Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

lyn4ly-lyn4ks131pattonburial.jpg

Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

All Christians know hope of resurrection

The Easter season is the celebration of the Resurrection Day. Jesus was crucified on a Friday, buried that day and on the third day He arose from the grave. But what is the hope of the resurrection? Job in the Old Testament acknowledged the hope of the resurrection when he proclaimed: “I know that my […]

Equity tax buried deep in Obamacare

Freedom New Mexico The 2,300-page health care reform bill was rushed through Congress without many people — even those who voted on it — knowing many of its details. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously put it in March, “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” […]

Police arrest mother of buried 3-year-old

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Police said Thursday that the mother of a 3-year-old boy found buried at a playground told investigators she suffocated him, had second thoughts and brought him back to life, then changed her mind and suffocated him again. Police Chief Ray Schultz said Tiffany Toribio, 23, told officers that she and […]

Young couple copes with tragic losses

k2ue0s-622aaydynnoack.jpg

Courtesy photo Amber Noack said her son Aaydyn was a funny child, always happy and never sullen. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Exactly one week after Amber and Brad Noack buried their infant daughter, tragedy struck again for the young couple. Their 19-month-old son, Aaydyn Noack, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered when he […]

Time capsule opening

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: The contents of a time capsule buried in 1957 will be revealed. The event is part of a year-long celebration of Clovis’ 100th anniversary. When: 2 p.m. today Where: The time capsule was buried in front of what was then the Clovis City Hall and what is now […]

Time capsule unearthed

CNJ Staff A time capsule buried in downtown Clovis was unearthed Thursday. Buried in 1957, the capsule was discovered on the north side of the Clovis Fire Department beneath a sidewalk. “(The capsule) looks great … for being buried for 50 years,” Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said Friday. The exact locale of the capsule […]

Officer laid to rest

1138084270-Matt-Myrick-001.jpg

Friona High School students line Highway 60 Monday to pay tribute to Texas Department of Public Safety officer Matt Myrick, who died in a traffic accident Friday near Hereford while on duty. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Law-enforcement officers throughout the region on Monday mourned the loss of one of […]

Quay cowboy lived entertaining life

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins, father of Mennell Mullins of Clovis, was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End […]

5/15 Letters to the editor

Cannon’s closure will hit Clovis hard Everyone on the Committee of Fifty and on the local commissions just didn’t believe Cannon Air Force Base would be on the closure list. Yet here it is — Cannon is the only base in New Mexico to make the closure list. Kirtland will gain personnel and both Holloman […]

Second brother charged with murder in April slaying of Portales teen

Freedom Newspapers A second man was indicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found buried in his back yard. Clifford Baca, 20, also faces charges of tampering with evidence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the death of 19-year-old Amber Robinson, according to […]

California man trying to keep boyhood promise

By Mike Linn: CNJ new editor A few days after 3-year-old David Lucas’ sister died from complications during childbirth he stopped by her gravesite and made her a promise. Forty years later he’s trying his best to keep it. “I told her I’d be back, that when I got older I’d come back and get […]

Genuine talent in danger of replacement

Letters to the editor I saw the June 11 Amos column on the poor fellow whose “bug band” had ’em rockin’ like bigtime in imaginary church. Church traditionalists seem to have risen “as one man” (Judges 20:8) and thrown band equipment off the comfy-fun church altar stage and onto hard pavement. Maybe Amos and the […]

Military families want flags for veterans’ graves

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Leon Morris wants to hear from local relatives of United States military veterans. Two local veterans’ groups, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 3280 and 3015, coordinate the annual Memorial Day placement of American flags on the graves of Curry County veterans. However, Morris said members of local veterans’ […]

Billy the Kid back in middle of controversy

By Darrell Todd Maurina Fort Sumner Mayor Raymond Lopez on Tuesday accused the De Baca County sheriff of “trying to cause a war in De Baca County, city versus county” over testing a body buried in Fort Sumner Cemetery to see if it is really Billy the Kid. In a press release, city officials object […]

Truck hijacking in ’83 was comedy of errors

Don McAlavy The 1983 hijacking of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with 38,550 pounds of meat should have been made into a Hollywood comic-action movie by now. The hijacking of the meat truck in Friona, Texas, was not funny, but the incident became comic when an assorted cast of characters brought the meat truck into Curry […]

Billy the Kid probably a media creation

By Ned Cantwell Somewhere between heaping one more spoonful of potato salad onto the plate and decorating the hot dog with colorful pickles and mustard, a sense of foreboding clouds this celebration of our independence. Nagging thoughts: — Where in the heck are those WMDs (weapons of mass destruction)? — When will the next TIM […]

Cemetery cleaning ‘long overdue’

Janet Bresenham TEXICO — For nearly six years, Darlene Curry has come often to the Texico Cemetery on the outskirts of town, finding comfort at the gravesides of her only daughter, Wendi Homer, 25, and her only granddaughter, 4-month-old Allie Homer, who died in a car accident on an icy road between Melrose and Fort […]