Clovis boxer wins in Lubbock

Bryan Ramirez of Clovis boxing team won the 72-pound division last weekend at the regional Golden Gloves championships in Lubbock. Ramirez defeated Samson Mireles of Littlefield, Texas, on Friday in his first match and Gabriel Perez of Littlefield on Saturday. Gabriel Armijo of Clovis split a pair of matches in the 141-pound division, beating Angelo […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

Woman dies from auto accident injuries

Freedom Newspapers A 47-year-old Portales resident died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital a day after being injured in an auto accident in Littlefield, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University Information Services. Kimberly Lutnesky, 47, was the wife of ENMU professor Marv Lutnesky, according to the ENMU release. Lutnesky was attempting to […]

Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

Old rivals square off in Texas showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For Muleshoe and Littlefield, Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 regional football matchup is a little like old times. After all, the teams were rivals for years in District 2-3A before both moved down a class this season. Muleshoe (9-2) and Littlefield (10-1) clash at 3 p.m. today at […]

Missing Clovis inmate captured

CNJ staff A Curry County inmate who disappeared while on medical furlough more than seven weeks ago was captured by a local bail bondsman Friday night and returned to jail. Christina Snell of Hanks Bail Bonds said she spotted Phillip Littlefield riding in a car in the area of 14th and Prince streets around 6 […]

DA: Furlough far too long

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Curry County Detention Center inmate was missing for more than five weeks before court officials were notified, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Phillip Littlefield, 36, never returned from a medical furlough June 22, according to court records. The district attorney’s office was informed Monday of […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker, 55, of Temecula, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2005. He was born and raised in Clovis. He spent the latter years of his life in California where he was a western-wear salesman and store owner. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Tucker. He is survived by a son, Jason Tucker (and […]

Crocheting with care

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer Tia Littlefield leans forward in her living room chair as she slowly and methodically draws one loop of yarn through another, and another, and another. The muscles in her small hands are nearly always tense — Littlefield has cerebral palsy. It will take her days to loop the yarn […]

Littlefield roughs up Rams

Freedom Newspapers LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Portales’ preseason scrimmage at Littlefield saw the Rams somewhat overmatched Friday against the host Wildcats. Littlefield scored once during a 15-play set, once during a 10-play set and three times in game-type possessions against the Rams. Portales couldn’t muster a score under the same conditions, but got the ball inside […]

Vance , Virginia L.

Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance Services: Have been held. Virginia Lou Littlefield Vance, 72, of Conifer, Colo., died June 29, 2005. She was born on Feb. 28, 1933, in Clovis. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1950. She lived in Conifer, Colo., for more 30 years and took an active interest in community affairs. She […]

Naylor, Nelson

Nelson Naylor Services: Have been held. Nelson Naylor, 92, of Littlefield, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 21, 1913, in Portales, to Joe and Esther Naylor. He married Alice Betts on Aug. 28, 1938, in Portales. He managed Kemp Lumber Co. in Portales and […]

Cary, Virgie

Virgie Cary Services: Have been held. Virgie Cary, 75, of Bovina, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at her home. She was a Bovina resident since 1974 when she moved from Lubbock. She married Kenneth Cary on May 13, 1947, in Clovis. She was the office manager of Bovina Pump Co. for many years. She was […]

Ivey, Rex

Rex Ivey Services: 4 p.m. (CST) today at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Rex Allen Ivey, 65, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Pettit, Texas, to Bervel and Mildred Ivey. He married Linda Sue Baer on Sept. 18, 1965. He […]

1/30 Wedding, Birth, Birthday

Wedding Cable Nikki Steen and Barrett Cable, both of Lubbock, were joined in marriage Dec. 11, 2004, at first Baptist Church in Littlefield, Texas. The Rev. Darren Tidwell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don Steen of Lubbock and Debbie Steen of Littlefield. She is the granddaughter of Hilda Cummings and […]

McDaniel, Tyrone

Tyrone McDaniel Services: Have been held. Tyrone McDaniel, 32, of Clovis, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, in El Paso, Texas. He was born on March 20, 1972, in Amherst, Texas. He attended school in Sudan, Texas, where he graduated in 1991. He married Laura Davila. He lived in Clovis where he worked for Marquez trucking […]

Ortega, Nicolas

Nicolas Ortega Services: Have been held. Nicolas Ortega, 65, of Chaparral, formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Las Cruces Nursing Center. He was born on July 1, 1938, in Anton Chico, to Emilio and Bersabe Ortiz Ortega. He farmed in the Clovis and Littlefield, Texas, areas for over 40 years. He had […]

Late Saturday prep, college summaries

CNJ STAFF Prep boys Farwell Invitational Championship game Texico 52, Farwell 51 Texico (6-1) — Braden Vaughan 11, Johnny Rivera 19, Mark Peabody 4, Garret Mayfield 4, Logan Brown 10, Bryce Bailey 4. Totals 19 10-23 52. Farwell (7-3) — Jason Johnson 13, Robbie Tabb 3, Grant Gregory 13, Tate Nichols 2, Rowdy Mitchell 3, […]

Littlefield overpowers Mules

By Rick White LITTLEFIELD — The Littlefield Wildcats punted on their first possession and second-to-last possession. In between, they moved the chains methodically, pounding out a 14-6 win over Muleshoe in sledge-hammer-like fashion Friday in the District 2-3A opener for both teams. Diminutive sophomore Jonas Comacho was the workhorse for the Wildcats, ping-ponging his way […]