Oct. 10 Military Digest

Olivas Army National Guard Pvt. Manuel Olivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the nephew of Michael Pena of Portales. Olivas is a 2003 graduate of Portales High. Hernandez Army Pvt. Xavier Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is […]

Zoo misadventure traps family

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Tuesday afternoon excursion to the zoo left a 29-year-old Clovis man and his two daughters in the same situation as the animals — locked behind bars. Getting off work a little early, Chris Gauna decided to treat his children — 2 and 3 years old — to a […]

Des Moines star leads North to win

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Des Moines’ Ben Doherty got all the kudos, and deservedly so, after the North squad edged the South 82-81 in the Class 1A-2A All-Star basketball series Thursday night at The Pit. Doherty, with a game-high 27 points got hot when nobody else did, and helped the North to […]

Gauna, Louis

Louis Gauna, 74, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005. He was born March 19, 1931, in Yeso. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked at the Clovis schools for many years as a typewriter repairman. He also worked as a delivery man for Texas Industrial Services. Family members said he […]

Carter, Tammy

Tammy Gail Carter, 47, of Texas, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Dallas. She was born Aug. 4, 1958, in New Orleans to Bessie Orville and Jack Carter. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Louis Gauna, Sr.; paternal grandparents, George and Nora Carter; a brother, Jack “Buster” Carter; and a sister, Edith Coleman. […]

Rattlers beat Foxes in finals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TUCUMCARI — The way Fort Sumner was drilling 3-pointers to start the game, the Foxes seemed poised to bomb Tucumcari into submission in Saturday’s boys finals of the Route 66 Holiday Tournament. The Rattlers countered with a patient offensive attack and a bothersome halfcourt defensive scheme. For the second year […]