3-20-08 Local roundup

Chandler running unopposedIncumbent Matt Chandler is running unopposed for 9th Judicial District attorney in the 2008 general election. Chandler, a Republican, has served as district attorney since 2005. He defeated Brett Carter is a spirited primary and ran unopposed in the general election. Tuesday was the day for candidates to file for the election. Man […]

Residents hold immigration rally

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Veronica Serda, left, leads chants as Victoria Flores, center, and other immigrant rights supporters marched Tuesday on Main Street. The group stopped in front of the Curry County Courthouse to spread their message. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Dressed in white to symbolize peace and carrying colorful signs — […]

Hot start propels Lady Cats

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Clovis High’s Mariah Sena drives to the basket past Manzano defender Adriana Saiz, left, in the round of 16 at Rock Staubus Gym on Friday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High’s girls wasted no time Friday in locking up the program’s fourth consecutive trip for Class 5A […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats begin 5A state bid

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Senior guard Tori Northcutt, right, and the Clovis High Lady Wildcats hope to make a deep run in the Class 5A state tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most coaches, Miles Watters is skeptical when he faces a team with an unimposing record. That’s certainly the case tonight […]

Momma Matriarch

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Carmelita Salazar worked as a cook for Clovis Municipal Schools and several restaurants. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hands wrinkled with age, Carmelita Salazar deftly peels potatoes at her kitchen table. Beside the diminutive great great-grandmother, a small pile of shiny, white vegetables awaits washing. Today, the 95-year-old will […]

5/7 Anniversaries

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 3 at their home. They were married May 3, 1951, in Clovis. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple are retired.

4-2 Gattis honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Chautauqua Acy, Felicia E. Aguilar, Leanna S. Aguilar, Anthony D. Anaya, Veronica Anguiano, Taisha Bosque, Gabriel A. Caban, Christopher J. Carr, Juan C. Ceniceros, Andronica C. Chavez, Celina Chavez-Rodriquez, Rebecca C. Davis, Geanna K. Estes, Leonardo R. Facio, Justin […]

3/10 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 1 through Wednesday: • Thomas Joseph Bonin,25, to Stephanie Christine Kennedy, 22, both of Clovis. • David Van Sikes, 26, to Leslie Lynn Reid, 29, both of Clovis. • Johnny Lee Martinez, 31, to Rebecca O’Balle Hernandez, 36, both of Clovis. • Benjamin Warren […]

Salazar, Richard “John”

Richard Juan “John” Salazar, 71, of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital in Amarillo. He was born Dec. 14, 1934, to Diego and Nina Strange Salazar in Dixon. He was a custodian for the U.S. Postal Service in Clovis. He was a member of AMVETS No. 14 and the American Legion […]

Maria Casaus

Maria Casaus of Portales died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born in Los Ojitos to Felicita and Abram Salazar. She grew up in Puerta de Luna. In 1940, she married Justo Casaus in Santa Rosa. They made their home in Fort Sumner, Sudan, Texas, and Roswell before moving […]

Rams drop shootout at Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — After playing a catch-up game for the most part, the Rams will now play a different kind of game — a waiting one. After a 56-35 loss at Ruidoso, Portales’ season hangs in the balance of a seeding meeting tonight after it failed to qualify for one of […]

Salazar, Julia

Julia Salazar Services: Have been held. Mrs. Julia Salazar, 84, of Portales, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Nov. 27, 1921, in Juan de Dios, to Antonia and Victor Chavez. She married Emilio Salazar on June 22, 1942, in Puerta de Luna. They lived in various […]

Tucumcari school receives bomb threat

Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A bomb threat forced students to evacuate Tucumcari High School for about 90 minutes on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and students were back in class by 11:45 a.m. Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar made the decision to evacuate students and staff about 10:15 a.m. after a threatening note […]

Alfaro, Antonia

Antonia S. Alfaro, 67, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 17, 1937, in Castolon, Texas. She married Manuel Alfaro Sr. in Mexico on Oct. 18, 1971. She has lived in Muleshoe since 1975 after moving from Amherst, Texas. She attended the Roca De Salvacion Nazareno Church in […]

Gallegos, Pete

Pete Gallegos Services: Have been held. Mr. Pete Gallegos, 77, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 1, 1927, in Sacatosa, to Glaudina and Pedro Gallegos. He married Aurelia Pena in Las Vegas, N.M., on Aug. 1, 1952. He made his home in […]

Salazar, Filomena

Filomena Salazar Services: Have been held. Filomena Sena Salazar, 100, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on July 5, 1904, in Sena, to Regina and Antonio Sena. She grew up in the area near Sena and Villanueva. She married Antonio Salazar on Oct. 24, 1927. They made […]

Sex scandal debated

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Dr. Ali Ghaffari, owner of Buena Vista, testifies Saturday during a hearing at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Decisions by state regulators to take over and then shut down Buena Vista Nursing Home had nothing to do with the actions of a state-appointed volunteer who […]

Prisoner slips hospital; still at large Saturday

By Darrell Todd Maurina Two men on medical furlough from the Curry County Adult Detention Center have walked away from Clovis’ hospital in the past two weeks and face felony escape charges, jail administrator Don Burdine said on Saturday. One prisoner remained at large on Saturday night, officials said. Jail records show Edgar O. Perales, […]

Texico pounds out 19 hits in district opener

CNJ staff SANTA ROSA — Texico staked Braden Vaughan to a five-run lead and the junior right-hander made it stand as the Wolverines opened District 7-1/2A play Tuesday with a 15-4 win over Santa Rosa. Third baseman Zach Rhoades went 4-for-5 and first baseman Bryce Bailey doubled and homered as Texico pounded out 19 hits […]

Tenorio, Amanda

Amanda Tenorio Services: Have been held. Ms. Amanda Caroline Hope Tenorio, 21, of Moriarty, a student, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, near Clovis. She was born Feb. 18, 1982, in Albuquerque, to Virginia Encinias and Gerald Tenorio. She graduated from Moriarty High School in 2001. She was a student at Eastern New Mexico University. She […]