Death march survivor made new memories with family

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Courtesy photo Irvin “I.R.” Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. Kevin Wilson Irvin “I.R.” Butler will be remembered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew him as Grandpa. Butler died Christmas Day in […]

Muleshoe teen, 14, killed in rollover

A 14-year-old Muleshoe boy is dead after police say he crashed a farm truck he was driving Saturday. Jesus Torres was driving the 2004 Ford F150 west at a high rate of speed on County Road 1038 around 2 p.m. (CST) when he lost control and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times, according […]

6/28 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a local trucking company where a driver allegedly threatened another man with a long piece of pipe. The complainant said the subject came into his office and asked to see the load sheet. When the request was denied, […]

Cops and courts: Teen could be charged with careless driving

Prosecutors say a Questa teen who caused a motorcycle crash that left two Colorado men dead last year will not face vehicular homicide or involuntary manslaughter charges. But District Attorney Matthew Chandler, who was appointed as a special prosecutor in the case, said 16-year-old Gerald Bailon could be charged with careless driving. “Reviewing this case […]

5/26 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to a business in the 1200 block of North Main Street in reference to a shoplifting complaint. An employee said someone had busted into the freezer in the rear of the business and removed a case of eggs. […]

5/10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to the 500 block of West Street in reference to a criminal damage report. One of the complainants owned the property, and showed officers that the front door had been damaged. The complainants offered a possible suspect, but […]

4/26 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Saturday to a retail store in the 3700 block of North Prince Street for a bomb scare. Upon arrival, the officers observed several individuals standing outside the store in the parking lot. A man told police he had received […]

4/22 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to a business in the 900 block of Norris Street to investigate a forgery and fraud. The owner said she and her bookkeeper had noticed a discrepancy while doing the books. Five checks worth over $1,700 cleared the […]

2/23 Business Digest

Blockbuster in Clovis shuts down The Blockbuster video store on North Prince Street shut down about two weeks ago, said Cindy Banister, North Plains Mall manager. She said they moved out because they just weren’t productive in Clovis. “We’re looking to get a restaurant in that building,” she said. She added while many prospective renters […]

2/23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were notified Sunday that a yellow 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence in the 1300 block of South Prince Street. A press release from the police department showed that the bike has a black seat […]

2/15 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Friday to a local school where a student complained someone had scratched her car. The officer inspected the car and saw a couple of scratches 18 inches in length. She said it happened sometime between about 8 a.m. and just […]

2/8 Business Digest

Company to become K-Bob’s franchisee A publicly traded company has agreed to become a franchisee in the K-Bob’s restaurants, said Ed Tinsley, president and chief executive officer of K-Bob’s USA. The first K-Bob’s Steakhouse was opened in 1966 in Clovis, according to the company Web site. In return for a long-term $1.5 million loan to […]

Roberts, Kenneth

Kenneth Roberts Services: Have been held. Kenneth “Chief” Roberts, 73, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Jan. 18, 1932. He married Lou Ella Graham in Clovis in 1951 and they moved to Amarillo in 1974. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Darrell Roberts of Ruidoso and Ronnie Roberts […]

1/2 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A patrol officer driving Wednesday near 21st and Ross streets began hearing a low, thumping noise coming from a nearby car. As the vehicle passed him, the officer could feel the vibration of the music. He stopped the driver, who acknowledged his […]

12/29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 200 block of Tennessee Street on a vehicle theft. The officer spoke with the car’s owner, who said it had been taken from his driveway. The owner said no glass was seen in the area where […]

Police blotter: 12-19-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Wednesday to the 300 block of West Manana Boulevard in response to a two-car accident. A car struck a parked truck. A resident said the truck wasn’t his, but a friend had dropped it off to show someone. While […]

Military feature: Bataan March survivor honored

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Col. John Posner left, of Cannon Air Force Base presents Irvin Butler with a plaque after the World War II veteran was inducted into the base’s Wall of Heroes. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; […]

11/14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Wednesday to the 400 block of West Fifth Street in reference to a domestic dispute. The complainant told dispatch her son was intoxicated and threatening the family. The officers made contact with the subject in his bedroom. The subject […]

Police blotter: Oct. 31,2004

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Oct. 18 to a local school where there was a report of an assault. The victim said she had been provoked by another female student who called her obscenities and generally harassed her. The victim said she would not […]

Police Blotter: 9-26-04

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded Tuesday to the 400 block of Starlight Drive in reference to a harassment complaint. The officer responding to the scene met with the male subject, and advised him to stop calling the two women accusing him of harassment. The officer […]