Feelings of obligation, apathy common among voters

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer On Tuesday, Tucumcari resident Larry Marshall will cast his vote in the general election. But behind his vote lies an eroded faith in the American political system. “I don’t trust one politician,” Marshall, 43, said. He votes, he said, “because there is always a lesser of two evils.” […]

Border towns celebrate unity

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGabriela Velez, left, 14, and Janie Balch, 15, both of Clovis, ride the train Saturday at the Border Town Days festival in Farwell and Texico. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A hunk of brisket to his left, a white apron masking most of his shirt, James William, a member of […]

5/23 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8:30 a.m. May 16, an officer called to Clovis High took a report about students making and detonating an explosive device. A teacher told the officer he was away from his class when he heard an explosion and returned to see […]

Clovis resident dies in three-vehicle accident

CNJ staff A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS […]

June B. Ezell

June B. Ezell, 90, died Dec. 22, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Ponce Inlet, Fla. She was born June 1, 1915, in Clovis, and was a longtime Portales resident.

Clovis burglar sentenced to 13 years

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to 13 years in jail for committing a violent burglary, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Charles Ray Kirven, 38, was charged with aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit a burglary, larceny, criminal damage and possession of stolen property, the […]

2/19 Birthdays

Page-Mullins Ethel Page-Mullins of Portales will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Golden Acres community room in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by her family. Page-Mullins was born Feb. 22, 1916 in Topaz, Texas. She is a long-time resident of Roosevelt County, having lived in the Richland […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

CNJstaff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Weatherford Street in reference to a stolen gun. The resident told police a homeless acquaintance was living with him and took the 40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol sometime on Thursday. • • […]

1/13 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Wallace Street in reference to a burglary. The 24-year-old resident told police someone broke her window and took $140 worth of electronic equipment. Police have no suspects. ••• […]

BRAC by quotes

BRAC talk from Clovis this weekend: “I am proud to be a U.S. citizen — to have the freedom to be able to approach the government and the Pentagon and tell them that they might be wrong. A lot of countries would not be so accepting.” — Cathy Haynes, Clovis city commissioner on how the […]

Candidates named for judicial seat

CNJ staff The names of the four candidates for a new judicial seat in the 9th Judicial were released Friday by officials at the University of New Mexico law school after the application process closed. They are: • Robert S. Orlik — resident of Curry County and is an attorney. • Kent Peterson — resident […]

Clovis shows support

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Gary Reid of Clovis and Jim Dendy of Portales show their support of Cannon Air Force base Monday morning across the street from the town hall meeting at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gagulinski: CNJ staff writer They showed up by the hundreds. Some carried hand-made signs. Others just offered […]

Reaction to BRAC closing ranges from shock to apathy

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Clovis hairstylist Kristal Hailey said “in a way I care, in a way I don’t” about the possibility of Cannon Air Force base closing when asked Saturday at the Clovis Wal-Mart. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Some Saturday Wal-Mart shoppers had more on their minds than hamburger meat and cottage […]

ENMU tuition going up

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a raise in tuition and board along with pay increases for school staff during a meeting Friday in Ruidoso. Regents approved an $83 increase in tuition per semester for resident and non-resident undergraduate students. Regents also approved a $93 increase in […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident takes active role in honoring police

Clovis resident Ray Jackson knows the value of emergency services. On four occasions the 68-year-old has been transported to Lubbock for heart problems. That’s why he has taken an active role as vice president of the area Fraternal Order of Eagles in recognizing firefighters and police officers. “I know exactly what they are good for,” […]

Ackley, Thomas

Thomas Ackley Services: No services have been held. Mr. Thomas Daniel Ackley, 39, of Clovis, died Dec. 17, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 24, 1965, at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipine Islands, to Donovan D. and Mitsue Ackley. He married Mary Hazelton on Aug. 17, 1990, […]

Police Blotter 4/11

Staff at a Clovis elementary school called police about 4 p.m. Monday to report that a 9-year-old male student had stolen a basket of candy from a teacher’s locker and had also stolen items in the past at school. Several students at school had also been observed with candy and they said the student had […]

Farwell resident turns 100 today

Reporter’s Notebook Mae Purselley will reach the century mark in age today. The resident of the Farwell Convalescent Center is a sweet lady who enjoys watching television and engaging in the occasional joke session, said Christine Garcia, a nurse at the center. “Once in a while she jokes around. Everybody just loves her. She’s a […]

Candidates file for city offices

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By Jack King Ten candidates registered Tuesday to run for Clovis mayor and City Commission positions in the March 2 election. Tuesday was the only day to register for the race. The mayor’s position and one chair in each of the four commission districts are up for election. Randal S. Crowder was the only candidate […]

Dunn, Faye

Faye Dunn Services: Have been held. Faye Dunn, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Security, Colo., since 1996, she was a former resident of Clovis. Mrs. Dunn was born on Aug. 25, 1918, to DC Francis Decker and Nellie Lucretia Stufflebeam Decker. She married Tom […]