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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

Slaying trial set for September

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in January 2007 faces a September trial date. Teresa Gilman, 25, was ruled competent to stand trial in February and indicted Feb. 27 for child abuse resulting in death, according to court records. Her trial date has been set for […]

Saiz 50th anniversary

Nazario and Tommie Saiz of Clovis will observe their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. A celebration will be held at a later date. The couple was married March 18, 1958, in Vaughn at St. Mary’s Church. They have eight children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are both retired.

And the bear said to the atheist …

Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in the woods: As he walked along, the atheist heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to look, a 7-foot grizzly bear was charging toward him. He ran but the bear was soon on top of him and the atheist began crying […]

She was the ‘Bayou Babe’

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” • Christian and Jeannie Heller met on the C.B. radio. She was the “Bayou Babe.” • Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. • Janet Mason met her husband Rodney […]

True love began on a blind date …

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Carolyn Spence met her husband Karl on a blind date, after he’d been stood up on a double date. Janet Mason met her husband Rodney at a softball game. She smashed a triple and the rest is history. See […]

Beware the full moon (again)

The Old Farmer’s Almanac reports we’ll see our first full moon of 2008 tonight. Clovis’ Ardyth Elms is convinced the full moon has some kind of mystical power. “I worked in a mental hospital for the criminally insane for 23 years and, yes, it really affects people,” she wrote in an e-mail. “I think if […]

Extremes are normal here

January temperature extremes are normal in the Clovis area. On this date in 1950, we had a high of 77 degrees. On this date in 1918, we set a record at 1 below zero, according to weather.com The warmest January day recorded in Clovis was 79 degrees in 1974. The coldest January day in almost […]

Some AMT forms delayed

Cannon Air Force Base The Internal Revenue Service announced that the upcoming tax season is expected to start on time for everyone except certain taxpayers potentially affected by late enactment of the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT “patch” passed in late December by Congress. The February delay caused by the AMT patch will affect taxpayers using […]

Dec. 14, 1920

The Clovis Supply Company, a wholesale produce house, announced it would be opening at the corner of Grand and Mitchell Streets. … City Chief Moye announced that many hobos had been passing through Clovis on their way to the Pacific Coast to avoid the cold weather. … The Clovis Steam Laundry claimed to be “The […]

Dating difficult at any age

Tonya Fennell I’m raising a tween. You know one of those kids who is no longer a child, but not quite a teenager. In other words — I’m watching as my 12-year-old, black clothes clad, faux-hawk wearing, bass guitar playing , wishes he could get his lip pierced son, Riley, is experiencing growing pains. This […]

Cops and Courts: Date set for first of two murder trials

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A date for the first-degree murder trial of two Clovis men accused in 2005 shooting a 10-year-old boy while he slept has been set for Sept. 17. The trial of Demetrio Salas, 21, and David Griego, 31, is scheduled to take 10 days, court records show. Scheduled for March, […]