County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Missing Man Table

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A table is set Thursday at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center to honor missing troops. The symbolism of the Missing Man Table and honors: The table is round to show our everlasting concern for our missing troops. The tablecloth is white, symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call […]

Police seek alleged embezzler

CNJ Staff Police are seeking a warrant for a woman who allegedly embezzled more than $1,000 from a fast-food restaurant in the 2800 block of North Prince Street, according to police reports. The restaurant manager said he had noticed money missing in mid-March and talked to the worker assigned to the register showing shortages, the […]

McDonald’s owners hoping to find Wendy

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Wendy, a brindle boxer who belongs to John and Robyn Snowberger, escaped from her owners’ back yard on March 11. (Courtesy photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo […]

Life without funny bone not as fun

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist A recent trip to our local hospital stimulated my memory banks and brought forth an experience I had with modern medicine a dozen years ago. That memory is entitled, “The Case of the Missing Funny Bone” or “Does an Asafetida Bag Really Help?” I’d heard horror stories about parts gone […]

July 23, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 a.m. July 15 officers dispatched to a fire in the 400 block of West 12th Street found a small building behind a home engulfed in flames. As firefighters worked to put the fire out, officers questioned three juveniles seen in […]

Candidates concerned by missing campaign signs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Missing election signs have at least one local candidate hot under the collar. County probate judge hopeful Gloria Wicker is upset that a 4-foot-by-4-foot sign turned up missing Monday. The sign, located at the intersection of Main and Mitchell streets, cost $50 and took tremendous effort to place, she […]

Portales man accused of embezzling

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales man employed by an armored-car service is accused of embezzling at least $240,000 from his employer, police said. Scott Kirby, 22, turned himself in on Monday and was arrested, according to court documents. Kirby was employed by Respond Inc., an ATM and armored-car service company that services businesses […]

2/12 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 3:50 p.m. Tuesday police responded to the 2100 block of Grand Avenue in reference to a burglary and theft. The resident told police he left his door unlocked and noticed his wallet was missing. The man told police one hour later, […]

1/22 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8 a.m. Tuesday police responded to an accident involving two vehicles on Mitchell Street near Sutter Place. One driver said the sun was in her eyes so she swerved over the center line, and crashed into the side of the second […]

Police blotter — Dec. 14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 11:20 p.m. Saturday, police went to an alternative school on the 900 block of Rencher Street in reference to a missing juvenile that was ordered by a court to be there. The 6-foot, 18-year-old male was last seen at 8 p.m. […]

Military sacrifice includes missing loved ones at Thanksgiving

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Shannah Garza, left, plans to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home today for 22-month-old son Ethan Garza and daughter Victoria Garza. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It […]

11/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a woman reported her vehicle had been burglarized in the 600 block of Seventh Street. Missing items included a stereo, DVD player, TV and cell phone. The estimated worth of the missing items was more than $1,200. The […]

10/16 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 8 a.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old male caller told police that car audio equipment worth $800 was taken from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked on the 300 block of Fireball Dr. He said he had installed the speakers and amplifier into […]

War Scrapbook

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Dave Tanner holds a binder of materials relating to his great-uncle, Leo Eminger, Friday, at the Memorial Building in Portales. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Leo Eminger of Upton has been presumed dead since Sept. 24, 1942. Over the last year-and-a-half, Dave Tanner has dedicated every minute he can spare to make […]

9/4 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Officers responded Aug. 25 to a call from the 800 block of Meriwether reporting a burglary in progress. Investigating officers found a man in a nearby alley, emanating a strong odor of alcohol, and detained him for questioning. They found several missing […]

Moment of quiet remembrance appropriate today

Freedom Newspapers As eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle reflect this Memorial Day upon the sacrifice made by those who died in the nation’s armed forces, finding a place in memory for the prisoners of war and those missing in action is in order. Just 10 days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing […]

Cops & courts: Officials capture final sex offender fugitive

The Sheriff’s department captured the final fugitive from an April investigation by area law enforcement to determine if the 67 registered sex offenders in Curry County were in compliance of the law. Fredrick Baca, 23, was hiding under an abandoned house in the 400 block of Johnson St., according to a press release from the […]

Funny bones can be lost through surgery

By Bob Huber: CNJ Columnist If you’re a dinner party hostess who wants to save money on hors d’oeuvres so you can donate to the Martha Stewart Relief Fund, allow me to offer some help. I know a sure-fire way to curb appetites. I’m talking about steering the dinner conversation into a detailed discussion of […]

Prep notes 1/25

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Texico girls were the tough-luck team on the basketball court this week. Up 39-38 on Friday at home with a few seconds left, Santa Rosa’s game-winning attempt bounced off the rim, but 5-foot-2 junior guard Reena Tenorio snuck into the paint and put it back in for the […]