Hybrid vehicles on rise

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A small emblem on the back of Michael Lee’s silver SUV declares it different. It is a hybrid car, powered by gas and electricity. Lee, 54, a railroad engineer, wishes it were bigger. “More people might ask me about the car,” Lee said, breaking slowly for a red light […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith driven,” […]

Quintero, Antonio

Antonio Quintero Service: Have been held. Mr. Antonio C. Quintero, 87, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born July 16, 1917, to Ramona and Pedro Quintero in Celaya, Gaunajuato, Mexico. He grew up in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he attended school. At an early age he began […]

Cordova,Corrina

Corrina Cordova Services: Have been held. Corrina Cordova, 83, of El Segundo, Calif., died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Roy. She had been living in California for 45 years. She was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Zack Cordova of El […]

Bernalillo boots Portales in Class 3A final

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Portales’ Daniel Aranda is fouled as he drives the lane during the first half of their Class 3A semifinal game against Pojoaque Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Aranda led the Rams with 12 points in the 47-36 loss. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales […]

Class 3A boys: Portales smokes Cuba

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s boys weren’t about to let Cuba — and its boisterous fans — or a broken bus stop them. The Rams held high-scoring senior Michael Kilroy 15 points under his Class 3A-leading average and took control from the get-go in a 67-46 state quarterfinal victory Wednesday at […]

Hall’s passion for game won’t subside

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Chris Hall averaged 25 points a game as a Clovis senior three years ago. (CNJ file photo) By John Eisel: CNJ staff writer Chris Hall thought he had given up his dreams of playing Division I basketball when he transferred to New Mexico State two years ago. But sometimes dreams die hard. Hall, a former […]

Robinson, Martha

Martha Robinson Services: Have been held. Martha Jo Robinson, 80, of Amherst, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at the Harmonee House in Amherst. She was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Chillichothe, Texas, to Elmer and Mary Lance. She married Leon Robinson on Feb. 28, 1948, in Amherst. She moved with her family to […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Wallis, Eugene

Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wallis, 40, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 3, 1963, in Tulsa, Okla., to the Rev. Hugh and Mary Wallis. His family moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 1982 graduate of Portales High School, where […]

Wildcats excited about depth in frontcourt

By Rick White Granted, it’s only based on a month of summer league games and a team basketball camp, but the future looks considerably brighter for the Clovis Wildcats than it did at the end season. One reason is the return of 6-foot-7 senior Tig Bunton, who re-enrolled at Clovis this spring after moving to […]

Thursday’s prep linescores

CNJ staff Eunice Cardinals Tournament at Eunice First round Hobbs JV 7, Texico 0 Texico 000 00 — 0 1 4 Hobbs 212 02 — 7 10 0 Two-hour time limit Braden Vaughan and Logan Brown; Emanuel Montez, Tyler Irvin (3) and Kyle Campbell. W — Montez. L — Vaughan. 2B — Hobbs, Chris Rodriquez, […]

Religion Calendar: March 12

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Revival meeting with District Elder Chris Cooper: […]

Honor Roll 1/29

Editor’s note: Honor-roll lists are provided by Clovis school officials. Names may have been withheld by the school because of privacy concerns related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Sandia Elementary School A Honor Roll Third grade: Heather Purdy, Lyndsi LeClear Fourth grade: Hazel Cunningham, Skyler Fogle, Kyleigh Knight, Breann Morrison, Shatia […]

Quick start lifts Cats past Portales

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Clovis’ Justin Pinckney has the ball knocked from his hands as he grabs a rebound during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Despite the difference in records, Clovis High’s boys weren’t about to take Portales for granted. Senior point guard Bud Willis scored 16 […]

Villa, Manuel

Manuel Villa Services: Have been held. Manuel E. Villa, 23 of Clovis, a construction worker, died Aug. 20, 2003, at University Medical Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born June 5, 1979, in Fort Sumner to Gilbert and Lydia Olivas Villa. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis where and was a cook for Sundance Steakhouse. […]

Leaving a lasting impression

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Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife Rachel will leave Clovis to go home to Singapore, but not without memories of the people, religion, and nature. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Gary Mitchell Republic of Singapore Air Force 2nd Warrant Officer Chris Chua and his wife, Rachel, have served […]