It’s a new year baby

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Maria Rodriguez holds her new baby boy Francisco Saturday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Francisco was first born in 2004 at 8:16 a.m. Friday, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Maria Rodriguez of Muleshoe, Texas, said she wants to thank the many Clovis businesses and individuals who donated […]

Taco Box closes its mall location; others still open

By Jack King Tom Martin, owner of the Taco Box restaurants, said the company closed its site in North Plains Mall on Sunday because it was unable to reach an agreement on the extension of its lease with mall owner General Growth Properties. Martin said the North Plains Mall Taco Box had 13 employees, some […]

Merchants have gifts for little kids and big ‘kids’

By Jack King If you’re the parent, relative, or even a close friend of a preteen girl, among the most popular ways to say “Merry Christmas” this year is “Bratz.” The fashion-plate dolls were mentioned most often when Clovis merchants were asked Wednesday which are the hottest-selling toys this year. “Craft kits are also really […]

Garcia, Flora

Flora Garcia Services: 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community Church. Flora Garcia, 81, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born March 16, 1922, in Clayton, to Manuel and Ramona Gutierrez Chavez. She married Ernest Garcia July 24, 1938, in Wheatland, Wyo. They came to Clovis […]

‘Tis the season

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Family members James Townson, left, of Melrose, Cody Fullerton, center, 10, of Melrose, and Debbie Spriggs, right, of Clovis, wave to the floats as they stay warm during Saturday’s 2003 Clovis Christmas Light Parade. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Temperatures in the 30s didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of youngsters getting ready for Clovis’ […]

Wanted: 50 doctors, and now

By Jack King If you dropped 20 new general practice physicians into Clovis’ pool of patients, they would hardly make a ripple. That was how Plains Regional Medical Center’s new administrator Brian S. Bentley described the city’s physician shortage recently. And it’s not just GPs that the city needs, he said. “Clovis probably has never […]

United Way still needs help to meet goal

By Jack King With help from local residents, businesses and agencies, the Curry County United Way is well on its way to achieving its goal for this year’s fund raiser, United Way executive director Erinn Burch said Wednesday. But, there’s still a little way to go, she said. United Way’s goal this year is $375,000 […]

Police Blotter 11/11

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 2000 block of Chaparral regarding a stolen firearm. The owner said she found a lock box open in her home on the coffee table with a semi-automatic pistol missing. She said she does not […]

Robbery suspect indicted

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sammy Guerrero, 21, faces sentences that could total more than 40 years in jail following his indictment Thursday by a Curry County grand jury in connection with a string of armed robberies from June 14 to Sept. 4. “Our position is we’re going to review the evidence and put together the […]

Police Blotter 10/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles received heavy damage in a crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Hinkle Street and 12th Street. According to police, a 17-year-old Clovis woman was northbound on Hinkle in a 2003 Chevy and a 36-year-old woman was westbound […]

Bovina man stable after gunshot

CNJ Staff A 36-year-old Bovina man is in stable condition at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock following an early Monday morning shooting in Clovis. According to Clovis police reports, Juan Villarreal came to the Towne & Country store on the corner of Seventh and Thornton streets about 12:10 a.m. with blood running down his leg. Villarreal […]

Clovis man charged in theater robberies

By Jack King Clovis police have made additional charges against a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with a series of summer armed robberies, including three at North Plains Cinema 4. Sammy Guerrero, of 1709 Laura Lane, is being held in Curry County Adult Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond. He is charged with multiple counts […]

Garcia, Mary

Mary Garcia Services: Have been held. Mary O. Garcia, 79, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. Mrs. Garcia was born on May 3, 1924, in Trinidad, Colo. She was raised in Raton and lived most of her life in Clovis. In 1944, she married Frank Garcia in Clovis. She moved […]

Early bird voters have two options this year

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Clovis resident Jo Ann Teeter casts her early voting ballot Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King A little more than 1 percent of Curry County’s registered voters have participated so far in early voting for the Sept. 23 special election. Since early and absentee voting started on Aug. […]

Pena, Marjorie

Marjorie Pena Services: Have been held. Mrs. Marjorie Doris Hood Pena, 76, of Clovis, a retired school teacher, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Byers, Texas. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Highlands University and a master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University. She […]

Rogers, Florence

Florence Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Florence Vivian Rogers, 101, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on June 5, 1901, Chelsea, Okla., to Crummel and Elizabeth Kissinger DeLozier. She moved to Pleasant Hill in 1906. They farmed and helped to build […]

Letters to the Editor 8/3

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]

CCC chorale hits high note at spring concert

By Janet Bresenham The rousing sounds of patriotism echoed throughout Town Hall at Clovis Community College Sunday afternoon, as the men and women of the High Plains Chorale presented their spring concert. Both the audience and the 37-member singing group were a sea of red, white and blue, with many people still dressed in their […]

One injured in truck-train collision

By Jack King A Clovis man was at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock on Monday after ramming his truck into a train just off U.S. Highway 60-84 between Clovis and Texico, officials said. His condition was unknown at press time. Derek Glidewell, 41, was westbound on U.S. 60-84 when the wreck occurred at 9 a.m. Monday […]

Aquifer history goes back millions of years

By Claire Bushey The word “aquifer” comes from two Latin words, which together mean “to bring water.” That is what the Ogallala Aquifer has done for the High Plains for nearly a century. Named after the town of Ogallala, Neb., the aquifer covers 174,000 square miles in parts of eight states, including New Mexico and […]