Advocates, victims need our support

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Amber Hamilton, the most feared player in our noon-time hoops group, is director of ARISE (Advocating, Reassuring, Informing, Supporting, Empowering) Sexual Assault Services. ARISE provides medical, advocacy and counseling services in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, DeBaca, Harding and Lea counties. “One in four women and one in six men will experience sexual violence at sometime,” says […]

Convicted Clovis native killed in Hobbs prison

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Paul Lasner, 31, died Monday in a Hobbs prison while serving a life sentence for a 1997 shooting. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Sharna Johnson A 30-year-old Clovis man serving a life sentence in prison for a 1997 murder was killed Monday at a Hobbs facility. Paul Lasner was transported from the […]

Engagements — Oct. 17

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Brown-Parsley Randy and Christi Brown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter , Megan Lea Brown of Texico to Charles James “CJ” Parsley of Vega, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Chip Parsley of Corpus Christi, Texas and Jaylene McFaul of Vega, Texas. The bride-elect graduated from Texico High School in […]

Announcement —

Marty Hynesm will be in Clovis today for a service at New Beginnings Church of God, 307 N. Lea Street. He will be speaking in the morning service beginning at 10:50 a.m. Hynes has a powerful message of God’s love and restoration through his testimony. His tale of a fall from grace, time in prison, […]

July 1 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. June 8 drug agents served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Lea Street. Officers knocked on the door but when they received no response, attempted to make entry into the residence, until a man […]

11/30 Anniversaries

Donahey Bobby Jack and Donna Lea Castle-Donahey of Texico will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married Nov. 30, 1968, in Clovis. They have two children and the grandchildren. He is a farmer. She is a retired banker.

’44 storm hit some of same areas

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The Sept. 18, 1944, Clovis News-Journal captured damage from the Sunday evening storm. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor The March 23 tornado that ripped through southeast Clovis wasn’t the city’s first, but it was by far the most damaging in about 75 years of record keeping. Officials said one person was killed, 35 people were […]

Business digest: Portales man takes first in corn contest

Kevin Breshears of Rheanie Farms in Portales captured first place in the A non-irrigated division of the 2006 National Corn Growers’ Association’s Corn Yield Contest in New Mexico, according to a Pioneer Hi-Bred International news release. He won with a yield of 65.31 bushels per acre. The annual competition honors the highest producing corn growers […]

Attempted escape fails

CNJ staff A 16-year-old male suspect slipped out of his handcuffs and escaped from a police car Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, running four to five blocks before he was apprehended, said Clovis Police Public Information Officer Lt. James Schoeffel. Officials found a small amount of methamphetamine […]

Day Trips: Hobbs museum offers trip back in time

Compiled by William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, […]

Thomson, Ronnica Lea

Services: Have been held. Ronnica Lea Thomson, 34, of Clovis died Monday, March 7, 2005 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Clovis, to Bill and Janetta Miller Geisler. She married Mike Thomson on Aug. 7, 1993, in Clovis. She was a benefits representative for Clovis Municipal Schools and a member of […]

Cox, O.W.

O.W. Cox Services: Have been held. O.W. “Blackie” Cox, 73, of Hobbs, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Lea Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. He was born on June 15, 1931, in Lindsay, Okla., to Herbert and Opal Cox. He married Jane Long on Nov. 7, 1993, in Hobbs. He was a member of the […]

Hobbs school teacher takes campaign to constituents

By David Arkin, CNJ Correspondent A Hobbs school teacher who also manages her own business hopes her political career is just getting started. Gay Kernan, who has served for the last two years as a state senator for District 42, which spans from Hobbs to Clovis — is seeking another term in Santa Fe. She […]

Amarillo man injured after crashing plane

The Associated Press AMARILLO — A pilot returning from Tucumcari crash-landed his small plane Saturday at an airport south of Amarillo. Robert Lea, 79, of Amarillo, was the only person on board the 1953 model Cessna 195-B. He was taken to a local hospital for a possible hip injury, according to the Texas Department of […]

Blair, Frances

Frances Blair Services: Have been held. Ms. Frances Opal Blair, 95, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1907, in Portales, to Nathan B. and Mabel E. Daniels Lea. She lived in Clovis most of her life where she worked […]

Wright, Juanita

Juanita Blanche Wright Services: Have been held. Mrs. Juanita Blanche Wright, 77, of Portales, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 13, 1925, in Mobeetie, Texas, to James Willard and Nona Belle Lea. She lived in Texas as a child moving to New Mexico as a […]

Public record 6/8

Compiled from court records from May 29 through June 4 Marriage licenses – Sompadit Mark Thanimith, 19, and Gwendolynn Michole Thompson, 16, both of Clovis – Scott Steven Roberts, 26, and Jacqueline Dianne Light, 19, both of Clovis – Jose Alberto Jimenez, 30, and Anna Josephine Navarrette, 38, both of Clovis – Neal Edward Stanfield, […]