Bail revocation ends in shooting injuries

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis bail bond employee and a suspected bail-jumper suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds Tuesday. Crystal Snell of Hank’s Bail Bonds was shot in the leg and Javier Sanchez, 33, in the lower back about 10 a.m. in the 300 block of Gaylord, according law enforcement officials. Both were shot […]

Saiz-Sanchez, Espira

Espira Saiz-Sanchez Services: Have been held. Espira Saiz-Sanchez, infant, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 31, 2005, in Clovis. Survivors include her parents, Roberto Sanchez and Nancy Saiz; a brother, Matt Saiz; two sisters, Nichole Lujan and Ave Sanchez; her grandparents, Macario and Adela […]

Sanchez, Frances

Frances Sanchez Services: Have been held. Frances Sanchez, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her granddaughter’s home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 10, 1918, in Trernintina. She was a longtime resident of Tucumcari before moving to Clovis. She was a member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. She was […]

Clovis native Goff second at Sun Country Amateur

CNJ staff Las Cruces — Clovis’ Robert Goff played the course well, but Lee Sanchez Jr. was better. Sanchez hit a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the Sun Country Amateur Championship at the New Mexico State University Golf Club to finish 11-under for the tournament. Goff, who will be a senior for the NMSU golf […]

Search continues for missing Farwell native

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk Sept. 24 and never returned. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle depression. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn said about the last 3 1/2 months. “I’ll be honest with you, if there’s […]

Sanchez, Carmen

Carmen Sanchez Services: Have been held. Mrs. Carmen B. Sanchez, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 1, 1930, in Tularosa, to Jose and Venancia Brusuelas. She married Henry Sanchez on Sept. 4, 1954, in Tularosa. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, […]

Clovis after-school program adds to students’ experiences

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Staff Sgt. David Sanchez shares his war experiences Monday with sixth-graders Debra Lewis and Stephen Savage at James Bickley Elementary. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When roughly 150 young students Monday asked what it was like to be in war, Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. David Sanchez answered with […]

Farwell native still missing

By Tony Parra and David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]

Trujillo, Flora

Flora Trujillo Services: Have been held. Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a […]

Pinckney, Willis score nine points each in all-star game

By Eric Butler ALBUQUERQUE — While most of the attention for Thursday’s North/South big school all-star basketball game was going to University of New Mexico and New Mexico State recruits, a pair of Clovis players found The Pit floor in Albuquerque much to their liking, too. However, the efforts of Justin Pinckney and Bud Willis, […]

Estrada, Victor

Victor Estrada Services: Have been held. Mr. Victor Eric Montoya Estrada, 19, of Clovis, a carpenter, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 3, 1985, in Clovis, to Tommy Montoya and Victoria Estrada. Family members said he loved basketball, football, and camping. He was preceded […]

Stabbing city’s sixth homicide of 2004

By Darrell Todd Maurina A 19-year-old Clovis man was stabbed to death at 201 Pinon Street about 12:45 p.m. Monday, Clovis police said. Victor Estrada, father of a 5-week-old daughter, died after being transported by private vehicle to Plains Regional Medical Center, his relatives said. “All that I know at this point is we had […]

Sanchez, Irma

Irma Sanchez Services: Have been held. Irma Sanchez, 52, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 8, 1951, in Harlingen, Texas, to Abelardo and Maria Escamilla Gomez. She married Alberto Sanchez on Oct. 23, 1973, in Fort Collins, Colo. She was a Head Start teacher in Bryan, […]

Engagements 4/4 – Poe-Sanchez, Pierce-Dorman

Poe-Sanchez Susan and Rick Poe of Clovis, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rachel Donnell Poe of Clovis, to James Edwards Sanchez of Clovis, son of Herminia Sanchez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on April 10, 2004, at the Chapel in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1999 […]

Gonzales, Alberta S.

Alberta S. Gonzales Services: Have been held. Alberta S. Gonzales, 88, of Fort Sumner died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Gonzales was born March 16, 1915, in Fort Sumner to the home of Jose C. Sena and the former Estefanita Trujillo. She married Leandro Gonzales on Jan. 16, 1939, in […]

U.S. forces capture Saddam near Tikrit

The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq – Without firing a shot, American forces captured a bearded and haggard-looking Saddam Hussein in a dirt cellar under a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest was a huge victory for U.S. forces battling an insurgency by the ousted […]

Program focuses on Latino education

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local school officials expressed interest in bringing a program to Clovis that has been shown to improve education for Hispanics. Ladona Clayton, assistant superintendent of instruction for the Clovis Municipal Schools, introduced three representatives of a program from Albuquerque Tuesday night to a joint meeting of the boards of Clovis Municipal […]

Video reviews

By Scott Jones The following movies are available at Clovis-area video stores: 2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13) Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, James Remar Brian O’Conner (Walker) is back in this second installment of high speed and high adrenaline. O’Conner, since losing his badge, has been tarring up […]

Sanchez, Sideo

Sideo Sanchez Services: Have been held. Sideo Luis (Sammy) Sanchez, 47, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Sanchez was born on Oct. 11, 1955, in Friona, Texas, to Nacha and Joe Sanchez. He lived in Junction, Texas, until about 1989. For the next several years he […]

Portales struggles with two drowning deaths

By Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade-school dropout to successful businessman to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.” And while his $360,200 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of family […]