Teen’s mother takes stand in homicide trial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell DeAngelo Montoya, 13, left, is escorted from the Roosevelt County Courthouse by Transport Officer Tim Morrison Tuesday afternoon after the first day of his trial. He is accused of killing 21-year-old Angel Vale last summer. Argen Duncan During the first day of trial, prosecutors portrayed a 13-year-old charged with murdering […]

Honors —

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Lucero [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Lisa Lucero was selected December Employee of the Month at Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Lisa is the RGH Business Office Receptionist and has been with the Hospital and Clinic for 4 years. A Clovis native, Lisa’s smile is the first thing people see when entering Roosevelt General Hospital. Lisa’s […]

Weddings — Nov. 21

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Reyes Elizabeth Alonzo of Bovina and Daniel Reyes of Clovis were married Nov. 6, 2010, at Rose Garden Pavilion in Clovis. The ceremony was attended by family and friends. The bride is the daughrter of the late Ron Coffey and Josefina Alonzo-Coffey of Bovina. She is the granddaughter of the late Bernabe Alonzo and Anita […]

Lucero elected District 2 De Baca County Commissioner

CNJ staff Adolfo Lucero was elected De Baca County Commissioner for District 2 Tuesday, finishing with 705 votes to James G. Bell’s 182 votes. Lucero said his first step will be to thoroughly research De Baca County’s water shortage and landfill issues from the perspective of all the county’s citizens before pursuing definite action. “I […]

First person: Again with animals

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric Lucero is the new Animal Control Officer for the city of Clovis. Lucero previously worked with animal control from 1998-2004. Eric Lucero began his second stint as an Animal Control Officer with the city of Clovis on Aug. 24. Lucero said he enjoys serving the community with his work. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Weddings

Orr-Perez Tonya Orr of Kersey and Kyle Perez of Nara Vista were joined in marriage June 14, 2008 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo. Rev. Matt Blackford performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clair and Deborah Orr of Kersey. She is the granddaughter of Evelyn Kautz of Sterling, Colo. […]

Rambo gets religion

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Courtesy photo Rambo’s owners believe taking the dog to church made him more well-behaved. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A little dog went to church and became a new person … uh, canine, that is. Clovis residents Kurt Vigil and Joy Lucero started taking Rambo, an overly aggressive corgi cross, to Faith Christian Family […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Weddings

Lucero-Sena Tracy Denise Lucero of Clovis and Aaron Christian Sena of Clovis were joined in marriage Dec. 6 at The Masters. The Rev. Dick Ross performed the simple ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Louine Easley of Clovis and the late Kenneth Sandefer. The bridegroom is the son of Marcy Sena and […]

8/31 Engagements

Medina-Lucero James and Nomie Medina of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa A. Medina, to Michael J. Lucero, both of Clovis. He is the son of Amanda Lucero and Paul Gauna of Fort Sumner. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 6, 2008, in Clovis. Invitations have been sent. Boney-Koepplinger Kim […]

Feb. 11 – Let’s play dolls

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Theresa Lucero, 66, makes dolls and all their accessories as a hobby. Thursday, she sits at La Casa Senior Center fixing up the on-site nurse, Margie Caballero’s first doll. Caballero received the collectable Alexander doll from her adopted parents when she was a little girl. Lucero said she made everything […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 3 through Wednesday: Shawn Michael Blair, 33, to Kimberly Dawn Johnson, 35, both of Clovis Wilfredo Junior Nieves Ocasio, 23, to Vanessa Lynn Pepin, 20, both of Clovis Jerry Leon Marshall, 41, to Sharon Sue Dixon, 39, both of Bovina, Texas Nicholas Ryan Richardson, […]

11-9-07 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 2 through Wednesday: • Esirigho Oghenerukewe Ofurbie, 29, to Abiola Munirat Yusuf, 26, both of Clovis • William Bowline Harston, 37, of Slaton, Texas, to Larada Kay Paez, 30, of Phoenix • Jeffrey D. Smiley, 33, to Vanessa M. Chavez, 22, both of Clovis […]

South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]

Momma Matriarch

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Carmelita Salazar worked as a cook for Clovis Municipal Schools and several restaurants. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hands wrinkled with age, Carmelita Salazar deftly peels potatoes at her kitchen table. Beside the diminutive great great-grandmother, a small pile of shiny, white vegetables awaits washing. Today, the 95-year-old will […]

Vixens topple Tatum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleFort Sumner’s Bree’Anna Lucero jumps to spike the ball Saturday’s Class 1A state volleyball championship match at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The Vixens defeated defending champ Tatum in four games. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — With the championship in sight, there was no messing around by Fort Sumner’s […]

Aug. 25, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Michael Todd Prestage, 41, to Shelley Leanne Prestage, 38, both of Clovis. • Alexander Lamar Wynn, 36, to Ester Kristine Blood, 38, both of Clovis. • Scott Alan Nelson, 51, to Marilyn Jean Cleaver, 51, both of Clovis. • Luis […]

Cops and Courts: Murder charges dropped in case of elderly woman’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said he dropped the first-degree murder charges last week against a 40-year-old Clovis man in connection with the 2004 beating death of an elderly woman for reasons relating to another trial. The district attorney’s office made the decision to drop its murder case […]

Marquez, Frances L.

Frances L. Marquez, 85, of Milagro, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at her son’s home in Milagro. Born April 26, 1921, in Duran to Candido and Carolina Maes Lucero, she married Roberto Marquez in 1940. They were cattle ranchers in the Milagro area. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Luis Lucero; […]

Ulibarri, Pearl

Pearl Ulibarri, 80, of Portales died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Borica to Lucia and Bernardo Gallegos, she grew up in Fort Sumner where she attended school. She married Cristobal Ulibarri in May 1945. They lived and worked in various areas of New Mexico before settling […]

Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]