Farmington man arraigned in Clovis slaying

The Associated Press CLOVIS — The fatal shooting of a black man at a motel parking lot in Clovis might have been racially motivated, a prosecutor says. The white man accused of the slaying is nicknamed “Lynching Lloyd,” District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Jimmy Bentley, 71, of Farmington, was arraigned Wednesday on an open count […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Twila Smith Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Missouri until she was 8 years old, when her family moved […]

Obituary

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Montana until she was 8 years old, when her family moved to Portales. […]

Signs point to trouble for local judges

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both Curry County magistrate judges and a retired district judge have campaign signs in their yards supporting 9th Judicial District Attorney candidate Matt Chandler, despite prohibitions on political activity by New Mexico judges. All three judges — magistrate judges Richard Hollis and Douglas Miller, and retired District Judge Bill Bonem, who […]

Judge content with Carter’s explanation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Curry County Magistrate Judge Richard Hollis said Thursday he is satisfied with reasons District Attorney Brett Carter provided for prosecutors missing recent court appearances. But Carter said he’s unhappy that news he was summoned to the bench to show cause for the absences was leaked to the media. Carter said he […]

Church offers presentation on Islamic faith

Darrell Maurina NOTE: An article with a response by a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations follows this story. When a missionary to the Islamic world told Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist Church of Texico that he’d be available to speak, the church jumped at the chance to offer a presentation on Islam […]

Obits 11-28

Winona Pierce Hicks Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission Garden of Memories in Clovis. Mrs. Winona Pierce Hicks, 88, of Clovis died Nov. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in Hollis, Okla., to Rueben Garfield and Ivy Lee Burrows Pierce. She moved to Clovis in […]