Lucero, Petra

Petra Lucero Services: Private Family Services will be held at a later date. Petra Lucero, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 29, 1929, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Aurielo and Piedad Gonzales Martinez. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member […]

Orona, Emmanuel Ernesto

Emmanuel Ernesto Orona Services: Have been held. Emmanuel Ernesto Orona, 4-day-old infant, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 7, 2004, in Clovis, to Barbara Gallegos and Salvador Orona. Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Kathy Gallegos and Rosa and Ernesto Orona, all of […]

Eylicio, Joe

Joe Eylicio Services: Have been held. Mr. Joe Eylicio, 77, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 10, 1926, in San Juan, to Manuel and Leonor Tarin Eylicio. He served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion […]

Gallegos splits in 5A state tennis

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos reached the quarterfinals of Class 5A state singles competition Wednesday before bowing out. Gallegos cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rio Rancho’s Alyssa Anastasi in her opening match before falling to Mayfield’s Jackie Doak 6-2, 6-0. Gallegos was the lone CHS player to make it […]

CHS’ Gallegos earns 5A state tennis berth

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos didn’t get the District 4-5A tennis championship she was looking for, but she will represent the Lady Wildcats in Class 5A state singles for the second consecutive year. Gallegos, seeded No. 1, lost to fifth-seeded Amy Pennell of Hobbs 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a three-hour semifinal […]

Gallegos gunning for another trip to state

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Clovis senior Patrick Jones will play in the singles bracket this weekend at the District 4-5A tournament in Hobbs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner When Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos begins play Friday in the two-day District 4-5A meet at Hobbs, she’ll go in with high expectations as the tournament’s No. 1 […]

Lady Cats’ Curry bidding for state

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Clovis High senior Andrea Curry, shown during District 4-5A competition last spring at CHS, has posted a 14-4 record in singles competition so far this spring and is 9-4 teaming at No. 1 doubles with Patricia Gallegos. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Andrea Curry came painfully close to qualifying for the Class 5A […]

Roberts, Estela

Estela Roberts Services: Have been held. Estela Roberts, 40, of Portales died Sunday, March 14, 2004, in Alamogordo. She was born on April 27, 1963, in Pecos, Texas, to Hermila and Fidel Lopez Sr. She grew up in Anton, Texas, and lived in Albuquerque and San Angelo, Texas, before moving to Portales in 1993. She […]

CHS netters turn back Cavegirls

CNJ STAFF CARLSBAD — Patricia Gallegos and Andrea Curry won singles matches and teamed up for a victory at No. 1 doubles Saturday, leading the Clovis High girls tennis team past Carlsbad 5-4 in a District 4-5A dual. Gallegos beat Caitlin Allen 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while Curry got past Janessa Elkins 6-2, […]

Hobbs takes district tennis duals from Clovis

CNJ STAFF Hobbs won three three-set matches to turn back Clovis High 7-2 Friday in a District 4-5A tennis dual played at the CHS courts. In boys competition, the Eagles lost only 14 games all day in cruising to a 9-0 win. Both CHS teams are now 1-2 overall this spring in dual matches. Patricia […]

Births 4/4 – Casanova, Marquez

Casanova Tonya Wilson and Dave Casanova of Grants are the parents of an 8-pound, 5.6-ounce boy, Alex John Casanova, born on Dec. 23, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. His grandparents are Keith and Uvonne Robertson of Clovis and Larry and Peggy Casanova of Ramona, S.D. His great-grandparents are Wade and Julia Roberts […]

Guzman, Tomasa

Tomasa Guzman Services: Have been held. Tomasa Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. She was born on Sept. 13, 1948, at La Cruz in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, to Aurelio and Socorro Gallegos. She moved to Muleshoe in 1965 from Delicias in Chihuahua. She married Louis Guzman on […]

Lady Cats take pair of one-run wins at Roswell

CNJ STAFF ROSWELL — Senior catcher Alicia Odom hit a pair of inside-the-park home runs Tuesday night to rally the Clovis High softball team past Roswell High 3-2 for a sweep of their doubleheader. The Lady Wildcats (4-1) won the first game 8-7, scoring five runs in the top of the sixth to erase a […]

Lady Wolverines can’t hold off Santa Rosa

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls and Santa Rosa’s Marisa Garcia hit the floor over a loose ball during the first half of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Santa Rosa’s Yvonne Gallegos didn’t have nearly the game she did against Texico last month at home, but she made big […]

Marquez, Maria Candeleria

Maria Candeleria Marquez Services: Have been held. Maria Candeleria Marquez, 69, Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born April 16, 1934, in Ramadero to Luciano and Francisquita Marquez Garcia. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Florinda Hernandez of Portales, Joan Martinez (and husband Jimmy) of […]

Clovis looking for net gains

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Clovis freshman Kayla Schaap works on her volley game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos figures her task of trying to get to the Class 5A state tennis tournament should be a little easier this year. After all, the Clovis High junior has qualified each of the past two seasons — […]

Gallegos, Domingo

Domingo Gallegos Services: Have been held. Domingo “Nick” Gallegos, of Hope Mills, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the bronze star. Survivors include his wife, Dean McBride; four daughters, Susan Ridgeway of Garner, N.C., […]

Gallegos, Ricardo “Ricky”

Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos Services: Have been held. Ricardo “Ricky” Gallegos, 48, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 6, 1955, in Portales, to Sadie and Albino Gallegos. He attended Portales Public Schools and had worked for many years in Construction and Landscaping. Family members said he enjoyed […]

Homicide suspect found

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police announced late Wednesday that a man accused of a Jan. 13 slaying has been taken into custody. Steve Duran, 34, who had been wanted on a Curry County warrant for the death of Ricky Gallegos, was picked up at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following a tip to Albuquerque police, […]

Warrant issued for suspect in Tuesday shooting

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police said Ricky Gallegos was gunned down Tuesday night after his fiancee escaped out the window of their home, according to a report released Wednesday afternoon. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Steve Duran, 34, on a charge of open murder, according to Capt. Dan Blair of the […]