I-40 opened after brief shutdown

After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 was snow […]

Clovis man dies after fall from cherry picker

CNJ staff A 54-year-old Clovis man was killed late last month when he fell from a cherry picker. William Armijo died after being transported from the 200 block of Reid Street to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m. Jan 26, according to a police report. Armijo’s father Zenovio Armijo told […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Engagements

Cherry-Ware Floyd Cherry of Texico announces the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mikayla Brianne Cherry of Texico to Justin Lyn Ware of Farwell. He is the son of Pat and Donna Ware of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows April 18 at 4 p.m. (CST) at Hamlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Farwell. […]

Music to their ears

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte John Mueller performs as Buddy Holly during Friday’s Buddy, Roy and Elvis tribute show at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Old-fashioned cherry lime drinks were popular once again last week at the Foxy Drive-In as thousands flocked […]

Restaurant close to opening

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CNJ staff photo: Cortney Graham Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies restaurant was voted as having the best burgers in Lubbock by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal readers in 2006. The chain‘s Clovis store is set to open in June. CNJ staff Clovis fans of Burgers, Fries and Cherry Pies won’t have to drive to Lubbock much longer. The […]

Tornado destroys 30 homes in Quay County

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Tim Loveland said the wind knocked his trailer and belongings over as he was traveling on U.S. 54 driving into Logan from Tucumcari. Loveland was passing through on his way to the Phoenix area. (Freedoms Newspapers: Chelle Delaney) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers LOGAN – A tornado touched down in the Village of Logan injuring […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

Fire near Logan chars 8,000 acres

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … […]

2/26 In memory

Benny Pacheco Jr. on his father Benigno “Benny” Sena Pacheco Sr, a professional gambler: “My father taught us that there’s really no gambles. You have to do sure things. (He said) ‘If you’re guessing, you’re losing. Don’t play a game you don’t know how to play, because then you’re playing another man’s game.’ “If it […]

Weddings: Grau-Byrem (11/13 week)

Meghan Aleese Grau of Clovis and Lt. Blair William Byrem IV of Clovis were joined in marriage on Aug. 5, 2005, at Quail Run in Santa Fe. The Rev. Rody Chesser performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wesley and Elnabeth Grau of Grady. She is the granddaughter of Madie Teel and the […]

Spencer, Ross

Ross Spencer Services: Have been held Ross Spencer Cherry Jr., 83, of Silver City, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on May 4, 1921, in Clovis, to Ross and Maude Cherry. He married Goldie Stephens on Oct. 4, 1953, in Hobbs. He served in the U.S. Army during World […]

Sluder, Charles

Charles Sluder Services: Have been held. Mr. Charles “Chuck” Auston Sluder, 69, of Texico, a retired car salesman, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 29, 1935, in Piney Flats, Tenn., to William and Kathleen Neal Sluder. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 […]

Engagements 10/26

Brakebill-Gallman Dayna and Gary Hoadley of Clovis and Rocky and Karla Brakebill of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Desirae Brakebill of Lubbock, to Deon Gallman of Lazbuddie, son of Robert and Ellen Gallman of Lazbuddie. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 10, 2004, at Lazbuddie […]

Area drenched by downpour

By Darrell Todd Maurina Despite a small stream flood warning from the National Weather Service, officials in Quay, De Baca and Curry counties said Wednesday’s rain didn’t do any damage. In fact, Fort Sumner’s 1.06 inches of rain was good for De Baca county, according to county emergency management coordinator Allen Sparks. “The Alamogordo Creek […]

Cherry, Ozell

Ozell Cherry Services: Have ben held. Ms. Ozell Higginbotham Cherry, 77, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1926, in Bailey County, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Muleshoe. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She was employed […]