4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Police want privacy

1143789367-web-scanner9-3_31_06.jpg

Clovis Police Officer Christopher Lopez programs the encrypting device on his portable radio Thursday at the Clovis Police Department. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Police scanners lodged in Clovis kitchens and living rooms may soon be junk pile fodder. Almost all Clovis Police Department transmissions will be encrypted beginning next […]

Attorney steps down in Clovis dentist case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The attorney for former Clovis dentist and homicide suspect James Smith filed a motion Wednesday to withdraw from the case, according to court documents. Stephen Doerr cited two reasons for withdrawal in his motion to the court. Doerr stated he was not retained to represent Smith in a death […]

Portales police arrest six in drug bust

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics […]

Second man arrested in connection with armored car embezzlement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second man was arrested last week in connection with an armored car heist, officials confirmed on Thursday. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis was arrested March 22 by officers from the Clovis Police Department, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “We have probable cause that establishes the individual (Adcox) received stolen […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

3/31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Eighth and Sheldon streets in response to a report of gunfire and met with the callers at Sonic Drive-in on Seventh Street. The men said they were driving south on Sheldon and stopped […]

Supreme Court heading toward divisive territory

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court is moving from a period when it has been handling some of the easier cases on its docket, resulting in a surprising number of unanimous decisions, to handling more controversial decisions that will almost surely split the high court. One case decided last week led newly installed Chief Justice […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Living debt-free harder than it looks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Services program a while back. A few years ago my bills got the better of me and started to drag me under. I reached out for a helping hand and CCCS grabbed it. When I was through I got a packet with a congratulatory […]

Inconsistent Hounds start conference play

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. What was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron. Veteran ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

Golden Gloves time again

1143788297-boxing-tease-3_31_06.jpg

Ricardo Alexander,17 of Las Vegas, N.M., trains Thursday at the Roy Walker Community Center for his upcoming fight in the Golden Gloves. Alexander will compete in the 165-pound weight class. (CNJ correspondent: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last […]

Texico bull rider returns from injury

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Friends of 18-year-old Texico bullrider L.J. Jenkins will get to watch the erstwhile high schooler compete professionally this weekend in New Mexico. For those close to Jenkins, seeing him at the PBR Ty Murray Invitational is quite a leap from where the young man was just a couple of months […]

Even bath water part of good stewardship

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a preacher’s kid, I had many unique experiences. Of all things, one such lesson for me centered on baths in the church parsonage. When Susie and I were growing up, our family lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money […]

3-31 amos

Editor’s note: The coming of spring has caught Amos, our poetic church mouse columnist, somewhat off guard this year. He stumbled into it the other day when he encountered Robin Redjoy. two views of spring boss last week was a dull dreary week even the sun didn t want to come out and play until […]

Taking time to look up reminds us that . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne My youngest son, our fourth, was recently able (because of the blessing of a generous gift) to join two of his brothers in Uganda. He plans to stay for at least several months. Having helped get an AIDS orphan relief program there rolling, No. 1 son will be coming home soon […]

Hubert Curry

Hubert Curry, 88, of Clovis, died March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

Langston, Dewey “Doc”

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded […]