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Reunions —

[image #1, align=center, size=abox] The Portales High School Class of 1966 gathered July 1 and 2, 2011, for their 45th class reunion. Classmates pictured are, front row, from left, David Dehtan, Gloria (Domiquez) Aguilar, Robin Pendergraft, Zale Woodward, Bruce Kitts, Randy Johns, Kay (Hutchins) Jilek, Jerry Hammond. Second row, from left, David Weems, Judy (Roberson) […]

Anniversaries — June 5

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Hale Neal and Bernice Hale of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married June 3, 1961, in San Jon. They have four daughters, Jacque and Larry Cash, Kathy and Ron Davis, Laura and Troy Messer and Lisa Hale and one son Larry and Tonya Hale. They have nine grandkids. He […]

Veteran editor joins Freedom board

By By Mary Ann Milbourn: Freedom News Service Freedom Communications Inc. announced Thursday that Larry Kramer, a former newspaperman and founder of the online financial website MarketWatch, was elected to the board of directors. Freedom owns the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. “Larry has extensive experience in creating and fostering digital […]

Detention officer, wife facing felony drug charges

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker says a county detention center officer was fired Friday after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from the jail to sell on the street. Hooker said Larry Martinez, 36, and his wife, Jesseka Martinez, 35, are facing assorted felony drug […]

Robbery victim still in recovery

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Courtesy photo Larry Porter is still hospitalized, recovering from a broken leg he received during a Nov. 30 robbery that took place in his driveway. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A month after he was robbed and beaten in his own driveway, 72-year-old Larry Porter of Clovis remains hospitalized and is struggling to recover […]

Colorado candidate selected as Roosevelt hospital administrator

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Leaming By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Larry E. Leaming of Colorado will be the new Roosevelt General Hospital administrator, the hospital board announced Monday morning. After a brief executive session, board members voted unanimously to hire Leaming. Board President Terry Cone said Leaming’s salary will be $120,000 a year. Leaming replaces retiring Administrator James […]

Clovis man pleads in molestation case

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Larry Hatcher pleaded no contest Friday to seven counts of child molestation. A Clovis man originally charged with 143 counts of child molestation reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded no contest to seven counts Friday. Larry Hatcher, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Hatcher’s four-day trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday. It […]

Ex-ENMU coach named Golden State’s top exec

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NBA.com Larry Riley was named general manager of the Golden State Warriors Tuesday. Riley is a former coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Former Eastern New Mexico University basketball coach Larry Riley was promoted on Monday to vice president of basketball operations with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Riley, […]

Sex offender suspect returned to jail

CNJ staff A Clovis man awaiting a second trial for more than 100 counts of child molestation is back in jail. Larry Hatcher, 48, was returned to jail Tuesday night and is being held without bond for violating the conditions of his release, jail officials confirmed late Wednesday. Details of the alleged violation were not […]

Child molestation case headed back to trial

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Judge Stephen Quinn explains a matter to prosecutor Andrea Reeb, Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse at the status hearing of Larry Hatcher. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man accused of 116 counts of child molestation is scheduled for a second jury trial the first week of […]

Oct. 4 Press release: McClendon captured

Re: Capture of Larry McClendon Jr. – Escapee from the Curry County, New Mexico Detention Center. On October 4, 2008 at approximately 10:00 AM, Larry McClendon Jr. was captured by the Amarillo Police Department, US Marshall’s Service and Amarillo SWAT Team in Amarillo, Texas. Tips generated through America’s Most Wanted reported sightings in the Amarillo […]

Jail escapee caught in Amarillo

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Escaped Clovis homicide suspect Larry McClendon Jr. was captured around 10:30 a.m. (CDT) in Amarillo. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff A suspected killer who escaped from the Curry County jail six weeks ago was recaptured Saturday morning in Amarillo. Larry McClendon Jr. was taken into custody after a brief chase around 9 a.m., near an […]

Mom pleads for son to surrender

BY Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon Jr., who escaped along with […]

June 1, 2008 Births

Long Kyla Leigh Ann Long was born May 22, 2008, to Larry and Tracy Long of Corpus Christi, Texas, at Woman’s Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi. She weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces. She has a 2-year old sister, Savanah Renae Long. Grandparents are Mary Jo Jones of Clovis and Jan and Mike Nolan […]

Three arrested in Salisbury homicide

Three Arrested In Connection With The Murder of Emmett Salisbury On January 7, 2007 at 701 East Grand Avenue In Clovis    On Wednesday, February 27, 2008, Agents and Detectives of the Clovis Police Department, 9th Judicial District Major Crimes Unit and New Mexico State Police arrested 20 year old Larry McClendon and 19 year […]

N.M. journalism looking for fresh faces

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist JIM BELSHAW, Albuquerque Journal columnist. Jim Belshaw would have us believe he writes to champion the cause of ordinary New Mexicans. But does he, or has this veteran newsman gone stale, thriving on his poker buddies, his connection to the Belshaw elites, noted authors and academics? Jim Belshaw, writing for […]

In tribute: Wildcats fan remembered for dedication

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Neil Hutchins never played football; not even once. He couldn’t — he was born with an incomplete spine. In spite of his condition, Hutchins was a huge football fan. “He’s one of the biggest Clovis Wildcats fans that ever lived,” Larry Hutchins, Neil’s brother, said. Neil was born with […]

3/5 Wedding

Ford/Buckingham Kelly Dawn Ford of Ruidoso and Larry Kenneth Buckingham of Clovis were married Jan. 14, 2006, at The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort in Mescalero. Judge Harry Prelo performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Ford of Ruidoso. She is the granddaughter of Jeryell and Euealle Webb […]

Lavonia Hand

Lavonia Hand, 92, of Clovis, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Jim Wells County, Texas, to Proctor David and Emma Ethel Arrant Taylor. She married D.G. “Bub” Hand on Dec. 28, 1931, in Clovis. She was a homemaker and helped her husband on their ranch. […]