Official: Investigation into jail death to be completed by Friday

Freedom New Mexico A report on the investigation into the death of a man in Roosevelt County jail should be completed by Friday, Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Sheriff Malin Parker said Wednesday. Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell Dec. 19 according to Roosevelt County Manager Charlene Hardin. Lewis, […]

Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office investigating inmate’s death

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Lewis Freedom New Mexico Slightly more than 4 1/2 hours after he was in court Monday facing felony child abuse charges, Darrell Lewis of Clovis was found hanging by the neck in his cell at the Roosevelt County jail, County Manager Charlene Hardin said Thursday. Lewis, 22, died Tuesday at a Lubbock Hospital in what […]

Prisoner dies in Roosevelt County jail

A 22-year-old man in custody at Roosevelt County Detention Center died Tuesday afternoon following a suicide attempt, County Manager Charlene Hardin said. Darrell Lewis was flown to University Medical Center in Lubbock about 9:30 Monday night, Hardin said. Hardin said she would not provide any additional information until she receives an incident report from jail […]

Hounds, Hardin Simmons play to weather-shortened tie

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Hardin Simmons played to a 1-1 tie in men’s soccer on Tuesday, withthe match cut short by lightning and looming darkness early in the first overtime. Trailing 1-0, the Greyhounds (7-3-2) pulled even when junior foward Emerson Rodrigues scored nearly 18 minutes into the second […]

Grackles cause grief for Roosevelt courthouse

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryGreat-tailed grackles have invaded the trees around the Roosevelt County Courthouse recently. Wildlife specialist Tony Gennaro is set to try noise measures to get the birds to move on. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Like a scene from a horror movie, hundreds of great-tailed grackles descend upon the Roosevelt County Courthouse as […]

Women’s Day Out chance for beauty, learning

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Jeanette Shaffer-Putt, right, of Dillards in Clovis, applies eye makeup to Adriana Wolf of Portales Saturday during a makeup class at the second annual Women’s Day Out held at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Staff photo: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers It was a day for the women to enjoy and learn beauty tips, […]

Roosevelt County, ENMU request $5 million in capital outlay funds

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico University representatives have each requested more than $5 million in capital outlay funds from the 2006 New Mexico Legislative Session. The session begins on Jan. 17 and one of the focuses of Gov. Bill Richardson, senators and representatives is how the money will be divided […]

Hardin, R.B.

R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns on April 8, 1950, in Portales. For several years starting in […]

Thompson, Jimmy L.

Services: Have been held. Jimmy Lee Thompson, 59, of Portales, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Artesia to Katie and Oscar O. Thompson. He married Barbara Jean Ensign in September 1997 in Marysville, Calif.  He grew up in Artesia and Roswell. While living […]

Maize, Arthur

Arthur Maize Services: Have been held. Mr. Arthur Maize, 74, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 24, 1930, in Torrance County, to Robert Van and Sadie Maize. In 1950 he graduated from Clovis High School. He married Shirley Thomas on Nov. 1, […]

Hounds beat ASU, pull into four-way tie for first

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Eastern New Mexico University senior Garland Coleman drives to the basket past Angelo State’s Matt Hardin as he goes in for two points during the first half of Saturday’s game in Portales. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Irshaun Pinckney struggled early trying to give Eastern New Mexico University’s offense some […]

County commissioners ‘discouraged’ by costs

By Jack King Curry County Commissioners visited Lea County Special Event Center near Hobbs on Nov. 7. During Monday’s commissioners meeting, they expressed concerns about what they learned concerning the costs of running that facility. Commissioner Kathrynn Tate said they learned it cost “a lot” to build and run a special events center. Commissioner Albin […]

Temporary jail buildings considered

By Jack King Faced with jail overcrowding and spending money to house prisoners out of county, members of the Curry and Roosevelt county commissions met with representatives of a portable building company on Thursday to discuss the use of temporary jail buildings. Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper, Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin, Curry County Commissioners […]

Victim’s sister: ‘Part of me’ gone

Darrell Todd Maurina Police said an ongoing “situation” throughout the day on Tuesday may have led to Clovis’ latest homicide, but they offered no details. James Rogers, 42, was charged with open murder on Wednesday in connection with Tuesday evening’s shooting death of David Michael Wilt, 47, outside a home at 4220 North Prince. Police […]

Clovis native named to Hall of Leaders

ABILENE, Texas — A Clovis native-turned-educator has been named to the Hardin-Simmons University Hall of Leaders. Henry Bryce Jordan, 78, will be honored by the university for his outstanding career and character, according to university officials. Jordan was born in Clovis on Sept. 22, 1924, and his family later moved to Abilene, where graduated from […]