Dec. 24, 1947

Carl A. Hatch, New Mexico’s senior senator, spent the Christmas holidays in Clovis and said he did not believe that war was “inevitable.” … The home of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. (Buck) Barnes at 920 Mitchell won first prize in the annual Chamber of Commerce home decoration contest for Christmas. … Gus, Tom and all [...]

May 30, 1967

The Cannon Air Force Base honor guard participated in Memorial Day activities at Mission Garden of Memories. Carl Scott of Central Baptist Church was the speaker. … Vandals did more than $7,200 worth of damage to area churches, schools and businesses in a two-night run. First Christian Church and Westbrook Baptist Church were hardest hit [...]

Jan. 9, 1946

Chamber of Commerce directors were struggling with community issues that ranged from overcrowded schools and inadequate teacher salaries to dark city streets and the need for a municipal airport. … A Clovis man who lived at 212 Connelly was fined $100 and had his driver’s license suspended for one year after he was convicted of [...]

Denison, Vera Lee

Vera Lee Denison, 84, of Conestee, S.C., formerly of Clovis, Hassell and Encino, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Conestee. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Texas to Oscar and Evvie Turner Ranells. Her family moved to Hassell, where she married Carl Leslie Blackburn in Clovis. They moved to Subiaco, Ark., where he later [...]

Parks, John

John Edward Parks, 78, of Olathe, Kan., died Friday, March 31, 2006. Born Feb. 4, 1928, to Carl Henry and Bessie Barfield Parks, he was a World War II veteran. He worked for General Motors-Delco for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He was active with Cub and Boy Scouts, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling and [...]

Duke, Nell A.

Nell A. Duke, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Retirement Ranch Care Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Marietta, Okla., to Walter and Susie Ellen Welborn. Following high school, she took a business course and went to work at Ware’s Department Store in Littlefield, Texas. She later worked for [...]

Jones, Elmer C.

Mr. Elmer Carl Jones, 70, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Clovis to Robert and Lou Ellen Jones. He married Gail Dunn on March 30, 1957, in Clovis. He was a lifelong Clovis-area resident. He went to school in Ranchvale. He owned [...]

La Cueva appears ‘human’

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The two-time defending Class 5A state champions La Cueva Bears still have the talent to add another title, but the graduation of a monsterly talented senior class has left the Bears at least vulnerable, according to a pair of Albuquerque coaches. Eldorado’s David Williams and Manzano’s Aaron Ocampo both used [...]

Local teacher triathlon contender

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Carl Armstrong has qualified for the 50-to-55 age group for the national triathlon championships next month in Kansas City. Armstrong will be one of 67 to compete in his age group. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A Clovis science and physics teacher shares more in common with seven-time Tour de France [...]

Wilson, Carl Earl

Carl Earl Wilson Services: Have been held. Mr. Carl Earl Wilson, 67, of Portales died Wednesday, July 7, 2005, at his home. He was born April 11, 1938, in Taos to Jess and Elisa Rael Wilson. Family members said he served as a volunteer for different community activities. He was preceded in death by his [...]