Births — Dec. 4

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Brandon Malaura Eryn Brandon was born Nov. 18, 2011 to Caleb and Jennifer Brandon of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Bill and Glenda Johnson of Clovis, and Jim and Marsha Brandon of Clovis. Cliff Brandon is great-grandfather.

Carlsbad edges Clovis 14-13 in district showdown

Raymond Beachum scored on a 38-yard run with a little more than a minute left in the game, but Clovis missed the ensuing extra point and fell to Carlsbad 14-13 Friday in a showdown for the District 4-5A title. Brandon Mendoza threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter to stake Carlsbad (7-3, […]

Muleshoe superintendent’s son helps rescue teen hiker

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Courtesy photo Navy pilot Lt. Brandon Sheets said he trains almost every day for a situation like the rescue he performed Tuesday. Liliana Castillo Lt. Brandon Sheets says he was just doing his job — piloting a helicopter under a bridge, next to a cliff, trying to rescue a child. The Navy pilot and son […]

Jury finds Barela guilty

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Brandon Barela reads a PowerPoint slide of comments an eyewitness said he made while he was beating Ron Hittson to death in April. Barela faces life plus 33 years for the murder. By Sharna Johnson Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the guilty verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After […]

Police: Hittson beaten to death with rock

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A witness described seeing his coworker beat a 51-year-old Tucumcari truck driver to death with a rock in the early morning hours Thursday after the two had an argument. Brandon Barela, 24, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $500,000 bond on an open […]

Sept. 11, 2008 Engagements

Melancon-Sehorn Burton Melancon of Albuquerque and LeighAnn Melancon of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Melancon, to Nathan Sehorn, both of Clovis. He is the son of George Sehorn and Linda Brandon, both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Parkland Baptist […]

Education feature: Class ends on a high note

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon touches up her makeup in the dressing room backstage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall before she and her classmates performed their final for a Broadway-style singing class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In the minimal light backstage, Caleb Brandon took his place behind a podium and […]

Man arrested for illicit chatting with a child

On April 18, 2008, Brandon Bennik, (21 years of age), of Portales, was arrested following an investigation by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office into criminal sexual communication with a child.

Feb. 20 – Swim

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Brandon Williams practices his breast stroke during swim team practice at Clovis Aquatic Center. The swim team will participate in the state championships this weekend in Albuquerque.

Feb. 15 – Sharkboy visits Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Actor Taylor Lautner visited Clovis Friday. An award-winning martial artist, Lautner made an appearance at American Karate Studio’s Children’s Fair at Clovis Civic Center. The studio had students on-hand to show off their karate skills. Dancers from the Clovis Dance Academy also performed. Lautner stands with Brandon Parra, from left, […]