Quilting, horsemanship on display at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Horsemanship and quilt designs were among the demonstrations during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Orine Barnes and Beth Berggren of Orine Barnes Training of Canyon, Texas, shared tips with horseowners of all ages. Barnes showed horseowners how […]

Ford, Earl

Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. He married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a longtime Clovis resident. He came to Clovis to […]

Ford, Clayton

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members said. He also enjoyed riding horses and breaking colts and riding his dirt […]

Area recycling options sparse

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Aluminum cans line the bottom of an old cotton trailer that sits in the parking lot of Zia Elementary school. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased the trailer with grant money. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because […]

Elida student dies in rollover

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford […]

Ford, Barbara

Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005 at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937 in New York, N.Y. to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque. She attended Texas Women’s University and the University of New Mexico, where she graduated with […]

Columnist has political influence — or not

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist We don’t often get the chance to brag, so here goes: This column, this little two-bit column, is changing the way New Mexico does business. It is having a profound effect on decisions at the highest levels. When Big Bill chomps down on his super-sized Snickers bar, levels that intense […]

Tucumcari Altrusa branch holding yearly car lottery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It’s wonderful to win a new car — just ask Tucumcari’s Alex Mills, who struck gold two years ago with a Ford Mustang. The only problem was Alex was 5 years old at the time. The wheels he won from the 2003 Altrusa Car Party didn’t go to […]

Ford, Faye

Faye Ford Services: Have been held. Mrs. Faye Ford, 84, of Farwell, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Bronte, Texas, to W.H. and Viola McKown. She married Uvon Darris Ford on April 26, 1940, in Norton, Texas. They moved to Farwell in […]

Byars, Gus

Gus Byars Services: Have been held. Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married Thelma Potter on Oct. 15, 1932, in […]

Officer involved in wreck

CNJ staff A Clovis patrol car driven by officer Bart Phillips was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on Seventh Street. Phillips was traveling westbound on Seventh Street shortly before 5 p.m. when his vehicle was struck in the front passenger side by a woman driving a 1994 GMC pickup, according to Clovis Sgt. […]

Gas prices fuel change

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Vehicles fill the busy intersection Monday afternoon at Prince and 21st streets. Record high gas prices are changing the way some people look at purchasing vehicles. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Local auto dealers are feeling the effect of record-high gas prices. But the news is not all bad. […]

Free speech issues abundant these days

By Ned Cantwell There is no lack of hot-button, free-speech issues hogging New Mexico news these days. They were the subject of legislative debate, they are hanging in the air over Taos, roaming the eastern plains. A fellow in Clovis drives a banana yellow Ford Focus. He wants to stand out. You could argue that […]

Shirley, Gene

Gene Shirley Services: Have been held. Mr. Gene Shirley, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 31, 1932, in Clayton, to John and Kate Harris Shirley. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales from 1950 to 1954 and received a bachelor’s […]

Sons spurred by father’s roughstock riding success

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Carr Vincent, of Des Moines hangs on during the bareback riding competition Friday at the 34th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Photo by Eric Kluth By Ryan Lengerich Heath and Jarrod Ford’s father has what they wanted — a set of spurs from the Clovis rodeo. In […]

Engagements 4/25 — Roach-Phipps, Ford-Baldock

Roach-Phipps Audie and Dori Roach of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, April Roach of Clovis, to Ben Phipps of Clovis, son of Bill and LeeEllen Phipps of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on May 29, 2004, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will be […]

Ford, Lola Fern

Lola Fern Ford Service: Have been held. Lola Fern Ford, 91, of Clovis died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1912, in Clovis to John and Elizabeth Tatum. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1930 and attended college in Las Vegas, N.M., before […]

Police seek suspect in convenience store robbery

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis police are searching for a male who store personnel said used a revolver to commit an armed robbery about 10:50 p.m. Thursday at the Allsup’s on 2600 West Seventh Street. According to police reports, a Hispanic male about 5-feet-8 in height with black hair in a buzz-cut style came into […]

Police Blotter 12/22

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Two vehicles sustained heavy damage in a Dec. 12 crash about 4 p.m. at the corner of Seventh and Grand streets. Police reported a 1998 Dodge pickup was westbound in the right lane of Highway 60/84 and a 2000 Ford car was […]

Police Blotter 11/4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis woman called police about 1:40 p.m. Friday to report a suspicious letter. Police arrived and found an envelope addressed to the woman using cut-out newspaper; upon opening it while using security gloves, they found a note saying the woman’s granddaughter […]