Daughter fondly recalled as ‘mystery’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “She usually found what she thought to be the underdog of things… I’m sure she would have defended the guy and his actions.” And that was Elizabeth in a nutshell. Her dark hair, big brown eyes and huge smile were those of a tough advocate who would jump to […]

Head bumps scary

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

Melrose mother facing child abuse charges

A Melrose woman who called 911 to report her infant daughter was crying when touched and couldn’t use her arms to hold a bottle is now facing child abuse charges along with the baby’s father. A warrant was filed Friday for the arrest of Crystal Broeder on a felony charge of child abuse, according to […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Letters to the editor

Increasing need for firearms On Jan. 30, two males kicked in the door of our home and were approximately 4 1/2 feet from my daughter. (“Clovis woman fires on intruders,” Feb. 6 CNJ) I am extremely grateful the police arrived within three to four minutes. Unfortunately crime is escalating and we cannot expect them to […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Weddings

Pair-Willard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, Texas, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair, both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt, of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Pair-Williard Mitsi Pair and Joshua Willard, both of Austin, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at Chateau Bellevue in Austin. Ryan Strebeck performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Marci Pair both of Clyde, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Layton and Melba Holt both of Mabank, Texas. The […]

Homicide victim’s daughter shares remorse over mother’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She wishes she had taken her mother’s call Dec. 19 and more than anything, she wishes she could get back the voice mail she erased. But at the time, Katie Murphy had no way of knowing her mother would never call again. “She called me the night that it […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Engagements

Polich-Hanson Tammy Chandler and Levi Polich of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Polich of Portales to Devin Hanson of Clovis. He is the son of Steve and Cheri Hanson of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 2009 at Central Baptist Church. The reception will be […]

Two arrested on gift card theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A Quay County mother and daughter were arrested on Christmas eve, accused of stealing Christmas gift cards intended for foster children. The cards were purchased and donated by a local church, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Jennifer Dominguez, 24, of Tucumcari, was charged with larceny and tampering […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Weddings

Lucero-Sena Tracy Denise Lucero of Clovis and Aaron Christian Sena of Clovis were joined in marriage Dec. 6 at The Masters. The Rev. Dick Ross performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Louine Easley of Clovis and the late Kenneth Sandefer. The bridegroom is the son of Marcy Sena and […]