Slow and steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maija Brown, 11, of Grady lowers her turtle into the starting gate during the Great Turtle Race Saturday at the Curry County Fair. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Kolter DeFoor’s turtle wasn’t bad, considering he just picked it up on the road. The mango-sized box turtle won the 17-year-old […]

Kites fill sky during festival

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso gets Ollie the Octopus in the air Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. A professional kite flier and member of the American Kitefliers Association. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday […]

June 2006 Artist of the Month

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for June. Her paintings will be on display at the Clovis Carver Public Library in June. She has been a member of the art league for about 10 years and served as the recording secretary for the past two years. She has taken part […]

2/19 Birth

Kelley Cannon Lane Kelley was born Dec. 2, 2005, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He is the son of Amy and Clint Kelley of Kennedale, Texas. Grandparents are Dale and Susie Severson of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Clovis, Randy and Betty Jean Kelley of Paradise, Texas, and […]

DeFoor, Clyde L.

Retired barber Clyde L. DeFoor, 72, of Clovis died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Clovis to John “Pop” and Daisy Loving DeFoor. He married Wanda Lois Banister on Sept. 9, 1951, in Clovis. In 1952, he joined the Navy and became a 3rd class […]

10/22 Local Roundup

Staff reports Clovis man sentenced for forgery, fraud A Clovis man on Friday was sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and fraud, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Lawrence Caldwell, 42, signed his name to a check his former employer reported missing in January 2004, according to […]

Passenger dies in county accident

CNJ staff A 23-year-old Clovis man died early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash north of Clovis. According to a press release from the New Mexico State Police, Aaron Gonzales was killed just after 1 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 209, Curry Road 14 and State Road 77. Police say Gonzales was a […]

Residents share memories of random acts of kindness

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Monica Delk has made more than 90 lapghans for residents at Laurel Ridge Healthcare facility (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal solicited stories from area residents detailing random acts of kindness they have seen others perform. Here are some of their stories. Monica Delk has […]

Selling CD for a cause makes horse sense

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Trenton Meeks, 17, of Farwell, brushes 3-year-old quarter horse CD before taking the horse out for a ride Saturday during the Spring Horse Sale at the Clovis Livestock Auction. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Clovis Livestock Auction owner Danny Rogers estimated 1,000 horses would be sold this weekend in the business’ annual […]

Faith on two wheels

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Faith Riders Richard Gomez Jr. (left), Geri Gomez, Richard Gomez and Bruce DeFoor will be leaving Clovis at 5 a.m. Saturday to travel to Sturgis, S.D., to share their faith. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Gary Mitchell When you’re a Faith Rider, you can handle powerful machines, the open road — just about anything. Except […]