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 […]