Portales attorney Eric Dixon charged with felony

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Dixon Robin Fornoff Portales attorney Eric Dixon is accused of attempting to run down District Judge Ted L. Hartley with a vehicle in April outside the Curry County Courthouse. Dixon was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree felony, according to 3rd Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando of Las Cruces. Dixon […]

Elida mayor facing felony charge

Freedom New Mexico Elida Mayor Durward Dixon, 45, has been charged in what Roosevelt County Sheriff’s officials described as a domestic dispute with his girlfriend June 25 at their home. Dixon, arrested July 2, is charged with false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and four misdemeanors — battery against a household member, interference with communications, negligent […]

Weddings — April 17

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Dixon Candace Eaton and Daniel Dixon of Carbondale, Colo., were married March 6, 2011 in the mountains of Aspen, Colo. The ceremony was small an intimate with immediate family in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Charlotte Eaton of Clovis. She is employed as a professor at Colorado Mountain College. The groom […]

Settlement reached in former Melrose police chief case

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Dreiling Sharna Johnson A confidential settlement has been reached in a discrimination case launched by a former Melrose police chief against the Village of Melrose and former Mayor Lance Pyle. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions confirmed Monday it was notified Friday the parties had reached an agreement, according to spokeswoman Joy Forehand. She […]

Religion digest: Elida woman chosen as strategist

Connie Dixon of Elida became the Baptist Convention of New Mexico’s new mission education and prayer strategist. Dixon announced that she will continue to serve as director of the state Women’s Missionary Union during the Sept. 1 missions celebration and New Mexico Woman’s Missionary Union annual meeting.

Newman family members testify

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Family members say the way Doris and Odis Newman were brutally killed left emotional scars that will never heal. Six family members testified Tuesday — one via videotape — during the prosecution’s victim-impact portion in the penalty phase against Stanley Bedford. They all told similar stories about how […]

Bedford found guilty of murder

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stanley Bedford is placed in handcuffs after an Albuquerque jury found him guilty on eight charges inluding first-degree murder and kidnapping Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer A 43-year-old Portales man will face the death penalty in connection with the 2005 deaths of an elderly Portales couple. An Albuquerque jury found […]

Family will travel for trial

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The family of Odis and Doris Newman is expected to be in Albuquerque from the opening arguments to the final verdict in the case of a man accused in their deaths. It’s a necessary commitment to her parents, daughter Vickie Dixon of Portales said, as opening arguments are set […]

Jail guards arrested in assault

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Two Curry County Adult Detention Center officers have been charged with battering an inmate, according to court records. Jeff Aikman, 29, and Bernie Woods, 37, were arrested late Friday on charges of aggravated battery, records show. Sheriff’s deputies began investigating a complaint Thursday from 27-year-old Walter Dixon, who said he […]

Fuller sentenced

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Stanley and Vickie Dixon stand together as they testify Wednesday during the sentencing hearing of Jerry Wayne Fuller. Vickie Dixon is the victims’ daughter. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Jerry Wayne Fuller was escorted by deputies from the Roosevelt County district courtroom Wednesday to begin a 127-year […]

Salazar, Richard “John”

Richard Juan “John” Salazar, 71, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo. He was born Dec. 14, 1934, to Diego and Nina Strange Salazar in Dixon. He was a custodian for the U.S. Postal Service in Clovis. He was a member of AMVETS No. 14 and the American Legion […]

Kid Fest 2005 to feature talent show, food, games

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Andrew Dixon has been trying to break through to the big time as he raps his way into the minds and ears of the Clovis community. He is only 11, but already he has performed in several talent competitions over the last year, most recently winning the Juneteenth talent […]

Dixon, Lenna

Lenna Dixon Services:Have been held. Lenna Dixon, 89, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Albuquerque. She was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. She was a resident of Clovis and Albuquerque most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Clovis and was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan […]

Newman, Odis

Services: Have been held. Mr. Odis Newman, 70, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. He was born on April 15, 1934, in Lyndsey, Okla., to Lilly and Ovid Newman. He moved to New Mexico as a boy and attended school in Grady. He married Doris Jackson on Nov. 7, 1953. Not long after they […]

Newman, Doris

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Doris Newman, 69, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. She was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in McAlister, to Maude and Raymond H. Jackson. She lived in the Clovis-Melrose-House-Ranchvale area as a girl. She graduated from high school in Ranchvale in 1953. She married Odis Newman on Nov. 7, […]

CCC wins lawsuit

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Roosevelt County jury has acquitted Clovis Community College of allegations of discrimination filed against the college by a former administrator. Laura Jane Flores, a former Portales resident and former dean of instruction at CCC, filed a lawsuit against the college and CCC President Beverlee McClure claiming she was […]

Griggs, Eddie

Eddie Griggs Services: Have been held. Eddie Griggs, 62, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Lubbock, to Marvin and Rosa Dixon. He was a mechanic who worked for Roy Walker. The family wishes to thank all the nurses and […]

Fleming, Raymond

Raymond Fleming Services: Have been held. Raymond Lee Fleming, 88, of Lubbock, died died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 20, 1915, in Quero, Texas, to Ozias Denton and May Elizabeth Fleming. He married Lula Marie Beall on Oct. 25, 1936 in Clovis. He worked as a farmer, ranch hand, […]

Former fire chief, city settle

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ STAFF WRITER Former Clovis Fire Chief Sam McCallie has agreed to a $15,000 settlement with the city of Clovis and its city manager after attempting to sue for wrongful termination in January 2003. McCallie’s lawyer, Eric Dixon of Portales, said the city also agreed not to challenge $9,000 in unemployment compensation. […]

Georgia’s punishment of teen a real crime

Leonard Pitts Jr. A few words about race, justice and Marcus Dixon. Hundreds of people rallied last week in Atlanta, hoping to persuade the Georgia Supreme Court, which is considering an appeal filed on his behalf, to set Dixon free. Meanwhile, he sits in a cell in a Georgia penitentiary, serving a 15-year sentence for […]