Clovis residents appointed to state entities

CNJ staff A pair of Clovis residents were appointed to a state board or corporation by Gov. Susana Martinez. Roger “Bart” Bartosiewicz was named to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, while Launa Waller was appointed to the Small Business Investment Corp. Bartosiewicz retired as deputy chief of police from the Clovis Police Department with […]

June hailstorms still keeping roofers busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Adam Engram of Harris Construction lays down shingles Wednesday afternoon at a job on Fairfield Avenue. Engram said the crews haven’t been at a loss for work since hailstorms hit Clovis in June. Kevin Wilson When he was asked how busy July was, Roger LeClear’s first instinct was to laugh. […]

Custom Classic tourney begins Friday

CNJ staff More than half the teams will be from out of town this weekend in the 27th Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex and Spencer Field. Tournament director Roger Jackson said Tuesday that 67 of the 125 squads will be coming into Clovis for the three-day event. “It makes everybody happy,” Jackson […]

Clovis honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Marchers walk from Potter Park in southwest Clovis to Clovis Christian School at Eighth and Hinkle streets Monday morning in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Roger Groom’s voice bellowed, echoing from the rafters, as he recited Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech in […]

Car crashes into house

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Freedom Photo: Argen Duncan Freedom New Mexico Glenn Fuller, front, and Jesse Estrada, both of American Auto Salvage, investigate the best way to remove a mini-van from the front of a house on south Main Street just south of Brady Avenue on Monday night. Clovis Police Sgt. Roger Dial said the driver of the van […]

Yes, tennis star Roger Federer is human

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Roger Federer, the most successful tennis player in the recorded history of the game and winner of his 15th Grand Slam championship on July 5 at Wimbledon, is — contrary to suspicions voiced by Roger Cohen of The New York Times, in a column titled “Roger Federer Unbuttoned” […]

Tucumcari chief too quick to act with stun gun

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said there were “a lot of issues” that led to his shooting a teenage girl with two Taser darts last week: She was running away from police, through traffic without looking, he said. She had committed a delinquent act, maybe even bloodied her mother’s lip. The chief […]

Guy Leeder Softball Complex vandalized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Graffiti was painted at Guy Leeder Softball Complex over the past weekend. CNJ staff Clovis Softball Association board member Roger Jackson is hoping that with the help of the more than 1,300 league players, that the persons responsible for a graffiti spree at Guy Leeder Softball Complex will be caught. […]

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Bond reduced for man charged with molestation

CNJ staff A district judge Wednesday reduced the bond of a Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation. Larry Hatcher, 47, was released on a $25,000 cash bond and ankle bracelet monitor Wednesday following an arraignment hearing in the 9th Judicial District Court, jail officials said. Court records show Judge Stephen Quinn presided […]

Stay on earth not nearly long enough

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Word came from Huntsville, Ala., a couple of weeks ago that my Uncle Roger died. This was the fourth of my mom’s siblings to pass in two months. First there was Aunt Mary Alice, then Uncle Lloyd, followed by Aunt Carol and now Uncle Roger. Four brothers and sisters in […]

Bock, David

David Ray Bock, 54, of Farwell, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home. Born May 5, 1951, in Eureka, Calif., to George and Rita Swing Bock, he married Wanna Leasa Menning on Aug. 7, 1999, in Farwell. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He moved from Greenville, S.C., to Farwell, where he […]

Brownlee, Billy D.

Billy Dene Brownlee, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at her home northwest of Portales. She was born to Myree and Donald LeRoy Helton on Aug. 13, 1932, in Rose, Okla. Mrs. Brownlee grew up in Fort Sumner, and graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1951. In her youth she was a member of […]

Michael Angel Romero

Michael Angel Romero, infant, died, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Jan. 19, 2006. He is survived by his mother, Angelica Villarreal of Clovis; his father, Michael Romero of Clovis; grandparents, Elida Gonzales of Clovis, and Roger Romero (and wife, Joann) of Clovis; and great-grandparents, Jessie Gonzales […]

Errol Keith Pruitt

Errol Keith Pruitt, 74, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, in Hobbs. He was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Melrose, to Pat and Thelma Beavers Pruitt. He married Rosetta Bennett on Dec. 24, 1952. He owned and operated Pruitt Construction Co. and the Rambling Rose RV Park in Santa Rosa. He was a […]

Rehorn, Harlan Roger

Harlan Roger Rehorn Services: Have been held. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, to Harlan and Vera Johnson Rehorn in Kansas City, Kan. He married Sharon Rehorn on May 22, 1986, in Houston. He went to Houston in 1961 and returned to Clovis in 2005. He was a retired court reporter. He is preceded in […]

McWilliams, Joe

Joe McWilliams Services:Have been held. Joe Lester McWilliams, 93, of Farwell, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, in Farwell. He was born on June 29, 1911. in Hope, Ark., to Elmer and Blanche McWilliams. The family moved to Hall County, Texas, in 1924 and to Las Cruces in 1931. He moved near Lariat, Texas, in 1935. […]

Goguen, Edward

Edward Goguen Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward Alan Goguen, 41, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 6, 1962, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Briggs McCrary; two brothers, Eric Joseph and Roger Dale Goguen; and his grandparents, Ed and Beatrice Briggs […]

Morrison, Roger

ROGER MORRISON Services: Have been held. Roger Lee Morrison, 52, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 31, 1951, in Logan, W. Va., to Burton and Reva C. Seacrist Morrison. He worked as a training systems technician for 20 years. He had worked […]

Temptations of a cultural, local nature

Clyde Davis It’s comin’ up pretty soon — next weekend, in fact. The next presentation in the ENMU theatrical offering for this semester. There is always one conjunctive with Homecoming, and this year it is The Picnic. I suppose because I have an unusual number of theater, dance, and drama people in my freshman writing […]