Mules eliminated from Texas 3A playoffs

CNJ staff AMARILLO — The Muleshoe Mules’ run in the Texas Class 3A basketball playoffs came to an end Tuesday night as Borger held on down the stretch for a 56-49 victory in a regional round game at Amarillo High. With the Bulldogs clinging to a 50-49 lead, 6-foot-5 post Nathan Purswell went 6-for-6 from […]

Southeastern ousts Hounds from LSC tourney

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University scored the first basket Tuesday night. The rest was pretty much downhill. Junior guard Jason Stampley led five players in double figures with 21 points and Southeastern Oklahoma routed the Greyhounds 93-63 in a first-round game of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Southeastern (18-9), the No. […]

Gray, Billie

Billie S. Gray, 48, of Leonard, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her home. She was born June 9, 1957, in Portales. She was a business owner with her husband for 10 years in entertainment equipment sales. She also served in the United States Army. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Gray of […]

Overton, Marie

Marie Overton, 78, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Capitan. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Roaring Springs, Texas, to Pearl and Perry McWilliams. She spent her early years in Sudan, Texas, where she played softball and basketball. As a teenager, she moved to Portales. She graduated from high school […]

Lantz-Casados, Darla

Darla M. Lantz-Casados, 48, of Los Alamos, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. Family members said she was a giving and creative person who enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed painting, photography, creating flower arrangements, snow skiing, bicycling, and sports. Family members said her greatest pleasure in life was being a grandmother. She was a […]

Leary, Leonard

Leonard Leary, 66, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born March 7, 1939, in Reading, Mass., to Marcella and Philip F. Leary. Mr. Leary graduated from high school in Reading in 1956. He moved to Portales in 1962 to attend Eastern New Mexico University. He earned a bachelor of […]

Hancock, Charles

Charles S. Hancock, 63, of Clovis, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1942, in Greenville, Mich. He came to Clovis in 1998. He enjoyed wood crafting, being outdoors, hunting and fishing, family members said. He served two terms in Vietnam and was a retired gunnery sergeant […]

Hough, Susie

Susie Hough, 96, of Melrose died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born May 12, 1909, in Haskell County, Texas, to James R. and Ollie Hill. She sold insurance, collected bills for the Rural Electric Company, operated the local motor vehicle office and was a notary public. The […]

Montoya, Tommy

Mr. Tommy Montoya, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at his residence in Portales. He was born Dec. 5, 1946, Las Vegas, N.M., to Margaret and Arsenio Montoya. He grew up in Las Vegas and moved to Portales as a teenager. He married Alice Saiz on July 3, 1970, in Portales. He served in the […]

McCoy, Roma

Roma E. McCoy, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Bixby Manor Nursing Home in Broken Arrow, Okla. She was born Oct. 7, 1913, in Jack County, Texas, to Eva Ford and Lennie Newkirk. She married Carl Willis McCoy in Amarillo. He died in 1987.  She was a homemaker and operated childcare services from her […]