Our People: Easy rider

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Courtesy photo Martinez-Terry’s husband Ray Terry taught her to ride motorcycles when she was 42. Bio Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Birthday: Dec. 19, 1948 Hometown: Portales Profession: Portales city clerk Family: Two stepchildren, Joe Terry and Gail Terry, and one son, Manuel Terry Joan Martinez-Terry has been the clerk in Portales for nearly 29 years. She […]

DA: Stepfather of slaying suspect assaulted

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The stepfather of a Clovis man charged with murder told police he and family members had an argument two days earlier with the victim of Monday’s shooting, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Curry County Magistrate Court. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said there was a […]

Arrests made in homicide

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John Cameron, 24, was arrested around 3 a.m. today and charged with an open count of murder, according to Clovis police. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 24-year-old Clovis man has been charged with murder in connection with Monday’s shooting death of a Clovis teen, according to police. John T. Cameron, identified by police […]

Time waits for no man (or woman

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist (Editor’s Note: WARNING—The following column may produce symptoms of depression and queasy stomachs and should not be taken lightly by people over the age of 60. Old news reporters are also advised to avoid alcohol after consuming.) There is definitely too much time slipping through our fingers these days — […]

Mares , Joan

Joan Evelyn “Joy” Groce Mares, 71, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 4, 1933, in New York City to John Gavy and Evelyn Stanley Robertson Richardson. She was a Matel Toy Factory Floor Lady Supervisor Trainer. She was preceded in death by her parents. […]

Hamilton, Joan

Services: have been held. Joan Golda Hamilton, 83, of Clovis died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at All Care assisted-living home in Clovis. She was born Oct. 24, 1921, to Jack Greenfield and Alice Ford in London, England. She married Forrest Hamilton on Jan. 12, 1945. in London, England. She was a receptionist at the Clovis […]

Bowers, Joan

Joan Bowers Services: Have been held. Joan Elizabeth Bowers, 69, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 18, 1934, in Charlotte, Mich., to Ruth and Donald Machin. She was a resident of Clovis from 1974 to 1979. She resided in Bernalillo until 1998 when […]

McCarty, Jasper ‘Newt’

Jasper ‘Newt’ McCarty Services: Have been held. Jasper “Newt” McCarty, 69, of Rio Rancho died Thursday, March 11, 2004. Family members said McCarty served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He founded Joan’s Chili Pepper Emporium and was associated with Mac’s Steak in the Rough restaurants, they said. Family […]

Johnson, Joan

Joan Johnson Services: Have been held. Helen Joan Johnson, 61, of Lubbock, formerly of Farwell, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on July 24, 1942, in Clovis, to Oscar and Dorothy Hubbell. She graduated from high school in Farwell in 1960. She attended West Texas State University for 2 years and […]

Vance, Joan

Joan Vance Services: Have been held. Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, of Tucumcari died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 3, 1941, in Tucumcari, to Guy and Gladys Troutman. She attended the Tucumcari school system and graduated in 1959. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church […]