Charges remain unfiled in Texas murder case

By Darrell Todd Maurina Months after the body of Staff Sgt. Shelby Dawn Orelup was found in a ditch on Feb. 28 near Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, a Cannon Air Force Base staff sergeant remains under federal hold in the Wichita County Jail without formal charges in connection with the pending […]

Walk to honor brother who died of cancer

Jack King Sam Sena, a 50-year-old Fort Sumner resident, has a quest. He aims to walk 53 miles — 212 laps — today in the Relay for Life at Fort Sumner High School. Sena said he’ll make the walk in honor of his brother, Michael, who of died of leukemia March 5. Sam, who survived […]

Report: Inmate wanted to protect mother

By Darrell Todd Maurina Martin Smith told a jail officer he swallowed a packet of methamphetamine on Saturday night because he didn’t want his mother to find out on Mother’s Day that he had been arrested for drug possession. The Clovis man died early Sunday morning from complications related to the meth ingestion, officials said. […]

Zientara, George

George Zientara Services: Have been held. Mr. George Zientara, 55, of Clovis, a mechanic/motorcycle fabricator, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 26, 1947, in Decatur, Ill., to Auguste and Marie “Linthicum” Zientara. He moved to Clovis when he was 6 years old and worked in his dad’s body […]

Cross, Imanuel

Imanuel Cross Services: No services will be held. Mr. Imanuel Don Cross, 70, of San Antonio, Texas, died Thursday, April 24, 2003. He was born on July 30, 1932, in Dessark, Ark., to Clara and Andy Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, LaDonna Cross of Clovis. He is survived […]

Hayter, Sydney

The Rev. Sydney J. Hayter, 81, of Bastrop, La., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, in Bastrop. He was born on Sept. 25, 1921, in MeGarele, Texas, to Sydney Johnson and Maude Case Hayter. He was raised in Rogers. He was a retired minister and a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Okla. He […]