Couple on a mission: Rescue man’s best friend

By Tonya Garner A cacophony of barks greet Clovis residents Bob and Carol Baker as they enter the rear room of the Clovis Animal Shelter. A tour of the room with the Bakers reveals a dozen or so dogs separated by metal cages, temporary homes for lost, stray and unwanted canines of various temperaments, breeds […]

Bail revocation ends in shooting injuries

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis bail bond employee and a suspected bail-jumper suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds Tuesday. Crystal Snell of Hank’s Bail Bonds was shot in the leg and Javier Sanchez, 33, in the lower back about 10 a.m. in the 300 block of Gaylord, according law enforcement officials. Both were shot […]

Blakely, Betty

Betty Blakely Services: Have been held. Betty Rosalee Robinson Blakely, 74, of Belen, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at her home. She was born on Sept. 22, 1930. Family members said her kindness and loving heart will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blakely; her mother, Betty Baker; and a […]

Baker, C.M.

C.M. Baker, 91, of Portales, died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 23, 1914, in Vienna, Ill., to Alpha and George M. Baker. He came to the Elida area intending to stay a week, but liked the community, and decided to stay, family members said. He […]

Baker, Edgar L.

Edgar L. Baker Services: Have been held. Mr. Edgar L. Baker, 70, of Portales, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Portales, to Essie and Sidney A. Baker. He lived most of his life in Portales except for a brief time he […]

Baker, Essie

Essie Baker Services: Have been held. Essie Baker, 90, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 2, 1914, to Nancy and Chester Lee Dement. She graduated from Portales High School. She married Arlon Baker on Aug. 5, 1933. She raised her children in Portales. […]

County manager leaving early

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Geneva Cooper has decided to make Monday her last day as Curry County manager, which will leave the county without a manager for just over a month. Dick Smith won’t start in the county manager’s position until Jan. 3. Ironically, it’s because Smith is not available to begin in December […]

Woollums, Lennie

Lennie Woollums Services: Have been held. Lennie Mae Woollums, 84, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in House, to Robert L. and Maggie Rosetta Baker. She attended school in Taiban and graduated from high school in 1940. She married Jewell A. Woollums on Aug. […]

Trampe, Agnes

Agnes Trampe Services:Have been held. Agnes Trampe, 92, of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on June 8, 1912, in Roy, to Morris and Mary Baker. She was a secretary for a hearing aid company in Defiance, Ohio, for many years. She moved back to […]

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 […]