Colorado police commander new Clovis police chief

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Courtesy photo Steve Sanders, of Northglenn Colo., will assume the duties of Clovis police chief Oct. 13. CNJ staff Steve Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., was hired Monday as Clovis police chief, according to the city manager’s office. He will assume the duties of chief Oct. 13. Sanders, 47, a commander with the Northglenn Police Department, […]

June 30, 2008 Weddings

Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Natalie Rockley of Stillwater, Okla. The groom is the son of Joe and Charmain Howard of Clovis. The couple will reside […]

Jan. 27, 2008 Engagements

Chisum/Sanders Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Megan Chisum of Albuquerque to Matthew Sanders of Albuquerque, son of Lezlee Murphey and Terry Sanders of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows June 19, 2008, at Bosque Farms. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of the University of […]

Small class, big opportunity

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CNJ correspondent: Martha Hardwick Grady’s graduating class consists of, from left, Timothy Bagwell, Emily Fury, Anthony Sanders, Aerial Verble, Trenton Whitehead, Jennifer Franklin and Jett Sours. Thoughts and insights by Grady’s graduating seniors based on a written survey: • Most will be going to college • It’s better the war on terrorism is being fought […]

War interrupts friendship

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The disappearance of Lily Kimura haunts Berna Jene Kreitzberg Sanders. Open up Sanders’ photo album. On page 13 is a photograph of Kimura in knee-high socks and a headband. Look in her home. Stowed away is an aging doll Kimura gave her some seven decades ago. “It’s beginning to […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Artesia defeats Lady Cats

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Artesia’s Morgan Sanders beats the tag of Clovis High pitcher Lynnae Logan and scores on a wild pitch during Tuesday’s game at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Based on records, Tuesday’s Clovis High-Artesia softball game figured to be pretty competitive. The Lady Bulldogs wasted little time […]

Feb. 15, 1977

Tim Sanders, Janet Minyard, Randy Sparks and Cheryl Schmidt were among local winners at the Texas Tech Spring Forensic. … Delvin Schutes, Clovis High’s interim golf coach, scored a hole-in-one at Colonial Park Country Club. He used a five iron on the 205-yard second hole. … The mid-week specials at Gibson’s Discount Center included house […]

Stateside spouse stays busy volunteering

Janet Taylor-Birkey Gidget Sanders is a stateside spouse who has been left behind for four deployments in just three and half years of being married to Senior Airman Nicholas Sander, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, currently deployed to Balad, Iraq. Like many spouses, Mrs. Sanders said coming home to an empty house is one of the […]

Church celebrates 100 years of worship with special services

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The Rev. Danny Sanders has been at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose for six years. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathryn Viggers fondly recalls watching her daughter recite her wedding vows at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. A member of the church since 1938, the […]

ENMU athletes ranked in top 10 after second go of CNFR

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Rowdy Sanders is seventh in bull riding while ENMU sophomore Raelyn Gardner is in a three-way tie for 10th in breakaway roping after the second go of the College National Finals Rodeo. Sanders, from Whiteface, recorded a no-score in Tuesday’s second go after posting a […]

ENMU notes: Two qualify for CNFR

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two members of the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team, senior Rowdy Sanders and sophomore Raelyn Gardner, will represent the school in the College National Finals Rodeo beginning on Sunday in Casper, Wyo. Gardner, from Lovington, was first in the Southwest Region this season in breakaway roping, while Sanders placed second […]

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, […]

Record fish caught at Ute Lake

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Cale Sanders holds his record fish before he released it back into the lake. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two years after his college football career ended, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard High School, landed a state-record smallmouth bass Friday evening […]

Sanders, Mickey

Mickey Lee Sanders, 67, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Putnam, Texas, to Byron and Velda Lee, she married Dallan Sanders in 1957. They moved to Portales, where she worked at the Portales National Bank. Their daughter, Penny, was born in 1960. In 1962, the family […]

Highland honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Sammy Hopkins, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Lexi Montano, Kasia Olguin Mady Petner, Brittney Ross, Valon Smith, Michael Tenorio A/B: Allyson Dugan, Dakota […]

Walker, Ray “House”

Ray Lee “House” Walker, 58, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born May 22, 1947, in Gilmer, Texas, to Robert Jr. Walker and Mary Louise Walker. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Dorothy Louise Walker and Barbara Ann Walker; and a […]

Dixie Guylene Hammit

Dixie Guylene Hammit, 71, of Midland, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, in Midland, Texas. She was born March 19, 1934, in Arch, to Alma and Guy Sanders. She graduated from Portales High School in 1952. She married Truman Hammit on Jan. 1, 1954. She was employed for a number of years at the American […]

Evelyn V. Spell

Evelyn V. Spell, 77, of Clovis died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Field to E. B. and Burness McDaniel Gibbs. She married Glen Spell on Jan. 27, 1947. She was a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Family […]

Lavonia Hand

Lavonia Hand, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Jim Wells County, Texas, to Proctor David and Emma Ethel Arrant Taylor. She married D.G. “Bub” Hand on Dec. 28, 1931, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their ranch. […]

2/10 Public record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 2 through Wednesday: • Yannick Ellis, 22, of Clovis, to Kanisha Kahali Mussenden, 26, of Framingham, Mass. • Christopher Thomas Turney, 27, of Lamesa, Texas, to Sarah Samantha Stevens-Lee, 24, of Lubbock. • Archie Ray Knight, 47, to Rebecca Sue Dailey, 42, both of […]