Long, Earl

Earl Long Services: Have been held. Earl A. Long, 80, of Portales, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Colgate, Okla., to Eva and Sanford Long. He served during World War II as a paratrooper in Europe. Following his military service, he married […]

Riley, T.T.

T.T. Riley Services: Have been held. Mr. T. T. (Tommie) Riley, 91, a railroad engineer from Clovis, died June 4, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock He was born September 3, 1912, in Snyder, Texas to Anon J. and Maudie Spindle Riley. He married Jewell Morrow in 1931 in Snyder and moved to Clovis […]

Suspect, victim were friends

By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Staff Writer William “Cisco” Riley and Roshawn “Sam L” Pitts became best friends after they met in Clovis about a year and a half ago. Both moved here from California and each was an only child, so they found a lot in common, friends said. Now Riley, 31, is being held […]

Deadly shooting leads to arrest

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Detective Keith Farkas (standing) and detective Kirk Roberts investigate the scene at 916 Axtell St., where Clovis resident Roshawn A. Pitts was shot before noon Friday. (CNJ Staff Photo: Mike Linn) By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Staff Writer Police believe the man suspected in Curry County’s sixth homicide of the year ran to a nearby daycare […]

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. […]

Poynor, Frank

Frank Poynor Services: Have been held. Frank Poynor, 72, of Granbury, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, in Granbury. He was born on July 19, 1931, in Malverne, Ark., to Robert and Maedelle Daniel Poynor. He married Margie Gregg on May 20, 1952, in Littlefield, Texas. He was in numerous civic organizations and clubs; family […]

St. Vrain teen wins Sweepstakes

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Justin Lockmiller, 15, a Curry County resident, talks about winning the Curry County 4-H project entries sweepstakes Thursday in the Home Arts building at the fairgrounds. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler Have a large amount of wall space that needs covered? Perhaps a core group of 4-H kids can help you out. After […]

Politics could do with a shot of religion

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico’s food tax, this column has harped, is not fair. It places more of a burden on the poor than it does on the rich, and that is bad policy. Since the state of New Mexico needs this revenue to exist, it is argued, the food tax cannot be eliminated. Sure […]

Area athletes get chance to shine

By Dave Wagner So much for New Mexico State University redshirt freshman and 2002 Clovis High graduate Nathan Nuttall easing into his college football career. Nuttall is a leading contender for the starting strong safety position for NMSU, which opens its 2003 schedule on Aug. 30 at the University of Texas. “‘Hello, Nathan, you get […]