Audio transcript

Below is a transcript of the phone conversation between Stephenson and Garrison in which they discuss the gun theft: Stephenson: Yeah, this is Zach Stephenson. And I was bonded out of jail by some detectives who had promised me leniency for either finding some drugs on the street for them or trying to recover stolen […]

A snitch’s story

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Stephenson Robin Fornoff Zach Stephenson said he agreed to be a snitch because he thought he had a deal: Turn in drug dealers, lose the trafficking charges he faced after being set up by another police drug snitch. So he signed a contract with New Mexico State Police and was given a code name — […]

May 9, 2008 Reporter’s Notebook: Southwest Cheese wins awards

Southwest Cheese CEO Fred Stephenson said he was pleasantly surprised when he learned the plant’s Monterey Jack entries won first and third place in March at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. It was the first time the company entered the contest, which included 1,753 entries from 19 countries, the chief executive […]

New owners of Melrose roadside fruit stand promise same service

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Richard Cummings, left, of Clovis shops for fresh peanuts and cider Monday afternoon at the Melrose Market, while manager Margie Plummer provides assistance. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Fruit Market was ripe for the picking once the longtime owners opted for retirement. The quaint country store, located […]

Merrick, Neoma

Neoma Lucille Settle Merrick, 89, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born July 4, 1916, in Driftwood, Okla., to Lizzie and Bert Settle, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Northwestern State College in Alva, Okla. Orville Gore Stephenson on Dec. 23, 1937. She taught […]

Christmas shooting suspect arrested

CNJ staff Police arrested Robert Macias, 30, on Tuesday in connection with the Christmas night shooting of a Clovis man on Pile Street. The arrest was made based on interviews and witness statements, according to Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel. Zachariah Stephenson, 30, was shot once in the leg, above the knee, about 9:45 p.m. […]

Miracles: Area residents recount unexplainable events

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The Rev. Steve Brown, working Friday on drywall at the Matt: 25 Hope Center in Clovis, said he attributes the miracle he witnessed to God. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The night was dark and the highway seemingly empty. Two men inside a truck had the radio on and the […]

9/22 Student Profile

Billy Stephenson is a senior at Clovis High. He is the son of Sherri and Rick Stephenson. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My current is the series “Lost.” My old favorite show is a series called “Reboot.” What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? Flying an F-22 or […]

Bolin, Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth Bolin Services: Have been held. Mary Elizabeth Bolin, 91, of Clovis, died April 10, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born July 12, 1913, in Portales, to Charles Franklin and Minnie Belle Riley Stephenson. She married Joseph Randolph Bolin on July 1, 1929 in Portales. She was a retired housekeeper. […]

Walks costly for Hounds at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico Highlands. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, freshman pitchers Josh Stephenson and Keith Balderaz struggled with control — 10 walks, three hit batsmen […]