‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]