Three jailed for sex charges

By Mike Linn Three Clovis residents are in jail on charges stemming from a series of sexual encounters with three underage females. Authorities said the incidents, which involve prostitution, were videotaped and photographed at a Clovis home. Rockey Fleming, 40, a staff sergeant at Cannon Air Force Base, paid three girls — ages 13, 15 [...]

Aug. 1 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courhouse: — Larry Hale, 35, and Tonya Cundiff, 36, both of Amarillo, Texas. — Phillip Jowers, 24, of Artesia and Cari Jones, 24, of Lafayette, La. — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 22, of Portales. — Juan Coronado Rojas, 24, and Maria [...]

Aug. 1 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News This has been a very busy summer at the Dora School. The most noticeable area is the playground for grades 1-6, which has been moved into the old parking area between the Luscombe and Rogers gyms. Jerry Siewert is working every day the weather permits to get it all [...]

Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady [...]

Pool tables good for those who want danger

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and [...]

Profanity, plumbing a natural pair

By Jim Lee I know of three situations that call for automatic cussing: (1) snagging my nose in a band saw, (2) dropping a bowling ball on my left foot, and (3) installing a new kitchen faucet. On a scale of enjoyment, these activities rate somewhere between watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and getting a [...]

Grimshaw taught faith, fun

By Kevin Wilson Two things were a constant in Vida Mae Grimshaw’s family — an appreciation for the Lord, and the name George. Grimshaw died July 19 at Heartland Continuing Care, concluding 92 years of teaching her children and grandchildren how to have a fun life and at the same time lead a Christian life. [...]

Gregg-Cherry helps bring people to college

Name: Christina Gregg-Cherry Job: Admissions Recruiter Age (and birth date): 25, 09/03/1979 Hometown: Magdalena, NM What do you think of Portales? “I love Portales, the community makes me feel right at home.” What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sunny, about 80 degrees and NO wind!” What is your fondest memory of Portales? “Sitting on [...]

Howard looking to football future

By Dave Wagner After a standout football career at Portales High, Jeff Howard found himself struggling to decide where he wanted to play in college. His father, Eastern New Mexico University offensive coordinator Mike Howard, wasn’t much help. After all, he and the rest of coach Bud Elliott’s staff at ENMU figured Jeff would end [...]