Bowers, Charles R.

Charles R. Bowers, 69, of Farwell, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital in Lubbock. He married Belva Christian in 1963 in Englewood, Calif. He was a resident of the Farwell area for the past 13 years. He moved there from Lindsay, Calif. He retired from Clovis Public Schools as a custodian in […]

Harris, Hugh

Hugh Harris, 56, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 19, 1949, in Grace, Miss, to Ernest and Rebecca Mayfield Harris. He worked as a Custodian for ENMRSH and was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was preceded […]

Business leaders outline priorities at annual banquet

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of community and business leaders gathered at Cannon Air Force Base on Friday night to honor those who fought doggedly to save the air base from closure in 2005. “It was one of the most challenging years of my 35 years of life in Clovis,” said 2005 Chamber […]

1/29 Gattis Junior High Honor Roll

Seventh Grade Leanna S, Aguilar, Anthony D, Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Taisha Bosque, Gabriel A, Caban, Christopher J, Carr, Mercedes A, Chancy, Andronica C, Chavez, Rebecca C, Davis, Leonardo R, Facio, Jaclyn B, Gonzales, Stephen R, Gutierrez, Jacob E, Hall, Amanda L, Ivy, Gabrielle R, Keller, Kevin R, Krum, Brandon A, Landrus, Amy V, Leyva, Kasondra […]

Clovis convicted of molestation

CNJ staff A 50-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in jail for molesting a female juvenile family member in 2003, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Billy Martin was found guilty of four counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years old. Co-defendant Anastacio […]

Residents march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rodney Hendricks Jr., 8, stood outside the Legacy Life Family Church in the cold wind Monday morning as he listened to the words of Rev. Phillip Landers during a rally in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The words were written decades […]

MLK breakfast commemorates civil rights leader

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Col. Dolores Forrest, with the 27th Medical Group, was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A young, black girl stood on top of a box, silent, while her white classmate spoke to the […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the […]

Lady Wolverines smother Logan

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey releases a shot over a Logan defender during the second half of Saturday’s girls basketball matchup in Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — When the Logan Lady Longhorns came out in a 1-2-2 zone on Saturday night, Texico girls basketball coach Keith Durham was […]

ENMU president: Schools’ missions different

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State President Michael Martin says if he’s going to be in the big leagues, he has to play like it. Eastern New Mexico University’s Steven Gamble insists his school is playing a different game. Martin and New Mexico Tech President Daniel Lopez were the two biggest spenders […]

Honor Roll: Gattis Jr. High School

CNJ Staff Gattis Jr. High School Seventh Grade Honor Roll: Felicia E. Aguilar, Leanna S. Aguilar, Anthony D. Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Fernando B. Barron, Christopher M. Bell, Diana M. Bonney, Taisha Bosque, Brandon P. Boydstun, Gabriel A. Caban, Christopher J. Carr, Mercedes A. Chancy, Andronica C. Chavez, Rebecca C. Davis, Tineal A. De La Cruz, […]

Fine line between accident and child negligence

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A sign at Greene Acres Park explains the rules of the park, including safety tips, which include children should not play on the equipment without adult supervision. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A Portales toddler crawled out his open apartment door on Oct. 4. Police said Dominic Roy’s uncle was […]

Polk, Maxine

Maxine Martin Polk, 86, of Lovington, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, in Lovington. She was born June 16, 1919 in Garrison. She married Richard Beecher Martin Nov. 14, 1936 in Portales. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was also married to T.M. Polk, also preceding her in death. She was a member of […]

11/4 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2: • Juan Carlos Olivas Lopez, 28, to Amy Laisa Caldera Delgara, 24, both of Clovis • Jeremy Don Jackson, 29, to Holly Ann Hays, 31, both of Clovis • Jeremy Shane Harrell, 28, to Rachael Ann Searcy, 31, both of […]

Lynn Martin, James Wells

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lynn Martin Date of birth: May 1, 1924 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Golthwaite, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Disarming Pistol Pete strike against tradition

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let’s paint the Statue of Liberty pink. Let’s trash the Zia symbol and adopt the Fleur de Leis as our New Mexico emblem. Isn’t it the International Aeronautical Festival held each fall in Albuquerque? As for that state question — “red or green?” — let’s change colors. By the way, […]

Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Senior Lindsey Martin went over the 5,000 mark for her career in assists Thursday night, and Abilene Christian posted a 30-26, 30-20, 30-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. ACU (15-3, 4-0 South) maintained its hold on the division lead while extending its […]

Agency tour depicts life of foster child

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Youth pastor Daniel Gleaton, 25, of Sandia Baptist Church in Clovis, played the part of a foster child “taken from place to place to place,” in a role-playing exercise. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A gust of wind blew through the rooms of the abandoned Clovis house, twisting and turning the […]

‘Everybody’s a little nervous’ as Cannon fate nears.

By Felicia Fonseca: The Associated Press As suspense built with each passing hour, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base remained in limbo Thursday while residents held out anxious hope that their months-long wait would soon end in celebration. “I think everyone is pretty optimistic, but we all know Uncle Sam does things in mysterious […]

Lawsuit protests voting system

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Since 1982, nine minority candidates attempted to fill the Curry County magistrate judge’s seat. None of them succeeded. At fault, according to Johnny Chavez, is the at-large voting system used in magistrate elections. The Clovis native, defeated twice pursuing the seat, says the system is flawed, part of lingering […]