Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Area receives first measurable snow in almost a year

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Kyle Logan, 10, makes a snowball Wednesday outside his home on Lore Street. Kyle and his older sister, Mattea, said they were outside all afternoon in the snow. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The calendar said spring but old man winter wasn’t cooperating. Curry and Roosevelt counties were hit Wednesday […]

Cook, Chris

Chris Cook, 51, of Amarillo, formerly of Clovis, died Saturday, March 11, 2006. Born Sept. 11, 1954, in Roswell, he had lived in Amarillo for more than a year. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former employee of the Veteran’s Administration. He enjoyed working on cars, and was a loving, […]

Wilson, Ollie

Ollie Margarette Wilson, 92, of Elida died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Richland, to Annie and Charles E. Massey. She attended school at Lingo. She was working as a cook on the Brunson ranch near Slaton, Texas, when she met Pete Wilson, who was working […]

Russell, Glenda

Glenda Maxcine Cook Russell, 84, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born July 19, 1921, in Electra, to Sam and Addie Cook. She was raised and educated in Portales with four brothers and three sisters. She married John Wayne Russell on Jan. 6, 1941, and was […]

Zias get first division win

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Zia forward Megan Ratliff drives past a Texas A&M-Kingsville defender in the second half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women led all the way Thursday night, but it turned into anything except an […]

Ticket: Roswell concert features Broadway flavor

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The sounds of one of the world’s most famous Broadway shows is on its way to Roswell. A benefit concert for the Roswell Symphony Orchestra is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Pearson Auditorium, located on the campus of New Mexico Military Institute. The concert features pianist and […]

Area students find home at ENMU

By Tonya Parra: Freedom Newspapers Landri Rush of Melrose High School graduate will be among the 38 area students receiving a degree during Eastern New Mexico University’s fall graduation ceremony Saturday in the Greyhound Arena. Rush, who attended New Mexico State University for a year before transferring to Eastern, will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]

James Woodrow Lee, Louis Kendrick

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woodrow Lee Date of birth: Sept. 30, 1916 Dates of service: January 1943 to June 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Portales Theater and […]

Coach splits time between family, chili

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Sesario Ramos holds a spoonful of asado Wednesday at his home in Clovis. Ramos has competed in chili cook-offs for more than 30 years. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Torn between two loves — chili and family — seasoned chili chef Sesario Ramos chose family. Instead of attending the International […]

Zias cruise past Western with four players in double figures

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

Dominguez, Christine M.

Christine Maria Dominguez, 54, of Clovis, died Oct. 8, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Nov. 24, 1950, to Vidal and Emma Duran Padilla in Santa Rosa. She married Jerry Dominguez June 17, 1972 in Clovis. She was a dietary cook at Plains Regional Medical Center, and a member of Our Lady […]

Johnnie Bollinger

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Johnnie Bollinger Date of birth: May 14, 1926 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater […]

McCaig, Aline

Aline McCaig, 81, of Duncan, Okla. and formerly of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Edmond, Okla. She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Hulen, Okla., to Maston and Amanda “Chasteen” Cook. She married Henry McCaig on Sept. 19, 1942, in Comanche County, Okla. She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church […]

Cook, Warren

Warren Cook Services: Have been held. Warren Wayne Cook, 90, of Vega, Texas, died Thursday, June 16, 2005. He was born on May 10, 1915, in Moundridge, Kan., to Bert and Bertha Cook. He moved to Texas where he farmed and ranched. After many years in Texas he moved to New Mexico where he and […]

Cook, J.N.

J.N. Cook Services: Have been held. J.N. Cook, 90, of Roswell, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Feb. 5, 1915, in Wellington, Texas, to Jesse and Ellen “Nell” Cook. He has resided in Roswell for 48 years and was a farmer in the Melrose […]

Hoskins, Lola

Lola Hoskins Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lola Elizabeth Hoskins, 90, of Clovis, died Jan. 19, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 8, 1914, in Ceevee, Texas, to Clarence and Bertha Treece. She moved to Melrose in the 1940s. She married Woodrow Hoskins in 1976 in Clovis. She worked […]

Gallegos, Teresa

Teresa Gallegos Services: Have been held. Teresa Gallegos, 51 of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 27, 1953, in San Francisco, to Catarino and Stella Garza. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a […]

Cook, Eartha Mae

Eartha Mae Cook Services: No services have been planned. Eartha Mae Cook, 91, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Laural Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 14, 1913, in Hearne, Texas, to Will and Victoria McArthur Simpson. She married Augusta Cook on June 24, 1952, in Clovis. She was a […]

Cooper, Bonnie

Bonnie Cooper Services: Have been held. Bonnie Marie Cooper, 76, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday Oct. 22, 2004, in Palm Desert, Calif. She was born on June 14, 1928, in Rotan, Texas, to Samuel and Addie Cook. She moved to Portales at an early age. She graduated from Portales High School in 1948. She […]