Father says shooting victim loved life

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Courtesy photo Angel Vale, 22, was found shot to death outside her Portales residence Thursday evening. Sharna Johnson Raymond Vale remembers his daughter as a dedicated, hard-working girl who wanted to help people and loved life. Angel Vale was found dead Thursday evening in the sideyard of a Portales home she was renting. The 22-year-old […]

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

First person: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Bethanie Baker of Clovis represented Clovis in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant June 19. Bethanie Baker competed in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant as Mrs. Clovis on Albuquerque on June 19. Baker said she didn’t quite make her goal of getting into the top five, making it instead into the top […]

Police blotter — June 6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. May 16 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a trespasser. A woman said she was staying at the house with a juvenile female and the girl’s former boyfriend kept knocking on windows trying to […]

Girl Scout cookie presales hit ground running

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MCT photo The Girl Scouts will be selling favorites such as Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Samoas. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers. It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have […]

Local girl performing with Missoula Children’s Theatre

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Courtesy of Brenda King Missoula Children’s Theatre performers, from left, Nathan King and Lauren Powell, director Dillon Wright and performers Lindsey Barnes, Patricia Romero and Julia Briggs are among those scheduled to put on the play “Robin Hood” at a joint Air Force and Navy conference today in Dallas. Romero attends the Clovis High School […]

Teen leads police on high-speed chase

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unlicensed 15-year-old girl led Clovis police on a high-speed pursuit through town and into the county Monday night before crashing into a drainage ditch. The teen is charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer and assault on a police officer in […]

Police: Malnourished girl locked in room, denied access to bathroom

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Mern Shepherd By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A 10-year-old Portales girl was forced to eat meals quickly, by herself, then locked in her room at night “to prevent her from getting up and eating food,” according to a police incident report. The girl was also forced to wear pull-up diapers, denied bathroom access and […]

Arrest made in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

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File photo The Allsup’s store where the girl was found. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The wife of a Canyon, Texas, man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl and dropping her off in Clovis played an integral part in her husband’s arrest. Terrance Lynn McGuire, 27, was arrested without incident at 8:30 a.m. […]

FBI press release: Arrest in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA – James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma, announced the arrest of Terrance Lynn McGuire related to the January 18, 2007 kidnaping of a 10 year-old girl from Texhoma, Oklahoma.At approximately 6:30 p.m. on January 18, 2007, an unidentified individual lured a 10 year-old […]

Curry County resident sentenced to 133 years for rape

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CNJ staff A Curry County resident was sentenced Wednesday to 133 years prison for the 2008 rape of a 9-year-old Quay County girl. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was found guilty and convicted of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the […]

7-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 12 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of an intoxicated teen.A girl told the officer she had been at a party and called a friend to pick her up […]

Clovis man arrested on charges of child solicitation

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Courtesy photo Henry Thompson is charged with soliciting a child by electronic device after police said he text messaged a 13-year-old girl from his church’s youth group. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police arrested a 54-year-old Clovis man Sunday after intercepting sexually-explicit communication he is accused of having with a 13-year-old girl. Officials said […]

War on drugs has humiliating ramifications

Freedom New Mexico It is encouraging that the U.S. Supreme Court so strongly condemned Thursday the decision by officials in an Arizona school district to strip-search a 13-year-old girl because they suspected she might have some Ibuprofen pain reliever in her undergarments. The amazing thing is that even one justice (Clarence Thomas) dissented, and that […]

Bovina man dies in vehicle rollover

CNJ staff A 7-year-old Bovina girl drove her father’s crashed Jeep in an attempt get help Saturday night after he was ejected and killed in a rollover east of Clovis. Guillermo Montes, 40, was pronounced dead around 10 p.m., State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Monday. The crash occurred on State Road 77, or Pleasant […]

Letter to the editor: Sexual preference doesn’t matter

I have always considered myself musically inclined. Since I was a little girl, my family has been musical, whether we are listening to music, singing or playing it ourselves. I love all genres and enjoy various different artists. Since the first time I saw Adam Lambert I knew he was special. This season of “American […]

Tucumcari man charged with child abuse

A 24-year-old Tucumcari man was charged Thursday with child abuse after Clovis hospital personnel reported suspicious injuries to an infant girl, according to a State Police news release. Police responded to a call to Plains Regional Medical Center after a two-month old girl was admitted with injuries to her head and legs, according to the […]

Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis present Bye Bye Birdie

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE follows rock-n-roll heartthrob, Conrad Birdie, as he is about be inducted in the army and the hilarious publicity stunt concocted by his agent where Birdie will give one lucky girl a farewell kiss on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

Feb. 10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Jan 27 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a report of possible narcotics. A school administrator said a female student smelled of marijuana. The officer searched the girl’s coat pockets and […]