ENMU athletes 16th in NCAA Division II nationals

CNJ staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Things didn’t go quite as well as had been hoped on Saturday for Eastern New Mexico University’s entrants in NCAA Division II outdoor track and field competition. Senior Zach Gerleve fouled on each of his first two throws in javelin, then threw 185 feet, 3 inches on his final throw […]

Hounds set for Division II track nationals

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle ENMU senior Zach Gerleve has been close to qualifying for NCAA Division II national track and field meet in each of his first three years, but finally made it this season. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Zach Gerleve has always been close to earning a berth in […]

ENMU qualifies pair of athletes for nationals

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Zach Gerleve and junior Kyle Harris will become Eastern New Mexico University’s first representatives in NCAA Division II national track competition. The meet is May 24-26 at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. Gerleve, from Truth or Consequences, was the No. 17 qualifier out of 18 in javelin competition. […]

Local Roundup: Charges against officer upheld

CNJ staff A district judge on Thursday denied a motion to drop a misdemeanor embezzlement charge against former Clovis police detective Keith Farkas, who argued the prosecution failed to conduct the trial in a timely manner. Instead, District Court Judge Robert B. Corn of Roswell set a June 5 date for a jury trial. Defense […]

Gerleve, Harris pace ENMU tracksters

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Senior Zach Gerleve finished second in javelin and junior Kyle Harris placed third in triple jump on Saturday, leading Eastern New Mexico University performers in the Angelo State Relays. Gerleve threw 196-7 in javelin, while Harris went 49 feet, 1 inch in triple jump. Harris’ effort was a provisional […]

Ex-CPD officer’s charges reduced

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A judge reduced criminal charges against a former Clovis police detective from felonies to misdemeanors Wednesday during a probable cause hearing in Curry County Magistrate Court. Keith Farkas, 38, of Clovis was arrested Nov. 9 by state police and charged with felony counts of embezzlement and tampering with evidence. […]

Homosexuality not something to hide

By Leonard Pitts: syndicated columnist Today’s topic: flaunting homosexuality. Exhibit A: Doogie. Meaning Neil Patrick Harris who, in another life, was the title character in “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” the tale of a boy genius who becomes a doctor. Recently, Harris was outed on a gossip Web site. His response in a statement to people.com said […]

Texico back in state final

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Texico’s Jaryse Harris spikes the ball over Julia Bonestroo in a 3-1 win over Mesilla Valley Christian at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Friday. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — For the second straight year, Texico will play for the Class 2A volleyball championship. While six Wolverines recorded at […]

Clovis police detective charged with embezzlement

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Police Department detective was arrested Wednesday on charges of embezzlement. He’s accused of using a department computer for personal use. Keith Farkas, 38, of Clovis was arrested by state police and charged with one felony count of embezzlement and one count of tampering with evidence. The arrest […]

Oct. 31, 2006 Business Digest

Bank CEO to receive governor’s award Bank of Clovis President and CEO Randy Harris is one of 10 New Mexicans to receive the 2006 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. Harris will join the other honorees Wednesday at the award ceremony in Albuquerque. The awards recognize government employees and private citizens for unusual contributions […]

Texico subdues Estancia

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Sophomore Jarysse Harris of Texico goes for a kill against Estancia sophomore Victoria Barner on Thursday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — As the Texico players came back into the gym for Game 5 of a showdown between the top two teams in Class 2A, one Lady […]

Religions unite over outlandish enemy

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I offer three cheers for Katherine Harris. Harris has brought this nation together, done a more effective job of uniting people than any prayer breakfast, sensitivity class or Benetton ad I’ve ever seen. Thanks to her, Christians and Jews, Muslims and atheists, Republicans and Democrats are now standing as one […]

Unmanned aircraft will be tested at base bombing range

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Marshall Formby of Boeing, explains the purpose and working of the ScanEagle on Monday morning at Clovis Community College. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Perched on the front lawn of the Clovis Community College, the spy plane looked strikingly similar to a praying mantis. Produced by Boeing, the unmanned […]

Air Force plans visit later this month

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A cross section of individuals from the Air Force 16th Special Operations Wing will visit eastern New Mexico in late July, chiefly to experience the resources of the region, according to local officials. Twenty to 30 members of the 16th Wing will visit with area officials July 20-21, according […]

June 23, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 8 to Wednesday: • Salvador Mendoza, 30, of Whiteface, Texas, to Beatriz G. Trillo, 25, of Texico. • Christopher Joel Mitchell, 18, to Jessica Jo Harris, 17, both of Levelland, Texas. • Jesse Pichardo, 21, to Crystal Ren’Ee Lumanden, 18, both of Clovis. • […]

Cannon celebration in works

Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Air Force and state dignitaries will take part in a July 1 celebration of Cannon Air Force Base landing a mission. Tentative plans include a static display of the aircraft used by Special Operations from the 16th Special Ops Wing that will call Cannon home by October 2007 along with […]

Cannon mission kept below public radar

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The Air Force Special Operations 16th Wing emerged as a good fit for Cannon Air Force Base quickly after Cannon was placed in enclave status last August, its three F-16 squadrons assigned elsewhere. The base would have closed if a mission had not been found by 2010, under […]

Unspeakable tragedy, unjustifiable game

Leonard Pitts Jr. Syndicated Columnist So now you, too, can shoot up Columbine. Like Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris seven years ago, you can roam the hallways with explosives and guns, bring a bloodbath to a high school in the suburbs. All from the comfort of your desk, all just by booting up your computer. […]

Smith, Cheryl

Cheryl Cooper Parish Smith, 57, of Albuquerque, formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 26, 2006, after a bout with cancer. She was born April 24, 1949, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She lived in Clovis for 30 years before moving to Albuquerque in 2003. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth M. Cooper. She […]

Acosta, Oscar

Oscar Acosta, 49, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in a car accident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathy; two daughters, Melissa Acosta-Lee of Roswell and Amanda Acosta-Harris of Clovis; a son, Ryan Acosta of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his mother, Connie Acosta of Portales; […]