College halls dedicated to educators

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay Gurley speaks Wednesday at Clovis Community College, where the Town Hall was redidicated as the Dr. Jay Gurley Town Hall. Also seated are James H. Turner, left, for whom the Business Service Center was dedicted, and Clovis Community College President John Neibling. CNJ staff report Clovis Community College dedicated [...]

Two charged in Muleshoe killing

Freedom New Mexico Two men have been charged in connection with a July 4 killing in Muleshoe but a grand jury has failed to return indictments in another deadly case. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, were indicted Monday by a Bailey County Jury in connection to the death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Both [...]

Grand juries tool of law

Sharna Johnson Grand jury investigations have a lot of usefulness and can be a helpful tool in determining criminal charges and providing insight into a case, according to Kathryn Gurley, Parmer County Texas district attorney. In two area cases, police have suspects but charges have not been filed — the Aug. 17 shooting death of [...]

ENMU Board of Regents names new officers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents named new officers at its regular meeting Friday morning. Outgoing board President Jay Gurley officially handed the gavel to his successor, Alva Carter. Gurley spoke about the productive relationship he has had with the university and specifically with ENMU president Steven [...]

Memorial fund raises $30,000

By CNJ Staff A memorial fund established for the family of an Air Force pilot killed in Iraq has raised more than $30,000, family members said. Maj. Troy Gilbert died Nov. 27 when the F-16 he was piloting crashed in Iraq. Gilbert’s wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. Jay Gurley of Clovis, Ginger’s father, said [...]

ENMU regents discuss construction

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers For Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and administration, the fall semester ended Friday. For construction contractors, the holiday break is time to get busy. Construction was a focal topic during Friday’s ENMU Board of Regents meeting. In addition to updates on current and upcoming renovation projects, many of which [...]

College happy with president applicants

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Members of a presidential search committee are sifting through a dense pile of applicants in hopes of finding a new Clovis Community College president by May, according to search committee chairman Jay Gurley. The window to apply for the position closed Friday. The three-month search yielded 35 to 40 [...]

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CCC still accepting applications The committee searching for a new Clovis Community College president is accepting applications until Jan. 20. So far “a few” candidates have applied, search committee member Jay Gurley said. The presidential search was initiated in the fall after former college President Beverlee McClure accepted a position as New Mexico’s first secretary [...]

Write-in candidate elected Parmer County attorney

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor For the first time in roughly 40 years, a write-in candidate won an election in Parmer County. And this time it wasn’t because an incumbent candidate forgot to file. Write-in candidate Kathryn Gurley of Friona defeated Farwell Republican Jeff W. Actkinson 2,014 votes to 1,606 on Tuesday night. Bonnie [...]

A.L. Gurley: Pioneer entrepreneur

One of the busier pioneers who helped in the making of Clovis was A. L. Gurley. He made his fortune in broomcorn and oil. Success in oil was the tricky part! This is how it came about: First he married his childhood sweetheart, Myrtle Poor, in Purdy, Mo. That was in 1903. They headed west [...]