Miller, Eldon

Eldon Miller Services:Have been held. Eldon L. “Bunk” Miller, 81, of Aztec, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004. He was born on May 14, 1923, in Rogers, to Lem and Gnita Miller. He grew up in Rogers, but he lived most of his life in the Farmington-Aztec area. He married Mary Catherine Bell on Dec. 30, […]

Swopes, Dan

Dan Swopes Services: Have been held. Dan Swopes, 59, of Portales, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Portales, to Essie and Walter R. Swopes He graduated from Portales High School in 1963, and was active in FFA while in school. He was employed […]

Jones, Daphnee

Daphnee Jones Services: Have been held. Daphnee Jane Jones, 52, of Clovis, died Friday, May 6, 2005, in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 16, 1952, in Abilene, Texas, to Robert Jack and Betty Jane Roberson Barrington. She married Michael E. Jones on June 8, 1969, in Midland, Texas. She was an office manager and […]

Wilson, Franz

Franz Wilson Services: Have been held. Franz Harvey Wilson, 65, of Caballo, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on Jan. 29, 1940, in Longdale, Okla., to Buck Lowe and Josie Bell Chaloupek Wilson. He earned an associate degree in wastewater management. He was a resident of the Caballo […]

Walker, Kerry

Kerry Walker Services:Have been held. Mr. Kerry Glynn Walker, 57, of Farwell, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1947, in Clovis, to Jerry and Maiola Drake Walker. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a member […]

Terry, Violet

Violet Terry Services:Have been held. Mrs. Violet Opal Terry, 99, of Dora, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 25, 1905, in Ellis County, Texas, to Laura and Harvey Johnson. She and her husband owned and operated Terry’s Grocery in Dallas from 1930 to 1945. They moved to eastern […]

Polk , Lucy

Lucy Polk Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucy O. Polk, 93, of Portales, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 17, 1911, in Youngsport, Texas, to Minnie and John Arnold. In 1925, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Post, Texas. Her family then […]

Lucero, Margaret

Margaret Lucero Services: Have been held. Margaret Roybal Lucero, 47, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at her home. She was born April 25, 1958, in Fort Sumner, to Tiofilo M. and Lucy Sanchez Roybal. She attended school in Fort Sumner. She worked as an office manager at Sears in Roswell and De […]

Lucero, Charles

Charles Lucero Services: Have been held. Mr. Charles Lucero, 44, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1960, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Dora and Andres Lucero. He grew up in Las Vegas, N.M., where he attended school. He moved to Lubbock where he worked as […]

Lucero, Agapito

Agapito Lucero Services: Have been held. Agapito M. Lucero, 54, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on July 2, 1950, in Corona, to Alfredo and Martina Garcia Lucero. He was raised in Fort Sumner where he graduated from high school. He attended Clovis Community College’s automotive program. […]

Vigil , Epemenia

Epemenia “Tina” Vigil, 45, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 21, 1959, in Espanola to Clifford and Frances Romero Vigil. She was a secretary on the surgical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center for more than 16 years, and was a member […]

Wilson, J.T.

J.T. Wilson Services: Have been held. J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school at Ima. He married Mary […]

Smith, Terrell

Terrell Smith Services: Have been held. Mr. Terrell A. Smith, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1916, northwest of Elida, to Ophelia and James Smith. He married Louise Allen on Nov. 10, 1938, in Portales. He grew up in Elida. The family made their home […]

Parker, Louise

Louise Parker Services: Have been held. Louise Jane Dibble Parker, 89, of San Jon, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born July 19, 1915, in Quay County, to Homer and Lena Dibble. She was a member of the San Jon Baptist Church. She was the custodian for the […]

State hires lobbying, consulting firms

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The state has hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm and an Albuquerque consulting company to help in the effort to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. The base at Clovis is one of only two Air Force bases recommended by the Pentagon for closing nationwide under realignments […]

Governor suggests applying for funds

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — The New Mexico congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Richardson on Wednesday said the state should tap federal jobs transition aid while still pursuing a strong bid to overturn the Pentagon recommendation to close Cannon Air Force Base. The Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the availability of almost $50 million to […]

Proposed traffic congestion solution tabled

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The city of Clovis Public Works Committee tabled an idea Wednesday that would include a 6-inch curb in the middle of Prince Street, extending from 21st Street south to Commerce Way. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A proposed solution to traffic congestion at the Prince and 21st streets intersection was […]

Confusion arises over local cemetery care

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In non-endowed sections of cemeteries, as seen here, the upkeep duties fall to the family of the deceased. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Instead of sitting quietly in meditation Saturday at her father’s-in-law grave in Lawn Haven Cemetery, Clovis resident Shelly Grim found herself ripping out weeds and even cutting […]

Former Cannon commander promoted

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Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. (File photo) CNJ staff Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. According […]

5/26 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Ginger Rodriguez, 29, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to serve 357 days supervised probation, attend the Aspen program and pay all fines. • Yvonne Romero, 26, pleaded guilty to driving while license suspended or revoked, is ordered to […]