Big business not always bad business

By Tibor Machan I have read nearly every novel by Robert B. Parker, famous mainly for his Spenser PI books. And I like them. His writing is neat, sharp — no nonsense. His character, Spenser, is tough and teeming with integrity. Spenser’s a great cook, drinks properly and has an ideal love life with Susan, […]

Ag Expo covers ID tags to compost

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and dairymen up-to-date on animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Ron Parker, New Mexico Extension beef specialist, will be conducting the […]

Judge declines to reopen public records case

CNJ staff A state district court judge on Tuesday denied a Clovis News Journal request to reconsider a public records case against Curry County ruled on last year. Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Joe Parker ruled he had no jurisdiction in the case because the CNJ’s motion to reconsider was not heard within 30 days, […]

Judge tosses out CNJ lawsuit against county

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A district judge threw out a public records lawsuit filed against Curry County on Monday because of what he said was a procedural error. District Judge Joe Parker said Freedom Communications, parent company of the Clovis News Journal, incorrectly sued Curry County when it sought the salaries of county […]

Ward, Bill

Bill Ward Services: Have been held. Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned […]

Parker, Tony

Tony Parker Services: Have been held. Tony Parker, 31, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on March 1, 1973, in Clovis, to Jessie Parker and Rosa Lee Harris. He attended Lincoln-Jackson Elementary, Marshall Junior High, and graduated from Clovis High School in 1992. He married Bettina Jones, of Groesbeck, […]

Fiddler extraordinaire played for governor

By Don McAlvay: Local columnist I’ve lost track of Alva J. Parker. Last I knew he was with his daughter in Farmington. I hope he’s still kicking. Parker won more fiddle contests left-handed than most right-handed fiddle players won. He did not change the order of the fiddle strings. Parker shared his fiddle with his […]

Shooting suspect arrested

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Byron Logan By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested two men late Friday evening in connection with last month’s slaying of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Byron Logan, 22, of Clovis, was arrested without incident at his residence and is charged with an open count of murder in the death of Tony Parker. Parker […]

Clovis looking for improved effort

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Senior QB John Props and the Wildcats’ offense wasn’t on the field much last week. Staff photo by Rick White By Rick White The last time Clovis traveled to Pampa, Texas, for a football game Heath Parker said he was a sixth-grader chasing girls under the stands. Two decades later, Parker is still in Pampa […]

Community mourns homicide victim

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Brothers Andre and Lamont Dixon, of Clovis, hug each other as Tony Parker is lowered in to his grave Friday during the burial service at Mission Gardens Cemetery in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Hundreds gathered Friday afternoon at the First Church of God in Christ to mourn the […]

Man shot dead near apartment complex

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Clovis Police Officer Timothy Marshall stands in the doorway as detectives seach for evidence at Clovis Apartments at the scene of Saturday’s homicide. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A 31-year-old Clovis man died early Saturday morning after suffering several gunshot wounds, police said. Officials said Tony Parker was shot about […]

Woodul, Parker

Parker Woodul Services: Have been held. Mr. Parker A. Woodul, 92, of Portales, died Friday morning, June 4, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1911, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida and Henry J. Woodul. Mr. Woodul graduated from high school. He went on to graduate from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree […]

Airman sentenced to 12 years in death

By Mike Linn: CNJ NEWS EDITOR Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining […]

Judge’s stock holdings delay nursing home trial

By Darrell Todd Maurina District Judge Joe Parker on Friday afternoon withdrew from a hearing on whether the state should continue to control Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ten minutes before the hearing was scheduled to begin, attorneys for American Heritage Bank petitioned to intervene in the case between the New Mexico Department of Health and […]

Homicide cases still active within courts

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Ninth Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter says the only recent unsolved homicide in Curry County is that of J.C. Tucker, who was shot to death at his business near Cannon Air Force Base on Sept. 4, 2003. The following cases are still working their way through the court […]

Moore, Alvin R. Jr.

Alvin R. Moore Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin R. Moore Jr., 57, of Melrose, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Portales, to Macie and Alvin R. Moore. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1964. He served his […]

Car chase ends in DWI charge

Cops and Courts A late Thursday night police chase through Clovis streets led to the arrest of Randal Pruitt, 40, of Clovis, on a number of charges including driving while intoxicated. According to a police press release, Officer Brian Encinas attempted to stop Pruitt’s vehicle about 11 p.m. Thursday for speeding on the 900 block […]

Talley, Edna Jeannine

Talley, Edna Jeannine Services: Have been held. Edna Jeannine Talley, 75, of Clovis died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at her home in Clovis. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Pomery, Ohio, to Pearl and Bertha Parker. She was raised in Pomeroy and graduated Pomeroy High School. Her marriage to Harold Talley, an Air Force […]

Clovis lawyer named to bench

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Joe Parker was appointed to the 9th judicial district bench by Gov. Bill Richardson Gary Mitchell When Ramona Parker found out the governor appointed her husband, Joe, to fill a vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court bench, she realized she had just lost her job. Ramona Parker is her husband’s bookkeeper and business manager […]

Orlik, Parker finalists to fill vacant judge’s seat

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis attorneys Robert S. Orlik and Alvin Joe Parker are finalists to fill a vacant judge’s seat in the district court that serves Curry and Roosevelt counties. The two were selected from among six candidates by a special panel that met Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. The next step for […]