Local Roundup: Man killed while working on car

CNJ staff A Farwell auto shop owner died Friday evening when his car fell off a lift while he was working under it, according to officials. Micky Glen Lunsford, 53, was alone in his shop at 1400 E. Avenue A when the car lift malfunctioned, causing the car to fall, Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries […]

Freedom, history mark celebration of Juneteenth


Monecia Connerly, 10, left, and Shawndrika O’neal enjoy the talent show during the Juneteenth Extravaganza Saturday at Potter’s Park in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer With temperatures in the upper 90s, many area neighborhood children were keeping cool at the swimming pool at Potter’s Park as part of the […]

Hands-on game: Deaf Clovis boy plays football with eyes, heart and some help


Kodi Myers, 10, of Clovis watches as his dad Grante signs the coaches’ halftime message to him during the Redskins Play Inc. football game Saturday at Jim Hill Field. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Kodi Myers pays close attention to what his coaches say, even if he’s not looking […]

Clovis girls win pageant titles

Reporter’s Notebook Two Clovis girls have been awarded state titles in the New Mexico America’s Choice Pageant, according to a release by the Albuquerque based agency. According to the release, 7-year-old Eboni Lunsford has been named Miss New Mexico Sweetheart and 19-year-old Creshawna Durrah has been named Miss New Mexico America’s Choice. Each of the […]

Norton, Darrell

Darrell Norton Services: Hve been held. Darrell F. “D’Daddy” Norton, 70, of Pampa, Texas, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at his home. He was born June 20, 1933, in Farwell, to Lester and LaVysa Frances Sheets Norton. He served in the Air Force in the Korean War as a crew chief on B-47s and B-52s. […]

Women’s group shares fellowship, support


Sheila Lunsford, founder of “Women of Praise,” said the lord gave her a vision for the group, which is a Christian fellowship group mostly composed of military spouses. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Regular moves come with the territory when women marry husbands in the military, but Sheila Lunsford said she […]