Officials: Film shot in area going to big screen

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Farwell High graduate Hailey Grimes landed a prominent role in the feature film. (File photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A movie about an Oklahoma high school basketball coach filmed mostly in the Clovis area is bound for a big-screen debut in March, according to movie officials. Filmed locally in October 2004, “Believe in […]

Water rate interventions filed

By CNJ Staff About a half-dozen interventions have been filed objecting to the proposed rate increases requested by New Mexico American Water, according to a utility official. New Mexico American Water Vice President Kathy Wright said they included interventions filed by businesses, the city of Clovis and Clovis Municipal Schools. She said no residential customers […]

Rain washes out some Labor Day plans

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksHomer Pena mows his grass Monday afternoon on Wrangler Way. Pena said he planed on having a barbecue with friends and family in the back yard later in the day. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three days of rain caused most of the holiday weekend to be a washout. But […]

Letters to the Editors 8-6

New water rates to inflict financial burden I am writing in response to last Sunday’s guest column by New Mexico American Water Co. Vice President Kathy Wright (“New water rates to provide for long-term”): According to my last water bill, I have one of those households that uses more than 15,000 gallons of water in […]

Escapees captured near Las Vegas, N.M.

CNJ Staff Two inmates who escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center were recaptured on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M., about 114 miles away, according to the DeBaca County Sheriff’s Department. Barry Wright, 23, of Higgins, Texas, and Cody Jessup, 19, of Woodward, Okla., were sharing a cell when they overpowered a detention officer about […]

Inmates escape

CNJ Staff Two inmates at the DeBaca County Detention Center escaped at 9:02 p.m. Friday after overpowering a detention officer, according to the New Mexico State Police. The two were identified as Barry Wright, 23, and Cody Jessup, 19, according to Eric Archuleta, a dispatcher at the DeBaca County Regional Emergency Communications Center. According to […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

Wright, Wayne O.

Wayne O. Wright, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Tucson. He was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Diller, Neb. As a child he resided in Powell, Wyo. He married Clementine Rassier on April 21, 1935, in Billings, Mont. In 1948, the family relocated to Arizona and were long-time residents of Sonoita. […]

Water costs causing concern

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clovis resident Phyllis Wallace lives in a humble home with sparse furnishings. However, her back yard is an oasis filled with plants. A retired teacher, Wallace, 72, said the possibility of an increase in her water bill has her nervously eyeing her budget and wondering if she can maintain […]

Ned Wright

Ned Wright Date of birth: Jan. 9, 1922 Dates of service: January 1941 to September 1945 Hometown: Portales Theater and location of service: Europe, Africa and the Middle East Branch: Army Air Corps Rank: Tech Sergeant Unit and specialty: Radio operator Lives in: Clovis In his words: After he finished high school, Wright said, “I […]

3/5 Engagement

Hill/Wright Arnold Freeman and Jeanette Winfrey of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, DeeDee Hill of Clovis to Joe Wright of Clovis, son of John and Bonnie Wright of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 22 at 6 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at Chaparral […]

Wright, Byron

Byron O’Lester Wright, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Blythe, Calif., to John Bryson Wright and the former Ora Mae Peavey. He attended school in Opland, Texas, before moving with his parents to Fort Sumner during his […]

Gomez, Anthony “Antone”

Anthony “Antone” Gomez, 48, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005 in his Clovis home. He was born Feb. 5, 1957, in Clovis to Joe and Marie Sisneros Gomez. He was a butcher for Stancell’s grocery store and a member of My Father’s House Church in Clovis. Family members said he loved motorcycle riding. He is preceded […]

ENMU student dies in two-vehicle crash near Lubbock

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A three-vehicle crash near Lubbock on Tuesday morning claimed the life of an Eastern New Mexico University student and sent a second ENMU student to a Lubbock hospital. ENMU junior Sheena Arnes Ray, 21, of Odessa, Texas, died at the scene. Daquita Mitchell, 22, of Anton, Texas, also an ENMU […]

Wissman, June

June Wissman  Services:Have beewn held. Mrs. June Langstaff Wissman, 86, of Clovis, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 7, 1918, in Fresno, Calif., to Roy and Gladys Wright. She moved to Clovis from southern California in 1977. She married Walter Wissman in 1992. Family […]

Program aimed at reducing water demands

CNJ staff New Mexican-American Water Co. is teaming up with Clovis’ Water Conservation Advisory Committee on a public awareness program aimed at reducing demands for water over the summer months. The water company is sending letters and running advertisements urging customers to water their lawns on designated days in hopes of reducing peak demand that […]

Wright, Caryol

Caryol Wright Services: Have been held. Caryol Wright, 59, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 15, 1945, in Portales, to Juanita and Johnny Wright. She graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and went on to study cosmetology in Clovis. For several years […]

Clovis holds off Coronado

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Clovis’ Aimee Hilburn battles Lubbock Coronado’s Lynsey Thompson, left, and Jordan Sarten for a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Clovis defeated Coronado 71-62. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) John Eisel Another game, another career scoring effort for Clovis junior Brittany Blackmon.   Four days after scoring a career-high […]

Proposed residential water rate drops

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A proposed 18 percent rate hike by the New Mexico-American Water Company has been somewhat blunted after objections were raised by Clovis schools, the city and local residents. While the schools and city made modest progress toward reducing the hike, residents in the area will see a substantial reduction […]

Wright, John

John Edward Wright, 90, of Belen, Rio Communities, died July 16, 2004, following short illness. He was born on April 20, 1914 in El Paso, Texas. He was a member of Sierra Vista Baptist Church. He was owner of Johnnie’s Sheet Metal and Roofing in Clovis before retiring to Belen in 1985. Johnnie loved spending […]