Engagements — March 27

lipaw5-lipavm327poolewilliamsengage..jpg

Stallings-Bryant [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Ashlee Stallings of Clovis and Troy Bryant of Laverne, Okla., will be married April 30, 2011, at River Falls in Amarillo. A reception will follow at River Falls. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Jerry and Alesia […]

Clovis resident in national Rodeo pageant

CNJ staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the Miss Rodeo […]

City switching insurance provider

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After 19 years, the city is changing its provider for property, casualty and liability insurance. Following more than two hours of discussion, the Clovis City Commission awarded coverage to Aon Consulting, beginning in 2008. Stacy Martin of Clovis Insurance Center, which had handled the insurance for 19 years, had […]

Consultant hired to examine Special Events Center bids

By CNJ staff An outside consultant has been hired to examine the construction bids for the county’s Special Events Center Curry County Manager Dick Smith told the Curry County Commissioners in January that three of the bids — which comprise 60 percent of the cost of the project — were more than double the cost […]

Aviation deal fails to take off

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A local business owner said a $2 million proposal to purchase an aviation company and hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport has been grounded. Ted Stallings, owner of the local aviation firm Aero Tech, said he submitted the proposal Sept. 20 to the members of the city of Clovis Civil […]

Rodeo pageant winners crowned

CNJ staff Two Clovis residents were crowned Saturday at the Holiday Inn during the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant coronation. Ashlee Stallings, 21, triumphed over two other young women from New Mexico to be named Miss Rodeo New Mexico. Stallings is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings. She is a senior at Eastern New […]

Local student named state queen

1094971635-Queen3.jpg

Ashlee Stallings poses with Wilma Fulgham after winning the state fair queen crown while representing Curry County Saturday night in Albuquerque. (Courtesy photo) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Ashlee Stallings spent Sunday in bed battling strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that […]

Accident victim in town for family funeral

By Jack King The 80-year-old man killed by a motorist in Clovis on Saturday was in town to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, his family said Sunday. Robert Louis Grimm, of Aurora, Colo., was the brother-in-law of Rex Ormon, of Clovis, whose funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. today. Grimm and his wife, Mary, […]

Horses help disabled kids

1067928381-web-hores-story4-11_2_03.jpg

Lance Myers, 5, rides 5-year-old Joe on Friday as his mother Lexie Myers guides the horse around the arena at the barn south of Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King Two Curry County women have found a way to turn their shared passion for horses into a method for helping the disabled. […]

Fighting fire with air tractors

By Gary Mitchell When the summer wildfire season breaks out in the western states, one Clovis man and his crew get involved. Ted Stallings, owner/operator of Aero Tech in Clovis, has five firefighting aircraft called “air tractors” heavily involved in fighting fires in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. “Right now, we’re fighting fires big […]