Honors — June 27

Jimenez Jeannette Jimenez of Portales made the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll in her second term of study at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. Richardson Lori Dawn Richardson of Texico has been accepted into the Professional Veterinary Medical program at Colorado State University for the fall 2010 term.

Fire donations

CNJ staff Coronitas Womens Softball will be accepting donations for victims of the wildfires during this weekend’s Halloween Howwwl Tournament at Guy Leeder Softball Complex. Felicia Jimenez, who is organizing the event, said the effort will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the tournament. Items sought include dry foods, medical supplies, […]

Crashes claim two lives

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Texico woman and a Clovis senior citizen died Monday morning in separate accidents involving motor vehicles, according to officials. Just before 9 a.m., Magalibanesa Mendoza-Jimenez, 28, was killed when the compact car she was driving struck an oncoming tractor-trailer on State Road 108 near Leftwhich Avenue in Texico, according […]

Student profile: Jimenez

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Brittni Jimenez is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Johnny Jimenez Jr. and Kim Garcia. What is so great about your favorite sport? Soccer is very physical and competitive. It gives me such an adrenaline rush. I just love it. If I could do […]

Fast-food employees ride out storm in freezer

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Recognize this photo? Marie Moore of Avondale Boulevard found it in her back yard after the tornado and wants to connect it with its owner. She can be reached at 762-6277. (Courtesy photo) CNJ staff Laura Aragon, 16, had been working at Long John Silver’s for only a couple of weeks when the tornado swept […]

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats end season with shutout win

The Clovis girls soccer team ended its season Saturday at home with a 2-0 non-district victory over Artesia, finishing off the high school careers of seven seniors. Both Clovis goals came in the second half, as junior midfielder Lora Esquivel scored in the 44th minute before senior Britni Jimenez, who moved out of goal to […]

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 […]

Lady Cats second at Carlsbad

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Senior Kim Perkins won four events, posting state-qualifying times in two of them, as Clovis High’s girls finished second behind Alamogordo on Saturday in Carlsbad’s season-opening Ralph Boyer Relays. The Lady Wildcats, short several performers because of the Class 5A state basketball tournament, finished with 105 1/3 points while Alamogordo had […]

Herminia Jimenez

Herminia Jimenez, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1930, in Riviera, Texas, to Pablo and Leonicia Gonzales Suarez. She married Manuel S. Jimenez on Aug. 10, 1951, in Edinburgh, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic […]

Pacheco, Benigno

Benigno Sena “Benny”’ Pacheco, 78, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center He was born March 30, 1927, in Wilcox, Ariz., to Rudolfo and Arcelia Sena Pacheco. He married Tiodora “Lola” Griego Sept. 4, 1950, in Hereford, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was […]

Honor Roll: Bella Vista Elementary School

CNJ Staff Bella Vista Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Denicia Aragon, Lendel Brown, Mariah Chavez, Marquese Gaither, Delicia Garcia, Anthony Gutierrez, Sarita Martinez, Deja Robinson, Josh Rodriguez, Jaime Sierra. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Devyn Alvarado, RJ Alvarado, Angel Anaya, Whitney Anderson, Teddy Bargas, Kenny Castillo, Shianne Diaz, Terry Hill, Janae […]

Garza, Beverly S.

Beverly Sue Garza Services: Have already been held. Beverly Sue Garza, 35, of Ellicott, Colo., died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, in a car accident in Colorado Spring, Colo. She was born Aug. 28, 1969, to Robert and Angie (Jimenez) Sanchez in Tucumcari. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Robert Gonzales and Tony Garza Jr., both […]

Disasters, catastrophes bring lessons

Helena Rodriguez I rarely watch Christian television. When I do it’s during what I hope are rare, double-take moments, such as when I caught tele-evangelist Pat Robertson as he was advocating to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. As I was recently channel surfing, something on Christian TV made my hands freeze on the remote again. […]

Cops and courts: Man faces up to 33 1/2 years for multiple crimes

A Clovis man faces up to 33 1/2 years in prison after a jury convicted him of multiple crimes earlier this month. A jury found Charles Ray Kirven, 38, guilty of aggravated battery, burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal damage and possession of stolen property. According to a press release from the […]

Melrose may face $500,000 in sewage repair

By Darrell Todd Maurina MELROSE — The village of Melrose faces a possible $500,000 cost for emergency repairs on its sewage lagoon due to environmental hazards, but an engineering consultant told the village council Thursday night that the community may be able to obtain a grant to pay for the expense. “I don’t believe they […]

Jimenez, Natividad

Natividad Jimenez Services: Have been held. Natividad Jimenez, 71, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at her daughter’s home west of Portales. She was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Camargo, Mexico, to Amalia and Edmigio Barajas. Until January, she had lived her entire life in Mexico, in Jimenez, a town named for her husband’s family. She […]