Quay woman sentenced in child drowning case

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari woman convicted of giving alcohol to a 12-year-old boy who drowned a few hours later has been sentenced to five years probation. Crystal Cochran, during Thursday’s sentencing hearing, was also ordered to participate in a drug-abuse recovery program and undergo mental health counseling. Cochran pleaded […]

Paris’ perspective sobering commentary

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’ve been on a mission lately, and I’m sad to say I’ve been failing. On my desk is a copy of the 1987 classic, “Throw Momma From the Train,” starring Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal. I look forward to any awards ceremony, or pretty much any movie with Crystal […]

March 20, 1966

Frances Liles reported the purse stolen from her several days earlier had been found in the alley behind Sutton’s Bakery, 515 Main. Thieves took $15, but failed to find a $20 bill she had “secreted away” in a photo compartment of her billfold, she said. … Phil Crystal, Curry County’s extension agent, was writing a […]

March 20, 1966

Frances Liles reported the purse stolen from her several days earlier had been found in the alley behind Sutton’s Bakery, 515 Main. Thieves took $15, but failed to find a $20 bill she had “secreted away” in a photo compartment of her billfold, she said. … Phil Crystal, Curry County’s extension agent, was writing a […]

Quick thinking saves swimmers’ lives at unforgettable picnic

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “There was an air of excitement in the group for we had planned a big picnic for several weeks,” said Lucille Matlock. “We departed for a far-off destination, Cottonwood Grove, about 10 miles west of Melrose. We all felt a great adventure was in store for us that day. If […]

Bustos, Juan

Juan Bustos Services: have been held. Juan Bustos, 44, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Burial will be at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis. Philip Crystal Services: 9:30 a.m. today at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Philip E. Crystal, […]

Crystal-clear love

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By David Irvin, CNJ staff writer Meredith Wavey Bender took great care not to tear the paper wrapped around each of her gifts as she opened them at her retirement ceremony Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. After nearly 42 years of civil service at the air base in the 27th Medical Group, her actions […]

Parental involvement key to learning

Is the glass half empty or half full? I consider it half empty. My daughter, Laura, my niece, Crystal Diaz, and my cousin, Danielle Madrid, graduated from Portales Junior High School last Friday along with 180 other students. We in the Rodriguez clan made a big deal out of it with a cookout, cake, flowers […]

Powell, Bonnie

Bonnie Powell Services: Have been held. Bonnie Powell, 90, of Clovis, died April 7, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Bellview, to Lois and Elizabeth Trapp. She married Vachrel Ridley in 1930 in Clovis. She and her sister, Helen Trapp Stanton, worked at the World War […]

Davis, Frank

Frank Davis Services: Have been held. Frank Davis, 38, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1964, in Portales, to Billie Lou and James E. Davis. When he was 14, in the seventh grade, he dropped out of school to begin […]