Local business owners say Christmas sales up

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Bob Morgan of Bob Morgan Photography frames Clovis High School 2012 senior class pictures. Benna Sayyed Christmas sales at a variety of Clovis businesses have shot up this year, according to local merchants. Laura Ellis, co-owner of 2 Shabby Divas in downtown Clovis, attributes her prosperous Christmas season to local […]

Birthdays — Sept. 12

Baker Ellis E. “Sid” Baker of Portales celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 2, 2010. The celebration was hosted by his children and grandchildren. Sid was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Floyd County, Texas. He has one daughter, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Spinal check

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Tabor Smith explains the free spine check he just finished administering to Ethle Ellis at the Health Fair at Clovis Civic Center Saturday.

Calling out ‘wrongdoers’ backfires

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionans minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Tornado of ’95 still fresh in Frionons minds

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Ron Carr had been in Friona for a month in 1995 and was still feeling the place out when he accepted a job as a reporter at the city’s newspaper. “I asked him if anything exciting happened around Friona,” Carr said of his conversation with then-owner Bill Ellis. “He […]

Couple finds love at college, graduates together

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two […]

Business digest: Bank names senior vice president

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Paul Ellis of Clovis has joined American Heritage Bank as senior vice president. Responsible for all types of commercial and consumer lending, Ellis said he has been in banking since 1976. He had been vice president and commercial lender at Access Bank in Clovis. A Hobart, Okla., native, Ellis […]

Learning your ABZ’s

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleSleep therapist Bryan Ellis says sleeping disorders are underdiagnosed. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer By Marlena Hartz marlena_hartz@link.freedom.com He swings the door open to reveal an immaculate room. Not a crumb on the carpet, not a stain on the nightstand, not a wrinkle on the floral bedspread. Makes sense. After […]

Cisneros, Matthew

Matthew Isaiah Cisneros, 18 months, of Muleshoe, died Friday, May 26 in Muleshoe. He was born Nov. 11, 2004 in Clovis to Steve and Eva Cisneros. According to family members he was an innocent, high-spirited child, who was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of the St. Clements Church in Muleshoe. […]

Business partners comb garage sales for decor

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Connie Carnes, left, and Laura Ellis have recently expanded their operation, from a small, rented corner in a downtown craft store to a Main Street storefront of their own. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Their artistry is revealed in details: a rocking chair with a carefully woven fabric bottom; a […]

Edwards, Donna

Donna Edwards Services:Have been held. Donna Edwards, 49, died August 6, 2005 in Waco, Texas. She was born Oct. 21, 1955 to Cecil “Glen” McDaniel and Juanita Hunt McDaniel in Midland, Texas, and was raised and educated there. Edwards had worked as a bookkeeper for Swartz & Brough, Inc. in Midland before moving to San […]

Gilman, Ethel

Ethel Gilman Services: Have been held. Ethel Gilman, 87, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care. She was born on Feb. 16, 1918, in Marietta, Okla., to Sophia and Ellis M. Frazier. She was married to Roy Gilman, on June 2, 1939, in Clovis. She moved to New Mexico with her family as […]

Kendall, Guy

Guy Kendall Services: Have been held. Guy Kendall, 86, of Muleshoe, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, in Muleshoe. He was born on April 14, 1919, in Gage, Okla. He married Elsie McConnell on March 19, 1943, in Woodward, Okla. He lived in Muleshoe since 1955, moving from Ellis County, Okla. He served in the U.S. […]

Elfers, Dollie

Dollie Opal Elfers, 94, of Clovis died Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch. She was born on July 12, 1910, in Stith, Texas, to John Henry and Annie Lizza Stewart Berry. She married Alva Ford Elfers on Oct. 12, 1942. Family members said the greatest joys in her life were her children, grandchildren […]

Coleman, Judith

Judith Coleman Services: Have been held. Judith Coleman, 65, of Morton, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 at Cochran Memorial Hospital in Morton. She was born on Oct. 6, 1939 in Anson, Texas. She moved from Anson to Cochran County in 1944. She married Ronald Coleman on Jan. 19, 1957, in Cochran County, Texas. She […]

Hicks, Peggie

Peggie Hicks Services: Have been held. Peggie Hicks, 76, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1928, in Clovis. She married Alfred Hicks on April 24, 1957, in Muleshoe. She was a nurse, a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic […]

Orozco, Eliodoro

Eliodoro Orozco Services: Have been held. Eliodoro Orozco, 58, of Muleshoe, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at Covenant Medical center in Lubbock. He was born on July 3, 1945, in Progreso, Texas, to Felipe and Evangelina Orozco. He married Flora Pacheco on Aug. 3, 1968, in Clovis. He had been a longtime resident of Bailey […]

Alvarado, Samuel B.

SAMUEL ALVARADO Service: Have been held. Samuel B. Alvarado, 61, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, in Farwell. He was born on March 14, 1942, in Durango, Mexico. He married Angela Rodriguez on March 22, 1999, in Muleshoe. He moved to Muleshoe in 1978 from Del Rio, Texas, and for the last two years he was […]

Kube, Martin

Martin Kube Services: Have been held. Mr. Martin Kube, 73, of Farwell, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 10, 1930, in Clovis. He married Frances Daude on Dec. 31, 1950, in Lariat. He lived in Farwell for the past 37 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran […]