Echols, Mary

Mary Echols Services: Have been held. Mary McLaughlin Echols, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 2, 1910, in Clovis, to Frederick Christopher and Betha Guy McLaughlin. She married Coy Preston Echols on June 3, 1934, in Clovis. She was a bookkeeper for the Clovis News […]

Clovis could learn from Texas town

By Grant McGee: Local Columunist I went to Midland, Texas, last weekend. It’s about four hours south-southwest of Clovis. It was a pretty nondescript trip across a nondescript part of the Llano Estacado and the Permian Basin. Along the way there were lots of wild sunflowers, pumpjacks and the gentle, wafting fragrance of raw petroleum […]

Some people collect stories about people

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Some folks collect coins or stamps or stuffed animals. I collect people profiles. I have maybe 100 people profiles – individuals’ answers to dozens of questions that range from “Who’s invited to your fantasy dinner party?” to “How did you meet your spouse?” – in my collection. Some of the […]

Baker, Orville

Orville Baker Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the American Legion in Logan Mr. Orville Baker, 71, of Clovis, a retired construction foreman, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on March 6, 1933, in Little Rock, Ark., to Bill and Hazel Baker. He served in the Korean War. After returning, he served […]

Local agencies train for crises

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Emergency personnel from throughout Curry County met Wednesday to plan for a disaster they hope will never happen. In their scenario, a tornado appeared over the skies of southwest Clovis, touching down and destroying half of Plains Regional Medical Center and half of Sandia Elementary. Curry County Emergency […]

O’Neal, J.E.

J.E. O’Neal Services: Have been held. Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work […]

CHS’ Gallegos earns 5A state tennis berth

CNJ STAFF HOBBS — Clovis High junior Patricia Gallegos didn’t get the District 4-5A tennis championship she was looking for, but she will represent the Lady Wildcats in Class 5A state singles for the second consecutive year. Gallegos, seeded No. 1, lost to fifth-seeded Amy Pennell of Hobbs 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a three-hour semifinal […]

Ford, Lola Fern

Lola Fern Ford Service: Have been held. Lola Fern Ford, 91, of Clovis died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1912, in Clovis to John and Elizabeth Tatum. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930 and attended college in Las Vegas, N.M., before […]

Janos, JoAnn

JoAnn Janos Services: Have been held. JoAnn Janos, 67, of Truth or Consequences died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at her home. She was born on April 25, 1936, in Clovis to J.A. and Elizabeth Morrow. She was a retired escrow company office manager and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death […]

The spirited sound of gospel: Concert set for Saturday

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Clovis High School choir director Chuck Tipton leads the gospel choir in “Praise His Holy Name” during rehearsal Wednesday at the high school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Eric Butler Choir group members are used to singing a wide range of music. Gospel music, however, is best known by singers in church choirs rather […]

New business licenses issued

The following business licenses were issued by the city of Clovis between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Clovis Family Healthcare Center 912 W. 21st. St. owner: Dr. Jon Shrader Dennis W. Baker Insurance Agency 807 Lexington St. owner: Dennis W. Baker The Tin Roof 2521 Fairway St. owner: Kim Ward Carylon Davis 2017 Glenarm St. […]

Baker, Paula

Paula Baker Services: Have been held. Paula Baker, 52, of Amarillo died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born on April 29, 1951, in Amarillo, to Hoyt and Ruth Houck. She married David Baker on Jan. 1, 1970, in the original chapel of the First Baptist Church in Amarillo. She received a business […]

Weddings 12/7

Fatula April Dawn Mouser and Aleksander Kenneth Fatula were joined in marriage on Aug. 9, 2003, at Sunshine Mountain Inn in Allenspark, Colo. The father of the groom officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rolland and Cindy Mouser of Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the granddaughter of Bettye L. Mouser of Clovis, […]

Portales peanut festival will have locals going nuts

By Helena Rodriguez Once a year, it’s OK to go nuts — peanuts, after all, are a big part of the local economy and they’re the guests of honor at Portales’ annual Peanut Valley Festival. The 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival gets into full gear on Saturday and continues Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico […]

Davis, Jerry

Jerry Davis Services: Have been held. Mr. Jerry G. Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Casa Maria Care Center in Roswell. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Roswell, to John Gregg and Magnolia Ward Davis. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Donna Philpott in 1961. […]

Gallegos qualifies for state

By Dave Wagner Patricia Gallegos was happy about qualifying for Class 5A state singles tennis competition, and at the same time she felt sadness. That’s what having to beat a teammate — and your doubles partner, no less — does to you in what amounts to a winner-take-all scenario. The Clovis High sophomore rallied from […]

Tournament test of nerves

By Eric Butler There will be plenty of poker faces Friday during the seeding meeting prior to this weekend’s District 4-5A tennis tournament at the CHS tennis courts. Trying to find the best route to the state tournament for their players — and wary of what the other teams will do with knowledge of their […]