Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row. In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionans minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionons minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Friona outguns Texico in Farwell Invitational championship

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Texico’s Josh Murray (22) dripples down the court against Friona at the Farwell Invitational championship Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWELL — Friona defeated Texico 57-47 Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational boys championship game. Why it happened: Friona junior guard Sawyer Reed started off slow but […]

Farwell girls down youthful Lady Bronchos

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Bovina’s Jesus Rocha grabs for a loose ball during Thursday’s boys quarterfinal matchup in the Farwell Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Grady girls coach Alicia Rush still gets nostalgic when she returns to her alma mater. In her eighth season at Grady, Rush could only sit […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]

Anderson, Richard “Andy”

Richard L. “Andy” Anderson, 70, of the Rhea community and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born June 6, 1935, in Drayton, N.D., to Dave and Ann Durheim Anderson. He married Velta Knight on Dec. 2, 1955, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force […]

Strickland, Eldon “Ray”

Eldon “Ray” Strickland, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. Born July 30, 1932, to Paul and Opal Bradley Strickland in Black, Texas, he married Lois Deaton on June 6, 1954, in Friona, Texas. He was the owner and operator of the Ceramic Factory in Clovis. He […]

3/26 Engagements

London/Smith Glen and Rena London of Friona and Susan London of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassie Jo London of Friona, to Raymond Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Dale and Andy Smith of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 29 at the home […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]