Amaro given life plus 31 years

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following tearful and bitter pleas by family and friends of a Clovis man killed in April 2001, 9th District Court Judge Stephen Quinn sentenced Pedro Joaquin Amaro, 30, of Clovis, to life in prison plus 31 years. Amaro also must make an undetermined amount of restitution to the family of his […]

Pedro Amaro expected to receive life in prison

CNJ Staff The man convicted of murdering Clovis resident Kenneth Smith will receive a mandatory life sentence this morning in Ninth Judicial District Court. According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, state law requires Judge Steven Quinn to give Pedro Amaro, 27, of Clovis, a mandatory life sentence following his conviction on March 10 […]

Million Dollar Man’ trades wrestling persona for ministry.

Gary Mitchell Ted DiBiase has exchanged his role as the “Million Dollar Man” for a minister of the Gospel — and says he has no regrets moving from the wrestling ring to hitting the evangelistic trail. “I was a classic Scrooge in wrestling,” DiBiase told an audience of about 450 youth and adults at Wednesday’s […]

Teen of the Week

Ashley Sanders is the daughter of Rick and Dorothy Sanders and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s so great about your favorite sport? “Cheerleading is really fun to be in because I’m with my friends everyday and I love being in front of the crowds at games. People say it’s not a sport, […]

Frazier lived ‘a Christian life’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Following a long and painful illness, retired carpenter Glen Frazier died peacefully at the age of 80 on April 11, the way his wife said he would have wanted — lying on a tree-shaded recliner enjoying the outdoors. “He said he felt so good he wanted to go out and he […]

Senior grows with college experience

By Mike Linn PORTALES — They’ve met significant others; learned to function on little or no sleep; and have merrily embraced the university social scene during their time at Eastern New Mexico University. Now they move on, a degree on their resume and memories to last a lifetime tattooed safely in their minds. Some call […]

CNJ to explore water issues

Water is the mixture of two gases: hydrogen and oxygen. It is a vital solvent for human life. Given that 70 percent of the body is water, it makes obvious sense that water is necessary for the human body to function properly, said Dr. Newton Hilliard, a chemistry professor at Eastern New Mexico University. “Water […]

At the end, Jesus becomes significant

By Judy Brandon Several years ago, author Gary Thomas wrote an account in “Christianity Today” that touched the hearts of many readers. He wrote of an account in George Bush’s term as vice president when the then-Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev died. Bush was sent to Brezhnev’s state funeral in Moscow to represent the United States. […]

Relay raises almost $45,000

By Janet Bresenham As the sun rose above Ned Houk Park Saturday morning, weary Relay for Life campers drank coffee, ate breakfast and recalled a night spent having fun and honoring cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their valiant fights against the disease. The Curry County Relay For Life, sponsored by the local […]

Muleshoe man killed in one-vehicle rollover

By Angela Peacock A Muleshoe man and Bailey County employee was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle rollover involving the work truck he was driving. Mario Melendez, 24, was 13 miles south of Muleshoe driving westbound on FM 746 when his right inside rear tire blew out causing him to lose control and roll the Bailey […]