District Attorney Chandler honored as Prosecutor of the Year

CNJ staff Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler was named New Mexico Law Enforcement Prosecutor of the Year by the New Mexico Bar Association. The award is given annually to a New Mexico prosecutor “who has gone above and beyond his or her duties as a prosecutor by providing leadership, support and assistance to law […]

Kilmer, Phyllis

Phyllis Byrd Kilmer, 94, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Mangum, Okla., to Amanda Rosa Jane and Cleophus Lee Bird. She was the youngest of nine children. She graduated from Vaughn High School in 1930. She married Arlin William Kilmer March 5, 1932, […]

Portales brother pleads guilty

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — A Portales man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for his role in the 2004 death of Amber Robinson of Portales. Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Clifford “Bubba” Baca, 21, after Baca pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. A week-long trial […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Clary, Naomi

Naomi Clary, 83, of Portales died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at her residence. She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Thomaston, Ala., to Elsie Mae and Coleman K. Perkins. She grew up and attended school in Grand Junction, Colo. She married Ralph Clary on April 5, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla. She returned to college when […]

Scott Alan Lowry

Scott Alan Lowry, 43, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Fort Worth. He was born Aug. 30, 1962, to Larry and Sally Wood Lowry in Tulsa, Okla. He worked for Hulcher Professional Services as an environmentalist. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and earned his master’s degree in […]

2/12 honors

Daniele Baughman was awarded a master of occupational therapy degree Dec. 17 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She was awarded the degree after she completed her clinical fieldwork experiences at Advance Therapy Services in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Four Clovis students wee named to the South […]

Williams, Edwin (Jack)

Edwin Vernon (Jack) Williams, 93, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Farwell. He was born May 24, 1912 in Bethel, Okla., to Albert Sydney and Flora Louise Williams. He attended school at Bethel and graduated from high school in 1930 from Hollis, Okla. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Southwestern State […]

Education feature: CCC seeks online expansion

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Clovis Community College is hoping to expand its online classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena: Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traditional classroom learning has a rising competitor. Electronic learning through TV and the Internet has gained popularity at colleges and universities across the country. And soon, Clovis Community College students may be able to earn […]

Killer given 21 1/2 years

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A 23-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Tuesday to 21 1/2 years in prison for his role in an argument over a cigarette lighter that turned deadly. As part of a plea bargain, Mark Madrid pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting and killing Porfirio Gonzales, 52, of Clovis in March […]

1/15 Engagements

Maggio/Moulder Bill and Becky Ingram and Don and Jannette Maggio, all of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angela Maggio of Clovis, to Miles Moulder, also of Clovis. He is the son of Cindy Russell of Amarillo. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the First United Methodist […]

Wayland staff helps man find pathway to faith

By Teresa Young: Wayland Baptist University Raymond Atchley admits he was unsure of his faith when he enrolled at Wayland Baptist University’s campus in Clovis a few years ago. “I’m not really sure that I’m a Christian, and I may be agnostic,” he told Carol Green, then dean of the Clovis campus, asking if he […]

Area students find home at ENMU

By Tonya Parra: Freedom Newspapers Landri Rush of Melrose High School graduate will be among the 38 area students receiving a degree during Eastern New Mexico University’s fall graduation ceremony Saturday in the Greyhound Arena. Rush, who attended New Mexico State University for a year before transferring to Eastern, will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]

Jones, Michael E.

Michael “Mike” Edwin Jones, 56, of Wolfforth, Texas, died Oct. 31, 2005, at a Lubbock hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Portales to Arthur and Jewell (Woodward) Jones. He graduated high school from Roswell Military Institute. He received a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern New Mexico University and a master’s degree from […]

Extradition hearing to be held Friday

CNJ staff An extradition hearing will be held Friday for a Clovis man charged with first-degree murder who left the state against court orders. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Wednesday the hearing will determine if William Riley, 33, will waive his right to be extradited to Clovis. Riley is being held in a Los Angeles […]

Haynes Sr., Dr. Allan L.

Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr. Services: Have been held. Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr., 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Morgantown, Ky., to Alonzo Lucien and Meriam H. Gillen Haynes. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in slaying case

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A tearful procession exited the Curry County Courthouse on Friday afternoon just minutes after a jury delivered a guilty verdict against Joel Cordova for second-degree murder. After more than four hours of deliberations, the jury returned the verdict amid a crowded, yet subdued, courtroom. Beginning Tuesday, the state argued […]

Carpenter hammers way to success

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Lorenzo Trevizo of Earth, Texas, works in the Clovis Community College carpenter shop. Trevizo won first place in the carpentry category at the college level at the SkillsUSA competition in April in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lorenzo Trevizo was a minor when he dropped out of high school […]

5/8 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Jonathan E. Rodriguez, 25, pleaded guilty of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a fourth degree felony, is ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation, pay $25 per month in probation costs, and comply with other conditions of […]

5/5 Education Digest

Wayland offering new degree Wayland Baptist University will offer a master of arts in counseling beginning this fall. The new degree was designed to lead to licensed Professional counsel status or certification as a school counselor. The degree will also cater to working adults, a press release from Wayland Baptist University said. Former resident named […]