Elementary teacher wins NIE award

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Third-grade teacher J’mi Heflin uses newspapers to teach core subjects at James Bickley Elementary. She was recently selected the local Newspapers in Education 2005 Teacher of the Year, having been nominated by Principal Cindi Tabb. “I had asked the teachers (at James Bickley) what they used in their classrooms […]

Cup of coffee helps end standoff

Freedom Newspapers A cup of coffee helped end a two-hour standoff, and an arrest was made early Tuesday morning on drug and weapons charges, according to the Portales Police Department. Dorenda Teston, 41, of Portales, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and negligent use of a deadly weapon following an incident in which she barricaded […]

Police step up meth arrests

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local law-enforcement officials have stepped up efforts to arrest producers and distributors of methamphetamine, issuing seven search warrants and making 12 arrests in the last 10 days. However, there still is a feeling the arrests are just the tip of the iceberg. “I do not expect this to […]

Longtime Clovis resident honored

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Lynn Berry, right, talks with John Eastwood after the United Way Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Berry was honored as United Way’s 2005 Campaign Volunteer of the Year. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It was the first […]

Chile’s identity crisis: Fruit or berry

By Helena Rodriguez The burning question in Santa Fe right is how to label our precious red and green chile peppers. This is not a mild matter for us chile-chomping Nuevo Meji-canos. But in a strange twist, the debate over our fiery state vegetable has turned fruity. And I do mean fruity. A bill was […]

Riley, Patrick Fred

Patrick Fred Riley Services: Have been held. Patrick Fred Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Irving, Texas. He was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Big Springs, Texas, to Jerry Scott Sr. and Ima Orene Walker Riley. He married Jean Hancock on Jan. 31, 1953, in Weatherford, Texas. He was preceded in death by […]

Alcohol sales ban proposed for DWI offenders

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers New Mexicans convicted of drunken driving could not buy beer, wine, whiskey or other liquor for five years under a proposal by a Republican lawmaker. The measure would require bars, restaurants and other retailers to ask for identification from anyone buying alcohol — regardless of the person’s age. New Mexicans […]

Jennings, Barney

Barney Jennings Services: Have been held. Barney Melvin Jennings, 71, of Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, in Austin. He was born on Aug. 18, 1933, in Coon Neck, Texas, to Josephes Burkus and Effie Mae Hunter Jennings. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia “Cindy”; four daughters, Deborah Woodard (and husband, Brent) of Clovis, Pamela […]

9/17/04 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 Marriage Licenses Tommy Jack James, 44, of Lubbock, and Sherry Re Beka Airhart, 40, of Ropesville, Texas. Michael P. Vesco, 39, and Bernadette Yvonne Cardenas, 38, both of Clovis. Joe Ruben Romero, 34, and Nancy Rose Duran, 26, both of Clovis. James Willis Johnson Jr., […]

Berry, Fayola

Fayola Berry Services: Have been held. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. Fayola I. Berry, 59, of Garden City, Kan., died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Via Christi regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan. She […]