Sears, Mary

Mary Maxine Sears, 80, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1925, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Francis Bert and Mary Herrall Allen. She married Leo Sears, and after his death, Robert Adams in 1943 in Clovis. She was a homemaker, enjoyed taking care of her […]

Zias win twice in WT softball invite

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University got complete-game pitching efforts from Rosemary Moreno and Natasha Lindsey and posted a pair of wins on Friday in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (6-3) scored six runs in the bottom of the first in a 9-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo, then notched […]

Jimmie P. Adams Hancock

Jimmie P. Adams Hancock, 70, of Hampton, Va., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Hampton, Va. She was born March 11, 1935, in Melrose to Jimmy and Chonita Adams. She attended the Field Schools until the 10th grade, and graduated from Melrose High School. She attended college at Eastern New Mexico University. Family members said […]

Hounds subdue Grizzlies

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ENMU coach Shawn Scalan talks to his team during a timeout. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds shook off the effects of an L-tryptophan hangover and injuries to the starting lineup to defeat the Adams State College 69-57 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (3-1) […]

ENMU men win Highlands meet

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — If nothing else, coach Joel McMullen says, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is showing it’s not an easy touch for strong opponents running at less than full strength. The Greyhounds edged defending NCAA Division II runnerup Adams State 43-44 on Saturday for the team championship […]

Leeder passes 2,500-win mark as coach

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent When asked about his prolific amount of victories as a softball coach, Guy Leeder has a relatively simple explanation. It’s not a superb expertise in men’s slow-pitch softball, according to Leeder, but that he’s merely outlasted almost everyone else while compiling in excess of 2,500 wins. “It sounds like a […]

Adams, William

William Adams Services: Have been held. William Dow “Pete” Adams, 80, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 16, 2005. He was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Clovis, to Claude and Ara Adams. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 16, served n World War II, the Korean War and retired after 20 […]

Adams, Joyce

Joyce Adams Services: Have been held. Joyce Ann Magruder Gustafson Adams, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Houston, to Byron Randle and Mildred Lennon Magruder. She taught school in Socorro for 17 years and was librarian for another 17 years. Family members […]

More than 400 seniors graduate at CHS

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Clovis High School senior Nathan Cordova, center, hugs fellow seniors Abril Rosas, left, and Amber Thompson after Saturday’s Clovis High School Commencement ceremony at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Graduation was old mortarboard for Kathy Adams, who watched her third of four children graduate Saturday during Clovis […]

Clovis seniors gather for send-off on final day of school

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Clovis High School senior Maria Robles and fellow senior Jonathan Aguirre are soaked by a water hose during Thursday’s Clovis High School Senior Bash 2005 at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Their favorite memories ranged from a band trip to California, to nearly getting caught leaving a […]

Welding society honors local college instructor

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Clovis Community College welding instructor Bill Adams welds a piece of metal Wednesday at the college. Adams was recently honored as a recipient of the Educator Award from the American Welding Society. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind red and yellow plastic curtains, away from the carpeted halls of the […]

Adams, Clarence

Clarence Adams Services: Have been held. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, historian, author, writer, editor and outdoorsman. He […]

Adams, Ruth

Ruth Adams Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Adams, 95, of Portales, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Aug. 1, 1909, near Rogers, to U.S. and Ruth Fraze. She attended schools in Longs, Rogers and Dora, graduating from high […]

Clovis fugitive caught

CNJ staff A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

Roosevelt County gains victim’s advocate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office had to go to the state Legislature to receive funding for a victim’s advocate position in Roosevelt County. It only had to stay in the office to find the person to fill the position. Lory Adams, formerly an administrative assistant in the […]

Finding blessings in times of trouble

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Marilyn Adams holds her 22-month-old grandson Brandon Palaia as her daughter Klarissa Adams, 15, plays with 1-year-old Johnathan Adams in the kitchen Wednesday at their home in Texico. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Marilyn Adams’ family was experiencing numerous health problems. Two toddlers were breaking out in rashes, three other […]

Edwards, Helen

Helen Marie Edwards, 86, of Friona, Texas, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Parmer County Hospital in Friona, Texas. She was born on April 23, 1918, in Childress, Texas, to Willie and Flora Potter. She moved to Fort Sumner with her family in the 1920s. She married Homer Edwards on June 27, 1937, in Fort […]

Highlands hammers Hounds

CNJ STAFF LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Brian Fryer was a one-man wrecking crew. The senior center fielder went 4-for-4 with a triple, a homer and four runs batted in as New Mexico Highlands routed Eastern New Mexico University 9-1 on Tuesday in college baseball. Fryer raised his season’s batting average to .492, driving in single […]

U.S. Rep. awards Cannon youths

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., during a town hall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours […]

Kinsey, Iris M.

Iris M. Kinsey Services: Have been held. Iris M. Kinsey, 89, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Albuquerque Manor Care Center. She was born on April 18, 1914, in Melrose, to Hershall and Georgia Catlin Adams. She attended and graduated from the New Mexico School of the Blind in Alamogordo where she […]