Zias fall in LSC soccer tourney

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Junior defender Tamara Geels scored two goals and sophomore midfielder Melissa DoRemus and freshman defender Whitney Hancock each had a goal and an assist Thursday, lifting Texas A&M-Commerce to a 4-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference women’s soccer tournament. In […]

Zias shut out Northeastern State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With the wind blowing briskly in their faces, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team figured if it could just make it to halftime things could turn in their favor. The Zias played Northeastern State to a scoreless draw in the opening stanza, then used the […]

Bail bondsman acquitted in shooting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer o Jury agrees bail bondsman was acting in self-defense. The wife, daughter and an employee of a Clovis bondsman accused of crimes against a suspected bail jumper linked hands outside the Curry County Courthouse and huddled shoulder to shoulder, relieved. A jury found Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless not […]

Zias climb over .500 with win over Rebels

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior Megan Dozier scored in the first minute and junior Stephanie Sanchez provided solid play in goal, especially late, as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held off Dixie State 2-1 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Dozier dribbled around several Rebels defenders to score with only 32 seconds […]

Shooting trial to begin Monday

CNJ Staff The jury trial for a Clovis bail bondsman accused of shooting a bail jumper in the back a year ago is scheduled to begin Monday, according to court records. Henry “Hank” Bayless, 64, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez on Sept. 20, 2005, while trying to take him into custody for failing to […]

USSSA state softball: Smokin earns first championship

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Smokin hadn’t won a state softball championship since Priscilla Sanchez formed the team about 15 years ago, and didn’t expect to win one last weekend. The Clovis-based squad not only won the Class E title at Guy Leeder Complex and Spencer Field, but went virtually unchallenged through four games […]

4/30 Births

Sanchez Santiago Nazzareno Sanchez was born March 25 to Rachel and James Sanchez of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He has two brothers, Stefano, 2, and Matthew, 5, and one sister, Siyerra, 7. Grandparents are Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, and Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. Great-grandparents are […]

4/14 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 5 through Wednesday: • Curtis Wayne Spillman, 32, to Temeka Latrice Stewart, 25, both of Clovis. • Steven Wayne Oehm, 36, to Gia Marie Larson, 34, both of Clovis. • Isaias Soria, 51, to Peggy Sena, 54, both of Clovis. • Arturo Martinez-Baca, 33, […]

Chavez, Erlinda

Erlinda Chavez, 84, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born July 21, 1921, to Margarito and Castella Ribera Gallegos in Vaughn. She married Jose Inez Chavez Sept. 7, 1937, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Community. She is […]

Sanchez Sullivan, Martha

Martha O. Sanchez Sullivan, 67, of Franklin, Mass., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Caritas Norwood Hospital in Norwood following a long illness. She was born March 29, 1938, in El Paso, Texas. She worked as an administrator at Wrentham State School in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. She was raised and educated in […]

Initiative trying to encourage college enrollment

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Area seventh-graders will be shadowed by Clovis Community College employees until they graduate from high school in 2011 as part of an initiative to increase the enrollment of low-income students in higher education. “Anything we can do for students in junior high school and high school will ultimately benefit […]

Mary “LaLa” Romero

Mary “LaLa” Romero, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at her home. She was born May 11, 1931, in Clovis to Frank and Dolores Zamora Sanchez. She married Joe “Maro” Romero on Aug. 22, 1949, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Family members said she […]

Soledad Ontiveros

Mrs. Soledad Ontiveros, 69, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. She was born Dec. 20, 1935, to Tomasa and Alejandro Leyba in Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Abel Ontiveros on Jan. 25, 1950, in Ojinaga, Mexico. They made their home in Mexico until 1959 when they moved to […]

Garza, Beverly S.

Beverly Sue Garza Services: Have already been held. Beverly Sue Garza, 35, of Ellicott, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in a car accident in Colorado Spring, Colo. She was born Aug. 28, 1969, to Robert and Angie (Jimenez) Sanchez in Tucumcari. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Robert Gonzales and Tony Garza Jr., both […]

Bondsman says shooting was self-defense

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Bail bondsman Hank Bayless said Saturday he acted in self-defense and he should not have to face criminal charges in connection with the shooting of two people last month while trying to serve an arrest warrant. Bayless, 63, was indicted Friday by a grand jury for breaking and entering, […]

Bail bondsman indicted for battery

Freedom Newspapers Clovis bail bondsman Hank Bayless was indicted Friday by a Curry County grand jury for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering, according to a press release from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Bayless, 63, is accused of shooting Javier Sanchez, 33, and […]

Car wash raises funds for slain child’s family

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Friends, family and volunteers from the community gathered Saturday morning at Taco Box in Clovis for a car wash to raise money for the family of Carlos Perez. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer At least 30 school kids from Gattis, Yucca, Cameo, Lockwood and Clovis High schools volunteered their time […]

Charges still pending in bondsman shooting

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A search warrant was carried out Friday at the residence where two people were shot earlier this week as a Clovis bail bondsman was revoking a bond. Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel said officers found a small amount of marijuana at 305 Gayland Drive, Apartment 3. He said he did not […]

DA: Police still gathering statements in bond case

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday Clovis detectives are still gathering statements in the case of a bondsman accused of shooting two people Tuesday while revoking a bond. Bayless, who owns Hank’s Bail Bonds, shot co-worker Christina Snell in the leg and Javier Sanchez in the back while apprehending […]

Charges pending in bond shooting

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler said he will decide today whether to file charges against a Clovis bail bondsman involved in shooting two people — including a co-worker — while attempting to revoke a bond. Hank Bayless of Hank’s Bail Bonds shot Christina Snell and suspected bail-jumper Javier Sanchez, Chandler […]