Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Clovis’ Wiggins found not guilty in murder trial

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Lonzell Wiggins Jr. looks back at a family member Friday after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of Gary Gill. The jury deliberated three hours before returning the verdict in the five-day trial. By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Minutes after a […]

First person: Safety first

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jesse Walthers, a Texico native and lifeguard at the Clovis Wellness Center, plans to join the Army. He has been a lifeguard since he was 15 years old. When Jesse Walthers is on the clock, his main duty is to make sure people don’t drown. In his next line of […]

Birthdays —

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Perez Jesse Perez celebrated his 11th birthday Dec. 4, 2010, at 4 p.m. He was born Dec. 1, 1999, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his parents. He is the son Ernesto and Blanca Perez. Mom and dad love you and wish you a very happy birthday.

Monday morning briefing: Tribute to Jesse Leal

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Tribute to an inspiration: Jesse Leal, founder of Leal’s Mexican food restaurants, died Friday at age 79. An anonymous Clovis News Journal reader passed along this tribute: “I never personally met Mr. Leal, but I have heard many wonderful stories about him. I am a former employee […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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Courtesy photo Leal By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He […]

Amber Alert issued

Freedom New Mexico An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-month old from Andrews, Texas.The Andrews Police Department is searching for Jesse Jaramillo Jr., and seeking Jesse Jaramillo in his abduction.Police are looking for a white 1993 Nissan Maxima with New Mexico license plates (KWF247 or KBK966).Contact: 432-523-5545.

Dora native takes first in 19 and under roping

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Courtesy photo Jesse Clark of Dora jumps off of his horse to tie up a calf during the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial last Saturday in Clovis. Clark won first place in the second round in the 19 and under age group. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Dora native Jesse Clark […]

Muleshoe man scheduled for death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gilberto Reyes of Muleshoe is scheduled to die by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, tonight for raping, beating and strangling his former girlfriend more than nine years ago. Reyes, 33, was convicted in 2000 of killing Yvette Barraz. A last-minute appeal could come but at this point everything is […]

O’Dell, Nonnie

Thelma “Maydene” Porter Golden, 68, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in DeSoto, Texas. She was born Sept. 4, 1937, to Alford P. Porter and Euna Nonnie O’Dell. She married Price Dowell Golden on April 14, 1961, in Rylie, Texas. She was a retired employee of Alcott U.S.A. She was preceded in death by her parents […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Jesse T. Johnson

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Jesse T. Johnson Date of birth: Oct. 19, 1921 Dates of service: Aug. 11, 1942 to Oct. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

State opens murder trial

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matthew Chandler said Joel Cordova committed “cold” and “calculated” murder July 26 when he plunged a steak knife into the chest of an acquaintance. Chandler laid out the state’s case Tuesday against Cordova, who faces more than 30 years in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and […]

Burnett , Jessie

Jessie Burnett Services: Have been held. Jessie “Ralph” Burnett. 82, of Peoria, Ariz., died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1922, in North Curry County, near Rosedale, to John and Ella Simpson Burnett. He married Virginia A. Mitchell on June 21, 1941 in Clovis. He served in the […]

Landrum, Jesse

Jesse Landrum Services: Have been held. Mr. Jesse Landrum, 87, of Farwell, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at the Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on May 30, 1917, in Saltillo, Texas, to James and Ida Cobb Landrum. He married Margaret McSwain on Dec. 3, 1941, in Plainview, Texas. He was a member of First […]

Public Record: Dec. 5, 2004

Compiled from court records from Nov. 26 through Dec.r 2. Marriage Licenses Shane Michael Leatherwood, 24 to Pamela Faye Schjang, 22 both of Clovis. Erik Wesley Villarreal, 25 to Serena Teresa Espinosa, 27 both of Clovis. Larry Alfred Jesko, 63 to Sherrilyn Kaye Hailey, 52 both of Muleshoe. Divorces Natasha Sturch from Jesse Sturch.

Stabbing suspect says he acted in self defense

By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man accused of stabbing an acquaintance to death Monday afternoon told police in interviews he was acting in self defense, a detective with the Clovis Police Department said. Joel Cordova, 24, of Clovis, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on an open count […]

Davis-Grant, Beatrice

Beatrice Davis-Grant Services: Have been held Mrs. Beatrice Davis-Grant, 84, of Portales, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Chihuahua, Mexico to Clementina and Heleman Judd. Mrs. Davis-Grant lived in Mexico until 1949. On Jan. 2, 1939 she was married to Jesse R. Davis. In […]

Hounds gain series split at NW Oklahoma

CNJ STAFF ALVA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Jesse Garcia-Perez pitched five innings of three-hit relief and junior Mark Wallace belted a pair of solo home runs as Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team defeated Northwestern Oklahoma State 11-6 on Tuesday to gain a split of their two-game series. The Greyhounds (9-17), who were routed 16-1 […]

Pankonie, Judy

Judy Pankonie Services: Have been held. Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from […]