Tucumcari woman’s death may have been homicide, police say

By Darrell Todd Maurina The death of a Tucumcari woman Tuesday evening is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Police and emergency medical personnel responded about 6:38 p.m. to a report that Joan Vance, 62, was unconscious in the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts business. She was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Hospital in […]

Saturday area prep basketball summaries

CNJ STAFF Girls New Mexico Non-district San Jon 62, Clovis Christian 25 Clovis Christian (4-9) — Tasha Daale 0 1-2 1, Mollie Peterson 1 0-1 2, Samantha Barnett 2 1-2 5, Tiffani Medeiros 1 4-4 6, Rachel Daale 3 1-2 7, Jennifer Jacoby 2 0-0 4. Totals 9 7-11 25. San Jon — JaTawn Slutz […]

Buffs down Fort Sumner for third

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Melrose sophomore Carolos Ruiz is fouled by Fort Sumner’s Jameson West during the first half of Saturday’s third-place game. CNJ photo by Rick White. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Senior Harvey Park scored 18 points and Melrose claimed the boys’ third-place trophy in the EPAC basketball tournament Saturday with a 51-32 win over Fort Sumner […]

EPAC Thursday summaries, bracket

CNJ STAFF At Texico Boys Fifth place Grady 56, Dora 48 Dora (2-8) — Travis Belcher 6, Clayton Stokes 11, Tyler Wilhoit 6, J.R. Gonzales 4, Zach Morrow 6, Casey O’Conner 3, Brent Hays 12. Totals 18 4-14 48. Grady (4-10) — Jarrod Lindsey 14, Colt Grau 6, Domingo Diaz 2, Robert Windham 8, Steven […]

Leach, Albert K.

Albert Kenneth Leach Services: Have been held. Albert Kenneth Leach, 81, of San Jon, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on Dec. 7, 1922, in Belleview, to John and Mary Leach. He graduated from high school in 1940 and joined the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He married Dessie […]

Anti-business attitude hurting California

Thomas Sowell If you wonder what has gotten California in such an economic mess, here is a recent sample: The state legislature has passed a law requiring landlords to give tenants 60 days’ notice, instead of 30 days, before evicting them. In other words, if you are renting to a tenant who refuses to pay […]

Lady Raiders win 13th straight

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jia Perkins had 20 points, and second-ranked Texas Tech scored on 14 straight first-half possessions in a 95-47 victory Tuesday night over San Diego in the championship game of the Surf-N-Slam Classic. The victory enabled Texas Tech (13-0) to extend its school record for consecutive wins to begin a […]

Marley, David W.

David Warnick Marley Services: Have been held. David Warnick Marley, 95, of Carlsbad, Calif., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. He was born on June 23, 1908, in Lamesa, Texas, to William Samuel and Florence N. Christopher Marley. He taught school in Curry, Roosevelt and Lea counties. For several years he was the principal of Lindsey […]

Lopez, Alvino

Alvino Lopez Services: Have been held. Alvino Lopez Sr., 63, of Farwell, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Friona, Texas. He was born on Dec. 16, 1939, in Fort Quitman, Texas, to Nicholas Ruiz and Maria Refugio Lopez. He married Maria Duran on Jan 8, 1962 in El Paso, Texas. They moved to the Farwell […]

Suspected killer has area ties

By Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — A man suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents on Saturday is known to have frequented eastern New Mexico in recent months, officials said on Wednesday. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple inside their home in Depew, Okla., officials with the Creek County (Okla.) Sheriff’s Department […]

Workman, Mona

Mona Workman Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mona L. Workman, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 10, 1931, in Slaton, Texas, to Edmond H. and Connie Maxwell Hicks. She married T.J. Workman on March 29, 1958, in Clovis. She was a former Avon sales representative. […]

Villanes, Adele

Adele Villanes Services: Have been held. Mrs. Adele “Checho” Villanes, 50, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 29, 1952, in Carlsbad. She had been a resident of Clovis the past five years, moving to Clovis from Carlsbad where she lived […]

Monarrez, Maria

Maria Monarrez Services: Have been held. Maria Raquel Monarrez, 64, of Texico, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1939, in San Jose, Durango, Mexico, to Jose and Josefa Enriquez Barraza. She married Vicente Monarrez in 1960 in Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was housewife, a member of San […]

Stella, Sebastian Dr.

Dr. Sebastian Stella Dr. Sebastian “Subby” Frank Stella, 73, of Clovis, a dentist, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, in Clovis. He was born June 11, 1930, in Omaha, Neb., to Frank and Lucia Stella. He moved to San Diego in his early teens. He married Philomene Theobald on Nov. 29, 1959, in San Diego. They […]

Smothers, Rose

Rose Smothers Services: Have been held. Rose G. Smothers, 94, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Amarillo. She was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Armington, Ill., to James and Anna Brandt McDowell. She moved to Farwell in 1917, and the family lived in a tent while building a house. […]

Wuori, Frederick

Frederick Wuori Services: Have been held. Mr. Frederick A. Wuori, 88, of San Antonio, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, in San Antonio. He was born March 2, 1915, in Duluth, Minn., to Charles Frederick and Selma Kagas Wuori. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1939. He served in the U.S. […]

Lewis, Billy

Billy Lewis Services: Have been held. Mr. Billy Larry Lewis, 40, of San Diego, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, in San Diego. He was born on April 12, 1963, in Clovis, to Billy Lewis and Minnie Ransom. He lived in Clovis until 2002 and then in Las Vegas, Nev., and San Diego. He did clerical […]

Fought, Clarence

Clarence Fought Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence Luther Fought, 75, of Payson, Ariz., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Payson. He was born April 3, 1928, in San Jon. Family members said he was a cowboy by heart and a carpenter by trade. He was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and […]

Family follows the cowboy code

By Dave Gragg Family members say Clarence Fought was a cowboy at heart. And he took the cowboy code to heart. Out of respect for that code, his family decided they would pay him one final tribute. “He was an old cowboy, and old cowboys buried each other,” said Clarence’s son, Dale Fought of Buckeye, […]

Cross, Imanuel

Imanuel Cross Services: No services will be held. Mr. Imanuel Don Cross, 70, of San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, April 24, 2003. He was born on July 30, 1932, in Dessark, Ark., to Clara and Andy Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, LaDonna Cross of Clovis. He is survived […]