Muleshoe superintendent’s son helps rescue teen hiker

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Courtesy photo Navy pilot Lt. Brandon Sheets said he trains almost every day for a situation like the rescue he performed Tuesday. Liliana Castillo Lt. Brandon Sheets says he was just doing his job — piloting a helicopter under a bridge, next to a cliff, trying to rescue a child. The Navy pilot and son […]

Airman gives of himself to save son

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An airman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., donated a portion of his liver to help save the life of a two-year-old boy. Senior Airman Mario Webb, a ground radio maintainer from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, acted as a living donor to give his son, Genghis, a liver transplant in April. Webb […]

Lottery luck strikes again for Roosevelt County family

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Courtesy photo From left, Brantley King of Elida, his sister Monica Baca of Portales and his wife, Jennifer King, went to the New Mexico Lottery office in Albuquerque this week to claim the Powerball prize Brantley King and Baca won. The two winners are the children of Aurbra King, who won $1.1 million in the […]

Local businesses using Facebook, Twitter to promote services

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Michele Robertson comments Wednesday on the Facebook status of Hestands Floral and Gifts. Robertson displays photos of flower arrangements that have been created in the store and offers tips to customers for taking care of the flowers they purchase. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico More and more local businesses […]

Dec. 30 -Jan. 5 What's Happening

Wednesday Mother-Son Winter Ball — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone. Cost is $30 per mother and $25 per son. Includes dinner, activities, chance for prizes. Formal attire required. Information or tickets: 784-6381.

Photos sought for Vietnam war memorial

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Rada and Perry Winkles’ son, Harvie, died in Vietnam 40 years ago as a decorated veteran. Harvie’s photo has become part of a permanent digital display near the Vietnam Veterans memorial Wall in Washington D.C. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections More than 40 years after her son Harvie, nicknamed “Pud,” […]

Chavez to serve 13 year sentence for second-degree murder

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lorenzo Chavez, 58, looks back towards his family during a plea hearing in district court Thursday. Chavez pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will serve 13 years for the 1998 shooting of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The last words her son said as […]

Society should allow for mistakes

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The story begins in a local mailing center, where a local business person entered and began to tell of his 17-year-old son’s attempt to independently board a flight. Read the story; it may have an all too familiar ring. Like many young adults who have never flown before, this young […]

Son continuing family plane project

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Williams is building a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane in his front yard. Williams and his father began the project in 1998, prior to his father’s death. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected […]

Son continues family project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Williams is building a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane in his front yard. Williams and his father began the project in 1998, prior to his father’s death. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected the […]

Gold Star plates new way to honor fallen family members

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bob and Lucy Kassin of Clovis proudly display a picture of their son Robert Kassin and a gold star banner. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Bob and Lucy Kassin will never forget their son Robert. In a few months, they’ll have a way to share his memory with the […]

5/10 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 p.m. April 17 officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Echols for a domestic dispute. A disabled woman said she pushed her alert button when her son and his girlfriend left her lying on the floor after […]

March 22, 2009 Honors

Sharp Air Force Airman Ryan C. Sharp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Tonya Points of Clovis. The airman is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School.

Education feature: Geography buff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh-grader Patrick Merrill’s love of history and geography is taking him to the state-level of the National Geography Bee. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Being the son of a military family, Patrick Merrill learned quickly the best way he could prepare for the family’s next move […]

Portales woman sentenced for son’s death

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman who said God told her to flush the devil from her 6-year-old son was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the boy’s death, according to the district attorney’s office. Teresa Gilman, 26, was arrested in January 2007 after an ambulance was […]

March 8, 2009 Engagements

Cloe-Wyatt Rick and Lena Cloe of Tahoka, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Krista Cloe of Lubbock, to Chris Lucas, of Lubbock, son of Riene Wyatt of Clovis and Daryl Lucas of Macksville, Kan. The couple will exchange vows

Police report: Teen laughed about shooting cat

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Jonathan Hall, 18, is accused of shooting and killing his mother’s cat. He is in jail, held on a $7,500 bond. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An 18-year-old accused of shooting his mother’s cat, laughed as he told her the story of how the animal struggled and cried in its final moments, according to […]

Tucumcari man protests over son’s death

Freedom New Mexico The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, […]

Bill to abolish death penalty gets go-ahead

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With shaking hands and a quivering voice, a Las Vegas, N.M., woman whose son was executed by the state of Texas asked the New Mexico House of Representatives on Thursday to end capital punishment in this state. Though committee members’ minds probably were made up before Muina […]

Son keeps kidney ready for father

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Courtesy photo John M. Montano said giving his father a kidney is the least he can do after all his father has done for the family. The two are scheduled to undergo a transplant procedure in October. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For the last few months, John M. Montano has been spending a […]