Press release: Lynn adds talent for 2012 football season

PORTALES, N.M. — Since taking over as head football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, about a month and a half ago, Josh Lynn and his staff have been relentless in their attempts to add talent to their roster, signing a number of skilled athletes to National Letters of Intent. In addition to a number […]

Hounds name new football coach

PORTALES — Former Eastern New Mexico University player and graduate assistant Josh Lynn plans to hit the ground running in his new position as the school’s football coach. Lynn, who will turn 33 on Dec. 23, was named ENMU’s 15th head coach on Monday, replacing Mark Ribaudo. “I think Eastern New Mexico is a good […]

Sept. 16 Engagement

Priest-Jones Layton Priest of Artesia announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Starla L. Priest of Yukon, Okla. to Nathan M. Jones, of Yukon, Okla. He is the son of Mark Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Lynn Miller of Owasso, Okla. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, […]

Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. … Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a route running from El Paso through Nebraska. … Mandells Department Store claimed to have “Advance […]

In tribute: Man played backup for Elvis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clyde Norris loved music, and life was a never-ending song. Norris, a long-time musician and a Clovis business owner, died Feb. 20. Norris was born May 19, 1934, in Swenson, Texas, and moved with his mother and seven siblings to Lubbock. In Lubbock he came to know the two […]

July 7, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 29 through Wednesday: • Theodore Eugene Wyscarver, 52, to Julie Diane Coleman, 43, both of Portales. • William Michael Dillehay, 28, to Yajaira R. Ochoa, 24, both of Phoenix. • Kody Mack Vaughan, 21, to Tatum Ann Thron, 19, both of Portales. • Steven […]

June 23, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 8 to Wednesday: • Salvador Mendoza, 30, of Whiteface, Texas, to Beatriz G. Trillo, 25, of Texico. • Christopher Joel Mitchell, 18, to Jessica Jo Harris, 17, both of Levelland, Texas. • Jesse Pichardo, 21, to Crystal Ren’Ee Lumanden, 18, both of Clovis. • […]

3/17 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 8 through Wednesday: • Jose Dolores Vasquez, 32, to Melissa Ann Bonness, 23, both of Clovis. • Salvador Cobos Barajas, 26, to Michelle Venegas Garcia, 32, both of Clovis. • Jake Andrew Chavez, 31, to Bernadette Marie Chavez, 26, both of Clovis. • Gabriel […]

Steele, Annie

Annie Sarabeth Fitzsimmons Steele, 84, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Clovis. She was born May 4, 1921, on a farm near Sherman, Okla., to Abram Miller and Pearl Cox Hubbard Fitzsimmons. She attended Cedardale Christian Church, which her father and neighbors built. She married Francis Howard Steele on Jan. 1, 1938. They […]

8/26 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Aug. 17 through Wednesday: • Christopher John Maier, 21, to Tara Diane Barnard, 20, both of Clovis • Keon Tyrell Bush, 19, to Jessica Irizarry, 24, both of Clovis • Dathan Lee Culpepper, 24, to Sarah Lynn Martin, 24, both of Portales • Frederick O’Bryant, […]

7/22 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 13 through Wednesday: • Eric Lee Connally, 30, to Gloria Jean Connally, 28, both of Clovis • Terry Lynn Barker, 50, to Renee Fuston, 45, both of Matador, Texas • Jacob John Fenn, 24, to Chelli Dawn Brown, 23, both of Clovis • Joshua […]

Elementary teacher wins NIE award

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Third-grade teacher J’mi Heflin uses newspapers to teach core subjects at James Bickley Elementary. She was recently selected the local Newspapers in Education 2005 Teacher of the Year, having been nominated by Principal Cindi Tabb. “I had asked the teachers (at James Bickley) what they used in their classrooms […]

Search continues for missing Farwell native

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk Sept. 24 and never returned. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle depression. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn said about the last 3 1/2 months. “I’ll be honest with you, if there’s […]

1/2 Wedding, Honors

Shuckman/Fox Ashley Carol Shuckman of Plano, Texas, and Jeffrey Lynn Fox of Mc Kinney, Texas, were joined in marriage Oct. 16, 2004, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The Rev. Patrick Berry performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of George and Ann Shuckman of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Gaynell […]

12/24 Public Record

Compiled from court records from December 17 through December 22. Marriage Licenses Gilberto Enrique Flores, 22 to Ashley Renee Romero, 21 both of Amarillo. Jorge Luis Barraza, 26 to Myrna Jesus Molina, 24 both of Clovis. William Todd Bargman, 42 to Rhonda Kae Payne, 42 both of Clovis. Johnny Max Saiz, Jr., 30 to Jennifer […]

12/17 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Friday through Thursday. Marriage Licenses Benito l. Rodriguez, 65 to Gloria Dawn Grooms, 48 both of Clovis. Jorge Armando Rodriguez, 22 to Rocia Loya, 24 both of Clovis. Ronald James Doll, 36 of Alamogordo to Elaine Kathryn Smolenski, 36 of Clovis. Joseph David Brockman, 26 to Cheryl Lynn Barker, 26 […]

Lady Cats’ season on line at Carlsbad in district tourney

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The Lady Wildcats play at Carlsbad at 6 p.m. today. John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray and Carlsbad coach Doug Lynn agree the match-up between the Lady Cat offense and the Cavegirl defense will decide who’s season ends tonight. The fourth-seed Lady Cats (5-15, 2-6 District 4-5A) face the third-seed Cavegirls […]

10/22/04 Public Record

Compiled from court records from Oct. 14 through Oct. 20 Marriage Licenses Cruz Lopez, 23, and Teresa Meagan Cross, 19, both of Clovis. Micah David Tidwell, 32, and Julie Marie Magee, 23, both of Clovis. Mario Julian Moncayo, 28, and Nicole Irene Ramirez, 23, both of Clovis. Jonathan Robert Aragon, 21, and Cristal Liana Squires, […]

Lady Cats end losing streak

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Clovis sophomore Siobhan Flatow hits the ball past Carlsbad junior Micha Pruett during the third set of Thursday’s match at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ staff photo: Eric Klutho Seniors lead the way as CHS sweeps short-handed Carlsbad in district pla John Eisel, CNJ sports writer The ending was happy for the Clovis girls volleyball team, […]

Farwell native still missing

By Tony Parra and David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]