Reporter’s Notebook: Youth granted wish to meet Earnhardt Jr.

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Timothy Williams, center, and his family will travel in October to Atlanta, Ga., to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is Timothy’s favorite NASCAR driver. The Kid’s Wish Network and donations from local organizations made Timothy’s trip possi Timothy Williams can’t wait to meet his hero, Dale Earnhardt Jr. But the […]

Clovis woman stabbed during altercation

A 26-year-old Clovis woman was stabbed Tuesday night during a dispute, according to police. The victim was treated for multiple non-life-threatening wounds at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to police Tchicaya Williams, 26, is charged with aggravated battery and tampering with evidence. She is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $11,000 […]

Clovis team wins AAU state title

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Cats, an AAU team from Clovis, took first place in the 11-and-under division of the AAU State/District championship Sunday in Albuquerque. Brandi Gomez and Danni Williams posted double figures in a semifinal win over the El Paso Longhorns (Gomez 15, Williams 11) and the title game victory over the […]

March 13 – Push

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Danni Williams, 11, gave the refs her opinion on a call during the Wildcats state semifinal game at The Pit. “Push,” she shouted with the rest of the purple draped Wildcat fans around her. Williams loves basketball, she said, and has been playing since she was three.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ star Heath Ledger found dead

The Associated Press NEW YORK — On a day meant for celebration in Hollywood, Heath Ledger, one of film’s bright young stars, was found dead at age 28, his promising career extinguished just as it was reaching full expression. Hours after the Academy Award nominees were announced, pomp and circumstance gave way to the sad […]

Public hearing on subdivision planned

CNJ staff A proposed subdivision north of the city is ready for a public hearing, according to county officials. The Curry County Land Use Committee has approved the Strebeck Ranches-owned Mariposa Subdivision for a public hearing during a Curry County Commission meeting. The subdivision, which has plans for 24 lots, is located in the city’s […]

Roosevelt man accused in jail stabbing

CNJ staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County farmer incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Jail is accused of stabbing a detention officer Tuesday. Authorities are investigating the attack that prompted a three-hour lockdown at the southern New Mexico jail. The officer, Johnny Barrientos, had opened the door to Donald Taylor’s cell to deliver a […]

Business Feature: Clovis nabs economic award

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CNJ file photo The N.M. 467 overpass, opened in June, cost $3.6 million to complete. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Teamwork among local entities is the main factor that led to Clovis being awarded an economic development award from the governor, said Greg Williams, economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Government. […]

Think it’s racism? Do some research

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A few weeks ago, we at Freedom New Mexico were afforded the opportunity to speak with Clovis native Jerry Large, who now works as a columnist for the Seattle Times. Large spoke with us about journalism and his history in it, and it sounded like we could be the […]

9-23 Engagements

Adams-Williams Jim and Donna Adams of Amarillo, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lori Adams of Amarillo, to Ryan Williams, of Amarillo. He is the son of Brad and Jan Williams of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Oct. 13, 2007, at The Wedding Chapel in Amarillo. The reception will follow the […]

Sept. 2 Library Books

The following books and DVDs are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Kiss Me Deadly by Mickey Spillane was given by Vicki Dryer in memory of Inez Williams. Although friends and enemies alike warn Mike Hammer to drop his feud with the Mob, he defies the police and the FBI to settle his personal score […]

Haircuts don’t make Edwards hypocrite

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Since it’s already come up and will come up more in our campaign season, let’s have a vocabulary lesson. Today’s word is “hypocrisy.” On dictionary.com, it’s “a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a […]

June 19, 1979

City officials learned they’d received $4.6 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. … The Clovis High School Summer Band had scheduled a series of rehearsals focused on a planned July 4 concert at Leon Williams Stadium. … Clint Eastwood was starring in “Every Which Way But Loose” at […]

County taxes due today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Today is the last day Curry County property owners can pay the second half of 2006 property taxes without interest or penalties. The first half was due Nov. 10 and taxpayers had until Dec. 10 to make on-time payments, many paying their taxes in full, according to Curry County […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

CHS TRACK: Lady Cats third in Wildcat Relays

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Clovis’ Manuel Robles went a personal-best 6-9 in high jump on Saturday, but was edged by Rio Rancho junior Marcus Williams (6-11) for the title in that event. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple of girls relay wins along with four individual victories were the day’s highlights for host […]

Texico mother: Baby-napper suspect in hospital before

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LeBeth Crisp of Texico said she met suspected baby kidnapper Rayshuan Parson in January during a maternity stay at the same Lubbock hospital where a baby was abducted. Crisp had her fifth child at the hospital. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A Texico woman who had a baby in […]

Relative says accused kidnapper miscarried

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Curry County Sheriff’s Department officers David Kube, left, and Waldo Casarez escort Rayshaun Parson into Magistrate Court on Monday morning in Clovis. Parson waived extradition and was transported to Lubbock. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) The Associated Press LUBBOCK— A Clovis woman accused of abducting a newborn from the mother’s hospital room last week recently […]

Smokers fuming over ban

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A cigarette sits in an ashtray next to silverware at Kelley’s Bar and Grill. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A smoker of more than 50 years, James Williams is angry about proposed legislation that would eliminate smoking in indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants throughout the state. He said […]

Singing legend Hank Williams remembered on stage

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Kenny Maines said in researching and preparing for his role as country music legend Hank Williams he learned a great deal about Williams’ impact on country music. Maines is star of a two-hour musical filled with humor and darkness that portrays Williams through his rise from his early days to […]