Births — April 3

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Wicker Gage Gregory Wicker was born March 10, 2011, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Clinton, Okla., at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He has one sister, Shayla Brie Ann Wicker, 3. Grandparents are Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales and Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis.

County hires Wicker to drive van

Freedom New Mexico Curry County hired former city commissioner Gloria Wicker Tuesday to drive women and children to their medical and other necessary appointments. The County Commission voted to hire Wicker at a salary of $1,600 a month through October, at which time her contract will be reviewed. The Mother Child Health van takes women […]

Candidate signs reported stolen

A Curry County Commission candidate said more than $250 worth of campaign signs have been stolen from various locations throughout the community. In a police report filed May 21, Gloria Wicker told police more than 25 of her campaign signs were taken from locations where she placed them three days earlier. A Democrat, Wicker is […]

May 25, 2008 Births

Wicker Skyla BrieAnn Wicker was born Dec. 13, 2007, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Sweetwater, Texas, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis and Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales.

County Commission District 4 Profile: Gloria Wicker

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Courtesty photo Gloria Wicker is a District 4 County Commission candidate Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted.

Early voting begins

CNJ staff Early voting for the March 4 Clovis Municipal Election started Wednesday at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 Connelly St. Early voting will be open until the end of the month. Four commissioner seats and a mayor position are up for election. A proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales is also on […]

A first in Clovis’ future?

Clovis’ historian Don McAlavy reports Gayla Brumfield or Gloria Wicker would be the city’s first female mayor if either is elected in March – “as best my memory tells me,” he writes. “If you wait a while,” he adds, “you might discover a woman becoming president of the United States. But being the Republican that […]

Six file for mayoral race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The list of Clovis’ mayoral candidates swelled to six on Tuesday as a retired restaurant owner and city newcomer joined four candidates who announced last month. Rudy Kumar, a respiratory therapist who moved to Clovis just a few days ago from California, and Mario Martinez, a longtime Clovis resident, […]

Two announce candidacy for mayor

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By Tonya Fennell and Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writers Two more Clovis residents have indicated they will run for the mayor’s seat up for election in March. Former City Commissioner Gloria Wicker and Curry County Republican Party Chairman Rube Render announced their candidacies for mayor on Thursday. Clovis residents urged her to seek the position, […]

Bull rider earns state honor

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L.J. Jenkins, 19, captured the Professional Bull Riders World Finals event title in Las Vegas earlier this month. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer L.J. Jenkins always felt he’d win a world championship as a professional bull rider, just not this soon. Jenkins, 19, captured the Professional Bull Riders World Finals event title […]

Castleberry prevails

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Kathi Holland votes Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. A fourth-grade teacher at Zia, Holland said she used the election to teach her students about civic issues and the importance of voting. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With his father by his side, Duane Castleberry arrived at the Curry County […]

Election 2006 — Probate Judge

One of the local contested races on the Nov. 7 election ballot is Probate judge. Democrat Gloria Wicker and Republican Kevin Duncan are vying for the position being vacated by Ribble Holloman. Duties: Probate judges work part-time. They transfer the property of the deceased, referring to either the deceased will’s or, in the absence of […]

Political candidates flock to county fair

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer All smiles, shaking hands and meeting new people, politicians from near and far worked the crowd Friday at the Curry County Fair. As locals arrived for a night of fun and games, candidates converged on them hoping to make an impression that will last until the November elections. David […]

Duncan wins probate judge seat

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When county officials declared Kevin Duncan the winner of the probate judge primary election, one thing was foremost on his mind — sleep. Duncan garnered 1,469 votes, according to county tallies, which trickled in Wednesday morning, slowed by a hitch in counting absentee ballots. His opponent, Michael Wells, garnered […]

Candidates concerned by missing campaign signs

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Missing election signs have at least one local candidate hot under the collar. County probate judge hopeful Gloria Wicker is upset that a 4-foot-by-4-foot sign turned up missing Monday. The sign, located at the intersection of Main and Mitchell streets, cost $50 and took tremendous effort to place, she […]

Vohs, Edwards win seats

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Len Vohs, left, talks with Clovis Mayor David Lansford on Tuesday at City Hall after Vohs won a seat on the Clovis City Commission. Vohs defeated Gloria Wicker for the District 2 seat. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Just a sliver of registered city voters logged in at polls Tuesday, […]

Municipal candidates get priorities straight

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They’ve knocked on doors and talked to voters, and now with the election two days away, City Commission candidates say they understand the people’s priorities. They said voters care about issues such as water, roads, drainage, crime and youth. Len Vohs and Gloria Wicker are running for the District […]

Voter turnout dropping

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Clovis Bureau of Elections Coordinator Stephanie Boydstun enters voter registration information into the state system Friday afternoon at the county clerk’s office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Statistics show a significant decrease in voter turnout in the last municipal election, which has some candidates concerned. The next municipal election is […]

County lands funds for rodeo events

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson plans to distribute more than $250,000 to counties across New Mexico to promote rodeo. Curry County will receive $50,000, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Eastern New Mexico University will receive $30,844 to improve its rodeo arena while Quay County will receive $24,404 […]

Former city commissioner dies at 74

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Colleagues described Eldred Noble as a robust man with a strong opinion. Noble, 74, of Clovis, died Saturday morning at a Lubbock Hospital from complications after undergoing open heart surgery in October. Noble served as a city commissioner for two terms, according to Mayor David Lansford, and was active […]