Honors —

lhxre3-lhxrdz313nivianhonors.jpg

Tucker The New Mexico Activities Association would like to congratulate Tori Tucker of Portales on being selected as a recipient of a NMAA scholarship, presented by the NMAA Foundation. Tori is receiving one of three NMAA Pursuing Victory with Honor Scholarships. She will be recognized for her accomplishments at two events during the 2011 State […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 8

l6t08q-l6t08j88readertuckerraw.jpg

Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for […]

Portales residents asked to conserve water

l6pk3r-l6pk2f86waterrestrictionweb.jpg

Jared Tucker: Portales News-Tribune The city of Portales announced water restrictions Thursday on its digital billboard outside city hall. City Manager Tom Howell said there is not a water crisis, but problems with two pumps at the city well mean less production. One of the pumps is expected to be fixed today. Jared Tucker Portales […]

Feb. 2 – CHS court

1201998086-feb2potd.jpg

The Clovis High School Freshman Campus Basketball Homecoming Court BACK:  Trevor Jones, Colton Dant, Zach Anderson, Taylor Brooks and Tucker Martin FRONT:  Michaela Hulder, Char Cooper, Brytnee Ratledge, Jessica Montoya, and Ashlee Pierson Submitted by Diana Russell

Break still sought in four-year-old case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s investigator Sandy Loomis said he reviews J.C. Tucker’s homicide file frequently in hopes something will spark a new trail. Tucker, 67, was found shot to death Sept. 4, 2003, at Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self-Storage on U.S. 60-84 near Cannon Air Force […]

Military Digest: Tucker

Army Pvt. Tanya O. Tucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News Service press release. She is the daughter of Rosita Morehead of Clovis and Scott Morehead of Benton, La. Tucker is a 2004 graduate of Benton High School.

Feb. 14, 1981

Two Sable antelopes were the newest arrivals at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The yearling males’ horns were expected to grow as long as 60 inches. … Ten teams were preparing to participate in the 31st annual Curry County Men’s 42 League Tournament. Clovis’ Grady Tucker was timekeeper for the dominoes competition. … Spec’s Appeal at 814 […]

Three years, little progress in Tucker case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It was a late Thursday night when sheriff’s deputies were called — a Clovis man was found by his family, shot to death at the business he owned. Three years later investigators still don’t know who killed J.C. Tucker, owner of Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Self-Storage on U.S. […]

Keith Gardner wins District 66 state representative seat

Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Incumbent Keith Gardner of Roswell was the overwhelming winner for the District 66 Republican state representative seat in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County primary. Gardner garnered 69 percent of the vote, with 94 percent of the 163 precincts counted, to easily fend off a challenge by Lucille B. Tucker of Roswell. Gardner is […]

5/21 Births

Cox Tucker Ross Cox was born Feb. 24, 2006, to Ross and Toni Cox of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces. He has one brother, Colton, 7. His grandparents are Richard and Sarah Cox of Pleasant Hill; Ken and Carlene Petree of Clovis; Ron and George Ann Jarman of […]

Portales sends boys, girls doubles to semifinals

1147503557-5-13-PHS-tennis-2.jpg

Portales junior Kyle Adams (above) teamed with senior Matt Tucker on Friday to reach today’s boys doubles semifinals in the Class 1A-3A state individual tennis tournament in Albuquerque. (Freedom Newspapers photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self are right where they expected to be after Friday’s play in […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Birthday: Lopez

CNJ Staff Ferminino George Lopez III of Clovis celebrated his first birthday on Nov. 30, 2005, at 521 Tucker Ave. The celebration was hosted by his parents Maggie Cheverez and George Lopez Jr. Ferminino was born Nov. 30, 2004, in Clovis.

Gas protesters uncertain of results

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is no way to know for sure whether or not Saturday’s grassroots gas boycott was successful, said Katherine Null and Irene Tucker. The neighbors tried their hardest to freeze the fuel flow at local pumps. Fed up with the record-high gas prices, Tucker and Null said they passed […]

Neighbors spearheading gas protest

1126074759-web-gas-ladies-9_7_05.jpg

Katherine Null, left, and Irene Tucker, are trying to organize a gas boycott in Clovis on Saturday to fight back against the oil industry. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A stack of hand-written fliers and the Internet their arsenal, neighbors Irene Tucker and Katherine Null are fighting rising gas prices. […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

Arenacross drawing youthful competitors

1124346817-web-tucker-dobbs-8_18_05.jpg

Tucker Dobbs, 8, seen here riding his KTM Pro Senior 50 motorcycle, will compete in the fourth annual arenacross slated for Saturday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Tucker Dobbs is described by his dad, Vernon, as a “nut.” Dobbs will be one of many racing […]

Hobbs, Homer B.

Homer Buel Hobbs Services: Have been held. Homer Buel Hobbs, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at his home in Portales. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Cisco, Texas, to Susie and Homer Hobbs. When he was a boy, the family moved to Roosevelt County and settled near Pep. He attended […]

New Mexico’s top races

The Associated Press President 1,483 of 1,495 precincts – 99 percent George W. Bush, GOP (i) 333,631 – 50 percent John F. Kerry, Dem 322,657 – 49 percent Ralph Nader, Ind 3,556 – 1 percent Michael Badnarik, Lib 2,128 – 0 percent David Cobb, Grn 1,092 – 0 percent Michael Peroutka, CST 689 – 0 […]

Clovis’ own unsolved mystery

By David Stevens: CNJ editor He flashed wads of cash, was quick to speak his mind, and his auto-salvage yard was guarded by a feisty mule. By all accounts, J.C. Tucker was a colorful character. That may have been what got him killed. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales […]