Reports: Man jailed after shooting threat

CNJ Staff A 23-year-old Clovis man is in jail after threatening to shoot his girlfriend Monday if she turned him in for using drugs, according to police reports. Norman Williams was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Monday after police found him driving near the home he shared with his girlfriend in the 2000 block of Chaparral […]

Poached pheasants reported in area

By Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is on the lookout for pheasant dumpers. The department released an Operation Game Thief call Friday in regard to a pile of dead pheasants reported near the intersection of Brady Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pheasant season ended Dec. 10, according to department […]

Brown’s last-second 3 lifts Zias past Cameron

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Eastern’s Elizabeth Richards hits the second of t free throws to tie Cameron University at 74-74 with 3 seconds left. ENMU came back from a 18 point deficit at halftime to win 77-74 on a last second 3 point shot.(CNJ staff photo Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico […]

Cops and Courts: Man gets 25 years for stabbing, rape

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man convicted of stabbing and raping his girlfriend was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Ricardo Sena, 19, was convicted by a jury in June of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery, child abuse […]

Nov. 14, 2006 Business Digest

Paint store making move to Prince St. Sherwin-Williams is moving its retail paint store from downtown Clovis to North Prince Street, according to store manager Rusty Baker. Baker said the new store will have 5,000 square feet of space, 25 percent more than the 1201 North Main St. location. Assistant Manager Jeff Huddleston said the […]

Hot toys top shopping lists

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleJulia Waid of Clovis shops for toys at Wal-Mart Friday with her daughter, Harlea, who turns 2 on Wednesday. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer He’s a furry, red monster with googly eyes who goes by the name of Elmo. And he tops the list of must-have Christmas toys of 2006, […]

Tax rates jump for homeowners

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Curry County property tax bills are being mailed this week, and residents who purchased a home since 2005 may be in for a shock, county tax officials said. The reason: a new property assessment system based on market value. Most people who bought a house in 2005 built in […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Running backs could be in for duel tonight

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Junior running back Manuel Robles (32) has rushed for more than 100 yards in two of Clovis’ four games. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Manuel Robles and Marcus Williams are better known as track athletes — Robles is a two-time Class 5A state champion triple-jumper while Williams is the […]

Sept. 15, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7 through Wednesday: • Bruce Len Colson, 42, to Sabrina Lynn Lansford, 39, both of Clovis. • Howard Lavanda Jones, 53, to Elizabeth Colleen Allen, 48, both of Clovis. • Ryan Michael Bass, 19, of Douglas, Wyo., to Kathryn Louise Jackson, 19, of Clovis. […]

Discrimination unavoidable fact of life

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist There’s so much confusion and emotionalism about discrimination that I thought I’d take a stab at a dispassionate analysis. Discrimination is simply the act of choice. When we choose Bordeaux wine, we discriminate against Burgundy wine. When I married Mrs. Williams, I discriminated against other women. Even though I occasionally […]

Williams-Gee Wedding

Jenni Williams and Justin Gee, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage June 3 at the bride’s grandfather’s home in Alto. Judge Martha Proctor performed the garden ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Tana Williams of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Bobby and Donna Jean Johnson of Clovis and the late […]

Aug. 2, 2006 Meetings Watch

The following is a summary of Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. • Curry County Assessor Randy Williams reported his office has been receiving a high volume of calls with queries related to Curry County tax rates and overall property value. Williams said many calls are from military families associated with the 16th Special Operations Wing. […]

Tax-free holiday means back-to-school bargains

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksStephanie Jones, left, and her Stepson David Jones of Clovis see what they plan on buying during Tax Free Days Friday through Sunday at J.C. Penney at the North Plains Mall. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With two children gearing up for the new school year, Clara Hawkins is preparing […]

Heisch-Simon wedding 7/30

Heisch-Simon Dana M. Simon and Rae A. Heisch, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 21 at the Hope Center. The Rev. Steve Brown performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Williams of Pennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Marlene Williams of Pennsylvania. The bridegroom is the son of Stanley […]

July 14, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from July 6 through Wednesday: • Quentin Cornelius Hedgepeth, 20, to Stephanie Yvette Cruz, 21, both of Clovis. • Robert J. Montanez, 19, to Franchesca Renee Griego, 19, both of Clovis. • Christopher Scott Garrison, 26, to Julie Ann Wells, 26, both of Clovis. • Joshua […]

Substance abuse program focuses on morals, job skills

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Jose Carrillo said the turning point for him in his battle against drugs was when he sought shelter with friends but was turned away. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Freshly showered and neatly groomed, polar opposites Jose Carrillo and Gerald Williams sat in the dining hall at the Lighthouse Mission […]

Reid, Jordan

Jordan Latron Reid, 30, of Clovis died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was born May 19, 1976, in Milwaukee to Brenda Wilson and Jordan H. Reid Jr. He attended school in Milwaukee, Portales and Clovis. He was an Eastern New Mexico University graduate. He was a member of Faith Christian Family Church, […]

Ronald Hammar

Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Ronald James Hammar, 58, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Southwest Regional Medical Complex in Lubbock. Born Aug. 7, 1947, in Clovis to Arnold and Beverly Ann Hammar, he married Carla Blair on Oct. 28, 1995, in Clovis. He was a member and former deacon […]

Williams Jr., Charles

Charles Williams Jr., 77, of Fort Cobb, Okla., and formerly of Lubbock, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Oklahoma City. Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Lubbock to Charles and Velma (Young) Williams Sr., he grew up in Plainview, Texas, and San Antonio, Texas. He was a truck driver and owned a trucking company for many […]

Landfill trash lands in nearby back yards

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Brent Myers of Clovis unloads trash from his truck Friday at the Clovis Landfill. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An odd assortment of items ended up on the lawn of Clovis resident Tana Williams: A list of airmen from Cannon Air Force Base and their assignments, graded school papers, an […]