Wedding — March 4

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Frost Kerry Marie Jackson of McKinney, Texas, and Michael Alan Frost of McKinney were married Sept. 24, 2011, in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Township, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Annetta Tolley of Canton, Ohio. The groom is the son of David and Kathy […]

New administrator talks jail priorities

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Gerry Billy Robin Fornoff Retired Ohio sheriff Gerry Billy doesn’t officially take over as administrator until Feb. 1, but he met with Curry County jail staff for about an hour Wednesday morning to get one thing straight. “I just wanted to reassure them it’s going to be OK,” Billy said afterward. “I worry most about […]

Retired Ohio sheriff hired to head jail

Robin Fornoff Retired Ohio sheriff Gerry Billy was hired Tuesday as the new Curry County jail administrator among rave reviews from all five commissioners. Commissioner Bobby Sandoval, however, questioned how a new arrangement that has Billy reporting directly to commissioners instead of County Manager Lance Pyle was going to work. “I am very impressed with […]

Jail administrator selection made

CNJ staff Curry County has reached a tentative agreement to bring Gerry Billy of Ohio as its next adult detention center administrator. A request to approve an employment contract for Billy is on Tuesday’s county commission meeting agenda. Former administrator Keith Norwood resigned in September, and Tori Sandoval has been acting as interim administrator since. […]

Soap Box Derby scheduled for June 18

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File photo Clovis’ 10th annual Soap Box Derby will be held at 9 a.m. June 18 on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. Freedom New Mexico The 10th annual Clovis Soap Box Derby is scheduled to take place June 18. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School, the race gives youngsters […]

Man arrested in Tucumcari slayings also suspect in Ohio deaths

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Police said Friday that a man accused of killing two men in a Tucumcari hotel is also a suspect in two Ohio slayings. Muziwokuthula Madonda, 33 of Chicago, is awaiting extradition from Conroe, Texas. He is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to […]

Tucumcari homicide suspect also wanted in Ohio

Freedom New Mexico A man charged in two recent Tucumcari homicides is also wanted in connection with two homicides in Ohio, according to state police. Muziwokuthula “Muzie” S. Madonda is charged with two open counts of murder and tampering with evidence connected to the March 24 shooting deaths of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, […]

Extending tax cuts for all best course of action

Freedom Newspapers What came over U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio? The House minority leader suggested a compromise with Democrats on taxes. Within a matter of seconds, it seemed, the knives were out. His own party ripped him, and the White House fell back on that tired political clich

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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File photo The ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages […]

Engagement — June 13

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Beard- Gildenmeister [image #1, align= right, size= medium] Don and Ilene Beard of Pritchett, Colo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace Beard of Berthoud, Colo., to Keith Alan Gildenmeister of Broomfield, Colo., son of Cheryl Gildenmeister of Avon, Ohio, and Daniel and Jane Gildenmeister of Sandusky, Ohio. The couple will […]

Office store originally printing plant

By Don McAlavy: FNM columnist L ester Wallace Oswald started work at the Clovis Printing Plant at 313 Main in 1932. (I worked for Wallace Oswald at the print shop from around 1947 for 40 or more years.) Oswald was born Oct. 18, 1902, in Delaware, Ohio. Mildred Ufferman was born in the same city […]

Lyrics explain where words fail

clyde_davis@yahoo.com The year was 1986, and I hit the road early that morning, leaving northeastern Ohio for Columbus, the center of the state, and Ohio’s state capital. August and State Fair time, but this was only tangential to my reason for going. By now most of the country had jumped on the fan train for […]

Ohioans must forge ahead

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The rural, steel mill town church I served in northeastern Ohio had a standing tradition of the Mother’s Day Banquet. Many churches and organizations in that area do, and these events are usually held the night before Mother’s Day. They are wonderfully attended. Can you blame me, then, when I […]

All parts of this world sacred

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist In my home state of Pennsylvania, there is a lake which borders the Ohio line, a lake which we frequently visited during the years that I was growing up. Lake Pymatuning, as it is called, is very large, is actually part of a water system covering about 30 miles in […]

Homesick for Clovis

Jim Bauman of Fostoria, Ohio, sends greetings to Clovis via e-mail:

Obama, Clinton split New England, duel in Ohio and Texas; McCain gains GOP nomination

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton split a pair of New England primaries Tuesday night and vied for bigger prizes in Ohio and Texas in a riveting Democratic presidential race. Arizona Sen. John McCain, an unflinching supporter of the war in Iraq, clinched the Republican nomination. “We are in Iraq […]

Problems few in primary voting but tallying delays feared

The Associated Press Save for bad weather and scattered precincts that ran out of ballots, voting appeared to run smoothly Tuesday in four state primaries that drew record voter turnout. Heavy rain, sleet and ice forced at least 10 counties in Ohio to request permission to move, and a few polling spots were running on […]

Too much at stake to sit idly by

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Military Digest

By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Shawger Army Sgt. Richard E. Shawger has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Michael Shawger of Ashville, Ohio, and Terrie Shawger of Clovis. Shawger graduated in 2001 from Teays Valley High School in Ashville. He received a bachelor’s degree in […]

Halloween should hold fun for all

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist In the town of Salineville, gateway to Ohio’s share of the Appalachian Mountains, where I served my student ministry internship, the main street of town winds from one end of the village to the other, east to west. Like the stream whose bed it follows. It was not surprising, then, […]