Police searching for suspects in Portales shooting

By Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh […]

Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 p.m. Wednesday, a 74-year-old Clovis man came to the police department to report that someone had stolen three of his checks and cashed one of them worth $210. Evidence collected from the check pointed to a 40-year-old Clovis woman. • • • […]

Roswell man arraigned on vehicular homicide

By Tony Parra The criminal history of a Roswell man accused of vehicular homicide in the death of a 2-week-old boy may be a factor in a case involving driving under the influence of an intoxicating liquor. Brian Moshier, 40, was arraigned on Monday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. He has four prior convictions for […]

U.S. needs to stay and finish job in Iraq

By Mona Charen The bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad drives home the point that terrorism is the modern face of evil. What purpose, other than sowing misery, is furthered by murdering those who are trying to run hospitals, distribute food and provide school supplies? One does hope that the apologists — those who […]

Guzman, Joe

Joe Guzman Mr. Joe Guzman, 55, of Sandia, Texas, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003. He was born on Oct. 22, 1947, in Mathis, Texas. He lived in Sandia for the past five years and was the owner of American Concrete and Stucco. He is survived by his wife, Ofelia Guzman of Sandia; six daughters, Christy […]

Answers to complaints sometimes difficult

Two Clovis News Journal readers complained last week about items published in the police blotter. They felt the information provided was too specific. Our blotter is published three to five times per week, depending on the availability of space and staff. Items typically describe incidents that area law enforcement officers consider criminal, but our blotter […]

Kids’ tests really do say the funniest things

By Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a […]

Firefighters fill the boot

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A driver stops to give a donation to Clovis firefighter Clay Wilhoit for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” campaign Sunday afternoon at the intersection of First and Prince streets. Photo by Janet Bresenham. By Janet Bresenham Every year near Labor Day, firefighters in Clovis and across the nation take to the streets […]

Family exemplifies service

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Family members 2nd Lt. Alex Gonzales (left), Lt. Col. Nick Gonzales, retired Sgt. Maj. Celestino Gonzales, and 1st Lt. Daniel Gonzales are four members of the same family which has served the U.S. in the military. By Darrell Todd Maurina As Celestino Gonzales sat in his living room last week watching the Fox news network, […]

Ethnic affairs director to be advocate, organizer

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LaTanya Lowery, director of ethnic affairs at Clovis Community College, right, helps students Marisela Rivera, 17, left, and Kim Glotzbach, 19, look for job openings. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Helena Rodriguez LaTanya Lowery describes her new role at Clovis Community College as an advocate, a resource person, a public relations officer, a student activities […]

City to revisit carports

By Jack King The city Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a second special meeting to discuss prefabricated carports at 6:30 p.m. today in the assembly room of City Hall at 321 Connelly. At the meeting, commission members and city staff will describe proposed changes to city regulations on the carports and will take public […]

Zias win in final tuneup

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Freshman midfielder Anna Funck scored a hat trick Saturday as the first-year Eastern New Mexico University soccer program completed its preseason scrimmage schedule with a 3-0 victory over the Lubbock Ice Club team at the ENMU soccer field. The Zias, who finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, open the regular […]

Tharp, Ray

Ray Tharp Services: Have been held. Mr. Ray Tharp, 95, of Texico, a farmer, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born May 3, 1908, in Oklahoma, to Nathan and Nettie Maddox Tharp. He was a resident of Texico all his life. He farmed in the Bovina and […]

Johnson, A.W.

A.W. Johnson Services: Have been held. A.W. Johnson, 73, of Whitesboro, Texas, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his home. He was born July 11, 1929, in Petersburg, Texas, to Raymond and Viola Byrd Johnson. He moved to Clovis in 1962. As a carpenter, he built homes from 1960 until 1964. He opened Johnson Wholesale […]

Farrell, Betty

Betty Farrell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Betty Lou Farrell,74, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, Clovis. She was born Oct. 11, 1928, Pine Bluff, Ark., to Arnold Hobson and Eula Strahn. She married Charles Farrell in 1961 in Albuquerque. Family members said she enjoyed her family, birds and gardening. She was […]

Daly, Tom

Tom Daly Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas Daly, 74, of Clovis, a U.S. Air Force retiree, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Laurel Plains Health Care in Clovis. He was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to James and Mary Anne Kelly Daly. He married Florence Duffy on Oct. 18, 1952, in […]

Shayotovich, Karen

Karen Shayotovich Services: Hav been held. Mrs. Karen Sue Shayotovich, 59, of Clovis, a purchasing supervisor of supplies for Bank of America-US Operations, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. She was born May 21, 1944, in Tucumcari, to Ola and Paul Yates. She was a volunteer and a board member of the American Red […]

Kelt, Don

Don Kelt Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Kelt, 74, of Clovis, a retired member of the U.S. Air Force and Civil Service, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 26, 1928, in Carrizozo, to William and Maggie Gallagher Kelt. He graduated from Tucumcari High School. He joined the Air Force […]

Fought, Clarence

Clarence Fought Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence Luther Fought, 75, of Payson, Ariz., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, in Payson. He was born April 3, 1928, in San Jon. Family members said he was a cowboy by heart and a carpenter by trade. He was in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and […]