Zias basketball player honored

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Rochelle Vance has been selected third-team ESPN The Magazine’s District 6 Academic All-District for her performance on the court and in the classroom. Vance has averaged over four points and rebounds per game. She has also scored 10 points on three occasions this season. To […]

Zias ride balanced attack to victory over Bronchos

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ENMU senior Rochelle Vance looks for a shot against Central Oklahoma’s Taylor Allen during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese said he has been waiting for freshman post Rochelle […]

Injured trio back for Zias

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Elizabeth Richards, Riikka Lehtonen and Rochelle Vance have a lot in common — starting with torn ACLs in consecutive games that proved devastating to the 2005-06 Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball season. All had their surgeries on the same day in January at Amarillo, and all […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Purcell, Margie

Margie Purcell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell […]

Rancher ups reward for info on wife’s murderer

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Quay County rancher and friends are offering $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of his wife’s killer. James Vance said he and several friends are putting up the reward money, which is in addition to $1,000 being offered by the local Crime Stoppers organization. Joanie […]

Vance, Joan

Joan Vance Services: Have been held. Joan “Joanie” Troutman Vance, 62, of Tucumcari died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, in Tucumcari. She was born on Aug. 3, 1941, in Tucumcari, to Guy and Gladys Troutman. She attended the Tucumcari school system and graduated in 1959. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church […]

Family remembers homicide victim

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Tucumcari police officers discuss the case outside the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts store where Joanie Vance’s body was found. CNJ staff photo: TV Hagenah By Darrell Todd Maurina State police officials said Thursday evening they have made no arrests and aren’t releasing any new information on the death of Joanie Vance, but family members gathered […]

Tucumcari woman’s death may have been homicide, police say

By Darrell Todd Maurina The death of a Tucumcari woman Tuesday evening is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Police and emergency medical personnel responded about 6:38 p.m. to a report that Joan Vance, 62, was unconscious in the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts business. She was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Hospital in […]