Cooper, Rubye L.

Rubye L. Cooper Services: Have been held. Mrs. Rubye L. Cooper, 93, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on June 29, 1911, in Rosedale, Okla., to Asa Wade and Etta Mable Eaton. She came to Curry County in 1929. She and her husband Edgar farmed […]

FNNM gets new business manager

CNJ staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico has hired a new business manager. Kevin Cooper, 48, began work in the Clovis office on Jan. 10. A former staff sergeant in the Army, Cooper has 19 years experience in accounting and has managed small to large numbers of people throughout his career. “Kevin’s computer and organizational […]

Commerce hottest in LSC South

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University may be the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball champion, but if early-season performances mean anything it’s Texas A&M-Commerce coming in as the team to beat. While everybody else in the South sits between 6-9 and 9-6 heading into Thursday’s first […]

Cooper, Kenneth

Kenneth Cooper Services: Have been held. Kenneth “K.C.” Cooper, 71, of Clovis, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Curry County. He was born Nov. 23, 1933, to Elmer P. and Ella F. Long Cooper in Hugo, Okla. He married Laura Ebeltoft on Aug. 6, 1996, in Clovis. He was a carpenter, and family members said […]

Wednesday holiday tournament summaries

CNJ staff Boys Wednesday Valley 56, Pampa 47 The Valley Vikings scored 26 in the fourth quarter after trailing 32-30 to beat Pampa 56-47 in the Milk Cow Classic third place game. Travis Vigil scored 21 points and hit all seven free throws as the Vikings (9-2) made 11 of 12 from the charity stripe. […]

Holiday tournament summaries

CNJ staff Boys Tuesday Rio Rancho 69, Valley 68 The Rams earned another spot in the championship of the tournament by consistently holding leads of around 10 points until a late Vikings run shaved the final deficit to one. Rio Rancho (7-4) was led by senior Chris Williams (26 points) and freshman brother Marcus Williams […]

Cooper, Harry

Harry Cooper Services: Have been held. Harry Doyle Cooper, 71, of Broadview, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at Lubbock Heart Center. He was born on May 20, 1933, in Roy, to H.B. and Mellie Garrett Cooper. He married Rose Ella Mote, on Aug. 18, 1951, in Tucumcari. He retired as a master sergeant from the […]

Farmington finds high level of competition at Plateau Classic

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Clovis’ Brittany Blackmon is fouled by Lubbock Coronado’s Leslie Powell as she drives to the basket during the second half of the game Dec. 17. The Lady Wildcats host Abilene Cooper at 6:30 p.m. tonight. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Farmington girls basketball coach Tammy Davis doesn’t mind traveling […]

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 […]

Commission hires former hospital administrator to run county

Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Former hospital administrator Dick Smith will succeed Geneva Cooper as Curry County manager, commissioners announced Tuesday. Smith, a certified public accountant, has signed a six-month contract beginning Jan. 3. Cooper, who announced her resignation in September, has held the position for 15 years. Her final day will be Dec. 17. […]