Portales youth drowns

Freedom New Mexico A 9 1/2-month-old Portales boy drowned Wednesday in the bathtub of his family’s residence in the 600 block of University Drive, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said police responded to a 911 call at 9 p.m. to the residence of Jennifer and Steven Russell after they found their son […]

June 13, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 5 through Wednesday: • Ruben A. Gonzalez, 52, to Ernestina Dominguez, 48, both of Clovis • Cedar Colton Rush, 20, to Taneil Ashley Roberts, 18, both of Melrose • David Chase Radney, 23, to Amber Crystal Chantell Mondragon, 21, both of Amarillo • Robert […]

A view from under the pew: stressed out wednesday

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. stressed-out wednesday boss who ordered lastwednesday question mark before i got up i was alreadybehind

June 6, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 29 through Wednesday: • Stephen Fredrick Caton, 24, of McAlister, to Robin D’Nae Reed, 21, of Melrose • Daniel David Saiz, 23, to Melissa Christine Marez, 21, both of Clovis • Charles C. Roberts, 24, to Danette A. Burnham, 25, both of Clovis • […]

Body of missing Fort Sumner man discovered

CNJ staff State Park officials recovered the body of a missing Fort Sumner man at Sumner Lake about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to Fort Sumner Mayor and family friend Juan Chavez. Josh Kenyon’s body surfaced about 600 yards from shore in roughly the same spot in which he disappeared Sunday evening while jet skiing, Chavez […]

Local sting operation ends with arrest of Hobbs man

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandy Loomis leads Douglas Edens, 48, to a waiting vehicle. Edens was arrested at North Plains Mall Wednesday when he to Clovis from Hobbs to meet what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Hobbs man armed with Viagra and […]

May 30, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 22 through Wednesday: • Louay Azar, 26, to Kala Dawn Carruthers, 25, both of Clovis • Daniel Scott Fales, 31, to Sarah Elizabeth Gunn, 24, both of Clovis • Valentine Silva, 58, to Teressa Diane Funk, 47, both of Clovis • Robert Kirby Kimbrough, […]

Food services program to start Wednesday

CNJ Staff A federal summer food services program that offers free breakfast and lunch to children starts Wednesday. The program is open to children 18 years old and younger, according to Program Manager Johnny Chavez. He said the program is held at 27 locations in Clovis. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. […]

May 23, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 15 through Wednesday: • Louis Martinez, 38, to Angelic Young, 35, both of Clovis • Jericho Wendell McClellan, 26, of Clovis, to Tiffany Rena Lucero, 23, of Derby, Kan. • Ty Curtis Stout, 27, to Jinn Hee Mason, 30, both of Amarillo • Jesse […]

Deer travels within Clovis

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A deer spent Tuesday night inside a salvage yard on West Seventh Street in Clovis. The Clovis Animal Control Office was called but the deer escaped Wednesday afternoon. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer An adult deer trapped overnight in a Clovis wreckage yard escaped Wednesday afternoon while the city’s animal control officer was brainstorming […]

May 16, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 8 through Wednesday: • Jeffrey Wayne Pierce, 19, of Texico, to Victoria Margaret Erdmann, 20, of Clovis • Jimmy Joe Valdez, 64, to Tara Irene Kimbell, 36, both of Hereford, Texas • Richard Paul Gonzales, 39, to Miranda Freida Chavez, 41, both of Clovis […]

May 9, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from May 1 through Wednesday: • Jack V. Waters, 47, to Joni L. Haines, 51, both of Clovis • DeSean Michael Rhoden, 24, to Franchon Shauntae Robinson, 21, both of Clovis • Michael Ray Garcia, 29, to Kimberly Rose Apodaca, 25, both of Clovis • Shaun […]

Tornado watch canceled

A tornado watch for Curry and Roosevelt counties has been canceled, and is now a severe thunderstorm warning until 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

May 2, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 22 through Wednesday: • James Price Jr., 43, to Linda Denise Wesley, 39, both of Clovis • Claye Parker Tunnell, 21, of Muleshoe, to Ashley Ann Dollins, 18, of Clovis • Brian Chapman Woolsey, 40, of Clovis, to Heather LaShawn Shawver, 35, of Farwell […]

Local committee has vacancies

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Local Emergency Planning Committee has three vacancies on its executive council. The group meets on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 1 p.m.

Meetings Watch: Clovis Public Works Committee

The city of Clovis Public Works Committee met Wednesday. Here is a report on the meeting: • The committee will send the City Commission a request for $200,000 to supplement a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate residential roads between Grand and Seventh streets and Mitchell and Thornton streets. The city qualified for the […]

April 25, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 17 through Wednesday:• Calvin Orlando Davis, 49, to Renee Michelle Gonzales, 28, both of Lubbock• Allan Page, 36, to Helen Dawn Apodaca, 28, both of Clovis• David Jacob Nunez, 25, to Andrea Jeannette Barela, 32, both of Clovis• James Michael Ball, 21, to Nikita […]

April 18, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 10 through Wednesday: • Maximino Salas-Rojas, 20, to Jessica Lechuga, 20, both of Farwell • William Casey Payne, 29, to Crystal DeNae Payne, 29, both of Portales • Fred Madrid, 60, to Donna Goodwin, 59, both of Clovis • William R. Arthofer, 32, to […]

April 11, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 3 through Wednesday: • Joshua James Adcock, 24, of Mooringsport, La., to Amanda Kay Davis, 26, of Clovis • Ramon Robert Guerra, 34, to Shannon Marie Hanna, 34, both of Clovis • John Austin Peel, 29, to Tamara Leigh Johnson, 27, both of Clovis […]

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, father take stand

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The prosecution continued its case Wednesday morning with testimony from five witnesses, including Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. Edward Salas is being tried for the first-degree murder of Carlos […]