McKnight, Annie

Annie May McKnight, 92, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003 at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Wheatland, Quay County, territory of New Mexico, to Early Ray and Emma Dotson Ray. Her mother died when McKnight was very young and she spent most of her youth in St. […]

Graham, Walter

WALTER GRAHAM Services: Have been held. Walter R. Graham, 71 of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis. He was born on April 11, 1932, in Gregory, Ark., to Walter R. and Erma Florence Dodd Graham. He made his home in Fort Sumner, where he worked as an […]

Crownover, Helen

HELEN CROWNOVER Services: Have been held. Helen Joyce Crownover, 79, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1924, in Fort Sumner to Walter and Stella O’Neal Wright. She was raised and attended schools in Fort Sumner. She married E. J. Crownover […]

Crime-spree suspect breaks from custody

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Fort Sumner man accused of a series of armed robberies and carjackings stretching across three counties on Oct. 12 escaped Friday from De Baca County jail authorities. John C. Cates III, 19, didn’t get very far and was caught 10 minutes later walking near city hall still wearing his jail […]

Vixens take third in Class 1A

Kayla Britain had 18 kills in Saturday’s three-game win over Animas. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson ROSWELL — After seeing their Class 1A title hopes dashed by Des Moines for the second-straight year, the Fort Sumner Vixens went into the offseason with a statement. The statement: We’ll be back. One day […]

Texico keeping eyes on the prize

Texico’s John Nate Williams pressures Springer QB Matt Tafoya during last week’s quarterfinal game in Texico. CNJ photo by Rick White. Dave Wagner All season long, the Texico Wolverines were gearing toward a possible third consecutive meeting against rival Fort Sumner in the Class 1A state championship game. But the two-time defending state champion Foxes […]

Vixens cruise into 1A semifinals

Eric Butler ROSWELL — If Thursday’s Class 1A volleyball quarterfinals at Roswell High were a case of “anything you can do, I can do better,” Fort Sumner (21-4) showed it was equally as impressive as two-time defending state champion Des Moines. In stifling Carrizozo (16-7), Fort Sumner geared up for Friday’s semifinals against the undefeated […]

Buffs steamroll into six-man finals

CNJ STAFF MELROSE— Senior Harvey Park set the national record for touchdown receptions in a season as Melrose advanced to the six-man state championship game for the first time since winning it all in 1999 by routing Animas. Sophomore Carlos Ruiz rushed for 435 yards and seven touchdowns and Park caught three TD passes as […]

Lady Spikers advanced in Class 2A

Texico’s Lori Richardson finished with nine kills and seven blocks. CNJ photo by Rick White. CNJ STAFF TEXICO — Sophomore Lori Richardson had 15 kills and junior Amber Parmer added nine kills and nine blocks Saturday as Texico rallied with the final five points to edge Estancia 25-13, 13-25, 25-20, 12-25, 16-14 in the Class […]

Vixens gear for rematch in regionals

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — The Elida Lady Tigers and Fort Sumner Vixens are looking at a possible fourth matchup this season when they compete this weekend in the Class 1A Region B volleyball tournament. The teams split their District 3-1A regular-season matches, necessitating a playoff last weekend at Elida for the title. Fort […]

Texico, Fort Sumner take titles

CNJ STAFF TEXICO — Sophomore Lori Richardson had 16 kills and junior Amber Parmer added 12 kills and 10 blocks as Texico erased a nine-point, third-game deficit with 40 of the match’s final 54 points to beat Estancia 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-11 Saturday in the District 6-2A tournament championship at Texico Sports Arena. The Lady […]

Weddings – 11/2

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey and Brian Scott Corrie, both of Fort Collins, Colo., were married on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter of Tad and Fran […]

Weddings 10/26

Corrie Lindsay Rose McCluskey of Fort Collins, Colo., and Brian Scott Corrie of Fort Collins, were joined in marriage on Aug. 30, 2003, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Collins. The Rev. Carlos Chavez performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry McCluskey of Fort Collins. She is the granddaughter […]

Lady Spikers eye tie for title

Texico sophomore Isabel Serrano hits past the block attempt of Tucumcari’s Amber Martin during Tuesday’s District 6-2A match in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less-than-convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy […]

Limbaugh would not benefit from jail

Letters to the editor Although there are many who would like to see Rush Limbaugh hoisted on his own petard (excuse my French), I say let there be no rush to judgment. Like many Americans of all colors, Limbaugh has merely fallen prey to the chemical comforts of illicitly obtained narcotics. The weak and spiritually […]

Billy the Kid back in middle of controversy

By Darrell Todd Maurina Fort Sumner Mayor Raymond Lopez on Tuesday accused the De Baca County sheriff of “trying to cause a war in De Baca County, city versus county” over testing a body buried in Fort Sumner Cemetery to see if it is really Billy the Kid. In a press release, city officials object […]

Sena, Edward

EDWARD SENA Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward David Sena, 53, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Sept. 21, 1950, in Fort Sumner, to the home of Roman T. and Faviola Gauna Sena. He attended school in Fort Sumner. He worked in auto-body repair […]

Area teen accused of crime spree

By Darrell Todd Maurina State police and family members say they have no idea why a 19-year-old ranch hand may have gone on a 2 1/2 hour crime spree through three counties Sunday afternoon, breaking into homes, hijacking cars, and robbing people at gunpoint. John C. Cates III is being held in the De Baca […]

Ramsey, Katie May

Katie May Ramsey Services: Have been held. Katie May Ramsey, 54, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Clovis, a homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born on July 9, 1949, in Jacksboro, Texas, to Lloyd and Ruth Bilbrey. Family members said she was a wonderful wife, mother and friend, who […]

Lucero, Martina

Martina Lucero Services: Hve been held. Martina G. Lucero, 73, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 15, 1930, in Fort Sumner, to Merejildo and Francesquita Aragon Garcia. She attended school at Fort Sumner. She worked for many years in the restaurant […]