Reslient Cannon squad wins world softball title

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A crew of bench players, an MVP, and some late-game heroics helped a Cannon Air Force Base men’s softball team recently take home a military world tournament. The USSSA tournament is an annual event pitting the best of the armed services has to offer against each other in an […]

Taylor , R.B.

R.B. Taylor Services: Have been held. R.B. Taylor, 44, of Clovis, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1961, in Albuquerque, to Joe B. and Nancy Null Taylor. He married Brenda Schilling on July 10, 1982, in Clovis. He was the past owner of Taylor Motors. He worked […]

CAFB team tuning up for ‘World’

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Cannon Air Force Base left fielder Staff Sgt. Richard Wickenkamp makes a sliding catch during a game against Da Crew of Carlsbad on Saturday during the New Mexico USSSA men’s Class D state tourney at Guy Leeder Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After a first-round loss early Saturday […]

Former military building historic monument

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist A Clovis friend told me in July the old military stable near Bell Park might soon be torn down. He said one part of one stable has been torn down in the last few months. The one that is still up at Sixth and Ash is the last one standing. […]

Forensic results pending in Causey death

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Authorities said Tuesday they are still waiting on forensics results and have not filed any charges in connection with the homicide of Causey rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. A warrant obtained in district court showed Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was identified as a person of interest in Chunn’s death. Taylor has […]

Police say arrest not related to homicide

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County officials investigating the death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn have arrested — on an unrelated charge — a man they believe was in the vicinity of Chunn’s home about the time he died, court records show. Donald Taylor, 24, of Rogers, was arrested for a probation violation on July 8, the same […]

Dutton, Pauline

Pauline Dutton Services:Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Dutton, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947, in Portales, to George and Ruth Taylor. She married Joe Mack Dutton on May 26, 1978, in Bovina. They moved to Hereford where she worked as a cosmetology instructor […]

Cox, Sylvia R.

Sylvia Cox Services: No services will be held. Sylvia R. Cox, 73, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 10, 1931, in Holden, Mass., to John and Lucienne Acorn Fontaine. She married Harold Cox on June 12, 1969, in Sayre, Okla. She was a […]

Taylor, Ara

Ara Taylor Services:Have been held. Mrs. Ara May Taylor, 96, of Portales, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at Laurel Plains Nursing Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 16, 1909, in Spiro, Indian Territory, Okla., to Mandy and James C. Coggin. She was 13 when the family was left orphaned. She and her twin […]

House approves military pay raise

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The House passed a $441.6 billion defense authorization bill for fiscal 2006 that includes a 3.1 percent military pay raise for next January and higher ceilings on bonuses and special pays. Before Wednesday’s vote, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the armed services committee, pulled a provision that would have […]

Parker, Louise

Louise Parker Services: Have been held. Louise Jane Dibble Parker, 89, of San Jon, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born July 19, 1915, in Quay County, to Homer and Lena Dibble. She was a member of the San Jon Baptist Church. She was the custodian for the […]

Ball, Randy

Services: Have been held. Randy Ball, 53, of Logan, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at home. He was born on July 8, 1951, in San Diego, to Garner and Ysleta Ball. He was a carpenter and avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Lou Ball of Logan; his parents; a sister, Debra Ball of Dimmitt, Texas; […]

Taylor, Ira Lindell

Ira Lindell Taylor Services: Have been held. Ira Lindell Taylor, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 13, 1919, in Nashville, Ark., to Charles Columbus and Flora Bell Laurent Taylor. He was an engineer for AT&SF Railroad for 37 years retiring in 1984, […]

Taylor, Mattie

Mattie Taylor Services: Have been held. Mattie Taylor, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 20, 1918, in Louisiana, to Robert and Callie Lee DeVoter. She married Dave Taylor in 1972 in Lovington. She helped her husband farm and was of the […]

Hillock, Frances

Frances Hillock Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Hillock, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Grady, to Earl and Callie Taylor. She worked as a clerk at Safeway for many years. Family members said she loved her family and […]

Metro designation could aid downtown growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer If the Clovis City Commission votes later this year to establish a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area downtown, 14 blocks of Main Street and the surrounding area could be transformed. Private contractors representing the state economic development department presented a plan to area residents last week that would hand control to […]

No. 2 Kingsville stays unbeaten — barely

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Junior running back Ryan Beard scored his third touchdown of the game, a 4-yard run with 1:07 left, and second-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 29-22 Saturday night in a battle for the Lone Star Conference South Division lead at Greyhound Stadium. Beard’s touchdown capped […]

Caughran, James Virgil

James Virgil Caughran Services: Have been held. James Virgil Caughran, 84, of Mount Taylor, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. He was born on Oct. 25, 1919, in Grady, to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran. He married Elsie Faith Bliss on June 29, 1941. They moved in the mid-1940s to Dove Creek, Colo., where he […]

Albuquerque man pleads innocent in Realtor’s slaying

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded innocent to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried 74-year-old […]