Thompson, Vega named ENMUSports.com Athletes of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— The Eastern New Mexico University track and field teams turned in strong performances at last weekend’s Lone Star Conference Championship meet in Kingsville, Texas. The ENMUSports.com Student Athletes of the week were J.T. Thompson (men’s track and field) and Vyanca Vega (women’s track and field).

Hard work makes lasting memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist In the old days, baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad […]

Vega escapes Lady Wolverines in overtime nailbiter

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Texico’s Faith Martin (20) gets a hand on Vega’s Carly Johnson (3) as she drives the lane at the Farwell Invitational Tournament on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWEL — Vega defeated Texico 54-50 in an overtime thriller Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational girls championship game. Why […]

Lopez, Esteban

Esteban Lopez, 22, of Clovis, died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Clovis. Born Sept. 24, 1983, to Victor and Margarita Vega Lopez in El Paso, Texas, he was a lifelong Clovis resident. He married Heather Guebara on Nov. 14, 2005, in Clovis. He attended Clovis Community College, where he studied radiology, and worked at Hacienda […]

Charles Bracken, Bruce Hamilton, Juan Vega, Merriman Vise, E.J. Crownover

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Charles Bracken Date of birth: March 25,1914 Dates of service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Friona Current residence: Clovis Theater or location of service: Alaska […]

Cook, Warren

Warren Cook Services: Have been held. Warren Wayne Cook, 90, of Vega, Texas, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was born on May 10, 1915, in Moundridge, Kan., to Bert and Bertha Cook. He moved to Texas where he farmed and ranched. After many years in Texas he moved to New Mexico where he and […]

Residents disturbed by slayings

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Odis and Doris Newman lived in the Portales area for more than 40 years. (Courtesy photo) By Tony Parra: Freedom newspapers Portales went five years without a homicide, from 1999 through 2003. Then two unrelated slayings took place in 2004. Last week, Roosevelt County experienced its first multiple homicide in what officials said is at […]

Aragon, Rogelio

Rogelio Aragon Services: Have been held. Rogelio “Charro Negro” Aragon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Amarillo Nursing Center in Amarillo. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Villanueva to Estanislado and Antonia Gonzales Aragon. He married Paublita Salas on July 1, 1953, in Guymon, Okla. He came to Clovis in 1955. Family […]