June 8, 2008 Weddings

Gore-Haynie Tabitha Gore and Gavin Haynie, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Clovis. Pastor Darwin Speicher performed the traditional Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rusty and Gwenna Gore of Sudan, Texas. She is the granddaughter of U.J. and Derotha King […]

Sex offender guilty of failng to register

CNJ Staff A sex offender was found guilty of failing to register by a Clovis jury Monday afternoon. Immediately following the verdict, 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker gave Elmer Ray Burke the maximum sentence of 18 months imprisonment with the Department of Corrections, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Because of […]

Kuni, Samuel “Noodles”

Samuel “Noodles” Kuni, 12, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born May 2, 1993, to Neil Dwight and Cynthia Gamble Kuni in Waukegan, Ill. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was very active in the Youth Group. Family members said he loved […]

Anson, Harry E.

Harry Anson Services: Have been held. Mr. Harry E. Anson, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on March 18, 1923, in Wichita, Kan., to William and Clara Anson. He moved to Portales in the 1930s and resided in the area since. He married Nadine […]

Convicted shooter sentenced

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A former Clovis police detective said being in court Monday when the man who shot him was sentenced to a long prison term gave him closure. Keith Bessette was serving a drug warrant in Dec. 6, 2002, when he suffered a bullet wound to his arm in an exchange […]

Shooting suspect accepts plea

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A man accused of shooting a Clovis police detective in December of 2002 signed a plea agreement Friday that could result in a jail sentence of more than 30 years. Timothy Burke, 52, agreed to plead guilty to aggravated battery on a police officer, three counts of aggravated assault […]

Police shooting suspect denied deal

David Irvin District Judge Stephen Quinn on Monday rejected a plea agreement offered to a man accused of shooting a Clovis police detective. Timothy Michael Burke, 52, is accused of shooting Detective Keith Bessette in December of 2002. Police returned fire, severely injuring Burke, who is now paralyzed from the chest down. Under the agreement […]

Police officer says plea bargain would mean an ‘open season’

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis police officers on Thursday asked District Judge Stephen Quinn to not accept a plea bargain prosecutors have offered a man accused of shooting a city detective. Sgt. Dan Aguilar said giving Timothy Michael Burke, 52, a soft sentence would mean “open season on cops.” Burke is accused of […]

Burke, Claude

Claude Burke Services: Have been held. Mr. Claude Burke, 86, of Clovis, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 7, 1917, in Bebee, Okla., to Charlie and Onie Waldon Burke. He married Alice Hunt on Oct. 23, 1950, in Portales. He had been a longtime Clovis […]

Unique replica honors ‘Herbie the Love Bug’

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Jack Quaif, of Clovis, works on Sgt. Rob Burke’s 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle Saturday at Jack’s Bug Hut in Clovis, getting it ready for the fifth annual Roswell 2K (Beetle) car show. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: ÇNJ News Editor Two years, a few thousand dollars, and many hours in a Clovis auto […]