Lady Rams survive upset bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Tara Johnson’s leg was shaking. Her heart was pounding. Her mouth was dry and her palms moist. But her free throws? As soft as a morning breeze. Johnson made two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining, leading Portales into the girls Class 3A championship game for the seventh straight year […]

Empty Stocking Fund donor list

Freedom Newspapers The following people and companies donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in 2006. The remaining donations were made anonymously. SEI-CCS LLC, $500 Michelle and Terry Poynor, $20 Michael Majors, $150 Richard Haseloff, $100 Ward Brothers Tractors, $250 D.L. Coffman, $50 Leona Sikes, $50 Ruth Breuhl, $35 L.J. Pool, $25 Gladys Castle, $25 Fred […]

Public record: Marriages & divorces

CNJ staff The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 21 through Jan. 3: • Juan Manuel Dominguez, 55, to Agustina Salas Betancur, 49, both of Roswell. • Vernon Ray Dobbs, 39, to Felicia A. Chavez, 34, both of Clovis. • Jessie Trujillo, 34, to Evangaline Preciado, 46, both of Tucumcari. • […]

Portales faces playoff-tested St. Michael’s

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Riding a three-game win streak, the Portales Rams are a game away from a Class 3A state championship game. Their mission is simple: beat third-seeded St. Michael’s on the road at 1 p.m. today in the state semifinals. “We’ve had a great week of practice,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. […]

Service a family affair

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U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Wilson spends time with his father, retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Don Wilson, in the family yard in Clovis. Freedom Newspapers: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Resplendent in his dress uniform with gold stripes glittering on his sleeves, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael […]

Sept. 15, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7 through Wednesday: • Bruce Len Colson, 42, to Sabrina Lynn Lansford, 39, both of Clovis. • Howard Lavanda Jones, 53, to Elizabeth Colleen Allen, 48, both of Clovis. • Ryan Michael Bass, 19, of Douglas, Wyo., to Kathryn Louise Jackson, 19, of Clovis. […]

Cats, Trojans collide in season opener

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Clovis High senior Brian Mead breaks though a hole during the Wildcats’ practice on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats open the season today with a 7 p.m. contest against Mayfield at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When the Clovis High football team takes on Mayfield in the […]

171 Cannon Airmen selected for staff sergeant

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report The following Cannon Airmen were selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant: 27th Aeromedical Dental Squadron Quianna Enang Erica Faria Carrie Powell Amy M. Seaton 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Eric Atkins Christopher Barnes Marvin Burton Erving. Camacho Chad Candiff Jonathan Cartwright Robert De La Rosa James […]

Hagglund, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Charlotte Hagglund, 77, of Phoenix died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Phoenix. Born in Germany on May 27, 1929, she married Robert Dean Hagglund on Feb. 25, 1955, and then moved to the United States. She lived in Phoenix for 19 years. She is survived by her husband; daughter Chris Brockett (and husband, Dave) […]

Musick, Kyle

Kyle Joe Musick, 46, of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1959, in Farmington to William Charles and Naomia Jean Justus Musick, he moved with his family to Grants in 1960. He graduated from high school in 1977. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lubbock Christian University with a […]

6/2 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 25 through Wednesday: • Trey Allan Deal, 20, to Kristine Ann Siesener, 19, both of Clovis. • Stephan Arnett, 51, to Charrisse Gayle Noland, 42, both of Amarillo. • Armando Arredondo, 28, to Kathy Worm, 31, both of Clovis. • David Charles Sweet III, […]

Sprinkle, Denny

Denny Eugene Sprinkle, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at MD Anderson Center in Houston. Born Aug. 23, 1928, in Port Arthur to Carl Emerson and Dola Matthews Sprinkle, he married Betty Jean Fields on Jan. 1, 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a civil servant […]

4/21 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 12 through Wednesday: • Michael Roger Mount, 60, to Doreen Watson Bledsoe, 41, both of Clovis. • Albert Richard Culver, 63, to Christi Lynn Williams, 48, both of Lubbock. • Miguel Angel Robledo, 22, to Jessica Amelia Sotalo, 21, both of Clovis. • Russell […]

Gleis, Michael

Michael Joseph Gleis, 49, of Clovis died Thursday, April 13, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Jan. 24, 1957, to John and Vera Horedwell Gleis in Laverne, Minn. He worked as a sales representative for Culligan Water for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father and four brothers. He is survived by […]

Attorney Mitchell has unenviable job

I’d rather shovel muck at the Farmington race track. I’d rather be the guy who logs Gov. Bill’s flight miles, even though it has to be a backbreaking job. I’d rather be the doctor who says to the teenager, “Sorry, young lady, the test’s positive.” Just don’t make me be Gary Mitchell. In some circles, […]

Sandia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Shelby Jones, Marisa Michael, Jeff Searcy, Cory Taylor A/B: Miriam Alcocer, Thomas Andrews, Blake Beevers, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Coby Knight, Jonah Lucero, Patrick Smith Fourth Grade A: Andrea Aguilar, Aryn Alexander, […]

Highland honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Sammy Hopkins, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Lexi Montano, Kasia Olguin Mady Petner, Brittney Ross, Valon Smith, Michael Tenorio A/B: Allyson Dugan, Dakota […]

4-2 Yucca honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Rosstin Ahmadian, Jonathan Amaya, Zachary B. Anderson, Tyler C. Ash, Raymond L. Beachum, Quinton S. Beaulieu, Corbin R. Best, Joshua D. Biggs, Hannah D. Bocox, Britney D. Boersma, Whitney M. Boersma, Bethany Bonner, Bria S. Bradford, Dalton S. Britt, […]

4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Hounds have some depth at QB

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, […]