Witness: 20-year-old admitted to slaying

Freedom New Mexico A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next [...]

Portales man arrested in connection with kidnapping

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O’Hare Freedom New Mexico A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, of Portales said [...]

Maguire, Mona Kaye

Mona Kaye Maguire Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mona Kaye Frances Maguire, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, her home in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 23, 1942, in Melrose, to Walter Harrell Coburn and Bernice Cleo Coburn. She was a single mother in the early ’60s who worked three jobs to [...]

U.S. Rep. awards Cannon youths

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., during a town hall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours [...]

A day of remembrance

By Darrell Todd Maurina Light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of about 100 people who turned out Monday morning for the Clovis Memorial Day program. “I asked about seven or eight people what we should do,” said Jim Cowman, co-organizer for the event. “Nobody said don’t go. They had to fight in the rain and [...]

Communities set Memorial Day observances

By Gary Mitchell Memorial Day has a significance that local veteran Larry Frappier and his colleagues want to make sure the nation doesn’t forget. “It’s a day you’re honoring your fallen comrades,” said Frappier, who serves as secretary for the Joint Veterans Council in Clovis, the sponsor of the community’s annual Memorial Day Observance. “It’s [...]