Our people: Rising to the top

lt4wq8-lt4wnn1016ourpeople5.jpg

Courtesy photo Sievers hiking at San Luis Peak in Colorado in July. Portales resident Joel Sievers is the team physician for Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and Clovis high schools. Sievers said he believes overcoming an injury helps young people learn how to overcome other obstacles they will face in life. “I enjoy teaching athletes […]

Finalists picked for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has announced four finalists for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in January that she would resign June 30. The finalists are Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit, R.L. Richards and Joel Shirley. We will update with more details as they become available.

Roosevelt pastor to be memorialized

kte7tt-1120relfeatgivens.jpg

Courtesy photo Joel Givens served as a circuit rider in Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, driving a horse-drawn buggy to take the Methodist ministry to rural residents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traveling by horse and buggy, the Rev. Joel Givens traversed the small communities of Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, visiting […]

News release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Ag center hosting peanut field day

CNJ staff The Agricultural Science Center of Clovis will have its annual Peanut Field Day on Monday. Registration will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Farm in Portales from 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. A tour led by Paxton Payton, a physiologist for the USDA-ARS, cropping systems research lab in Lubbock will begin at 8:45 […]

Education feature: Schools facing shortage of crossing guards

k7ddsx-918crossingguardshortag.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis schools system is seeking 7 crossing guards. CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools system is short on crossing guards. Clovis schools needs to fill two regular positions and five substitutes Joel Shirley, deputy superintendent of operations for the school district, said a full staff of crossing guards would […]

Education Feature: Volunteers revamp school library

1191470605-104gradylibrary.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Reader Greeter volunteer Ruth Gamel of Grady reads a story Thursday about a paranoid squirrel who learns he can fly to a kindergarten class at the Grady Municipal School library. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Grady Municipal Schools’ interest in increasing literacy and reading in the students turned into a […]

Man sentenced in 2004 killing

1128575862-web-cordova-trial3-10_6_05.jpg

Victoria Estrada, right, mother of stabbing victim Victor Estrada, and friend Samantha Aguirre observe the sentencing of Joel Cordova Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Cordova and the victim were childhood friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They were good friends. As boys they played sports together, had sleepovers and […]

Childers, Joel

Joel Childers Services: Have been held. Joel Childers, 72, of Foley, Ala., died Friday, July 15, 2005. He was born on Aug. 11, 1932, in Kentucky, to Laura and Clint Childers. He was a concrete contractor in the Foley area for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Deaton; […]

Jury delivers guilty verdict in slaying case

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A tearful procession exited the Curry County Courthouse on Friday afternoon just minutes after a jury delivered a guilty verdict against Joel Cordova for second-degree murder. After more than four hours of deliberations, the jury returned the verdict amid a crowded, yet subdued, courtroom. Beginning Tuesday, the state argued […]

Crooks, Joel

Joel Crooks Services: Have been held. Joel Keith Crooks, 55, of Aurora, Colo., died Thursday, April 19, 2005. He was born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Clovis, to R.E. “Tooter” and Zonah Crooks. He graduated from Texico High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1971 until 1974. He worked with the […]

Culley, Ann

Ann Culley Services: Have been held. Ann Elizabeth Faris Culley, 96, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Manhattan, Kan. She was born on March 12, 1908, in Clovis, to Joel Clary and Nancy Faris. She was an accomplished pianist and after graduation she taught music for a number of years. She moved to Albuquerque in […]

Public Records 1/30

Compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28. Marriage Licenses Kevin Joel Flores, 16, and Blanca Fabiola Flores, 17, both of Clovis. Jesse Vern Jackson, 48, and Tommie Jean Lindley, 44, both of Clovis. Joel Tonche Almaraz, 26, and Loralisa Loredo, 26, both of Clovis. Ronald Alan Hobbs, 20, of Hollyridge, N.C., and […]

Taylor, Imogene

Imogene Taylor Services: Have been held. Mrs. Imogene Taylor, 99, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 26, 1904, in Gail, Texas, to Lula and Charlie Benjamin Morrison. The oldest of six children, she was baptized in the Church of Christ at an early age and […]

Public Record

Compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Joel Barba, 25, of Texico and Regina Jalyn Longley, 25, of Clovis Melecio Bustillos, 36 and Darlene J. Gutierrez, 43, both of Texico Jude Allen Sena, 45 and Rebecca Andrea Gonzales, 44, both of Clovis Royce Donovan Foster, 18 and Verneda Ann Koenig, 19, […]