Former interim jail administrator ‘let go’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Interim Deputy Administrator Kirk Roberts doesn’t believe he was “let go” for reasons being cited by the new administrator at Curry County jail. Roberts was dismissed Wednesday morning as part of what Administrator Keith Norwood classified as restructuring at the facility. “Dismissed is rather a strong term. He [...]

Missing boy brought community together

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Six-year-old Matthew Roberts, son of Debbie and Geoff Roberts of 500 W. Christopher in Clovis, went missing on May 8, 1990. His disappearance sparked a massive search by residents and law enforcement officials that included approximately 5,000 people. The disappearance was given national television attention, massive media coverage and national [...]

ENMU’s Roberts qualifies for CNFR

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 seconds in the Tarleton State [...]

July 6, 2008 Weddings

Roberts-Verble Beth Anne Roberts of Mesquite, Texas and Terry W. Verble of Clovis were joined in marriage June 7, 2008, in Wills Point, Texas. The Rev. David Griffin performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Dale Roberts of Wills Point, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Chris Verble and [...]

May 4, 2008 Weddings

Cole-Mosier Caley Cole of Portales and Todd Mosier of Portales were joined in marriage April 26, 2008, at the home of Gayle and Sharon Cissell in Portales.John Scott Aubuchont performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claude and Jacque Cole of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Cole of [...]

Police: Cab driver filed false report

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Military Feature: Running on faith

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Running a stretch of road between St. Vrain and Cannon Air Force Base on Friday, Gene Roberts of Baltimore is on a cross-country quest. The former Marine said he wants to share his love for Jesus with others. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An explosion in Vietnam robbed a [...]

College update: Point guard finds her voice

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer New Mexico Highlands point guard Chelo McElrath has always had a quiet, introverted demeanor. After two years at Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon, Texas, the 2003 Clovis High graduate went to Highlands and walked on at the Division II school in Las Vegas. It was at Highlands where McElrath [...]

Zias ride balanced attack past Highlands

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ENMU senior forward Elizabeth Richards drive past New Mexico Highlands junior Tamra Collazo for a layup in Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential [...]

School shooters leave nation wondering why

By Freedom Newspapers People may disagree about what exactly constitutes evil and what its sources might be. But it is virtually impossible to think about what Charles Carl Roberts did Monday in the little township of Bart, Pa., without using that particular word. Troubled, mentally disturbed, unhinged and even depraved just don’t suffice here. Whatever [...]