Priest, Maggie L.

Maggie Lou Priest Services: Have been held. Maggie Lou “Chick” Priest, 88, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at All Care Assisted Living in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 15, 1916, in Tom, Okla., to Jo and Artie Hutchinson. She came to New Mexico in 1928, as a child with her family. She […]

Wreck leaves cab driver in critical condition

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Christian Heller, the driver of a Buick station wagon at right, sustained a punctured lung following a wreck Saturday night. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis City Cab driver remained in critical condition Monday following a Saturday night crash at a busy intersection. Christian Heller Jr., 24, was […]

Mother’s influence lasts well beyond her lifetime

By Judy Brandon When I was a child, I always enjoyed summer vacations at my grandparents’ house. They lived in Central Arkansas about 65 miles from Little Rock. The highway that took us there meandered through rolling hills, thick brush, Burma Shave signs and small communities. My sister Susie and I found much to do […]

Ticket blitz sends citizens to court

By Darrell Todd Maurina Tuesday’s special traffic enforcement operation at the corner of Prince and Commerce will bring many people into contact with a part of the court system that doesn’t always get much attention — the Clovis Municipal Court, served by Judge Jan Garrett. While police often write citations in a form that allows […]

Clovis police crack down at intersection

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Clovis police officer Robert Denney wades through mid-afternoon traffic on Prince Street on Tuesday as part of a operation to ticket motorists for blocking intersections. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Even with uniformed police officers in full view Thursday afternoon, motorists continued to speed, run red lights, and block the intersection […]

Mendoza, Javier

Javier Mendoza Services: Have been held. Mr. Javier Mendoza, 52, of Rio Rancho, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in San Ignacio, Mexico, to Maria and Jose Guadalupe Mendoza. He settled in Portales around 1970. He married Sophia Lopez on April 12, 1975. […]