Bad combination

Mayoral candidate Tim Ashley thinks it would be a good idea to merge city and county government into one. Editors asked readers what they think about that idea. Gerald Majewski’s response: “That’s just like combining the church and state.” Bob Baker’s response: “The goal of consolidation of should be overall cost savings and that is […]

Just kidding, guys

Columnist Argus Hamilton is poking fun at the pope and the president. To access the column, click on “More features” below or follow the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Need a little inspiration? Try our quote of the day: Quotable

Learn something new

How do they make darts? Find out by watching Kevin Wilson’s “Best bet on TV.” Best bet on TV • • • Comedian Argus Hamilton is making fun of network television and people from Arkansas in his column today. Here’s the link: Argus Hamilton • • • Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in […]

Aug. 31 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 23 through Wednesday: Oscar Francisco Torres, 32, to Arabella Vargas, 32, both of Clovis James Douglas White, 37, to Laura Louise Loflin, 33, both of Clovis John Robert Navarro, 25, to Sabrina Michelle Romero, 25, both of Clovis Trung Thanh Nguyen, 20, of Fort […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Birth

Archuleta Jordyn Cecilia Archuleta was born Feb. 20, 2007, to Jeremy and Dayna Archuleta of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. She has one brother, Charlie Greene, 15. Grandparents are Cecilia Yandell of Clovis and Charles and Margaret Hamilton of Muleshoe. Great-grandparents are Procopio and Tillie Archuleta of Clovis.

Sexual assault tests outpace reports

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer July and August saw a rise in sexual assault examinations performed in Curry County, but officials say they don’t match the number of reported criminal cases. There were 13 exams performed by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in the two-month period — compared with 12 conducted in the first half […]

In Tribute: Santiago Hidalgo

Santiago Hidalgo By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer He dedicated years of his life to helping others through community service and the American Legion. A wounded Vietnam veteran, Santiago “Saunty” R. Hidalgo made helping youth and fellow veterans his purpose in life. He wore many hats, holding the position of chaplain with American Legion Post […]

Fletcher Jr, William “Bill”

William James “Bill” Fletcher Jr., 58, a longtime Alamogordo resident, died Friday, March 31, 2006 in Sanford, Fla.  Born May 14, 1947, in Beyonne, N. J., he grew up in Puerto Rico. His 22-year service in the U.S. Air Force included a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. In 1989, he retired as a […]

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Las Cruces. She was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Portales to Morris and Doris Wood. She graduated from Portales High School and received her Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in elementary education. She taught school for two years in Globe, Ariz., two years […]

Bradley-Ray, Ethel

Ethel Bradley-Ray, 91, of Hamilton, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, in Hamilton. She was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Purdy, Okla., to John and Belle Welch Beach. She married Jack Colbert Bradley in 1934. She married Forrest Ray in 1987. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Bradley; daughter, Kay Bradley; […]

Baglien, Christopher E. “Chris”

Christopher Eugene “Chris” Baglien, 48, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 25, 1956, to Eugene and Anne White Baglien in Wimpole, England. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1975. He married Trudy Wiggins on March 15, 1980 in Clovis. He was a […]

Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Charles Bracken, Bruce Hamilton, Juan Vega, Merriman Vise, E.J. Crownover

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Charles Bracken Date of birth: March 25,1914 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Friona Current residence: Clovis Theater or location of service: Alaska […]

Neie, Alta

Alta Joy Neie, 79, of Corrales, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1925, to Luther and Molissie Gardner in Hamilton, Texas. She married Oliver C. Neie on April 9, 1950, in Hamilton, Texas. She grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Community with four older […]

Howard, Roy

Roy Howard Services: Have been held. Roy C. Howard Sr., 92, of Phoenix, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Desert Sky Nursing Home in Phoenix. He was born on Nov, 11, 1912 in Motley County, Texas. From 1955 until 1997 he was a general contractor in Alamogordo. He was preceded in death by his wife, […]

Hamilton, Joan

Services: have been held. Joan Golda Hamilton, 83, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at All Care assisted-living home in Clovis. She was born Oct. 24, 1921, to Jack Greenfield and Alice Ford in London, England. She married Forrest Hamilton on Jan. 12, 1945. in London, England. She was a receptionist at the Clovis […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Struggling ENMU falls at A&M Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Senior forward Robert Hamilton led five players in double figures and Hamilton and junior guard Quendale Allensworth compiled double-doubles Saturday as Texas A&M-Kingsville rolled past struggling Eastern New Mexico University 85-72 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball game. Hamilton scored 21 points and led the Javelinas (13-6, […]

Cannon just like home

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27th Fighter Wing Commander Col. John Posner carves turkey to be served during Cannon Air Force Base’s Thanksgiving dinner Thursday on base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Joshua Webster, 20, has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base for a little over two years. Thursday […]