Reader-submitted content: 5-year-old to begin chemotherapy this month

Jack is the son of Josh and Heather Sullivan. He was diagnosed with ganglioneuroblastoma in Nov. 2009, followed by surgery in December. He begins chemotherapy treatments in Houston later this month. Jack’s family participated in American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay For Life of Melrose, forming “Jack’s Neuroblastoma-Outta Here” Relay team. Jack was officially recognized as […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

CNJ staff The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, labor […]

Portales man dies in wreck

A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The accident occurred […]

Portales man dies in car crash

CNJ staff A 19-year-old Portales man died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday evening, police said. Travis Freeman, a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife, died at the scene, according to State Police Lt. Ron Chavez. Jezika Shumate was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Chavez said. The […]

Pilot flying new plane when it crashed

By Thomas Garcia Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. […]

Elida upsets Cliff in OT

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Elida’s Wesley Gilmore posts up Cliff defender Jerrett Mendenhall in a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CN sports writer RIO RANCHO — For most of Wednesday’s Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game, Elida played more like the No. 1 seed than did top-seeded […]

Sullivan, Boley

Boley Sullivan, 81, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Southwest Regional Hospital in Lubbock. He was born Sept. 27, 1924, to Allie and Albert J. Sullivan in Post, Texas. When he was 8, the family moved to Portales. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and hit the beaches of Omaha on […]

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 […]

Kehr, Maureen

Maureen Kehr Services: Have been held. Maureen Elaine Sullivan Kehr, 63, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. She was born June 9, 1941, in Pueblo. Family members said she enjoyed working for Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center and was blessed to have wonderful colleagues. She was preceded in death by her son, Joey […]

Longtime Clovis resident honored

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Lynn Berry, right, talks with John Eastwood after the United Way Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Berry was honored as United Way’s 2005 Campaign Volunteer of the Year. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was the first […]

Jilek , Susanna

Services: have been held. Susanna Hope Jilek, 4 1/2 month, of Albuquerque died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at her home. She was born on Oct. 12, 2004, in Albuquerque, to Evie Marie Sullivan and Brook Anton Jilek. Survivors include her parents; grandparents, Cathy and Tom Sullivan, and Kay and Hal Jilek, all of Portales; great-grandparents, […]

United Way raises 97 percent of campaign goal

CNJ staff reports For the second straight year, the Curry County United Way’s pledge drive surpassed the previous year’s drive. And for the second straight year, the campaign fell short of its campaign goal. The campaign’s final tally was $381,079, or 97 percent of the $392,500 goal and 6.75 percent above last year’s total. But […]

Billy the Kid can rest, probe dismissed

The Associated Press FORT SUMNER — Three southeastern New Mexico officials looking for answers about the death of Western legend Billy the Kid have dropped their request to exhume what are believed to be the outlaw’s remains. Lincoln County Sheriff Tom Sullivan, joined by deputy and Capitan Mayor Steve Sederwall and DeBaca County Sheriff Gary […]

Sex scandal debated

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Dr. Ali Ghaffari, owner of Buena Vista, testifies Saturday during a hearing at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who […]

Garcia, Melody

Melody Garcia Services: Have been held. Melody Pennington Garcia, 43, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Fort Sumner. She was born on Aug. 23, 1960, in Fort Sumner, to Luther and Lavinia Sullivan Pennington. She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner. She made her home in Florida for several years […]

Berry accepts new assignment with FNNM

CNJ STAFF Lynn Berry, a 32-year associate of the Clovis News Journal, soon will take on new duties with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. Berry will become FNNM’s first Community Relations/Newspapers In Education coordinator. He will continue his circulation duties until his successor is on board, FNNM Publisher Ray Sullivan said. That search has begun. […]

United Way raises $365,000

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County United Way officials distributed awards totaling nearly $265,000 to 16 local agencies Thursday night, and said the group may soon be merging with its smaller sister United Way in Roosevelt County. “As we all know, it all comes down to donors, and donors have been incredibly generous this year,” […]

Clovis/Curry reworks economic growth plan.

By Jack King Clovis and Curry County are working on a new vision for economic development. In a brainstorming exercise near the end of Friday’s economic development forum at Clovis Community College, participants were asked to list major trends affecting Clovis. They came up with a series of recent accomplishments, strengths and advantages, and challenges […]