Hardin, R.B.

R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns on April 8, 1950, in Portales. For several years starting in […]

Pinkert, Beverly

Beverly Pinkert Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Beverly Pinkert, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 24, 1938 in Pendleton, Ore., to Annabelle and Harvey Exum. Pinkert grew up in Oregon, and graduated from Athena High School. She married […]

Chavez , Justiniano

Justiniano Chavez Services: Have been held. Justiniano Horacio “Justin” Chavez, 72, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1932, in Santa Rosa, to Justiniano and Lola Lucero Chavez. He worked on cars doing auto body work and was a deputy sheriff. He was a member of […]

Letters to the editor: Morality doesn’t stop at the party line

I am one of those heathen Democrats that a couple of your readers have spoken of recently. You know who we are … we “solicit support from homosexuals, and advocate same-sex marriages.” We are “anti-war demonstrators” and “Hollywood and news-media liberals.” PUUUUHHHLEASE! When did Republicans corner the market on morality and decency? Why do Republicans […]

9/17/04 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 Marriage Licenses Tommy Jack James, 44, of Lubbock, and Sherry Re Beka Airhart, 40, of Ropesville, Texas. Michael P. Vesco, 39, and Bernadette Yvonne Cardenas, 38, both of Clovis. Joe Ruben Romero, 34, and Nancy Rose Duran, 26, both of Clovis. James Willis Johnson Jr., […]

Kube never did anything half-hearted

J.D. Chandler-Autrey, Guest Columnist I was all the way in Palm Harbor, Fla., having just survived Hurricane Frances, when my little brother from Clovis called me and told me the horrible news about Spencer Kube. It is the single most devastating experience I have ever gone through in my life. For someone to say that […]

Texico routs Hobbs JV

CNJ staff TEXICO — Chris Phillips rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns as defending Class 1A state champion opened its season Thursday by whipping the Hobbs junior varsity 62-0. Justin Garrison and Braden Vaughan added two touchdowns each for the Wolverines, who exploded for 29 points in the second quarter en route to a […]

Clark, Cheryl K.

Cheryl K. Clark Services: Have been held. Cheryl K. Clark, 51, of North Pole, Alaska, died Friday, July 2, 2004. She was born on Oct. 22, 1952, in Wadena, Minn., to Andrew and Betty Knight. Family members said she was known for her deep passion for her yard and gardens. At Eielson Air Force Base […]

Wildcat chooses different route

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Justin Pinckney averaged 20.2 points and 3.1 assists at Clovis High this season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White They share the same last name but a much different game when it comes to basketball. Armed with a silky smooth jump shot, recent Clovis High grad Justin Pinckney signed a letter of intent last week […]

Now-and-then: Ex-Texico standout settling in at Sul Ross

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Justin Stewart (left) helped Texico reach the state semifinals in 2000. Courtesy photo. By Dave Wagner Editor’s note: This is a perdiodic feature on former area athletes and where they are now. Since helping the Texico boys basketball team reach the Class 2A state semifinals in 2000, Justin Steward has gone through some ups and […]