Spill snarls traffic

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A tanker truck overturned Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 60 and State Street in Texico, spilling gas and diesel fuel. The driver was treated and released from the Plains Regional Medical Center. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a dozen homes and businesses had to be evacuated and […]

July 2, 2006 Cops and Courts

A Clovis man will serve 10 years in prison for fraud, forgery and assault on police officers, according to a news release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Cesar Rodriguez, 26, was arrested in May 2005 after cashing canceled checks he had forged from a local dairy, the release said. When officers arrived at […]

Romero, Louisa

Louisa Romero of Fort Sumner died Sunday, June 24, 2006, at University Medical Center in Lubbock from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was born in Ricardo to Highino Romero and the former Ricardita Martinez. She attended school at Ricardo. She made her home in Fort Sumner for many years, where she was employed […]

Hornberger, Lucy

Lucy T. Hornberger, 84, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 4, 1921, to Juan and Rita Garcia Sena in Santa Rosa. She was a homemaker and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She belonged to the Harvey House, where she worked as […]

CCS helps senior find direction

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Sean Sena hugs his aunt Barbara Fernandez (bottom right) after graduating Friday form Clovis Christian School. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Once a wayward student, Sean Sena has changed his course. The 18-year-old graduated from Clovis Christian School Friday and plans to enter a field he says changed his life […]

Reyes, Sally

Sally Reyes, 56, of Clovis, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1949, to Bennino and Delavina Sena Garcia in Clovis. She was a homemaker, and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Senior Citizen Center. Family members said she was a loving caretaker all her […]

Jaques, Rita

Rita Sena Jaques, 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Pintada to Timoteo and Rita Sena. Family members said she loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe Jaques; and a brother, Ermicio Sena. She is […]

La Casita honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Denise Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Ramon Rascon, Isaac Sena A/B: Jaquelin Acosta, Miguel Altamirano, Izaiah Aragon, Julio Avina, Juan Carrera, Abraham Castillo, Savanna Garcia, Xavier Gonzales, Veronica Lopez, Maria Navarrete, Hector Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Brandon Rosas, Joseline […]

Sena Jr., George

George J. Sena Jr., 39, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center following a long illness. He was born Oct. 30, 1966, in Fort Sumner to George and Gloria (Maes) Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He suffered from Osteo Malatia and Renal Tubular Acidosis all his life […]

Sena, Santos

Santos Sena, 2, of Portales died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born April 28, 2003, in Clovis, to Sonia DeLaCruz and Ricky Sena. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Sonia DeLaCruz and Lupe Chavez of Portales; his father, Ricky Sena of Clovis; two brothers, Ramon Sena and A. J. […]

Lourdes Sena

Lourdes Sena, 83, of Portales, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Aurora, to Innacita and Guadalupe Ortiz. She married Eudalicio Sena in Sena on Nov. 6, 1944. The family moved a great deal with her husband’s employment but Sena was the community […]

2/12 Births

Byrd Kendal Don Byrd was born June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and 4.8 ounces. He is the son of Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis. He has a sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid, Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis, and Eddie and Sue […]

Sena, Carlos T.

Carlos T. Sena, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Laurel Skies Nursing Home in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Fort Sumner to Jose C. Sena and Estefanita Trujillo. He married Christine Casaus on April 17, 1937, in Santa Rosa. He was a carpenter and served in the U.S. […]

Pacheco, Benigno

Benigno Sena “Benny”’ Pacheco, 78, of Clovis died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center He was born March 30, 1927, in Wilcox, Ariz., to Rudolfo and Arcelia Sena Pacheco. He married Tiodora “Lola” Griego Sept. 4, 1950, in Hereford, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was […]

2/4 La Casita honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Abraham Castillo, Garcia, Denise Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Isaac Sena, A/B Honor Roll: Miguel Altamirano, Izaiah Aragon, Julio Avina, Savanna Garcia, Charlie Castillo, Veronica Lopez, Ramon Rascon, Cynthia Rivas, Joseline Torres, Gabriel Vicuna Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Luie Arguijo, Adrian Chavez, Adriana Romero A/B Honor Roll: Marie Gomez, […]

Clovis native deployed to Afghanistan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For years, he has prepared and trained as a Special Forces soldier in the Army. While he has traveled extensively and spent months on end away from home, this time is different. For the first time in his career, Gilbert Gonzales will be entering a combat zone. In 1994, […]

Web site tracks water quality

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer More than half of the public drinking water systems in Curry County have been cited by the New Mexico Environment Department for drinking water violations, according to a new online drinking water database. Fifteen public water providers were cited by the state since 1993 for higher than established contaminant […]

Honor Roll: La Casita Elementary School

CNJ Staff La Casita Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll- Izaiah Aragon, Miguel Altamirano, Julio Avina, Abraham Castillo, Denise Garcia, Savannah Garcia, Cristian Gonzales, Destiny Rael, Joseph Ramos, Cynthia Rivas, Isaac Sena, Sigrid Viera. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Jaquelin Acosta, Monique Chavez, Nayeley Hernandez, Jacob Juneman, Veronica Lopez, Hector Ramos, Ramon Rascon, […]

Mayo, Cecil

Cecil Mayo, 88, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis following a short illness. He was born July 6, 1917, in Wise County, Texas to Herbert and Callie Mayo. The family homesteaded in Catron County in 1930. He attended school in Mountain View. He married June Griffith […]

Davalos, Josie

Josie Marez Davalos, 75, of Clovis, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 24, 1930, to Raymond and Mary Romero Marez in Colonias. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death […]