Birthdays – 7/23

Delaney Rosa Carter Delaney of Clovis, formerly of Tucumcari, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis- Carver Public Library (North Annex entry), 701 N. Main. She was born July 27, 1916, in Swearingen, Texas. The celebration is open to friends and relatives. No gifts […]

Fails, Randolph “Randy”

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. He was married to Lillie Owens for 18 years. He held many jobs after the Navy. Family […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Never too late for Purple Heart

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A Portales native who fought hunger, torture and cold weather for 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of World War II finally received a Purple Heart for his military service. It took 63 years, but Alvin Fails accepted the honorary medal from Brigadier General Kenny […]

On the front line

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At 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Clovis coaches believe junior Kendall Richards can develop into a force at offensive tackle. Richards is expected to be one of four new starters on the offensive line. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Alex Everett is crossing the line for the Clovis Wildcats. With just one returning […]

On-field success in Clovis starts in offseason

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Sophomore Kyle Hromas works his legs on a sled during Wednesday’s offseason workout. CNJ staff photo by Rick White By Rick White Amid the sound of weights clacking like a used car with bad pistons, and the occasional shrill of a coach’s whistle, Alex Everett waits for the burn in his chest muscles to subside. […]

Adams, Pamela

Pamela Adams Services: Have been held. Pamala Xan Adams, 48, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 15, 1955, in Fort Sumner. She was raised in Roswell and graduated from Goddard High School. She worked at The Claim Restaurant as a manager and at Harvard Petroleum. She […]