Police say fugitive sighted in Clovis

CNJ staff Police said Tuesday they have information a fugitive wanted in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy is in the Clovis area. Noe Torres, 27, is wanted in connection with the 2005 shooting of Carlos Perez, who was sleeping next to his brother when he was hit in the head with a bullet, one […]

Fuller sentencing hearing continued

By Freedom Newspapers The sentencing hearing in the Jerry Fuller case scheduled for Friday in Roosevelt County District Court has been continued until Jan. 17. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, the courts postponed the hearing again because of the difficulty juggling schedules before the holidays. Fuller, 34, has pleaded guilty to two […]

Thanksgiving: Time for added thanks

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Thanksgiving isn’t over until you’ve made the green chile turkey enchiladas from the leftovers the day after. We haven’t eaten the last of Dad’s delicious pumpkin pie either, so technically it’s still Thanksgiving. My friend Bernard Polaco says every day is Thanksgiving, so I can, in fact, write this column […]

Education digest: FFA honors ENMU student

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An Eastern New Mexico University student was recognized by FFA in October. Jacob Freitas of the Texico FFA Chapter received the American FFA Degree at the 79th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, according to an FFA press release. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree awarded by the […]

Using education benefits helps set up a life of success

Master Sgt. Karin Wickwire-Krause What one benefit is available to military and Department of Defense civilian personnel, renews itself each year, and by using that benefit a person can set themselves up for success not only in their current duties, but for the future as well? Anyone who has pursued, or thought of pursuing, a […]

Bentley guilty of second-degree murder

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Linda Bentley, left, wife of defendant Jimmy Bentley and Sarah W. Phillips, mother of shooting victim Joseph Phiilips, embrace after the guilty verdict was read Thursday at the Curry County Court House. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis jury on Thursday found Jimmy Bentley guilty of second-degree murder […]

Money, prestige poor career rewards

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist As I begin what may or may not be my last semester of college for awhile, I think about a recent Time magazine article I read titled “Liberal Arts vs. Business Degrees.” The article states that more American students are opting for so called “easy” degrees in the liberal arts […]

Boeing helps fund college’s program

By CNJ staff A program intended to supply more teachers to public schools received a monetary boost from a well-known military aircraft manufacturer. The Boeing Company donated $10,000 to the Clovis Community College Alternative Teacher Licensure Program Aug. 18, according to officials. The funds will enable the college to fully develop the licensure program, according […]

Tidman-Elliott Engagement

Bud and Melanie Tidman of Albuquerque announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Erin Tidman, to Adam Elliott, both of Portales. He is the son of Bryan and Kathy Elliott of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at the New Covenant Church in Albuquerque. The reception will be […]

July 14, 2006 Religion Briefs

Central Baptist welcomes new pastor Central Baptist Church is welcoming Alan W. McAlister as new pastor. According to a church press release, McAlister became a minister in 1983. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing. He received his Master of Divinity degree […]

Rufus George

Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1970 and Master’s […]

Fifth arraigned in connection to shooting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A fifth homicide defendant was arraigned Monday in connection with the shooting death in September of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. David “Smokey” Griego, 30, of Clovis was indicted Friday as an accessory to murder in the Sept. 15 homicide of Carlos Perez, who was killed when several rounds were […]

Fifth homicide defendant arraigned

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fifth homicide defendant was arraigned Monday in connection with the shooting death in September of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. David “Smokey” Griego, 30, was indicted Friday as an accessory to murder in the Sept. 15 homicide of Carlos Perez, who was killed when several rounds were fired into […]

May 28, 2006 Honors

Clovis Christian Second semester honor roll Seventh grade — Josh Ashley, Kelby Bell, Chris Dang, Sarah Fallis, Cameron Hastings, Hannah Kearney, Ashley Klingler, Tyler Lewis, Kayla Luedke, James Martin, Kevin Mitchell, Jessica Neikirk, Cory Shipman, Kathryn Terry, Calvin Thomas and Wednesday Westbrook. Eighth grade — Preslee Aguilar, Nick Cody, Heather Cook, Hanna Davis, Christen Landry, […]

5/21 Honors

Greig Elizabeth Anne Greig of Clovis earned her bachelor of science degree in human nutrition and bachelor of arts degree in Spanish from Kansas State University. She was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest honor society, according to a news release from the university. Hatla Erika Kathleen Hatla of Clovis received […]

ENMU graduates preparing to take next step

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Rudy Pena, right, of Clovis, shares the graduation excitement with Mark Gormley of Portales on Saturday during commencement exercises at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University students who donned cap and gown Saturday at their graduation are looking forward to the next step in […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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Philippa Holmes is greeted by her sons Gregory Holmes, 12, at left, and Gregory Holmes 10 after receiving her degree in early childhood multi-culture education from Clovis Community College Friday. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening […]

5/14 Engagements

Easley/Jameson Dr. Thomas and Sandra Easley of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Meredith Marlo Easley, to Jimmy Scott Jameson, both of Amarillo. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis and Scott and Dianna Jameson of Socorro. The couple will exchange vows June 17 at St. Andrew’s […]

Emotions fill courtroom at sentencing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A mother’s loud wails and sobs pierced a Clovis courtroom on Thursday as a prosecuting attorney recounted the September killing of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. The boy was shot in the head as he slept in his bed next to his older brother, Ruben. Seated beside Carlos’ mother Lupe Perez, […]

Clovis man pleads guilty in slaying

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man on Monday pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge and was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Byron Logan, 25, was accused in the 2004 slaying of Tony Parker, a 31-year-old father of two. Logan’s guilty plea came just minutes before his jury trial was to […]