Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: [...]

Commissioners discuss jail options

Sharna Johnson Commissioner Bobby Sandoval asked the public for help and solutions after voters sent a “loud and clear” message on recent bond issues. “Our constituents spoke and they are our bosses and we got the message loud and clear,” he said during a Friday meeting. “Tell us how to do it. If somebody out [...]

ENMU alumnus to be honored at Rose Parade

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University alumnus Manuel A. Sandoval is set to be recognized in the Donate Life float in the Rose Parade, his sister-in-law Susan Nagel said. Donate Life promotes organ, eye and tissue donation. Sandoval, 46, died of an aneurysm last November and was an organ donor, according to the Donate [...]

Curry County manager resigns

Freedom Newspapers Staff Curry County manager Dick Smith has resigned, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed this morning. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday, who said Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Sandoval said he had no additional information. Attemps to contact Albin Smith and Dick [...]

Markham receives congeniality award

ALBUQUERQUE — Desiree Markham, 2004-2005 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, received the congeniality award Sept. 25 during the state fair queen contest at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The State Fair Queen for 2006 is Amanda Mae LaPrelle of Sandoval County. The 20-year-old is the daughter of James and Jan LaPrelle of Placitas. She is a junior [...]

Derby includes good weather, time, turnout

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In fact, he skipped his T-ball game Saturday to attend the Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Ned Houk Park. Austin was among the dozens of youngsters who hauled in a record number of catfish and a couple of oddball [...]

Clovis man sentenced to 14 1/2 years

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man was sentenced to 14 1/2 years in prison Friday for killing a pedestrian in what officials say was an alcohol-related accident. Joe Martinez Jr., 34, pleaded no contest to the charges against him in the fall and was adjudged guilty of homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene [...]

Portales Attorney may file suit against the city of Clovis

Darrell Todd Maurina Portales attorney Eric Dixon may file a lawsuit against the city of Clovis in connection with a July 4 car crash that killed Bobbie Lynn Sandoval. Sandoval died after being struck by a pickup truck driven by Joe Martinez Jr., who was fleeing a Clovis police officer. Martinez, 32, is in the [...]

American holds off Roosevelt in All-Star tourney

By Kevin Wilson It took only three pitches for Stephan Mills to make his mark. It took about 90 more minutes for the pitching to leave a lasting impression. Mills hit a leadoff homer and combined with Seth Baily on a three-hitter to top a similar effort from Joe Sandoval, and the American All-Stars defeated [...]

Clovis woman gets crushed by truck

Janet Bresenham A Clovis woman attending a family Fourth of July party was killed Friday night by a pickup truck fleeing police, according to Clovis police. The pickup was traveling east down the 500 block of West 18th Street, which was crowded with hundreds of children and adults who had been watching the city fireworks [...]