Conklin, Richard

Richard Donald Conklin, 58, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in New Mexico. He married Lord Blenkin on Aug. 19, 1995, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Marines for eight years and worked in the civil service at Cannon Air […]

Mouse fire still hot news

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A Fort Sumner firefighter looks on as Luciano Mares attempts to extinguish a fire Saturday at his house on Grove Street using a garden hose. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Luciano Mares was just trying to protect his cats. He didn’t want them to eat the mouse he caught in […]

County narrows jail administrator search

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials have narrowed their search for a new Adult Detention Center administrator to seven. Lance Pyle, assistant county manager, said 30 to 40 applications were mailed or faxed to individuals across the United States who were interested in the position. Curry County officials received 10 completed applications. […]

Richard “Dick” Prokop

Editor’s note: Today’s profile ends a three-month series honoring area World War II veteran. Richard “Dick” Prokop Date of birth: May 1, 1926 Dates of service: 1942 to 1967 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Theater and location of service: Philippines Branch: Navy and Air Force Rank: Technical sergeant Unit and specialty: Landing Ship for Tanks, gunner and […]

Russell, Richard “Rick”

Richard “Rick” Russell, 46, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Sept. 20, 1959, in Clovis to James R. and Jessie L. Russell. He was of the Baptist Faith. He worked as a diesel mechanic and owned “Russell’s Truck Repair.” Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, […]

Salas, Richard

Richard Salomon Salas, 40, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1965, in Clovis to Jose Guadalupe and Alice Sena Salas. He was a contractor who specialized in Southwest design. He was a member of Son of the Legionnaires and American Legion Post 25. Family […]

Gomez, Anthony “Antone”

Anthony “Antone” Gomez, 48, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 in his Clovis home. He was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Clovis to Joe and Marie Sisneros Gomez. He was a butcher for Stancell’s grocery store and a member of My Father’s House Church in Clovis. Family members said he loved motorcycle riding. He is preceded […]

Esquibel, Guadalupe & Miguel

Guadalupe “Lupe” Esquibel, 27, and Miguel Angel Munoz Esquibel, fetus, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 15, 1977, in Clovis, to Richard and Irene Salas Esquibel. She was a waitress at IHOP in Clovis. She was of the Catholic faith. Family members said […]

Disarming Pistol Pete strike against tradition

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Let’s paint the Statue of Liberty pink. Let’s trash the Zia symbol and adopt the Fleur de Leis as our New Mexico emblem. Isn’t it the International Aeronautical Festival held each fall in Albuquerque? As for that state question — “red or green?” — let’s change colors. By the way, […]

Death intriguing because it’s unknown to people

Ryn Gargulinski Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I most recently was stuck […]

Hoadley Sr., Richard

Richard Hoadley Sr. Services: Have been held. Richard Dean Hoadley Sr., 76, of Midland, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. He was born on June 22, 1929, in Sparland, Ill., to Ivan and Goldie Reay Hoadley. He was raised and educated in Clovis. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1946 until 1948. […]

Tiffin, Curtis

Curtis Tiffin Services:Have been held. Curtis Tiffin, 80, died Aug. 8, 2005 at University Medical Center in Lubbock Tiffin was born Mar. 25, 1925, in Maude, Okla. to Effie and A. N. Tiffin. Tiffin’s family moved from Maude, Okla., to Ranchvale when he was four years old. He graduated from high school there in 1943, […]

Judge grants motion to withdraw as counsel

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn granted a public defender’s motion to withdraw as counsel for a 19-year-old Portales man charged in the slaying of a teenage woman in April 2004. Raton attorney Ray Floersheim stepped down as Richard Baca’s lawyer on Friday during a hearing at the […]

Conchas Dam hits 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam — […]

The Earl of Hoops

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Former Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Earl Diddle demonstrates a ballhandling drill during Tuesday’s session of the third annual Texico USA Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at the high school. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — After three decades of coaching men’s basketball, Earl Diddle is […]

Sudderth, Corbin

Corbin Sudderth Services: Have been held. Corbin Alan Sudderth, 2, of Abilene, Texas, died Friday, June 10, 2005, in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital. He was born on Dec. 12, 2002, in Abilene, Texas, to Richard Dean Sudderth and Shawna Chick. Survivors are his parents; a brother, Richard Damon Sudderth; two sisters, Megan Chick and […]

Smithee, Mary

Mary Charlotte Smithee, 77, of Benton, Texas, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Saline Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1927, in Quitaque, Texas, to Clyde and Agnes Tunnell. She received her master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 1971 and was an actuary for Citi Group Insurance for 20 […]

Baird, Peggy

Peggy Baird Services: Have been held. Peggy J. Baird, 78, of Raton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Dora, to Lloyd Joseph and Grace G. Taylor Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Richard Gordon Baird. Survivors include a daughter, Donne Hilliard (and […]

Nance, John

John Nance Services: have been held. John B. Nance, 79, of Farwell, Texas, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 17, 1926, in Jarrell, Texas, to Will and Helen Nance. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Velma Nance; and six brothers, Hanslee, Oleary, […]

Tivis, Richard

Richard Tivis Services:Have been held. Richard Tivis, 75, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005. He was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Muleshoe, to Richard L. and Beatrice Carter Tivis. At the age of 5, he and his family moved to Lubbock, where he attended school and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1947. […]