Jan. 11, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 3 through Wednesday: Shawn Michael Blair, 33, to Kimberly Dawn Johnson, 35, both of Clovis Wilfredo Junior Nieves Ocasio, 23, to Vanessa Lynn Pepin, 20, both of Clovis Jerry Leon Marshall, 41, to Sharon Sue Dixon, 39, both of Bovina, Texas Nicholas Ryan Richardson, […]

11-9-07 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 2 through Wednesday: • Esirigho Oghenerukewe Ofurbie, 29, to Abiola Munirat Yusuf, 26, both of Clovis • William Bowline Harston, 37, of Slaton, Texas, to Larada Kay Paez, 30, of Phoenix • Jeffrey D. Smiley, 33, to Vanessa M. Chavez, 22, both of Clovis […]

South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]

Momma Matriarch

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Carmelita Salazar worked as a cook for Clovis Municipal Schools and several restaurants. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hands wrinkled with age, Carmelita Salazar deftly peels potatoes at her kitchen table. Beside the diminutive great great-grandmother, a small pile of shiny, white vegetables awaits washing. Today, the 95-year-old will […]

Vixens topple Tatum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleFort Sumner’s Bree’Anna Lucero jumps to spike the ball Saturday’s Class 1A state volleyball championship match at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The Vixens defeated defending champ Tatum in four games. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — With the championship in sight, there was no messing around by Fort Sumner’s […]

Aug. 25, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Michael Todd Prestage, 41, to Shelley Leanne Prestage, 38, both of Clovis. • Alexander Lamar Wynn, 36, to Ester Kristine Blood, 38, both of Clovis. • Scott Alan Nelson, 51, to Marilyn Jean Cleaver, 51, both of Clovis. • Luis […]

Cops and Courts: Murder charges dropped in case of elderly woman’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said he dropped the first-degree murder charges last week against a 40-year-old Clovis man in connection with the 2004 beating death of an elderly woman for reasons relating to another trial. The district attorney’s office made the decision to drop its murder case […]

Marquez, Frances L.

Frances L. Marquez, 85, of Milagro, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at her son’s home in Milagro. Born April 26, 1921, in Duran to Candido and Carolina Maes Lucero, she married Roberto Marquez in 1940. They were cattle ranchers in the Milagro area. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Luis Lucero; […]

Ulibarri, Pearl

Pearl Ulibarri, 80, of Portales died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Borica to Lucia and Bernardo Gallegos, she grew up in Fort Sumner where she attended school. She married Cristobal Ulibarri in May 1945. They lived and worked in various areas of New Mexico before settling […]

Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]