ENMU alumni honored

By Noelle Bartl: ENMU Director of Development Eastern New Mexico University presented several ENMU Foundation and Alumni Association awards Saturday during homecoming breakfast in the Campus Union Building. The ENMU Foundation Awards: Business of the Year: Doris and James Cassan of Dollar Rent A Car Being raised in the small town of Causey southeast of […]

June 15, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For by James Owen was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Sue Pierce. Living by the code of a simpler time that centered on honesty, loyalty and courage, the working cowboy personifies bedrock values that […]

Bedford trial — week in review

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Staff photo: Kevin Wilson New Mexico State Police investigator Kevin Massis shows jurors possible scenarios of the attack on Odis Newman at District Court in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — One witness has told jurors Stanley Bedford helped him plan and complete the burglary and murders of Odis and Doris Newman, […]

Prosecution rests

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Roman Romero of the Clovis Police Department speaks to jurors Friday about a diagram he made of the scene in Portales where Jerry Fuller was shot and arrested on the morning of March 8, 2005. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The prosecution rested its case Friday afternoon in […]

Experts: No Bedford DNA evidence found

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Shoeprint analyst Shirley Garcia shows jurors pictures of shoeprints while District Attorney Matt Chandler asks questions during Thursday’s session of the Stanley Bedford trial in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Expert witnesses testified Thursday there was no DNA, fingerprint or shoeprint evidence at various crime scenes […]

Defense paints Bedford as victim

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Defense attorney Gary Mitchell addresses jurors during opening arguments Thursday in Albuquerque. Mitchell’s client, Stanley Bedford, is accused of killing a Portales couple. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — The state called Stanley Bedford a plotting killer who even scares people who know him. His defense attorney calls […]

Fuller testifies against Bedford

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Jerry Fuller said he felt remorse seconds after setting a car on fire with his aunt and uncle locked inside, and characterized an accused accomplice as a drug pusher who’d “try to cheat you constantly.” Fuller, serving a 127-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to murder in […]

Labor chief visits Clovis today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New Mexico Labor Secretary Betty Sparrow Doris is in Clovis today as part of a two-day visit to eastern New Mexico to lay groundwork for a more integrated approach in meeting the state’s employment needs. Doris met Tuesday in Portales with members of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board. […]

Music leads to lifetime of experiences

By Homer Tankersley: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. I was born into a musical family and sang in a quartet with my dad and brothers, Jack and Gorden. My elementary music teacher was a tremendous influence in my music. […]

Newman timeline

Freedom Newspapers March 2, 2005: Officials said someone attempted to use a debit card that belonged to Doris Newman, 69, and identified a car belonging to her and Odis Newman, 70, at a Portales bank in surveillance video. March 3, 2005: Firefighters are called to a car fire southeast of Portales. The remains of Odis […]

Blalock, Richard

Richard Blalock, 46, of Portales, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hobbs to Doris and Walter Blalock. He retired from the Eastern New Mexico University Physical Plant in 2004 due to failing health. Family members said his hobbies included hunting arrowheads with his […]

Harris, Hugh

Hugh Harris, 56, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 19, 1949, in Grace, Miss, to Ernest and Rebecca Mayfield Harris. He worked as a Custodian for ENMRSH and was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church and the American Legion. He was preceded […]

Pleasant, Doris

Doris Pleasant Services: Have been held. Doris Lee Pleasant, 78, of Clovis, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on July 23, 1927, in Covington, Va., to Jesse and Dorothy Empy Davis. She worked at Clovis Hotel, Holiday Inn and the American Legion Post 117. Her life’s work […]

Floyd, Doris

Doris Floyd Services: No services will be held. Doris Barter Floyd, 68, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 7, 1937, in Farmers Branch, Texas, to Ossie and Nevie Chambers Barter. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Family members said […]

Ennis , Willie

Willie Ennis Services: Have been held. Willie Clinton Ennis, 77, of Norman, Okla., formerly of Tucumcari, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Coalgate, Okla., to Arson and Evelyn Ennis. He married Roxie Williams Townsend on Jan. 24, 1945, in Ada, Okla. He was preceded in […]

Suspects indicted in Newman deaths

Staff and wire reports Two men were indicted by a Roosevelt County grand jury Friday in the deaths of Odis and Doris Newman. Stanley Bedford and Jerry Fuller were each indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in the deaths of the Newmans, District Attorney Matthew Chandler said. Odis Newman was 70, […]

Newman, Doris

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Doris Newman, 69, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. She was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in McAlister, to Maude and Raymond H. Jackson. She lived in the Clovis-Melrose-House-Ranchvale area as a girl. She graduated from high school in Ranchvale in 1953. She married Odis Newman on Nov. 7, […]

Newmans left lasting impression

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers Portales said its collective farewell Friday to Odis and Doris Newman. The Newmans loved to eat breakfast at McDonald’s with a group o f friends six times a week, and they loved to play marbles and dominoes at the Senior Citizens Center. But most of the funeral service was dedicated […]

Details of Portales couple’s death released

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Odis and Doris Newman were alive when they were locked in the trunk of their car, according to court documents. Their bodies were found March 3 in the trunk of their burned vehicle. Details of their deaths were found in an arrest affidavit filed Friday in the case against one […]

Billings, Doris

Doris Billings Services: Have been held. Doris Law Billings, 86, of San Angelo, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, in Midland, Texas. She was born Oct. 16, 1918 in Lubbock. She married Melvin Billings in 1941 in Lubbock. She was a long-time resident of San Angelo, moving there in 1969. She was a member of […]