Kevin Duncan wins Republican probate judge slot

CNJ staff Kevin Duncan won the Republican slot for Curry County Probate Judge on Tuesday and will now finish his race unopposed. Incumbent Duncan edged Ribble Holloman with a 1,604-1,447 final count — a 5.14 percent lead. Duncan said he’s not sure what made the difference for him in the primary. “I knew it was […]

Wheat in need of moisture

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo With almost negligible moisture since October area wheat farmers are concerned about their wheat crops. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. […]

Dry season could leave farmers’ wallets lighter

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com A dry winter, on top of a dry year, is leaving some area farmers worried and some just waiting to see what happens. Elida dryland farmer Greg Burris estimated that his crops have received much less than half of what is considered […]

Year’s pioneer named

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry T.Z. Duncan, who has lived in Roosevelt County for 71 years, was named Pioneer of the Year. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician […]

Meeting’s message: Help still here

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FEMA’s Martin Blake explains how Clovis residents can obtain FEMA assistance Wednesday at a Town Hall meeting. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Nine students from Lockwood Elementary School received hugs at Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting from Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray and Clovis Fire […]

Election 2006 — Probate Judge

One of the local contested races on the Nov. 7 election ballot is Probate judge. Democrat Gloria Wicker and Republican Kevin Duncan are vying for the position being vacated by Ribble Holloman. Duties: Probate judges work part-time. They transfer the property of the deceased, referring to either the deceased will’s or, in the absence of […]

Murray wins sheriff race; Sandoval, Blackburn gain commission seats.

CNJ Staff Matt Murray did not cheer or burst into celebration early Wednesday morning when the final votes were counted and he was declared winner of a three-man Republican primary for Curry County sheriff. Instead, the announcement was met with quiet satisfaction, saturated with exhaustion and relief. In a spirited race, Murray garnered 48 percent […]

Duncan wins probate judge seat

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When county officials declared Kevin Duncan the winner of the probate judge primary election, one thing was foremost on his mind — sleep. Duncan garnered 1,469 votes, according to county tallies, which trickled in Wednesday morning, slowed by a hitch in counting absentee ballots. His opponent, Michael Wells, garnered […]

Duncan, Charles “Charlie” E.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Duncan, 69, of Texico, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1936, to J.D. and Esther Singletary Duncan in Clovis. He graduated from Rosedale High School. He married Alice Mae Autrey on April 15, 1962, in Clovis. He was a lifetime resident of the Pleasant Hill […]

Ewing, William “Wally”

William Wallace “Wally” Ewing, 87, of Duncan, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Duncan, Okla. He was born Nov. 7, 1918, on a farm near Cameron, to Lewis Gardner and Della Tuck Ewing. He was raised in Cameron, Wheatland and Grady. He attended college in Tempe, Ariz. He joined the […]

Muffley Funeral Home to expand with crematorium

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis is expanding its business with the construction of a new crematorium, which will be called High Plains Crematorium. According to longtime employee Kevin Duncan, the crematorium will be the first of its kind in the area. Owner Russell Muffley, who has been in the […]

Four city seats up for grabs

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two-term Clovis City Commissioner Kevin Duncan said last week he won’t run for re-election, while five-term Commissioner Isidro Garcia said he will. Two other commissioners up for re-election in March said they are undecided on their future plans. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a regular municipal […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

Ethel Duncan

Ethel Duncan Services: None planned Ethel E. Duncan, 80, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 12, 1925, in Melrose to Jasper D. and Esther Singleterry Duncan. She was a clerk at Alco and a member of Central Baptist Church. Family members said she […]

Walraven, Sarah

Sarah Walraven Services: Have been held. Sarah I. Walraven, 67, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Fort Sumner, to Thomas Jefferson and Lorena Armentia Hurst Duncan. She was raised and attended school in Fort Sumner and graduated in 1956. She married Jack […]

Stelzig, Gay

Gay Stelzig Services: Have been held. Mrs. Gay Slaughter Stelzig, 51, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 28, 1953, in Clovis, to Jean and Jack Slaughter. She graduated form Clovis High School in 1972 and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary […]

Najera, Maria

Maria Najera Services Have been held. Maria De La Luz Torres-Najera, 52, of Hobbs, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, in Lubbock.   She was born on Dec. 31, 1952 in Durango, Mexico, to Domingo and Martina Torres. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hobbs. Family members said […]

City Commission hoping to find use for Youth Recreation Building

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Clovis Park Superintendent Neil Lambert looks for leaks in the roof and cracks in the tiles Monday at the Youth Recreation Building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Sycamore streets. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation […]

Empty stocking: Dec. 21

CNJ staff As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation Building, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter delivers a laundry list of reasons why he thinks the building should be demolished. The tiles are cracked, the roof leaks and there is no electricity. When it rains, he said, the […]

Cox, O.W.

O.W. Cox Services: Have been held. O.W. “Blackie” Cox, 73, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. He was born on June 15, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla., to Herbert and Opal Cox. He married Jane Long on Nov. 7, 1993, in Hobbs. He was a member of the […]