Anniversaries 2/29 – Romero, Sandoval

Romero Eddie and Darlene Romero of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 24, 2004, with a family celebration. The couple was married on Feb. 24, 1979, in Clovis. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is employed with Nick Griego Construction. She is a housewife. Sandoval Lucio and Mary Ann Sandoval of […]

Engagements 2/22

Mitchell-Wall Ricky and Karen Mitchell of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kandi Mitchell of Clovis, to Josh Wall of Clovis, son Rick and Belinda Wall of Dora and Brad and Tonya Heflin of Wylie, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at Feb. 28, 2004. The reception will be at 2 […]

Anniversaries 2/15

Snipes Bernie and Bertie Snipes of Clovis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2004, at the West 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married on Feb. 14, 1964, in Clovis. They have three children; and […]

Police Blotter 11/27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Shortly before midnight Saturday, a police officer heard engines revving and tires squealing near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. Upon investigation, police found two vehicles racing westbound on 21st Street from Thornton and stopped one of them. After detecting what […]

Clovis couple battling Portales bank over foreclosed ranch

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS PORTALES — A Portales bank and a Clovis couple are battling over whether the bank took advantage of an elderly couple in loans on their Portales-area ranch. The fight began when Portales National Bank filed for foreclosure on Abe and Maurene Ribble’s 5,000-acre ranch in July 1999, saying the couple owed […]

Hounds seek to supplement talent

By Dave Wagner Coming off a 20-8 season and a run to the program’s first Lone Star Conference South Division championship, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan and assistant coach Mark Murdock have been busy trying to supplement the Greyhounds’ returning talent. While the Hounds have a solid returning base, signing players […]

Girls getting into Soap Box Derby fever

By Eric Butler Tara DeWitt liked last year’s Clovis Soap Box Derby so much she recruited a couple of friends. DeWitt, 11, is one of 15 entrants in the 2003 derby being held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street near Yucca Junior High. While she was one of only three girls in the […]

Fort Sumner plays host to wedding

By Darrell Todd Maurina Skip Haneline and Guyla Keefe had never been to Fort Sumner before Tuesday. But it seemed the natural place for the couple from Nebraska to get married. Both of their parents had been married in the DeBaca County community. Besides, the residents of Fort Sumner were quite inviting. “When Mr. Haneline […]

So what do we need, a burning bush?

By Ned Cantwell Will famine descend upon New Mexico before we get the idea? Will diseased beetles swarm around a casino entrance until finally someone wakes up and says, oh oh, something is amiss? When all the slots start turning up 6 6 6 instead of 7 7 7, will a light bulb suddenly flash […]

Wanted: Couple to care for blind Alaskan dog

Darrell Todd Maurina Specially trained seeing eye dogs have helped blind people for years. Several Clovis animal lovers are looking for a different kind of human-canine partnership: a special couple willing to care for a blind Alaskan Malamute dog. “Quincy,” a 6-year-old male, is now staying with Doug and Carol Doty, who have taken him […]