Menudo can heal the soul like soup

By Helena Rodriguez You’ve heard about “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” compilations of warm, inspirational stories and messages that make you feel all mushy inside. My daughter Laura and I love to read them, and most recently, my niece, Marili Diaz, has discovered the warmth of reading these books. There are many versions of Chicken […]

Slain business owner’s daughter remembers J.C. Tucker

Darrell Todd Maurina Jackie Davidson remembers growing up as a young girl in Clovis as her father, J.C. Tucker, began the business now known as Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Storage. Tucker died Sept. 4 of gunshot wounds at the business he began three decades ago. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking suspects […]

Police Blotter 8/28

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A shop foreman from a Clovis business called police Friday morning to report an employee had stolen about $300 worth of punch and die sets that had been placed in a trailer used to collect scrap iron for recycling. The business was […]

Shayotovich, Karen

Karen Shayotovich Services: Hav been held. Mrs. Karen Sue Shayotovich, 59, of Clovis, a purchasing supervisor of supplies for Bank of America-US Operations, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. She was born May 21, 1944, in Tucumcari, to Ola and Paul Yates. She was a volunteer and a board member of the American Red […]

Culpepper, Althea

Althea Culpepper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Althea L. Wheeler Culpepper, 90, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1913, in Munday, Texas, to Robert A. and Cordie E. Sargent Lowe. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930. She attended Weatherford College in Texas and New […]

Chavez, Cecilia

Cecilia Chavez Services: Have been held. Cecilia Chavez, 51, of Roswell died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Vaughn, to Antonio and Helen Garcia. She was raised and attended school in Encino. She made her home at Vaughn, and Odessa, Texas, before moving to […]

Taylor, Georgia

Georgia Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Georgia Vera “Granny” Taylor, 96, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003. She was born on Jan. 16, 1907, in Mill Creek, Okla., to William and Francis Duke Tolar. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers, a daughter; and a son. She is […]

Group declares war on mental illness

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Katrina Olguin with Warrior Moms & Dads of Clovis speaks Saturday during the first Warrior Moms & Dads Mental Health Awareness Event at Greene Acres Park. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King One day recently, Katrina Olguin said, she woke up to find her 4-year-old daughter, Kira, sneaking into her bedroom, not to surprise […]

Teen mother arraigned for child abuse

CNJ staff An 18-year-old mother of two children was arraigned Monday afternoon for abandonment and abuse of her 9-month-old daughter. Myrena Rodriguez of Clovis was charged with a first-degree felony of abandonment or abuse of a child, obstruction of reporting or investigation of child abuse or neglect and protective custody due to mental problems. Magistrate […]

NBA star Wildcats backer

By Eric Butler The difference between winning and losing can sometimes come down to one key player. The chance to play, though, can sometimes hinge on a crucial benefactor — and the Clovis Wildcats 14 & under team has one in Ray Allen of the Seattle Supersonics. After winning the 17 & under AAU state […]