April 24 Elida School News

On Thursday, students, teachers, and community members will take part in a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Hope Bilbrey, a little girl in Kenna who has a rare disease. Participants hope to make enough to help ease the financial burden of the numerous trips to see doctors in Albuquerque as they seek a cure for […]

Man claims drug debt played role in homicide

By Mike Linn A Clovis man charged with killing his mother told police another man actually committed the homicide in an effort to collect on a drug debt. Dwight Wagner, 49, told police that Larry “Jake” Lucero, 38, killed Wagner’s mother, 75-year-old Essie Thomas, after the woman refused to hand over $300 for payment on […]

Warrant issued for Clovis man

By David Irvin CLOVIS — A warrant was issued Thursday afternoon for the arrest of a Clovis man in connection with the death of his mother. Dwight Wagner, 55, is charged with an open count of murder. He’s accused of bludgeoning his 75-year-old mother Essie Thomas to death in her home at 716 Grand Ave., […]

Dec. 31 Obituaries

Roy Landess Sr., 75 Services: No services have been planned at this time. Mr. Roy G. Landess Sr., 75, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Prairie Acres in Friona, Texas. He was born on June 22, 1929, in Roosevelt County, to Boss and Bessie Landess. He went to work for the Santa Fe […]

Nov. 16 Obituaries

William Thomas, 76 William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps […]

NMMI’s ground game rolls past PHS in district opener

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Try as they might, the Portales High Rams simply couldn’t contain Jason Thomas and New Mexico Military’s powerful ground attack. Thomas rushed for 263 yards — 204 in the first half — and scored five touchdowns in the first three periods while sophomore fullback Bryson Carl added 119 yards […]

Students unite for bible study

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By Laurie Stone Four students affiliated with The Thomas Moore Outreach Ministry on Campus at Eastern New Mexico University have stepped into a place of leadership to unite people for God in a nondenominational Bible study. Rev. Tobin Hitt encouraged Rodrick Chambers of Victory Life Church, Lucero Tirado and Fide Davalos of St. Helen’s Catholic […]

Former Cannon airman sentenced for abuse

By Mike Linn Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining innocence of the […]

George Washington was not our first president

Jim Lee Well, here we are at George Washington’s birthday. Of course, that is not entirely accurate because he was born under the Julian calendar. Since 1752, when Washington was 20 years old, we have been using the Gregorian calendar. When we play with the differences the calendar change makes, he was actually born on […]

Uncle Davis known as fearless rancher

Helena Rodriguez “Uncle Tom,” as he affectionately became known, will be remembered by area ranchers for his quiet, easy going personality, his delight in a good herd of cattle and his fearless manner of working around cattle. This is how Tom Davis and his wife, Sharon, describe his uncle, Thomas Davis, who passed away on […]