Montoya jury still deliberating

Freedom New Mexico Both sides rested their cases this afternoon and the fate of 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya of Portales was handed over to the jury about 5 p.m. The jury was still deliberating as of 7:30 p.m.We will update with the verdict just as soon as it is rendered. Earlier today, attorney Fred Reese started […]

Sound men stood strong behind Jackie Robinson

By Freedom Newspapers Sixty years ago this week, a momentous event for this nation, founded on the principle “all men are created equal,” played out on a baseball diamond. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was chosen by another exceptional man to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier. Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey, a devout Methodist who didn’t […]

Reese, Ellen

Ellen Reese, 89, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 30, 1916, to Maude and David L. Fife in Weatherford, Texas, where she grew up. She married W.A. (Bill) Reese on June 23, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz. They made their home in California for a brief […]

Hutchins, Alice

Alice Mabel Hutchins, 88, of Broadview, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, to James and Mollie Reese who homesteaded in the Bellview community in 1910. She was a graduate of Bellview High School. She married Cleat L. Hutchins on Aug. 18, 1935. They resided in […]

John R. Reese

John R. Reese, 50, of Albuquerque, and formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, in Albuquerque. Survivors include his children, Eric, Kristen, Mick, Mitchell and Jesse; and former wife, Denise. Arrangements are by Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque.

Community leaders interested in exploring Cannon redevelopment

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Should Cannon Air Force Base close, its F-16s bequeathed to far away places, Mayor David Lansford wants to be prepared. That’s why the mayor invited the government entities of the Clovis-Portales area together for a Wednesday morning, closed-door meeting. The guest speaker is Eric Williams, the executive director of […]

Reese , Charles

Charles Reese Services:Have been held. Charles Arthur Reese, 71, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 14, 1933, in Longview, Texas, to Arthur and Viola Reese. He came to Clovis in the 1950s. He married Marie Huey on Nov. 26, 1955, in Las […]

Rep. Pearce: Research lab move could be costly

The Associated Press WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — The Pentagon’s recommendation to move the Army Research Laboratory from White Sands Missile Range to Maryland could prove costly, Rep. Steve Pearce said. “I think it’s going to create a higher operating expense rather than a neutral one,” Pearce, R-N.M., said. The laboratory was on the Pentagon’s […]

Leaders focused on keeping Cannon open

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Lyn Henderson, of Clovis, was on hand for Saturday’s town hall meeting for Cannon Air Force Base Saturday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Henderson, a widow of a 28 1/2 year veteran, said they chose to retire in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the face of staggering statistics — […]

Location could affect disability claims

Tom Phillpot: Military Update More than two years after congressional auditors scored it as a problem, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has no way to assess whether its 57 regional offices are consistent in deciding disability claims for veterans suffering from the same type and severity of impairment. The Government Accountability Office, in recent […]

Cagle, C.C.

C.C. Cagle Services: Have been held. Mr. C.C. “Bud” Cagle, 91, of Clovis, a retired cost accountant, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on June 15, 1912, in Roswell, to Charles Clifton and Della Reese Cagle. He was born when New Mexico was still a territory. […]