Grady seeks assisted living facility

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Elmer White has a dream. The 70-year-old Grady resident is developing a plan to construct a 12- to 15-unit senior assisted living facility in the northern Curry County village of about 100. White, whose father homesteaded in Grady in 1907, said the majority of residents in the small farm […]

EPAC Tournament scoreboard

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Grady’s Brian Blackburn blocks a shot by Logan’s Kevin Morrison during a boys consolation matchup on Thursday in the EPAC basketball tournament at Texico. Logan defeated the Bronchos 71-41. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) CNJ staff At Texico Boys Thursday Consolation games Game 15: Floyd 61, House 30 Game 16: Logan 71, Grady 41 Game […]

EPAC capsules, box scores

CNJ staff Boys Fort Sumner (2-6) began the EPAC with serious offensive fire power, blowing out Grady 63-43 in a first round match-up. Berry Stinnett scored 14 points and Cass Dimitroff chipped in 13 points for Fort Sumner, which outscored Grady 29-10 in the fourth quarter. Grady’s Brian Blackburn led all scorers with 21 points […]

Floyd staves off Grady

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Floyd’s Blair Jaramillo, left, loses the control of the ball to Grady’s Katarina Grau during Tuesday’s first-round game of the EPAC tournament at Texico High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young […]

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 […]

Curry County 4-H hands out awards

CNJ staff The 2006 Curry County 4-H Awards were presented Sunday at the Extension Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds. 2006 Project Awards Winners Achievement Lynnae Allen, Melrose Mandy Rush, Grady Makenzee Starbuck, Clovis Kirsty Forrest, Clovis Agriculture Lynnae Allen, Melrose Avery Jones, Grady Mandy Rush, Grady. Trenton Jones, Grady Baking Makenzee Starbuck, Clovis Lynnae […]

Bertram, Marye F.

Marye Frances Bertram, 69, of Floresville, Texas, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, in Floresville, Texas. She was born April 22, 1937, in Santa Fe to Paul and Inez Hopper. Family members said she loved to embroider and cook. She cooked for the Grady Schools long ago. She loved to drink tea or coffee and gossip with her […]

Grady embraces heritage

By Marlena Hart: CNJ staff writer Schedule • What: Grady Centennial Celebration • Where: Grady Park, 410 E. Franklin St. • When: 3 p.m. Saturday • The centennial celebration will include games, prizes, food and dancing. The woman who mops the floor with a tattered rag embodies the fierce independence that also colors her town. […]

5/21 Engagements

Pond/Smith Stuart and Tresa Pond of Grady announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Taris Pond, of Clovis to Taylor Smith of Clovis. He is the son of Guy Smith of Colorado and Julie Abernathy of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on June 3 at Kingswood Methodist Church, and […]

5/21 Organizations

Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club took a field trip on May 11 to Muleshoe. There were 12 members, and the Curry County Extension Council President Amy Armenta as the guest. The group shopped at Carolyn’s Christmas Creations with door prizes won by Barbara Ratliff, Doris Widner and Sylvia Gonzales. A relaxing and delicious meal […]

Grady church celebrating 100th

CNJ staff Grady United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday morning. Sign-in and greeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with services at 9 a.m. A food fellowship will follow in the kitchen area. Church officials encourage attendees to bring pictures and stories to be shared during the informal service. The small church began […]

4/30 Organizations

Fairfield Extension Club The Fairfield Extension Club met on April 14 in the home of Betty Ingram, who hosted with Mary Winkles. Twelve members attended. Marie Wells and Mary Dell won the door prizes. New business included the upcoming birthday party on May 12, and the quilt top made by Sharon Ragland and finished by […]

County grants sheriff purchase of van to transport prisoners

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher is eyeing a new van for transporting prisoners. The van would be purchased in part with about $10,500 from drug assets seized during a joint-drug operation in November that included the sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Another $17,000 in funds previously allocated […]

3/19 Club notes

Grady Alpha Club Grady Alpha Club met March 7 at the Clovis home of Maxine Kelso. Katy Mackechnie presided over the business meeting. The roll call was answered by nine members, and one guest offering Irish blessings. Discussion centered around plans for the Grady Memorial Day dinner on Sunday, May 28, which coincides with the […]

Box, Thomas

Thomas Leon Box, 70, of Clovis, died Friday, March 10, 2006. He was married to Genevieve K. Jackson for 35 years, and they were longtime residents of Grady, where they farmed and ranched. They attended the Broadview Church of the Nazarene in Broadview. He was very passionate about his children and grandchildren as well as […]

Medical resources hard to come by in rural towns

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Stretching medical resources to the limit is a way of life in small cities on the outskirts of Curry County. There are no doctors in Melrose and no medical clinics to serve its population of roughly 700, according to city officials. The same is true in Grady, an even […]

Foxes tame stubborn Bronchos

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Because Fort Sumner had won the previous two meetings by an average of 27.5 points, it seemed pretty obvious what the Foxes […]

Foxes looking to add title in basketball

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Fort Sumner has had plenty of experience winning state football championships in recent years. Now the Foxes hope to add a Class 1A basketball title to their trophy case. They can take a big step tonight when they face Grady in a Region A semifinal game at Logan. Semifinal […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Fort Sumner boys, Grady girls win district tourney titles

CNJ staff The Fort Sumner boys and Grady girls captured district tournament championships Saturday night with victories on their home courts. Fort Sumner (22-3) extended its winning streak to 16 games, pulling away in the third quarter to beat third-seeded Melrose 64-50 in District 3-1A boys competition. Fort Sumner will face District 4-1A runnerup Grady […]

PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Wolverines win district tourney

CNJ staff The Texico Lady Wolverines pulled away in the second half Friday night to beat Santa Rosa 46-36 Friday night at Texico to capture the District 6-2A girls tournament championship. Both teams advance to regional play next week against District 7-2A qualifiers Dexter and Eunice, who meet today in Dexter in that district’s tourney […]