Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

New evidence found in slaying

CNJ Staff New evidence was discovered Tuesday in the death penalty case against a Clovis dentist accused of killing a 30-year-old mother of two and leaving her body in a rural ditch, 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Members of the Curry County Major Crimes Unit found the evidence during a search at 316 […]

Oct. 27, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 19 through Wednesday: • James Mark Cleveland, 49, to Victoria Julia Ortiz, 48, both of Clovis. • Brian Amando Hernandez, 24, of Mission, Texas, to Erica Villarreal, 29, of Friona, Texas. • Roberto Martinez, 24, to Thelma Yzaguirre, 31, both of Hereford, Texas. • […]

Reading volunteers dwindle

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Cynthia Tubbs of Clovis volunteersfor a student-reading program at James Bickley Elementary called HOSTS. Tubbs said she loves working with children. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When the morning session is done, little Sapphire Romero — clumps of hair astray from her pony tail — hugs her mentor. “Thank […]

Cannon Reserve recruiter makes fiscal year goals

Janet Taylor-Birkey Tech. Sgt. James Ring, a three year in-service Air Force recruiter stationed at Cannon, has not only met his yearly goal in recruiting, but has exceeded it. Sergeant Ring will have reached 112 percent of his goal by the end of September, the end of the recruiting year. All Airmen separating from active-duty […]

Constitutional power questionable

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Each year since 2004, on Sept. 17, we commemorate the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 American statesmen. The legislation creating Constitution Day was fathered by Sen. Robert Byrd and requires federal agencies and federally funded schools, including universities, to have some kind of educational program on the […]

171 Cannon Airmen selected for staff sergeant

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The following Cannon Airmen were selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant: 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron Quianna Enang Erica Faria Carrie Powell Amy M. Seaton 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Eric Atkins Christopher Barnes Marvin Burton Erving. Camacho Chad Candiff Jonathan Cartwright Robert De La Rosa James […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

June 30, 2006 Public Record

The following marriages were compiled from court records from June 22 through Wednesday: • Dan Leslie Gamel, 60, to Laurel Ruth White, 46, both of Grady. • Jesus Antonio Vicuna, 39, to Veronica Rivera, 33, both of Portales. • Ray Arthur Heisch, 21, to Dana Marie Simon, 22, both of Clovis. • Mike L. McClellan, […]

Barfield III, “J.K.”

“J.K.” Barfield III, 66, of Texico died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home following an illness. He was born March 18, 1940, to James Knox Barfield II and the former Thelma Donna Burleson in Stanton, Texas, where he attended grade school. He attended middle school in Clovis and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. […]

Like fire, gossip spreads and does harm

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist I heard today that the town of Edgewood is fighting a grass fire and some townspeople have had to be evacuated. Grass fires can be a terrible thing because they destroy everything in their path. On the spiritual side, James, a book in the New Testament, notes that gossip […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

Cochran, Dorthy M.

Dorthy M. Cochran, 74, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Fredrick, Okla., to Homer and Minnie T. Hawley Langston. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales and spending time with her children. She was preceded in death by her sons, James and […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

6/9 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 1 through Wednesday: • Daniel Lynn Graham Jr., 24, to Felica Dawn Henderlite, 25, both of Clovis. • Kevin Ray Coble, 27, to Roberta Jane Sanchez, 26, both of Clovis. • Matthew John Graf, 24, to Stacey Marie Ontiveros, 27, both of Clovis. • […]

Westring, Neal

Neal J. Westring, 66, of Portales died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at his home. He was born April 15, 1940, in Kanosh, Utah, to Lenore and Harold D. Westring. He grew up in Lehi, Utah. He joined the Navy at 16. He married Jean Scherer on June 16, 1962, in San Diego. He met his […]

Cass, Alesia

Alesia Rachelle “Lisa” Cass, 45, of Albuquerque died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Albuquerque Care Center. She was born July 28, 1960, to Robert and Pearl James Cass in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1977. She attended Eastern New Mexico University for one year. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell, […]

5/19 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 11 through Wednesday: • David Clifton Rice, 32, of Canyon, Texas, to Angela Renee Trower, 31, of Clovis • David Edward Malcom, 36, to Mindy Gail Liles, 31, both of Broadview • Roger Alan Penny Jr., 22, to Lacy Ann Standifer, 32, both of […]

5/12 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 4 through Wednesday: • Cole Michael Montgomery, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to Samantha Danielle Sandy, 20, of Logansport, Ind. • Max L. Scarborough, 64, to Marcianna Ryan, 59, both of Amarillo, Texas. • Ricky Neil Stewart, 56, of Clovis to Sandra Garza Rogers, […]

James Claiborne

James Claiborne Date of birth: April 20, 1919 War or conflict: World War II Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Coleman, Texas Theater and location of service: Stateside Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Sergeant Specialty: Link trainer instructor Lives in: Clovis In his words: After attending Randolf Army Air Base for training, Claiborne began […]