Medical center holding grand opening in Friona

CNJ staff Parmer Medical Center in Friona has announced an Oct. 22 grand opening at its facility. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) as a come-and-go celebration at 1307 Cleveland Street. The ribbon cutting will be 2:30 p.m. The hospital will offer scheduled tours of the new facility, and the […]

Weddings — Sept. 19

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Jamerson Micah Lauren Mayfield of Texico and Cody Don Jamerson of Friona were married July 29, 2010, at Gallery Fifteen in Texico. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Marti Mayfield of Texico. The groom is the son of Rick and D’Lynn Jamerson of Friona. Bridesmaids were Morgan Mayfield and McKenzi Mayfield. The maid […]

Clovis man killed in crash near Farwell

A 65-year-old Clovis man is dead after a single vehicle crash Monday morning near Farwell. Liberato G. Barela was westbound on U.S. 70/84 just before 3 a.m. (CDT) in Parmer County when his 2000 Chevrolet SUV veered off the road into the center median and struck a tree, according to Trooper Gabriel Medrano with the […]

Friendship quilt returns to Friona

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Emma Lu Stewart said she plans to keep a recently discovered quilt, made in Friona the 1940s, to show it to people. Then she hopes it will be added to the Friona museum. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A piece of Friona history has made its way back to […]

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

Texas car chase ends with suspect shot in Curry County

CNJ staff A Clovis man is in serious condition after he was shot by Texas law enforcement in Curry County midday Saturday, according to New Mexico State Police. Officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Friona and Parmer County pursued JaWayne Helfferich, 39, of Clovis,

Prep scoreboard

Area FootballRegular season Clovis 58, Hobbs 0 Portales 48, Ruidoso 24Farwell 57, Anton 6White Deer 45, Bovina 31 Muleshoe 41, Friona 7 Playoffs 8-man QuarterfinalsMelrose 62, Springer 0 Gateway Christian 38, Mountainair 22 Class 2A Quarterfinals Capitan 42, Tucumcari 17 Cloudcroft 31, Laguna-Acoma 6 Estancia 26, NMMI 0 Tularosa 48, Cuba 16 Six-manChampionshipHondo 56, San […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Reunion

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 22nd annual reunion. It was held July 19 in the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas; Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; Cousins, Dub and Virginia Cleveland of […]

Aug. 10, 1923

Clovis Filling Station, located on the corner of Sixth and Main streets, offered free road service within or nearby the city of Clovis. … George Burns of Friona was visiting his sister, Mrs. J.H. Sparks of Clovis. … Ione and Ray Buster, daughters of Mrs. Laura Buster, were on their way to New York to […]

Parmer County celebrates centennial

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CNJ Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Stormi Lookingbill of Friona roasts corn at the 100 year celebration of Parmer County. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent There was no school Saturday, with the possible exception being on the grounds near the Parmer County Courthouse in Farwell. At the Parmer County centennial celebration, residents from each of the […]

Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row. In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionans minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionons minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Friona outguns Texico in Farwell Invitational championship

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Texico’s Josh Murray (22) dripples down the court against Friona at the Farwell Invitational championship Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWELL — Friona defeated Texico 57-47 Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational boys championship game. Why it happened: Friona junior guard Sawyer Reed started off slow but […]

Farwell girls down youthful Lady Bronchos

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Bovina’s Jesus Rocha grabs for a loose ball during Thursday’s boys quarterfinal matchup in the Farwell Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer FARWELL — Grady girls coach Alicia Rush still gets nostalgic when she returns to her alma mater. In her eighth season at Grady, Rush could only sit […]

Cervantez, Pearl

Pearl Cervantez, 88, of Bovina died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Tucumcari to Sugundo and Lala Hernandez Brito. She married George Cervantez in 1940 in Bovina. She was a former coordinator of the Indigent Care Program at Parmer County Community Hospital in Friona, a homemaker and a […]

Anderson, Richard “Andy”

Richard L. “Andy” Anderson, 70, of the Rhea community and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born June 6, 1935, in Drayton, N.D., to Dave and Ann Durheim Anderson. He married Velta Knight on Dec. 2, 1955, in Farwell. He served in the U.S. Air Force […]

Strickland, Eldon “Ray”

Eldon “Ray” Strickland, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at the V.A. Nursing Home in Amarillo. Born July 30, 1932, to Paul and Opal Bradley Strickland in Black, Texas, he married Lois Deaton on June 6, 1954, in Friona, Texas. He was the owner and operator of the Ceramic Factory in Clovis. He […]

3/26 Engagements

London/Smith Glen and Rena London of Friona and Susan London of Amarillo announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Cassie Jo London of Friona, to Raymond Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Dale and Andy Smith of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 29 at the home […]

3/19 In tribute

The following people with area connections died in February, based on obituaries submitted to the CNJ: • Alexander, Brandon Palady, 19, Ovilla, Texas, Feb. 14 • Baros, Manuel “Mandy,” 62, Clovis, Feb. 3 • Brown, Jeffrey J., 57, Punta Gorda, Fla., Feb. 3 • Brownlee, Billy Dene, 73, Portales, Feb. 4 • Burch, Darrel Wayne, […]