Sister’s move brings up quotes from Oz

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer “I think I’ll miss you most of all, Scarecrow.” Those are the words my mom said to my 5-year-old niece, Marissa, as she hugged her goodbye when my sister Julie moved her family to Odessa, Texas, in April. Since then, Mom has referred to Marissa as her little scarecrow […]

Family relieved to have child safe

After the rescue of Marissa Graham Friday, (L-R) Sam Raynor (fiance of Graham’s mother), Angela Graham (mother), Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, Chris Graham (father) and Jessica Hoffman (father’s fiancee) met with media. (CNJ photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Though visibly exhausted, the parents of a missing 10-year-old girl recovered Friday […]

Police ask for help

Clovis police issued the following news release on Saturday morning, asking the public for assistance in the Marissa Graham kidnapping case: Incident Type: Escape and Recovery Of Marissa Graham- Need Publics Help Contact Person: Detective Max Stansell The Clovis Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation need the public’s assistance in reference to the […]

Abduction press conference notes

CNJ staff Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair on the safe recovery Friday of 10-year-old Marissa Graham, abducted from Texhoma, Okla., Thursday night: The recovery: We received the 911 call from a local convenience store that a little girl was there that had been kidnapped out of Oklahoma. We had received earlier or last night an […]

Abducted girl recovered in Clovis

Police say 10-year-old Marissa Marie Graham called 911 from the Allsup’s on Mabry Drive in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A missing 10-year-old Texhoma, Okla., girl was found safe Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to authorities who were still seeking her abductor. Marissa Marie Graham was able to […]

Honor Roll: Sandia Elementary School

CNJ Staff Sandia Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll– Brady Harlin, Marissa Michael, Cory Taylor. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Thomas Andrews, Blake Beevers, Tate Eppler, Audrey Gabaldon, Richard Hernandez, Shelby Jones, Patrick Smith. Fourth Grade: A Honor Roll – Katelyn Alvarez, Cheyenne Brunson, Tayelor Chavez, Savannah Dosher, Matt Matelski, Allison Michael, Alyssa […]

Grad school should be simple as preschool

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist My 3-year-old niece Marissa wants to bypass Head Start and go straight to graduate school. Unlike her mom, Julie, who marched into the principal’s office in Head Start at age 4 and announced she was quitting school, Marissa simply wants to jump ahead. Marissa is in training right now — […]

Richardson, Alissandra

Alissandra Marixa Richardson Services: Have been held. Alissandra Marixa Richardson, infant, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 4, 2003, in Clovis, to Jose Richardson and Amanda Garcia. Survivors include her father; her mother; a brother, Jacob Richardson of Clovis; grandparents, Thomas and […]