Lazbuddie’s Nichols set to join Zias

CNJ staff LAZBUDDIE — Chelsee Nichols, a four-year starter at Lazbuddie High School in Parmer County, is planning to sign to play women’s basketball for coach Linden Weese at Eastern New Mexico University. The national signing date is April 9. Nichols, a 5-foot-9 forward, said she attended camps conducted by Weese over the past couple […]

Sept. 2, 1913

Those attending the state Democratic convention at Duke City were Fred W. James, E.R. Hart, Rep. W.W. Nichols and Charles E. Dennis. … Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grisamore was taking orders for Spirella corsets. … The Clovis Journal reported that crop conditions were unusually good.

Robot helps Cannon team with bank incident

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Like a scene from a science fiction movie, a robot rolled into the Hilltop Plaza branch of the New Mexico Bank & Trust on Friday. The robot — the REMOTECH F6 Remote Control Transport, or RCT — was brought onto the bank robbery scene to determine if the suspicious […]

Airman charged in wife’s slaying

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than 16 months after her death, Air Force officials have charged Kimberly Susan Novak’s husband with murder. Novak, 20, died in her Cannon Air Force Base residence in late October 2004, according to Cannon’s public affair’s office. Her husband, Airman Edward Novak II of the 27th Aircraft Maintenance […]

Cannon commander reassigned

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer After almost two years commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. John Posner is leaving March 6 for the Pentagon, officials said this week. Posner has been commanding the base since April 2004, according to Lt. James Nichols of Cannon Public Affairs. Col. Scott West of Spangdahlem Air Base in […]

Nichols, David “Andy”

David “Andy” Nichols, 58, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Hobbs to Ruby and Ervin Nichols. He married Brenda “B.J.” Vantrease on Oct. 29, 1965. He attended Portales High School and in 1962 began working for Hometown Foods as an associate in the […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

CHS senior, Wildcats second at state golf tourney

CNJ Staff BERNALILLO — The Clovis Wildcats didn’t have the kind of day they’d hoped for Monday in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament at Santa Ana Golf Course. Still, the Cats are tied for second in the tournament with five-time defending champion La Cueva at 313. They trail first-place Rio Rancho by 11 […]

Nichols ready for state challenge

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Farwell senior Tate Nichols works on his putting at Farwell Country Club in preparation for the Texas Class 1A state golf tournament in Austin. (CNJ correspondent: Jim Hogg) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Tate Nichols didn’t mind the lengthy wait between winning the Region I-1A golf tournament on April 26 and the two-day Class […]

Farwell’s Nichols captures I-1A golf title

By Dave Wagner Tate Nichols didn’t give anybody else a chance on Tuesday. Carrying a two-stroke lead into the second and final day of boys Region I-1A golf competition at Reese Golf Course in Lubbock, the Farwell senior put together a round of 67 to finish at 4-under 140 for a nine-stroke margin over Iraan’s […]

District 2 candidates talk on the issues

By Jack King District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder, a Republican, is running for re-election. He has two opponents in the June 1 Republican primary — Carol S. Nichols and Ray Montoya. Since he has no Democratic challengers, the race will be decided in the primary. Last week, the three candidates spoke with the Clovis News […]

Graduates 3/28

Wayland Baptist University — Clovis Campus Area students received degrees during spring commencement exercises conducted by Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus, held at Central Baptist Church. Students receiving master’s degrees include: William R. Bumphrey, education; Robert W. Elliott, education; Brian Fletcher, education; Marvin Christopher Frazier, business administration; Stephanie Renee Colbert Palmer, education; and Vee Lucas, education. […]

Nichols, Ruby

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in […]