Former county commissioner ill with West Nile

Jack King Paul Dee Barnes, a former Curry County commissioner and longtime community leader, said Tuesday he has contracted West Nile virus. “Unfortunately, I have it,” the 60-year-old farmer and rancher said. “I don’t know when I got it. I’ve spent about two weeks in the hospital, but I’m OK. There’s no permanent damage that […]

County to discuss events center

Jack King While Curry County commissioners prepare to discuss hiring management for the proposed multi-purpose events center on the county fairgrounds, other members of the community are still attempting to challenge the design choice for the building. On the agenda for today’s meeting of the commission is a request for proposals for a “management consultant” […]

De Baca sheriff will hire officer for school

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS The De Baca County Sheriff’s Department will receive $78,543 to put a school resource officer in the Fort Sumner Public Schools, De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves said Tuesday. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, Graves said. He said the person hired for the […]

Davis, Jerry

Jerry Davis Services: Have been held. Mr. Jerry G. Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Casa Maria Care Center in Roswell. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Roswell, to John Gregg and Magnolia Ward Davis. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Donna Philpott in 1961. […]

ENMU Prof learns to fight fraud

Studied to become a fraud examiner Gary Mitchell PORTALES — Four years ago, Certified Public Accountant Dr. Don Morris, an associate professor of accounting at Eastern New Mexico University, had never even thought about being a fraud examiner. Now he is certified in the field. Morris, 57, recently completed the requirements and examination qualifying him […]

Volleyball summaries

CNJ staff Prep summaries Tuesday Texico 3, Floyd 0 Texico 25 25 25 Floyd 15 17 22 Kills: Texico, Lori Richardson 11, Ashley Kidd 9, Erika Autrey 5. Blocks: Kidd 5, Ashley Littlejohn 4, Autrey 3. Aces: Texico, Littlejohn 9, Kidd 5. Aces: Texico, Seneca Turner 22. Records: Texico 2-0, Floyd 0-2. Dora 3, Grady […]

Foxes score about every way possible

Dave Wagner News & notes Even if they don’t often do it by passing, the Fort Sumner Foxes showed Friday night that they have a variety of ways to score. The Foxes didn’t complete a pass while running up more than 400 yards rushing in their season-opening 60-0 rout of Hagerman at Fort Sumner. But […]

Clovis Christian coasts in opener

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth/Clovis Christian’s Mikyhla Petty (left) and Mara Bell double team Gateway Christian’s Crystal Hernandez during Tuesday’s match at CCHS. Rick White A slight bout of opening-night jitters was about the only fault Clovis Christian coach Ceil Boatman could find as the Eagles cruised to a three-set win over Gateway Christian. Riding […]

Labor Day: A day well spent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Many Clovis residents were able to enjoy all or part of Monday with their families, participating in everything from sporting events to yard work to picnics in the park. Here’s a sampling of how Clovis spent Labor Day 2003: The day found Richard Krell hard at work sprucing up his home […]

Clovis man named to Republicans’ 2003 Honor Roll

By Gary Mitchell When the National Republican Congressional Committee notified Homer Tankersley he would be the recipient of a special award, the Clovis businessman was taken aback. “I don’t have any idea how they selected me,” he said. “It was a total surprise. I had no idea what was going on.” Tankersley, 76, received notice […]