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 […]

Quenon, Belinda

Belinda Quenon Services: Have been held. Belinda Faye Cruger Quenon, 50, of League City, Texas, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home. She was born April 5, 1954, in California. Survivors include her husband, Max E. Quenon of League City, Texas; two sons, Michael Cook and J’Max Sterling Quenon, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; […]

Cook, Margueritte

Margueritte Cook Services: Have been held. Margueritte Cook, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Retirement Ranch Care Center in Clovis. She was born on March 7, 1922, in Fort Sumner, to Joe and Liccie Bowlin. She was raised in and attended school in Fort Sumner. She married R.J. Cook on Dec. […]

Wheeler , Winona

Winona Wheeler Services: Have been held. Winona Ethel “Bo Bo” Wheeler, 92, of Clovis, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 13, 1911, in Hitchcock, Okla., to John Gaety and Louise Ethel Maise Fry. She married Claud Wheeler on April 19, 1929, in Elk City, […]

Garcia returning from injury

CNJ staff Clovis freshman Joey Garcia is expected to see his first college football action Saturday when the Red Raiders host Texas Christian University, Texas Tech’s assistant athletic director for media relations Chris Cook said on Tuesday. Cook said Garcia was injured and missed a full week of practice prior to Tech’s season-opener against Southern […]

We were cooking, and near beer

Grant McGee My friend Lizzie was reading the newspaper. “I want to know where they’re stealing it from,” she said out loud. “What,”I asked. “Stealing what?” “Beer, she said. “Here in the police report section I see reports of stolen beer. I want to know where they’re stealing it from because you can’t find any […]

Robles, Antonio A.

Antonio Andrew Robles Services: Have been held. Antonio Andrew “Big T” Robles, 38, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 6, 1965, in Clovis, to Lawrence and RosaLee Romero Robles. He was a cook at Foxy Drive Inn. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

Officials say China Star blaze was accident

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Investigators ruled Wednesday morning that a fire at the China Star restaurant was accidental, Assistant Fire Chief Ray Westerman said. Westerman said the fire began Sunday morning near a deep fryer where a cook, Zhang Tingfa, had been changing the oil and left the room to make a […]

Officials have China Star fire set for investigation

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Clovis firefighters work to put out a fire Sunday at the China Star restaurant on Main Street. Fire officials said the building was a total loss. (Courtesy photo: John Bourne) By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis firefighters have secured the premises of the China Star restaurant, which burned Sunday morning, and don’t plan […]

Fire wipes out China Star

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Clovis Fire Department Capt. Karen Burns, left, and fire investigator Jeff Allen look over damage near the entrance to the China Star restaurant on Sunday afternoon. (Staff photo: David Stevens) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Fire gutted the China Star about 9:30 on Sunday morning, closing one of Clovis’ more popular restaurants indefintely. Fire officials […]

Cook, Edna

Edna Cook Services: Have been held. Edna Joyce McCullough Bocox Cook, 76, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Humble, Texas. She was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Portales, to Carnegie and Edna McCullough. She married Floyd Bocox Jr. and they lived in Clovis for many years. She taught in the Clovis public […]

Romero, Francisco

Francisco Romero Services: Have been held. Francisco H. “Roscoe” Romero, 73, of Clovis, a retired cook, died April 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 17,1930, in Clovis, to Roman Sr. and Margarita Baca Romero. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and member of Our Lady of […]

Portales wins 3rd state title in four years

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Portales sophomore Ashleah Richards and teammates hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Freedom Newspapers: Rick White By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third championship […]

Enlisted man aims for officer’s bars

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Maj. Calvin Speight, left, works with Staff Sgt. Thomas Cook, who has been accepted into officer training school. CNJ photo:Darrell Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A staff sergeant at Cannon has received a rare opportunity to turn in his stripes for an officer’s gold bars, and public affairs staff […]

Clovis soul-food cook plans June retirement

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Velma Jackson, owner of Velma’s Bar BQ, will be retiring after spending more than 20 years cooking in Clovis. June 30 will be the last day she will cook at the restaurant. By Jack King Soul food, that bedrock of Southern cooking, is as rare in the Southwest as a good enchilada in Peoria. When […]

military briefs

The 27th Civil Engineer Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base is up for a major award due to its role in supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to Cannon’s public affairs office. Cannon’s engineers have already won the top honor in the Air Combat Command for their role in turning a desolate airbase in hostile Iraqi […]

Lady Cats complete sweep of Portales

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Clovis’ Jessica Hohn rips the ball away from Portales’ Roni Gomez during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Photo by Eric Kluth By Kevin Wilson In a matchup between the Portales guards and the Clovis posts, it was a Clovis guard that helped make Tuesday’s game not much of a contest. […]

Lady Cats’ posts leave Portales seeing double

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Clovis sophomore Aimee Hilburn shoots over Portales’ Morgan Hill during Wednesday’s championship game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Rick White Portales had no answer for Clovis’ inside attack. Twin posts Brittany Blackmon and Monique Walker combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds as Clovis manhandle […]

Portales advances with last-second win over Rio Rancho

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in Tuesday’s […]