Longridge, John

John Longridge Services: Have been held. John Charles Longridge, 66, of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, May 7, 2004, in Sacramento. He was born on Nov. 21, 1937, in El Paso, Texas, to Charles Albert and Margaret Jo Goins Longridge. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Longridge of Sacramento, Calif.; four children; and three […]

Baker, Orville

Orville Baker Services: 2 p.m. Monday at the American Legion in Logan Mr. Orville Baker, 71, of Clovis, a retired construction foreman, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Amarillo. He was born on March 6, 1933, in Little Rock, Ark., to Bill and Hazel Baker. He served in the Korean War. After returning, he served […]

Muzik, Jerry J.

Jerry J. Muzik Services: Have been held. Jerry J. Muzik, 44, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Jerry A. Muzik and Wanda Harryman. He moved to Clovis with his family in 1995 from Colorado. He received an associates degree from […]

Endriss, Scott

Scott Endriss Services:Have been held. Scott Endriss, 37, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Needles, Calif. He was born March 4, 1966, in Tempe, Ariz. He married Debra Shields on Jan. 24, 2000, in Clovis. He was a carpenter and a member of the Fourth and Cameo Church of Christ. Survivors include his […]

Aragon, Rogelio

Rogelio Aragon Services: Have been held. Rogelio “Charro Negro” Aragon, 75, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Amarillo Nursing Center in Amarillo. He was born on May 12, 1927, in Villanueva to Estanislado and Antonia Gonzales Aragon. He married Paublita Salas on July 1, 1953, in Guymon, Okla. He came to Clovis in 1955. Family […]

Price, James Leon

James Leon Price Services: Have been held. Leon Price, 82, formerly of Clovis, a retired insurance agent, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born on Nov. 21, 1921, in La Junta, Colo., to Jim and Neva Price. He married Faye Crabtree on June 28, 1941, in Portales. He was a World […]

Bell, Derrell

Derrell Bell Service: Will be held at a later date. Derrell Walter Bell, 69, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1934, in Arkansas, to Clarence Luthern and Ora Inez Bell. He was a lifetime resident of Clovis and a retired Engineer at AT&SF Railroad. He […]

Leadership N.M. coming to Clovis

By CNJ STAFF Members of Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program will visit Clovis Thursday through Saturday to review education concerns. “Each year, a group of accomplished leaders from around the state is selected to participate in the Leadership New Mexico Core Program,” said Trish Plichta, marketing director, in a news release. “The participants are selected […]

Terrell, Iris J.

Iris J. Terrell Services: None will be held. Iris J. Terrell, 89, of Wichita, Kan., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, in Wichita. She was born on May 25, 1914, in Elida, to Louis and Pearl Laughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lewis Terrell. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Lyle of Wichita; […]

Babur, Haq Dr.

Dr. Haq Babur Services: Have been held. Dr. Haq Nawaz Khan Babur, 55, of Atlanta, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. He was born on Dec. 2, 1948, in Peshawar, Pakistan, to Shah-Nawaz and Zaree Babur. He completed medical school at Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan; and completed his training in Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai […]

Board, Jess

Jess Board Services: Have been held. Jess Board, 62, Cleveland, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. He was born June 21, 1941, in Clovis. He attended ENMU, then was a carpenter and cowboy. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Enola Echols; two daughters, Kari and Casey; a granddaughter, Joise of Cleveland, […]

Holloway, Jesse L.

JESSE HOLLOWAY Services: Have been held. Mr. Jesse L. Holloway, 62, of Las Cruces, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Las Cruces He was born on Aug. 20, 1942, in Lockney, Texas, to Bill and Vera Holloway  He served in Vietnam in 1967-1968 and at the time of his death was the department head for […]

Local delis offer party trays for Christmas

Jack King Those planning holiday parties or looking for a little taste of New Mexico to send to friends out of state have a lot to choose from among Clovis merchants. Several area stores and restaurants offer a variety of party trays and some offer mailable gift boxes of food. Wholly Cow Delicatessen, at 121 […]

Committee in town to save military bases

By Darrell Todd Maurina A special committee of business and government leaders appointed to help keep New Mexico’s military bases is coming to Clovis today. The group’s chair, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, said she’s optimistic the state will present enough incentives to keep not only Cannon Air Force Base but also the state’s other three […]

It’s about face

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Wednesday, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]

Ute Water Project reviewed

By Jack King Clovis and Curry County commissioners received an overview of the Ute Water Project from Scott A. Verhines, program manager of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, at a joint city-county luncheon Wednesday. Verhines said the project is expected to take 10 years and can be divided into three phases. n Phase […]

Care is only a phone call away

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Every weekday morning, “I Still Care” program coordinator Mary Odegaard gets on the phone to call 40-to-50 people. It’s a task she begins at 7:00 a.m. and […]

Portales peanut festival will have locals going nuts

By Helena Rodriguez Once a year, it’s OK to go nuts — peanuts, after all, are a big part of the local economy and they’re the guests of honor at Portales’ annual Peanut Valley Festival. The 30th annual Peanut Valley Festival gets into full gear on Saturday and continues Sunday at the Eastern New Mexico […]

Clovis economic development forum Friday

Freedom Newspapers Clovis business leaders are sponsoring an economic development forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in room 409 at Clovis Community College. Mayor David Lansford will present an overview. Other presentations will be moderated by Mark Lautman, president of Santa Teresa Real Estate Development Group, who also has conducted successful economic development […]

Positive Altitude

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As one of New Mexico’s premier tourist attractions, The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta played host last year to an estimated 850,000 spectators. Courtesy photo. By Helena Rodriguez What: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta When: Begins at 5:45 a.m. Saturday Where: Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque Approximately 750 colorful, hot-air balloons, in a wide array of shapes and […]