Curry County resident sentenced to 133 years for rape

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CNJ staff A Curry County resident was sentenced Wednesday to 133 years prison for the 2008 rape of a 9-year-old Quay County girl. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was found guilty and convicted of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the […]

Sex offender returning to prison for providing false address

CNJ staff A convicted sex offender is headed back to prison for a year and a half after providing police a false address.Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.Mills was released on probation in 2004 under instructions to […]

Clovis man sentenced to maximum time for failure to register as a sex offender

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Press release: Sex offender sentenced for failing to register

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Kenneth Leon Mills, age 30, was convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and sentenced to the maximum punishment under the law. Kenneth Mills completed his incarceration/probation/parole requirement in May of 2004, at that time he was notified by local law […]

Curry County man accused in child rape

Quay County Sun Staff A convicted sex offender from Curry County has been charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari 9-year-old, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, was arrested Tuesday and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to the charges before the Quay County Magistrate Court. […]

May 6, 2008 Business Digest

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Many mills make up Worley’s story

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Clarence Worley came to Logan in 1929, bringing a cotton gin from Stillwell, Okla. The Worley family lived in Logan until 1934, when Clarence moved them to Portales to build another cotton gin, one in Dora, and another in Causey. Later his brother, Olan Worley, and his father Arthur Worley, […]

Jan. 22 – Clovis stays at 17

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Stefan Mills (4) strips the ball from Borger’s Abraham Saenz during the second half of the game Tuesday at The Rock. Clovis beat Borger 82-52 to stay unbeaten.

Nature of war affects medal count

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The changed nature of war — not command indifference or bureaucratic inertia as some critics allege — is likely the reason why only two Medals of Honor have been awarded to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Marine Corps officer told lawmakers last Wednesday. With remotely detonated bombs […]

Local merchants aim to sweeten holiday shopping

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County retailers are enticing shoppers with discounts and extended hours. “Shop Clovis,” a five-week promotion sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, will stretch through Dec. 17. According to chamber representative Jenni Gee, the event was initiated to encourage residents to “stay in Clovis to shop” for […]

Mills, Mildred “Millie”

Mildred “Millie” Mills, 79, of Logan, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Born May 19, 1926 in Claude to Joseph Eugene and Eleanor Lena Bentley Tucker, she graduated from Pleasant Hill High School where she was class valedictorian. She lived most of her life in Curry County. She married Marvin […]

Miller, J. Howard

Longtime photographer J. Howard Miller, 86, of Dallas died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Dallas. He was born in Wellington, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1918, to Carl and Viola Miller. He grew up in Clovis. While in college, he worked newspaper assignments for the Clovis News Journal. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1936 […]

Research shows ancestor impacts

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Gladys Williamson, a member of the staff at the Clovis Branch Family History Center, clips obituaies from newspapers. Obituary listings are one part of many published items available to help anyone retrace his or her family history. (Courtesy photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Correspondent At the Clovis Branch Family History Center, the past takes precedence […]

Mills, Prentice

Prentice Mills Services: Have been held. Prentice L. Mills, 87, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. He was born on Sept. 1, 1917, in Munday, Texas, to John and Lucy Mills. He grew up in Roswell, and had lived in Silverton, Texas for six years before moving to Farwell in 1957. He was the […]

Palady, Pauline

Pauline Palady Services: Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Geselle Palady, 74, of Clovis, died June 4, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 19, 1929, in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada to Arthur and Maria Allard Martel. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was loved by everyone who met […]

Mills, LaVon

LaVon Mills Services: Have been held. LaVon B. Mills, 86, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, May 04, 2004. She was born on May 30, 1917, in Cedar Hill, Texas, to Eva and John Bailey. The family moved to Dexter in 1924 where she met and married Prentice L. Mills on June 29, 1939. They later moved […]

Gallegos, Domingo

Domingo Gallegos Services: Have been held. Domingo “Nick” Gallegos, of Hope Mills, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was the recipient of the bronze star. Survivors include his wife, Dean McBride; four daughters, Susan Ridgeway of Garner, N.C., […]

Mills, Vernon Riley

Vernon Riley Mills Services: Have been held. Vernon Riley Mills, 88, of Albuquerque died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at Woodmark Uptown Assisted Living Center in Albuquerque. He was born on Oct. 25, 1915, in Ranchvale, to William and Rosa Lane Mills. He began his career in administration as a teaching principal in Claude in 1937. […]

Floersheim, Helmi Heikkila

Helmi Heikkila Floersheim Services: Have been held. Helmi Heikkila Floersheim, 90, of Colfax County, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Colfax County General Long Term Care Nursing Facility in Springer. She was born on Sept. 1, 1913, in Quincy, Mass., to Elida Maria Vuorinen and Anshelm Heikkila. She was preceded in death by her […]

Lancaster, Lucille

Lucille Lancaster Services: Have been held. Lucille Lancaster, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Lancaster was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Ranchvale to William and Rosa Lane Mills. She was the youngest of seven children. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and […]