Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Las Cruces. She was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Portales to Morris and Doris Wood. She graduated from Portales High School and received her Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in elementary education. She taught school for two years in Globe, Ariz., two years […]

Maedelle Martin

Mrs. Maedelle Martin, 82, of Clovis died Jan. 16, 2006, at Retirement Ranch after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 1, 1923, Fargo, Texas, to Charlie and Magdalene Glover. She attended schools in Pleasant Hill and Clovis, graduating from Benson’s School of Business and Commerce. She was a bookkeeper at Thompson’s Furniture in the […]

Martin, Lorraine C.

Lorraine Case Martin, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born March 4, 1926, to George and Mary Daffin Case in Bentley, Okla. She married Glynn B. Martin on June 27, 1949, in Amarillo. She graduated from Murray State University in Tishomingo, Okla. She was […]

Green, Gloria J.

Gloria Jean Green, 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Dec. 29, 1953, to Hildridge Green and Lois Faye Shaw in Clovis. She was a member of Triangle Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son, Homer (and wife, […]

Martin, Ervin Lester

Ervin Lester Martin, 71, of Odessa, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at his home. He was born May 30, 1934, to Aaron and Velma Martin in San Jon. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Carol; and son Andrew Martin of Odessa; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A family visitation will be held from […]

Businesses deride minimum wage

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Mickey Simms, owner of Wash O Mat Coin Operated Laundry in Clovis, joined other local business owners Friday for a press conference regarding the recently proposed minimum wage increase. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Taco Box owner Tom Martin said the price of a taco will increase by 50 […]

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 […]