Sayings pithy guidelines to living life

Grant McGee: Local Columnist You’ve seen those sayings on church signs and billboards, haven’t you? Those little bits of wisdom that make you release the steering wheel to reach for a pen and a scrap of paper to write them down, much to the concern of your fellow motorists? I got to thinking about this […]

Violet Orr

Violet May Orr, 91, of Belen, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at her residence following a long illness. She was born May 5, 1914, in Trenton, Mo., to Frank and Grace Marrs. She spent most of her early life in Hereford, Texas. She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Milton Orr, on Dec. 10,1933. She […]

Garza, Damian James

Damian James Garza Services:Have been held. Pfc. Damian James Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Afghanistan. He was born on Dec. 31, 1985, in Portales. He attended Odessa High and Zion Christian School in Odessa and in Alamo, Texas. He served as a Ranger in the U.S. Army. He is survived […]

Garcia, Frank

Frank Garcia Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank Garcia, 95, of Portales, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 27, 1909, in Mora, to Ramonita and Francisco B. Garcia. He lived in the Mora area for many years. He grew up on a ranch, working […]

An infamous day at Ricardo post office

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist The community of Ricardo, now lost to just memory, was 13 miles southwest of Fort Sumner. The Santa Fe Railroad put in a depot and a water station there when the Belen Cutoff was built. By 1908, a small town had sprung up and many wannabe settlers came to find […]

Lippolt, Evelyn

Evelyn M. Neumeister Lippolt, 90, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, in Madison, Wisc. She was born on May 15, 1914, to Frank and Ida (Douglas) Dann. Lippolt worked many years for the Bormans clothing store and LaFollette High School before retiring in 1979. She was a long time member of Lake Edge United Church of […]

Soto, Narcizo

Narcizo Soto Services: Have been held. Narcizo “Chi-cho” Hernandez Soto, 64, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, in St. Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Felix and Simona Hernandez Soto. He married Maria Garcia on Dec. 5, 1974, in Albuquerque. He worked as […]

Dosher, Frank Jr.

Frank Dosher Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank James Dosher Jr., 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Tipton, Okla., to Frank James Dosher Sr. and Thelma Rachael Young Dosher. He married Joyce Edwards on April 12, 1947, in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He […]

Dosher Jr., Frank

Frank James Dosher Jr., 78, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 15, 1926, in Tipton, Okla., to Frank James Dosher Sr. and Thelma Rachael Young Dosher. He married Joyce Edwards on April 12, 1947, in Oklahoma Lane, Texas. He farmed and ranched all his life, and family […]

Time marked on highway of life

Grant McGee It’s time for bifocals. At least that’s what the eye doctor told me last week. My distance vision is still pretty good with my glasses on but my close vision is shot. People have been giving me a hard time about it anyway. “Why are you wearing your glasses like an old man?” […]

Americans yield to fear mongering

Tibor Machan In his provocative if sadly narrow-minded book, “What’s the Matter With Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America,” Thomas Frank reveals just how even people with good insights can turn a blind eye to the broader implications of what they partly understand. The book is about why middle America is so ready […]

True cowboy celebrates century of wild-west living

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Frank Dalton, who is nearly all that is left of the old West, according to his friends and family, turns 100 today. One hundred percent cowboy, Dalton is known for his love for livestock, his rough and tumble attitude, and his ability to properly castrate a stallion. “He is […]

Moncayo, Frances

Frances Moncayo Services: Have been held. Mrs. Frances Moncayo, 56, of Texico, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 11, 1947, in Santa Rosa, to Guadalupe and Lucita Marquez Maestas. She married Frank Moncayo on Feb. 6, 1965, in Santa Rosa. She was a long-time […]

Valdez, Ubaldo J.

Ubaldo J. Valdez Services: Have been held. Mr. Ubaldo J. Valdez, 86, of Lubbock, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 4, 1918, El Vado, to Inecita and Amarante Valdez. He made his home in Cebolla until 1955. He married Josephina Trujillo on Aug. 19, 1941, […]

Castillo, Frank

Frank Castillo Services: Have been held. Mr. Frank G. Castillo, 80, of Clovis, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 4, 1924, in Pearsall, Texas, to Roman and Maria Gonzales Castillo. He married Cleo Gallegos on Dec. 15, 1947, in Clovis. He was a resident of Clovis since 1948 […]

Tae kwon do qualifiers head for Korea

By Dave Wagner Qualifying for the tae kwon do world championships was quite an accomplishment for three students of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do in Portales. Instructor Steve Blakeley, who has taught tae kwon do for 32 years, said it’s the first time he’s had anybody make it to that level. But he knows the competition […]

Barbee, Ella Mae

Ella Mae Barbee Services: Have been held. Ella Mae Barbee, 74, of Portales, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1930, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Octavia and Frank Betts. She grew up in Del Norte, Colo., and Portales, where she graduated from Portales High […]

Clovis company recycles paper, cardboard and even their names

Reporter’s Notebook Call out for Frank Lasky, and several people might respond to the name. That’s because “Frank” is a popular name in the Lasky family. Working at the former New Mexico Utilities Co. building at Axtell and Curry are Frank Lasky II, his son, Frank Lasky III, and his grandson, Frank Lasky IV. The […]

Chavez, Gregoria

Gregoria Chavez Services: Have been held. Gregoria Chavez, 75, of Lubbock died Sunday, March 21, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on May 25, 1928 in Slaton, Texas, to Frank and Amalia Molina. Family members said she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by two children, Frank […]

Boone, Wanda

Wanda L. Boone, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.   She was born June 8, 1923, in Big Creek, Okla., to Byrd and Nell Nelson Wiggins.  She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She worked for Bennie Nieves for many years at New Mexico Roofing and Sheet […]