Anniversaries —

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Padilla Alfonso and Rosalia Padilla of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30 in Albuquerque with their children. The couple was married September 23, 1961, in Clovis. Their children and spouses are Sylvia (Nick Jr.) Griego, Alfoso A. (Annette) Padilla and their deceased daughter Raquel Padilla. They have nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. […]

Birthdays — June 3

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Padilla [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Happy 3rd birthday Eddie Eli Padilla! We Love You with All Our Hearts! Love Dad, Mom, Ethen, Jadyn, Nene, Nino and all your family! — Submitted by Diana Decker

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

CNJ staff A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition today at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Alexia Bruhn, 17, […]

Renewing vows — Aug. 8

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Bonney Jane and Ronnie Bonney Jr. of Clovis will be renewing their vows at Sacred Heart Church on Aug. 14, 2010, with a reception and dance to follow. The bride is the daughter of Nadine Armijo of Clovis and Eddy Gallegos of Santa Fe. She is the granddaughter of Sereriano and Mary Armijo of Clovis […]

Retirement

Danny Padilla By Patsy Padilla: Special to the CNJ Thirty-five years ago my husband Danny Padilla was looking for his career. A persistent man he was indeed. He would go to the UPS Center on North Prince every morning just to see if they were hiring. He knew at the time they were not but […]

Inmate charged in smuggling case

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged with two felonies for getting his girlfriend to smuggle narcotics into the jail for him. Michael Padilla was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit trafficking and criminal solicitation to commit a felony, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Padilla is being held without bond. […]

Students reach summit

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Tommy Vallejos, director of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education, addresses the audience at the Latino Leadership Summit at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. Vallejos said his life was transformed when he joined the Army and later whe By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In its third year […]

Terror suspects treated without shadow of doubt

By Freedom Newspapers One news story painted the conviction Thursday of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as “a significant victory for the Bush administration.” It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. Padilla, 36, is the former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and […]

Educator of year uses newspaper as teaching tool

CNJ staff Gattis Junior High School teacher Dennis Padilla has been chosen as the Clovis News Journal Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “I’m ecstatic about being chosen,” Padilla said, “but at the same time I’m humbled because there were so many others who were deserving.” Nominated by their principals, the teacher of the […]

Hounds, Zias sign players

Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo and women’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle have each added a player for next year’s squads. The men have signed Odilon Garcia of Ogden, Utah, to a national letter of intent. Garcia earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors as a midfielder at Ben Lomond High School […]

Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla, 76, of Portales died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born May 5, 1929, in Ecuandure, Michoacan, Mexico, to Estanislada Ayala and Diego Padilla. He lived a large part of his life in Portales and had been a member of Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Burial is in […]

Late indictment harms credibility of administration

Freedom Newspapers The case of Jose Padilla has done much to harm the credibility of an administration that would be well-served to develop from it a newfound appreciation of the rule of law. This law has evolved over centuries as the best way to allow government to be vigorous in pursuing its legitimate activities while […]

Dominguez, Christine M.

Christine Maria Dominguez, 54, of Clovis, died Oct. 8, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Nov. 24, 1950, to Vidal and Emma Duran Padilla in Santa Rosa. She married Jerry Dominguez June 17, 1972 in Clovis. She was a dietary cook at Plains Regional Medical Center, and a member of Our Lady […]

Jose Padilla case not good model for liberty lovers

Freedom Newspapers T he Bush administration continues to defend, in the case of Jose Padilla, a legal theory more suited to an absolute monarchy or dictatorship than to a society operating under the rule of law. Continuing to maintain such a stance materially weakens the case that the current struggle with terrorists is one between […]

Zamora, Ann

Ann Zamora Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ann Zamora, 96, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 26, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Jan. 11, 1909, at Pintada, to Juan and Amellia Padilla. Ann loved having relatives over to visit. She also enjoyed watching TV and reading the Bible. She always kept herself […]

Detainment sans trial runs counter to Constitution

CNJ staff The only question for an advocate of traditional American liberties should be “Why did it take so long?” when it comes to the case of Jose Padilla. Padilla, a U.S. citizen, was arrested as a terrorism suspect at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on a flight from Pakistan about 2 1/2 years ago. A federal […]

Garcia, Dulcinia

Dulcinia Garcia Services: have been held. Dulcinia S. Garcia, 78, of Willard, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Aug. 17, 1926, in Deramadero, to Louis and Aurelia Velasquez Marez. She married Rafael M. Garcia on May 5, 1946, in Portales. She was preceded in death by her parents; a great-granddaughter, […]

Padilla, Frankie

Frankie Padilla Services: Have been held. Frankie Joe Padilla, 47, of Clayton, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, in Clayton. He was born on Dec. 22, 1956, in Clayton, to Joe Jr. and Mary Nora Valdez Padilla. He married Linda Mae White on Dec. 27, 1975, in Tucumcari. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, […]

Robinson, Amber

Amber Robinson Services: Have been held. Amber Robinson, 19, of Portales, was born on Dec. 3, 1984, in Portales, to Joann Martinez and Rodney Robinson. She grew up in Portales, where she attended school. Family members said she was artistic and enjoyed doing needlework, crocheting, painting and crafting. She was an animal lover and enjoyed […]

Holding of two men indefinitely weakens liberty

Freedom Editorial I f the U.S. Supreme Court ends up agreeing with the government’s arguments in the cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, heard last week, those who seek answers to the eternally frustrating question, “Why do they hate us so?” will be deprived of one of their most facile answers. Let’s hope […]