‘Dale’s Restaurant’ in Melrose damaged by fire

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The interior of Melrose Tire, known to village residents as “Dale’s Restaurant,” burned Sunday night in a fire. The fire has left residents without a daily restaurant, a place to fix flats or get diesel fuel. Kevin Wilson The giant white block letters on the red facade couldn’t be more […]

Clovis soldier injured in Afghanistan

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cassie Smith, second from right, sister-in-law of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith Jr., takes part in a prayer vigil Wednesday for Smith at Central Baptist Church. Smith was critically injured July 15 while serving in Afghanistan. Nearly 60 attended the vigil. Sharna Johnson Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale “D.J.” Smith […]

Flag Day puts focus on treatment of flags in city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dale Harner has lived in Clovis for 31 years, and not a week goes by where he doesn’t take some umbrage at a flying flag as he drives around the city. Harner, a retired lieutenant colonel with the Air Force, said he has nothing against the Stars and Stripes […]

First person: Painting Portales’ history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Hamlett of Portales taught art at Eastern New Mexico University for 18 years and made a historical map of Portales during his time there. Dale Hamlett of Portales turned his childhood dreams of becoming an artist into a reality. After studying art for several years in Chicago and Albuquerque, […]

Dog owner fined, pet spared

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pet owner Dale Mattingly said he is relieved a judgment for a vicious dog citation he received orders him to pay a fine and fix his fence instead of executing his dog, Kujo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer All things considered, Dale Mattingly believes a $100 fine and an […]

Dog goes to court without attorney

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson After his dog, Kujo, was denied a court-appointed attorney, Dale Mattingly says he doesn’t know the law and fears he can’t adequately defend Kujo in a courtroom. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dale Mattingly believes his dog Kujo is entitled to a court-appointed lawyer to defend his interests. Kujo […]

July 6, 2008 Weddings

Roberts-Verble Beth Anne Roberts of Mesquite, Texas and Terry W. Verble of Clovis were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, in Wills Point, Texas. The Rev. David Griffin performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Dale Roberts of Wills Point, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Chris Verble and […]

Airman publishes book of letters

Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections A simple exchange of letters with a class of fifth-grade students made a big difference for a deployed airman and the children. Capt. Tyler Moore, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, exchanged letters with students in Debra Dale’s class at Eyestone Elementary School in Wellington, Colo., while he was deployed in […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Fisherwoman snags 30-inch flathead

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Courtesy photo Vanessa Anaya shows off the 12-pound flathead she caught at Greene Acres Lake. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It was Friday night, and the Anayas were resting. Out of nowhere, Vanessa decided it was time to go fishing. “I just had that feeling to go that day,” she said. Less than 30 minutes […]

Dale, Lora

Lora Dale, 87, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Eric, Okla., she married Roland Deweet Dale in Eric on Feb. 13, 1937. She and her family moved from Eric to the Muleshoe community on Jan. 1, 1949. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Petty, Clella

Clella Petty, 71, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her home. Born June 20, 1934, in Clovis to A.C. and Bess Hays, she lived in Clovis all her life. She married Charles F. Petty on Dec. 24, 1950, in Clovis. She worked for many years at Queens & Teens. She was active in […]

Rickert, Dale A.

Dale A. Rickert, 76, of Springdale, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Springdale. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in East Greenville, Penn., to Aaron R. Rickert and Clara A. Brown. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Springdale and was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his first […]

Jennings, Dale L.

Dale Lynn Jennings, 70, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, in Albuquerque with his family at his side. He was born May 8, 1935, in Clovis. A farmer and rancher for the majority of his life, he spent his later years developing organic products. Family members say he was beloved by many people and he spent […]

Academic’s professionalism appreciated

CNJ Readers We would like to express appreciation to Dale Fullerton for the many years he has invested his life to making Clovis’ schools and athletics better. Not only has Dale been a dedicated, reliable day-to-day school professional, he has spent untold hours in the trenches seeing to details and completing plans that often required […]

Springer, Floyd

Floyd Springer, 76, of Smithville, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Dora to Lotus and A. B. Springer. He graduated from Dora High School in 1948.  He farmed in the Dora community for several years after high school. Later he moved to the Austin area […]

7/29 Public Record

Compiled from court records through July 27: Marriage License • Johnny Leo Patubo, 25, to Julie Marie Urban, 19, both of Clovis. • Casey Lee Townsend, 28, to Stephanie Ann Tolle, 26 both of Clovis. • Hugh Edward Robinson II 22, to Geraldine Galendenz, 26, both of Clovis. • Randy Keith Roberts, 53, to Cindy […]

Jones, Casey

Casey Jones Services: Have been held. Casey Jones, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Mescalero Care Center. He was born on Oct. 8, 1912, in Vanoss, Okla. He moved to Clovis in 1960. He was a retired assistant fire chief at Cannon Air Force and also retired from Oklahoma City Fire Department. […]

Pond, C. Dale

C. Dale Pond Services: Have been held. C. Dale Pond, 78, of Trinity, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Conroe Regional Hospital in Conroe, Texas. He was born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Muenster, Texas, to James W. and Eula M. Pond. He served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman in the […]

Bethel, Royce D.

Royce Dale Bethel Services:Have been held. Royce Dale Bethel, 51, of Farwell, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 31, 1953, to A.V. and Fern Bethel in Portales. He graduated from Floydada High School in 1971, and he became a farmer. He married Jamye Berry on May […]

Morris, Harvey Wayne

Harvey Wayne Morris Services: Have been held. Harvey Wayne Morris, 68, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Clovis, to Lee and Alice Wana Bradshaw Morris. He married Meredith June Petersen on March 25, 1960, in Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 […]