Bovina. He was a lifetime resident of Bovina. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Bovina Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Read of Bovina; daughters, Cindy […]

Keenan, George

George Keenan Services: Have been held. George Wendell Keenan, 90, of Pottsville, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born March 8, 1914, in Hale County, Texas, to George Washington and Alice Branson Keenan. His family moved to Curry County when he was 3 months old. He was a 1930 graduate […]

No major changes planned, says new owner of supermarket

Jack King: CNJ STAFF WRITER S&S Supermarket in Hilltop Plaza has been sold, but the new owner — Clovis resident Kyle Brewer — said he plans no major changes. The business will change hands Wednesday, Brewer said. He said he plans a grand opening in about a month or two, but will concentrate on making […]

Reader shares history of Jackman’s store

The editor of this paper passed on an e-mail from Mykell Jackman Brewer of Fairfax, Va. She wrote to tell me two things: First, as far back as anyone today can remember, Jackman’s was in business at 310 and then 312 Main and it was her grandfather, William Thurman Jackson who started Jackman’s Mercantile store […]