Holland, Jerry

Jerry Holland, 41, of Roswell died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Roswell. Born Aug. 1, 1964, in Clovis, he graduated from Roswell High School in 1982 and in 1984 from TVI in Albuquerque with a degree in diesel mechanics. Since returning to Roswell, he had been employed by Estes International, New Mexico Machinery, Precision Electric […]

Stanfield, Ronald

Ronald Dale Stanfield, 63, of Glendale, Ariz., died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Phoenix. He was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Prescott, Ariz., to Wellman and Mildred (Stanfield) Steele. After his mother died, he lived with his grandparents, Jim and Mae Stanfield of Grady, where he attended school. After graduating in 1961, he joined the […]

Patterson, George

George Carr Patterson, 79, of Clovis, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Electra, Texas, to Joe W. and Nelle Morris Patterson. He married Norma Ealy on June 22, 1996, in Clovis. He attended the University of Arkansas and the University of New Mexico, and […]

McDonald, Kyle

Kyle Sean McDonald, 37, died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Houston on Nov. 28, 1968, he grew up in Portales, where he attended elementary, junior high and high school. He graduated from Grossmont High School in San Diego in 1987 and attended Lamar University in Beaumont, where he was a longtime resident. […]

Talley, Adelle

Adelle Talley, 87, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. Born March 23, 1919, in Clovis, she was the daughter of Stella and L.M. Arnold. She lived in Clovis until the age of 9 when the family moved to Dunlap, and in 1938 moved to Garrison. She married Rex V. Talley on […]

Skarda, Gregory

Gregory A.F. Skarda, 50, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on April 7, 1956, in Clovis. After graduating from Clovis High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he majored in business. He was a Commissioned National Bank Examiner for the […]

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 […]

Kemp, Dale

Dale Francis Kemp, 65, of Albuquerque, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at his home. Born June 11, 1940, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to Samuel and Jean Kemp, he married Tommie Ellen Hammack in Clovis on Aug. 26, 1961. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. He is survived by his wife, of […]

Duran-Salas, Kadie

Kadie Janelle Duran-Salas, infant, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center where she had been born that day. She is survived by her parents, Destiny Salas and Jerry Duran, of Clovis; a brother, Lino Duran of Clovis; two grandmothers, Josette Salas of Amarillo and Jeannie Duran of Clovis; great-grandmother, Josefina […]

4/21 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 12 through Wednesday: • Michael Roger Mount, 60, to Doreen Watson Bledsoe, 41, both of Clovis. • Albert Richard Culver, 63, to Christi Lynn Williams, 48, both of Lubbock. • Miguel Angel Robledo, 22, to Jessica Amelia Sotalo, 21, both of Clovis. • Russell […]

Digging up dirt on the Bible

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Dr. Steven Collins literally digs the Bible. Collins believes he has found the site of the infamous city of Sodom and plans to share his findings Sunday with the congregation of the First Baptist Church. According to Genesis, Sodom is one of two cities God destroyed because of the […]

Reaching out to others part of Easter story

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes simple and seemingly insignificant words leave permanent impressions and stay in our memory for a long time. For years, I have remembered a woman who said something to me when I was a young girl. At just a very young age, this woman helped me look within myself and […]

4/21 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks — except hyphens and dashes. thumper sees the light boss i don t know if people folks like you ever have any problems like this but we have […]

Drainage problem floods roundabout

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Unforeseen drainage problems at the new roundabout on Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street will require an extra $18,000 to fix, according to Clovis Public Works Director Harry Wang. “There is no outlet for water, and it gets caught in the terrain,” said Wang, who successfully petitioned the City […]

Police chief stable after mild heart attack

CNJ staff The chief of the Clovis Police Department had a mild heart attack Thursday, according to City Manager Joe Thomas. Chief Bill Carey is in stable condition and will receive more extensive tests in the coming days, Thomas said. Carey remained in a Lubbock hospital as of Thursday night, Thomas said. Carey was promoted […]

Former Elida standout dies in accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Dan Howard of Elida lost a lifelong friend when Elida High School graduate and New York Yankees minor league manager Oscar Acosta, 49, was killed Wednesday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Howard and Acosta played baseball together at Elida High. Acosta was a star pitcher in high […]

Police 10-codes dying language

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Radio communication by police and emergency workers has traditionally been done through a number coded system, known as 10-codes. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An almost 70-year-old unique American language will be laid to rest as law enforcement works to homogenize communications in an age of disaster preparedness. Earlier this […]

Zias face crucial weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team hasn’t been playing that badly of late, just quite well enough. Still, the Zias control their own destiny as they prepare to end the regular season with noon Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheaders today and Saturday against Angelo State at Zia […]

Police accuse Clovis man of sexual contact with teen

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 49-year-old Clovis man accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old boy was arrested Thursday, according to police. Paul Bergman was charged with four counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, three counts of sexual contact of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. […]

Supreme Court being cautious on controversy

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes the cases the U.S. Supreme Court does not agree to review tells as much about the high court’s mood as those cases it decides to hear. That’s the situation this week as the high court continued to proceed with a caution that is becoming familiar in the weeks since a new member […]