Ticket feature: Events center to host Oak Ridge Boys

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Courtesy photo The Oak Ridge Boys are performing Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Oak Ridge Boys, one of the most distinctive and legendary country music groups in the country, will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Curry County Events Center with doors opening at 6 p.m. […]

Remembering the fallen

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson An MC-130W crew from Cannon Air Force Base performs a flyover during the Monday morning Memorial Day observance at Lawn Haven Garden of Honor. Kevin Wilson With plenty of wind to blow them, the colors of numerous veteran organization flags flew at half-staff Monday morning. Their groups, and members of […]

Parents, students may have conflicting tax filings

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Community College business and administration instructor Jan Bradburn, right, helps CCC second-year student Tiffany Wylie of Clovis prepare her income tax forms. In her first year of preparing taxes, Bradburn said “the service is provided by CCC to the community for free.” Sharna Johnson Parents are advised to talk […]

Press Release: Use caution with roofing contractors

Due to recent hail storms a number of roofs were damaged and there are numerous contractors doing repairs.

Rodeo has ‘outside’ flavor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Bellow of Oakley, Utah, scored 82 points Saturday during the saddle bronc riding competition at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Scanning the list of numerous contestants from New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado, it’s not difficult to figure out which region of the country […]

Disaster doesn’t discriminate

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I followed with great interest and apprehension the California fires, not only because I fear any kind of atmospheric phenomenon, but because I empathized with those who lost their homes and left behind their possessions. Having lived in hurricane prone areas for a few years, I know that it can be […]

Storm creates road havoc

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Travel throughout eastern New Mexico slowed to a crawl Saturday as a major winter storm dropped ice and snow across the region. Numerous roads in Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties were closed Friday and Saturday due to low visibility, drifting snow and accidents. The closures and treacherous road conditions jammed […]

Prince Street has vandelism outbreak

Local Roundup Clovis Police have responded to more than 20 burglaries and 40 reports of criminal damage since Friday, police said. Police said several of the burglaries were concentrated in the area of North Prince Street while the vandalism incidents were widespread, including areas of Fred Dougherty and Pile streets. Most of the burglaries involved […]

Gleis, Michael

Michael Joseph Gleis, 49, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Jan. 24, 1957, to John and Vera Horedwell Gleis in Laverne, Minn. He worked as a sales representative for Culligan Water for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers. He is survived by […]

Wood, Patricia “Pat”

Patricia “Pat” Wood, 81, of Amarillo died Monday Feb. 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924. Survivors include a son, Patrick Wood (and wife, Shelly) of Amarillo, a granddaughter, Amy Wood of Amarillo; a sister Bobbie Kessell of Gastonia, N.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family in the Clovis and Tucumcari […]

Granados, Golla

Golla Granados, 48, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. She was born April 17, 1957, to Chon Olivas and Eusebia Gomez. She married Gumersindo Granados on June 18, 1981. In 1985, they from Portales to Hobbs. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church of Hobbs. She was […]

Hunter, Jerry L.

Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; uncle, Jack Calder […]

Webb, Mabel

Mabel Webb Services: Have been held. Mabel Helen Johnson Webb, 95, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 15, 1909, in Plankenton, S.D., to Hans and Maud West Johnson. She married Creed Webb on Oct. 11, 1924, in Farwell. She grew up in the […]

Gossett, E.J.

E.J. Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. E. J. Gossett, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Portales. He was born on Sept. 17, 1921, in Ryan, Okla., to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served for 33 months in […]

McCraw, John

John McCraw Services: Have been held. Rev. John McCraw, 85, of Elida, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 26, 1919, in Rayne, La., to Stella and John M. McCraw. He grew up in Louisiana during the 1930s. He married Wanda Ann Tobey on Nov. 25, […]

Bell, Tommy O.

Tommy O. Bell Services: Will be held at a later date. Tommy O’Neal Bell, 68, of Lake Sumner, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 15, 1935, in Portales, to George Clark and Freda Olive Blevins Bell. He was raised in Arch and attended school […]

Lopez, José “Gorillo”

José Manuel “Gorillo” Lopez, 51, of Clovis, died Monday, April 19, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 13, 1952, in Clovis, to Leonardo Martinez and Irene Lopez. He was raised by Juanita and Antonio Lopez. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Alfonso Lopez, Pete Sandoval, Leo […]

Shirley, Cristena

Christena Shirley Services: Have been held. Mrs. Christena Shirley, 78, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her home near Portales. She was born May 1, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Elizabeth Jewel and Levi Floyd Joiner. She moved to Portales when she was 3 years old. When she was 6, she moved to the Liberty […]

Partin, Annie

Annie L. Partin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Annie L. Partin, 90, of Portales, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 13, 1913, in House, to Laura (Stroud) and William Curren Russell. She moved to the Hiway community when she was a girl. She married Bryant Partin on […]