Anniversaries — June 5

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Hale Neal and Bernice Hale of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married June 3, 1961, in San Jon. They have four daughters, Jacque and Larry Cash, Kathy and Ron Davis, Laura and Troy Messer and Lisa Hale and one son Larry and Tonya Hale. They have nine grandkids. He [...]

Actions louder than slogans

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist My 6-year-old daughter Anna rolled on the ground screaming and clutching her stomach as my other children pulled on my arm, covered their eyes and cried. She screamed that the pain in her tummy was too much to take. I tried to touch her, she rolled away, threw up and [...]

First person: Family gal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Sellers is currently an administrative assistant to the chief of police. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Amy Sellers has two families. Her children are one and her coworkers at the Clovis Police Department are the other. Sellers began working for the police department in November as a dispatcher [...]

Car crash claims two lives

Freedom New Mexico Two men were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning on North Roosevelt Road 3, state police said. Jorge Ceniceros-Herrada, 29, and Edgar Ceniceros-Herrada, 21, both of Clovis, were driving west in the eastbound lane in a 1995 Lincoln at 4:15 a.m. When they saw an eastbound vehicle, the driver swerved but [...]

Officers standing in for 911 dispatchers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jordan Hengst, a K-9 handler for the Clovis Police Department, has been filling in as a dispatcher off and on for the past month. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The next time you call 911, the voice on the other end of the phone could be a police officer [...]

Storm kept 911 dispatchers on their toes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A sampling of calls taken by four Clovis 911 dispatchers during the March 23 tornado: Dispatcher: Debby Blankenship 7:55 p.m. Dispatcher: Clovis 911, what is your emergency? Caller: Just calling to report what appears to be a tornado having passed through just south of Clovis. Dispatcher: Where at? Caller: [...]

2/26 Letters to the editor

Citizen safety on sheriff’s priority list Regarding Glenda Bly’s letter criticizing our sheriff (“Sheriff needs to rearrange his priorities”) in Wednesday’s CNJ: Let me see if I understand the point. Laws regarding seat belts, baby car seats, drunk drivers, and methamphetamine should not be enforced, although violations of each of those laws maim and kill [...]

Drive will help dispatcher’s son

Reporter’s notebook At 4 years old, Jordan Perry, the son of Curry County Sheriff’s Department dispatcher Shannon Perry, has rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer. To recover, Jordan needs 43 weeks of chemotherapy at the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque, Perry said this week. To help Jordan recover, friends have organized a “Jordan’s [...]