Business Feature: Partnership promotes growth

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Maria Carrasco, co-owner of Maria’s Montessori School. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor As the owners of Maria’s Montessori School, Phillip and Maria Carrasco foster an environment that allows children to excel at their own rate. That philosophy has enabled them to excel in their business with assistance of the […]

Family of man who died in jail sues sheriff, deputy

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Two years ago, a Bovina man was found hanging in his cell at the Parmer County jail. Now the family of Phillip Morris Griggs Jr. seeks $8 million in a lawsuit filed against the county’s sheriff and chief deputy. Texas attorney Chuck Hester filed the complaint Feb. 17 in […]

1/6 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4: • Aaron Joe Sellers, 36, of Clovis to Dena Lorin Gisomo, 35, of Lubbock • Terry William Batchelor, 44, to Tammy Dawn Batchelor, 40, both of Clovis • Tony Lee Hutchins, 25, to Dalyna Kay Wood, 19, both of Clovis […]

Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Marney, Michael

Michael Marney Services: Have been held.  Mr. Michael Alexander Marney, 43, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in Belen. He was born on Sept. 15, 1961, in Brandon, Suffolk County, England. He lived in Lubbock most of his life and moved to Clovis six months ago.   He was preceded in death by his […]

Robinson pulls upset; Wildcats finish fourth

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Tanner Fickling, left, helped Clovis take fourth in the 800-meter relay Saturday at the state track meet. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis senior Damian Robinson gave himself a little birthday present Saturday. He also helped elevate the Wildcats to a fourth-place team finish in Class 5A state […]

Williams picks up pair of seconds

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Hard work is paying off for Clovis’ Phillip Williams. The senior followed up a second-place finish Friday in the long jump by finishing second in the 100 meters Saturday at the Amarillo Relays. “He had a great, great weekend,” Clovis coach Darren Kelley said. “He’s definitely working at it and he […]

Crawford, Lottie

Lottie Crawford Services: Have been held. Lottie “Tootsie” Green Crawford, 87, of Shreveport, La., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Shreveport, La. She was born on Feb. 11, 1917, in Curry County, to Samuel and Willie Green. She retired from Pacific Bell in Los Angeles after 20 years of service. She was a member of […]

Cats feeling at home again

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Clovis senior running back Phillip Williams had a career rushing night against Rio Rancho, finishing with 275 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 28-21 Wildcat win at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo by Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor He didn’t like the idea of losing the battle of star running backs named […]

Bell, Patsy

Patsy Bell Services: Have been held. Patsy Bell, 57, of Lubbock died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004. She was born on June 20, 1946, in Borger, Texas, to Paul B. and Lena B. Scroggins. She graduated from Tascosa High School and attended Amarillo Community College. She married Willie A. Bell on Dec. 8, 1966, in Vega, […]