Texico bull rider returns from injury

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Friends of 18-year-old Texico bullrider L.J. Jenkins will get to watch the erstwhile high schooler compete professionally this weekend in New Mexico. For those close to Jenkins, seeing him at the PBR Ty Murray Invitational is quite a leap from where the young man was just a couple of months […]

Even bath water part of good stewardship

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a preacher’s kid, I had many unique experiences. Of all things, one such lesson for me centered on baths in the church parsonage. When Susie and I were growing up, our family lived in a house owned by the church. I have wonderful memories of the parsonage. Tithe money […]

3-31 amos

Editor’s note: The coming of spring has caught Amos, our poetic church mouse columnist, somewhat off guard this year. He stumbled into it the other day when he encountered Robin Redjoy. two views of spring boss last week was a dull dreary week even the sun didn t want to come out and play until […]

Taking time to look up reminds us that . . .

By Curtis K. Shelburne My youngest son, our fourth, was recently able (because of the blessing of a generous gift) to join two of his brothers in Uganda. He plans to stay for at least several months. Having helped get an AIDS orphan relief program there rolling, No. 1 son will be coming home soon […]

Hubert Curry

Hubert Curry, 88, of Clovis, died March 28, 2006, in Clovis. Arrangements will be announced by Muffley Funeral Home.

Martin, Eugene

Eugene Harold Martin, 84, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. Born April 26, 1921, in Afton, Texas, to Minnie Lou and D.X. Martin, he grew up in the Dora area, where he attended school. He married Irene Cox on July 3, 1946, in San Francisco. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, […]

Langston, Dewey “Doc”

Dewey F. “Doc” Langston, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1920, in Palestine, Texas, to Leonette and Cay Langston, he graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1943. He served in the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific during World War II, and was awarded […]

Faris, Ruby

Ruby M. Faris, 87, of Clovis, died March 29, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare, Clovis. Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Clovis to Dee Roy and Mae Means Smoot, she grew up in Clovis and graduated from Clovis High School. She worked for the phone company for many years as a telephone operator. She loved oil […]

Webb, Delbert “Del”

Delbert “Del” Webb, 82, of Portales, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. He was born July 6, 1923, to Eva and Joe Webb in Pearl, Texas, where he grew up. He graduated from Tahoka High School and joined the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he married Margaret Reagan in Lubbock on […]

McLaughlin, Charles

Charles Crosby McLaughlin, 87, of Roswell died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Roswell. He was born on June 22, 1918, in Poquonock Bridge, Conn., to Clarence Crosby McLaughlin and Nellie Bell Bundrock-McLaughlin. On August 6, 1941, in Paw Paw, Mich., he married Wyva Fifine Peacock. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 23 […]

Reyna, Leonora

Leonora Reyna, 56, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Clovis. She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Littlefield, Texas, to Severiano and Lucia Rodriguez. Family members said she was a homemaker and enjoyed shopping, and her greatest love was being a mom and grandmother. They said she will be missed. She was preceded […]

Betancourt, Victor

Victor Betancourt, 86, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. Born March 20, 1920, to Felix and Josefia Gonzalez Betancourt in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, he married Tillie Sandoval in 1944. After her death, he married Celina “Sally” Marquez Anaya in 1988. He served in the Mexican Army during the Mexican Revolutionary […]

Jones, Joe L.

Joe L. Jones, 70, of Clovis died Thursday, March 23, 2006, in Johnson City, Texas. Born Nov. 18, 1936, in Curry County to Joe Chester and Addie Bea Jones, he grew up in Center and attended Center School. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1954, and was FFA chapter president. He attended Eastern New […]

Hecht, Mary

Mary Loretta Byerly Hecht, 86, died March 24, 2006, in Dallas. She was born in Sanoval, Ill., on April 21, 1919, to Leslie Owen Byerly and Hazel Marguerite Taylor. The family moved to McAllen, Texas, where she spent her early childhood with her father’s family. When she was 3, her mother died, and her father […]

Weaver, May

May Weaver, 93, of Clovis died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. She was born Jan. 12, 1913, in Weston, Mo., to John and Florence Lober. Her family homesteaded in Vaughn in 1907. Before she was born, the family traveled back to Weston, Mo. She grew up and graduated from school […]

Ulibarri, Pearl

Pearl Ulibarri, 80, of Portales died Friday, March 24, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 17, 1926, in Borica to Lucia and Bernardo Gallegos, she grew up in Fort Sumner where she attended school. She married Cristobal Ulibarri in May 1945. They lived and worked in various areas of New Mexico before settling […]

Tharp, Charly “Chuck”

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He penned numerous rock ‘n’ roll […]

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr.

Deputy James “Jimmy” McGrane Jr., 38, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Terajas. Family members said he proudly served the citizens of Bernalillo County for more three years with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, […]

Brannon, Charles

Charles N. Brannon, 85, of Claude, Texas, formerly of Portales, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Amarillo. He was born Sept. 18, 1920, to Charlie and Leona Brannon. He attended High School in Pyron, Texas. He married Maxine Lee on Oct. 29, 1938. He served as a foot soldier in the U.S. Army during World […]

Scott, Gladys

Gladys Elizabeth Scott, 88, of Roswell, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1917, in Elyria, Ohio, to Mary and Frank Detwiler, she graduated from Elyria Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and began a nursing career that lasted until her 83rd birthday. She worked in hospitals in Elyria, Ohio, […]