Arrest made in April homicide

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Louis Guerra CNJ staff A 30-year-old Clovis man has been charged with murder in connection with an April 13 shooting in Clovis. Louis Guerra is also charged with shooting from a motor vehicle, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and tampering with evidence. He was already in the Curry County Adult Detention Center […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Catching up with a friend

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist A conversation between Don and longtime friend Louis Pattison. Pattison speaks: “Don, I contacted Hoyt Pattison and neither he nor I know what the colors of the Claud basketball team were. (Now this was in December 2006). “I’m not sure they had any color as I am unaware of their […]

Police capture escapee Louis Chavez

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The seventh of eight escaped inmates was captured Monday night after a citizen spotted 19-year-old Louis Chavez in a Clovis grocery store, according to police. Chavez was captured without incident in a vehicle outside Lowe’s grocery store on 14th Street, according to Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Whitney said a […]

3-11-08 Business digest

Doctor providing new servicesPeter Seipel, MD, is now providing services as an orthopedic surgeon with Plains Regional Medical Group, according to a news release. Seipel graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and completed his residency at Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program in Phoenix, Ariz. He most recently served as […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Unlearned lesson biggest tragedy of all

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of April 29 when he left a sports bar […]

Minimum wage doesn’t cut it anymore

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist It had to be a great Labor Day celebration for Carly Fiorina. Closer to home, Louis Caldera and Manny Aragon had a little more sizzle in their barbecue than most. They are just three examples, members of the American Labor Force who were smart enough to figure out something about […]

Burkel Jr., Louis

Louis Burkel Jr., 87, of Portales died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Jefferson City, Mo., he was the son of Margaret and Louis A. Burkel. He graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1936, attended Central College in Jefferson City and earned his undergraduate degree […]

UNM presidental buyout disturbing

By Ned Cantwell: State columinist Life is good, right? OK job pays the bills. Car runs, usually. Just got the roof fixed to keep dry if it ever rains again. That’s pretty much me. I spend my time dealing with 14 New Mexico editors who are just ordinary nice men and women except that — […]

Brownlee, Billy D.

Billy Dene Brownlee, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at her home northwest of Portales. She was born to Myree and Donald LeRoy Helton on Aug. 13, 1932, in Rose, Okla. Mrs. Brownlee grew up in Fort Sumner, and graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1951. In her youth she was a member of […]

Michael Angel Romero

Michael Angel Romero, infant, died, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Jan. 19, 2006. He is survived by his mother, Angelica Villarreal of Clovis; his father, Michael Romero of Clovis; grandparents, Elida Gonzales of Clovis, and Roger Romero (and wife, Joann) of Clovis; and great-grandparents, Jessie Gonzales […]

Louis Henry (L.H.) Fondy

Louis Henry (L.H.) Fondy, 82, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Slaton, Texas, to John and Sophie Fondy. He spent his youth and teen years operating a family-owned dairy farm in Edgeton, Wis., with his parents and three brothers. He enlisted in […]

Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He […]

Gauna, Louis

Louis Gauna, 74, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005. He was born March 19, 1931, in Yeso. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1953. He worked at the Clovis schools for many years as a typewriter repairman. He also worked as a delivery man for Texas Industrial Services. Family members said he […]

Carter, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Carter Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, 92, of Portales, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on April 16, 1913, in Elida, to Zadie and Charles McClain. She grew up on the McClain ranch south of Taiban. She married Louis Carter in 1930. They […]

Faris, Louis

Louis Faris Services: Have been held. Louis Clifton Faris, 83, of Los Lunas, died Friday, May 21, 2004. He was born on Oct. 15, 1920, in Black Tower, to James Marvin and Delia Ellen Eller Faris. He married Velmoise Verba Tye on Oct. 11, 1946. He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, […]

Guzman, Tomasa

Tomasa Guzman Services: Have been held. Tomasa Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. She was born on Sept. 13, 1948, at La Cruz in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, to Aurelio and Socorro Gallegos. She moved to Muleshoe in 1965 from Delicias in Chihuahua. She married Louis Guzman on […]

Guzman, Louis

Louis Guzman Services: Have been held. Louis Guzman, 55, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, near Post, Texas. He was born on Nov. 3, 1948, in Snyder, Texas, to Porfirio Felix Guzman and Luz Guzman. He married Tomasa Gallegos on Jan. 12, 1969, in Muleshoe. He was a Vietnam War veteran and served in […]

Garcia, Flora

Flora Garcia Services: 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Church. Flora Garcia, 81, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1922, in Clayton, to Manuel and Ramona Gutierrez Chavez. She married Ernest Garcia July 24, 1938, in Wheatland, Wyo. They came to Clovis […]